Plaid Blazer and Skinny Jeans

How a menswear inspired plaid blazer is helping me cope with life.

Not quite sure if it is the fact that my birthday is around the corner, Mercury is in retrograde, or the eclipse is upon us, but I’ve been in this weird state of being lately. Current affairs, the President’s antics, North Korea, Russia, people driving cars into people – its all just too much to take in sometimes. It is going to take me a whole lot of yoga, meditation and cute kittens on YouTube to get my mind right – I’m just saying.

So as a result of my current ‘funk’ we spent the past weekend avoiding the news and staying in our well curated information bubbles – not sheetcaking – but pretty darn close. I was able to catch the Princess Diana movie, which intrigued me with its title alone: Princess Diana, Her Life, Her Death, The Truth. It was sad as expected, but really did a beautiful job of presenting her as she was known to be, beautiful and vulnerable.

In a world where it seems only the self-promoting and egocentric seem to finish first, vulnerability is a refreshingly honest characteristic for one to possess.

I was a little disappointed but not shocked that there was no new ‘truth’ actually revealed.

Princess Diana’s style happens to also be right on trend, as we are heading out of the nineties fashion-wise. (Be warned: Low rise jeans are even on the horizon I hear!) Subconsciously (or not) I picked up this plaid blazer that actually looks very much like something Lady Di would wear. Another favorite Brit of mine, Stella McCartney, was the inspiration behind this look with this blazer from Fall 2017 Runway. If money wasn’t an object I would fill my closet wall to wall Stella, I love how she makes clothes that are funky but not too avant-garde to actually wear. She also incorporates social justice and causes she believes in into her campaigns, and I admire that in a Designer. My plaid blazer by American elevated sportswear brand, Tibi, is just as cool though (with a friendlier price tag), with its oversized but not baggy fit and expert tailoring. Dressing in what is traditionally deemed as masculine has always been a powerful statement for women to make (thinking of my Pantsuit girls right now).

Somehow wearing menswear-ish clothing always gives me a bit of a boost of confidence, almost like a shot of testosterone, making me feel powerful enough to take on the world.

 If not, of course, there is always that sheet cake 🙂

Thanks for visiting as always xx

P.S. Today I did something different – I linked to some thrift options for my jacket. If you are looking to save a few bucks and shop with a conscious, thrifting is the best!
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