Ni Hao, my friend! Ni-Hao is Chinese for “Hello”, thought I should expand my language repertoire a bit, just for the first sentence. 🙂
Who is battling allergies, raise your hand! Allegra is not working for me this year, I have sneezed three times already from the beginning of this post. Just you know, in recent posts (and that of the near future), if my mouth seems permanently open, that is because my nose is stuffed! ;D
Onto a more serious subject, how do we cope with the temperature variance? Low thirties in the morning then high sixties in the afternoon? Spring time is one of those times transitional outfits are called for. One thing I found both chic and functional is collared vest, or sleeveless blazer. A well tailored blazer always add sleekness to an outfit, and it stays true even without the sleeves. Paired with most bottoms, with a t-shirt, a collared shirt, even without any shirt, it delivers the image of the sharp and sophisticated.
Today’s outfit constitutes two rigid and masculine pieces — checker-patterned dress pants and gray wool coat. To balance the overflowing yang energy, I added a silk collared vest for extra warmth and the flexibility to rid off the coat without looking too relaxed. Thought I could wear a pair of wind tips for a total garconne look, I went with stilettos and a mix of silver and gold jewelry, for a little more yin energy. Now I feel I should be in an office working hard, instead of leisurely pacing around in the middle of the afternoon. 😀
Thank you so much for reading. I hope you will give collared vest a try, it is quite fun! I am going for a sexier look with the same vest next time. Until my next post!
:: Outfit ::
Silk Collared Vest :: DKNY (here);
Wool Coat :: Theory (similar here);
Short-sleeve Fitted T :: Vince (here)
Checkered Pants :: McQ (here);
Suede Pumps :: Manolo Blahnik (similar here);
Accessories :: Balenciaga bag / City;
David Yurman & Athra necklaces
Dior sunglasses & earrings