there’s something special about suede. my love affair with this fabric dates back to my teenage years. and my very first suede jacket that was a hand me down from my mother. it was gorgeous. the color was vicuna. the suede buttery smooth. it buttoned to the collar had patch pockets and in my estimation was ‘it.’ who cared if the lining was tattered. it didn’t matter that there was a stain or two on the sleeves. it was my dream coat that first belonged to my mother – my style icon. i wore that dang jacket all through high school, university and well into my twenties. mostly paired with blue jeans. oh sure, suede jackets go with just about everything. but suede and denim? perfection.
so today’s ootd couldn’t get any better right? that is until i added suede boots then went old school by tucking my jeans inside. this look is casual chic through, and through just the way i like it. with our temps hovering in the forties a turtleneck seemed like the perfect choice. the feminine ruffle collar balances the masculine vibe as does the necklace. but the pièce de résistance is the flap crossbody bag. a casual outfit needs a casual handbag. and this one does the trick.
all-in-all i’d say this outfit is in the books. and i’m out the door today headed to the apple store. yes, my battery replacement finally arrived. thank goodness! happy tuesday, gang.