Something about wearing tweed makes me feel particularly put together. Between developing an obsession for jacket and skirt sets circa 2012 and Blair Waldorf serving up spring tweed inspiration, spring tweed is a look that I love. To be honest, I do not wear it nearly enough.
Credit: The CW
Credit: The CW
As mentioned before, I cannot help but feel like a total boss while wearing tweed. Since the last and very recent blog post about seasonal spring tweed, several more styles in the fabric have landed on my radar. While not all of the pieces in the last post were not necessarily available in tall, I have been a touch more discerning for this round. I am so excited to share that all of the styles in this post are available in …(drumroll, please)… tall sizing. Yes, it is true!
left to right: dress (coordinating jacket also available; set in black and light pink also available; set in black posted on the blog here) // dress (coordinating coat also available)
Both of these sets are available exclusively in tall sizing. Rejoice! There is more tweed where those sets came from.
Recently it came to my attention that certain Karl Lagerfeld Paris shoes have the same distinguishing feature as Roger Vivier shoes. The metal ornaments at the toe box most definitely bear resemblance to each other, as well as the Manolo Blahnik Hangisi style made popular by Carrie Bradshaw.
I am a fan of the flats as they can easily be incorporated into even a denim-based outfit. With a button down and a blazer? Um, yes.
This set was released last spring and I am still feigning for it. I have the black set, love it, and wear it all of the freaking time (in fact just last weekend). The tweed is so ladylike and with the jacket, I am always prepared to go up against the office air conditioning.
As soon as I saw the spring 2018 line sheet and noticed that my favorite pieces from Karl Lagerfeld Paris for Long Tall Sally was making an encore in navy and more specifically, rose, I was smitten. Six months later and I am still crushing on this set.
Same skirt I wrote about and posted yesterday, albeit in a different colorway. When you find something that comes in your (tall) size and actually fits, you just have to buy all of the palatable color options. Yes, it is an old (circa 2013) skirt, but I love breaking out old school styles. They are not call classics for no reason. Figure out that double negative.
The jacket is one that I initially procured and wore on the blog last autumn. I love the jacket and dress set, but breaking them up works too. It is just such a ladylike piece and mixing it with a different color, albeit in a similar weighted fabric (in this case the skirt) feels chic as eff.
I started to notice that a lot of the items that were going on the bookmarks list were black, white, or black and white. I don’t know if it has to do with my recent obsession with SATC, or if it is something else. Probably something else because the stuff I have been attracted to hasn’t fallen into the late 90s minimalism camp.
Christmas came early this year. Foley + Corinna generously sent me a bag I have coveted since I saw Blair Waldorf carrying it during the first season of Gossip Girl: the Lady Tote, albeit in a chic solid black iteration with studded hardware. I have been on the look out for a new black handbag, something edgier than my Kate Spade one with a bow (you know the one), and this is exactly it. I love that Foley + Corinna Lady Tote can be worn with the top folded over as a clutch without the cross-body strap (it clips off) or with cross-body strap hands-free. Last weekend I wore it as a tote, held by the top handles.
When I mentioned the Gossip Girl reference to my husband, he was confused. Wasn’t the first season ten years ago? Yes, it was. Does that make the bag out of date? Absolutely not, that makes it a total classic and if I love something now as much as I did a decade ago, then I absolutely need to add the piece to my closet. I am a curator when it comes to my wardrobe choices and I take my choices seriously.
Over a decade ago in 2006, and again in 2010, I found myself envious of those who were short enough to fit into Karl Lagerfeld’s collaboration collections with H&M and Macy’s. When the Long Tall Sally and Karl Lagerfeld Paris collaboration was released nearly a month ago, I nearly lost my mind. After I collected myself, I purchased this tweed dress and the matching jacket. (My husband commented that I looked ready to take over the world when he saw me in the ensemble. He gets it! But more on that outfit at another time.)
We returned from our honeymoon last Thursday. Upon unpacking my suitcase, which was full of summer items, I started to crave some new fall things. Long Tall Sally was amongst the first sites I checked for New Arrivals and I am so glad that I did, because there had been a few items added to the Karl Lagerfeld Paris collection. I visited the online store again today to buy a few of the items I couldn’t get my mind off of, when I saw that even more styles were released!
Today they went on a 20% off promotion. Act fast, because the reduction is only until this Thursday.