While I am currently nestled in the McMurdo Sound of Antarctica right now, I was lucky enough to be able to work with my friend and incredible photographer, Susan of Love Hunters before I left! She has such a great eye for light and color and it is always such an honor to be able to be in front of her camera. It's thanks to her, too, that I was able to set up a makeshift studio in my home - so thank you Susan for all that you do, you angel-woman! Anyhow, with the little time we had to shoot together, we were able to squeeze in four outfits in the Frankfort Avenue area of my hometown, Louisville, KY. This is the first and my personal favorite (these pants! I can't even.) of the four but we found great light and got lots of odd stares and had a great time all around. This particular mural resides on the wall of one Hilltop Tavern, a spot I used to frequent while in town...
...but you came here for the clothes, right? So here we go!
There are few things that get this girl as excited as really good pants (see here), so this post should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me or has been following me for a bit. What should also come as no surprise is the fact that I snagged these from TheRealReal - literally the only place I've found that has accessible designer clothing at great prices with a huge range to choose from and a clean interface from which to shop. Vintage and thrifted clothes are my bread and butter, but I also know I can't find everything I need scouring racks of other people's castaways. True designer items are durable, beautiful, and if you shop right, ethically made. They are also pricey which is why I do all of my designer shopping with TheRealReal. These silk pants were only $35! WHAT. I'm not only wearing these amazing pants I snagged from them, but also this Helmut Lang blazer I got years ago and have found it to be a true hero piece of my wardrobe.
Because these Rag&Bone pants are just so perfect I could burst, I decided to keep everything else subdued, but tactile. Enter: all the black. I knew I wanted a long top that flared to truly make the blazer, with it's raised back design, sing. But the neckline was all wrong, so I threw on a cropped black sweater to create a nice palette for my long vintage pendant necklace. This look is pretty business-y so why not loafers to really sell the idea? Finally, this brass purse could honestly top off any outfit with panache, but the structure, color and swing all seemed like the right fit.