Saturday, September 10, 2011

Transitional jackets

This time of year can be somewhat tricky when it comes to outerwear. Some days are really warm and summery, and some days it seems like it's November already. If it's chilly in the morning it can still be really warm by the time I go home from work. I rotate between an A.P.C safari jacket that I got on sale at 70% off earlier this summer (yay!), the Etoile Chuck jacket and the Helmut Lang blazer. The blazer is almost all wool, so it's been too warm for it until this past week. Along with a scarf and a cardigan these jackets will keep me warm for another month or so. They're completely different, but work for different occations. The safari jacket is perfect for hanging out in the park/playground and I wear the blazer to work and when I meet my friend without the kids. I intend to wear it inside during winter. The Chuck jacket has been a great spring/summer jacket, I'm so glad I found it. Sometimes I think that it's such a shame that I almost only wear my nice clothes/boots to work, but it's inevitable if you have small children unless you want to constantly wash them. It's not really a problem, but it's been such a releif to me to be able to wear nice clothes again after 14 months of maternity leave with my daughter, and 8 months with my son. I know that it sounds really shallow, but spit ups and yoghurt stains can be quite a challenge!




Dixie boots, Etoile linen tee, Etoile scarf, J Brand jeans and Jerome Dreyfuss Billy bag.

22 comments:

  1. This time of the year always makes me envious, I see so many people wearing nice jackets, yours included.

    I had that same feeling a little while ago when I went to a birthday party with ponies for my friend's 9-year-old niece - I was thinking it was a mistake to wear white. But the dirt washed off, haha.

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  2. all the jackets look great on you! I wish it was cooler here so I can start wearing my jackets. I finally gave away my chuck jacket as it was just too big on me and didn't feel like it looked right.

    I certainly don't think loving nice clothes is shallow after taking care of 2 babies year after year. If it is, then it makes at least 2 of us! I went on a shopping rampage after I got my old body back from my pregnancy. I really felt the need to feel like my old self again with my new mommy life. I think it's important to separate different aspects of your life with your apparel.

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  3. Man, your cognac Dixies are making me wish I got that color instead of black.

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  4. lin - I love fall clothes, but I'm pretty sure you won't feel envious in January:)!

    Prêt à Porter P - Thanks!

    agnes comme fellini - Thanks! I agree, sometimes it just feels strange that it bothers me that I can't wear any nice clothes around the kids, like I should have more important things to worry about now. BTW, nice to see you again! What happened to your blog?

    Amanda - I had such a hard time deciding if I should get the cognac or black. I'd probably feel just like you if I saw yours, haha!

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  5. I deleted my blog because I did a huge summer clean out and got rid of half of my wardrobe! Many pieces that were featured on that blog are now donated but I did get some new pieces that may inspire me to blog again. I'll definitely let you know if I decide to revive it since your comments are always much appreciated.

    In the meantime, enjoy your posts as always!

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  6. Really loving the Etoile jacket, very jelous. A great collection as well. Roll on the Autumn!x

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  7. This is a great collection of versatile jackets for autumn. You look lovely and very pulled together.

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  8. Milly - I'm really happy with it:)!Agreed, roll on!

    Lindsay K - Thanks!

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  9. I firmly believe in blazers as fantastic transitional pieces. The Helmut Lang blazer seems like a gem.

    La Copine

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  10. love your blazer collection. do you just dry clean them? am rather envious that you have true fall weather now, it's still sweltering here in shanghai :(

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  11. I adore that parka/safari jacket. It's such a gorgeous colour-and the right amount of roominess, if that makes sense.

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  12. I'm fond of the safari jacket...I seem to prefer jackets which nip in a bit at the waist these days, which is always something I would avoid previously, for some reason. You have the perfect selection to rotate there - which reminds me how miserable my transitional jacket situation actually is, having just the one Zara hooded jacket and a fairly lightweight linen blazer.

    Love the scarf and boots in the bottom image, also. Beautifully styled.

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  13. Mari - it is:)!

    miss sophie - Thanks! Well, I haven't cleaned them yet:), but I will get the Etoile jacket dry cleaned before I put it away for winter. It's still pretty warm here, but chilly in the mornings. Definitely not in the 90's like Shanghai!

    asha - that makes sense, thanks:)!

    Little Ghost - Thanks for stopping by! I like belted waists too, it's a nice alternative to the boxy jackets/blazers. Thanks!

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  14. Its true! but you did a great job, I love the second outfit the most

    Adele
    http://adelejoanna.com
    x

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  15. Thanks, and thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Wow fabulous looks - i love the third the most, and am very envious of your Dixie boots :)

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  17. Katherine - Thanks for your comment! The dixie boots are so comfortable, I wear them almost every day.

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  18. I was considering that APC parka. Then I realised I have something exactly like in an army green. Shows how much I buy in multiples. Nothing wrong with that I guess! :)

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  19. R A - I know, that happens when you have a consistant style, a good thing:)!

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  20. Great looks, I love the first&third the most. And your burgundy bag is gorgeous. Please let me know is it Billy medium or large?

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  21. Dagmara - Thanks:)!It's a medium Billy!

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