When I was very small, maybe 7 or 8, I used to take ballet classes in downtown Dayton, Ohio (bustling metropolis that it was!) in a studio with big arched windows above the Victoria Theater. My father would pick me up after class and we’d walk back to his office. It was only a couple of blocks at the most, but we’d stop at Flying Pizza for Italian ices and slices so big they hung over the edges of paper plates. It all felt very spectacular and glamorous, wandering the city with coats and boots thrown on over my leotard and tights.
As I stood in front of the mirror a few Saturdays ago bundling jackets and scarves and socks, Gregor tilted his head and proclaimed, “You look like a dancer after class.” I had to agree. It was one of those perfectly rare fall days when you can get away with pairing shorts and sheer tights with top-heavy layers and feel neither too hot nor too cold.
It was also the first time the air was just right to bring out my Mike & Chris jacket – another example of good shopping karma from Rescue. This brand has been topping my lust lists for years. The leather is so soft and supple, unlike anything else I’ve ever worn. It feels like money, Gregor and I joke! I adore the extra-long gathered sleeves and funnel collar on this style. I still can’t believe the luck I’ve had with buy/sell/trade.
[plaid cotton shirt and leatherette shorts, Forever 21; leather jacket, Mike & Chris; thick knit snood, AllSaints; gray mesh scarf and textured socks, H&M; boots, Aldo]
We grabbed these outfit shots on our walk through the South End. Check back over the next few days for more photos from the day – including a visit to the Haberdash at the South End Open Market, a treasure hunt through Bobby from Boston, and a stop in iParty during which I reveal my obsession with crazy headwear. A spectacular, glamorous city adventure – all that’s missing is pizza and Italian ice.