The only way to end a horrendous week is to indulge in a proper retail therapy session. I walked in to the mall on Friday evening, half alive and fully intending to fill the emotional void with beautiful, unnecessary items.
I figured it was better than eating my feelings.
I had been coveting these lovely floral J-Brands for some time, and couldn't wait to get them into my closet.
Unfortunately, my dreams were swiftly crushed when I realized that they looked much cuter on the model. I was annoyed to discover that they are a true capri length and, as such, hit my calf in the wrong place. They were also a much different fit than the standard J-brand 811 skinny. I found that the rise was a bit lower. No bueno.
I still can't get them out of my mind, though. Like a bad ex-boyfriend. So, naturally, I have taken the liberty of fantasizing about how I'd enjoy them, if someday it did work out.
|Casual look. Wilfred chambray top, J-Brand pant, Rachel Comey boots.|
I ended up compromising on these rose skinnies. One of the reasons I chose them is that they are a slightly darker pink than the pastels that are so popular this season. It'll make them easier to wear in the fall with boots and a sweater while still being very on-trend for this spring/summer.
|Pink J-Brand 811 midrise skinnies paired with my Wilfred Chevalier blazer|
Seriously people, I can't say enough about the 811's, they are my go-to pant. They are made of a super comfy, luxurious twill with just the right amont of stretch. And my favorite thing about this pant is that they are a mid-rise. They hold everything in place and give you a smooth silhouette without being Mom-ish.
Needless to say, I left the mall, bags in hand, feeling temporarily relieved. This pretty much sums up my sentiment.
Check back soon for a post on summer tops and the rest of my retail therapy haul.