You know what's crazy? Here is what's crazy. Three days before your big Boston adventure you find a whitehead on your face. So you put a dab of your daughter's acne medicine on it.
And wake up the next morning with an oozing, crusting, flaking BURN on your skin about eight times bigger than the zit ever was.
I'll tell you, I felt pretty darned self-conscious. However, YLF ladies being the sweet souls that they are, they all lied and told me it was not noticeable.
That allowed me to put my energy into shopping.
I tried on a lot. But it was late in the day when I made the first purchase.
Most of you know that I'm a jacket girl. Who -- this winter -- has had no jackets. Well, except for my Zara jacquard and my two Danier leather jackets.
In Reiss, I found "the" jacket. Ink blue, wool, with princess seams, built up shoulders, self-covered buttons. I wish I could show you the detail and quality of this piece. Here's the web link.
Taking a cue from my body type and style sister Viva, I've paired my new purchase with skinnies, a silky shirt, and Cons for a rainy day lunch.
I can't tell you how amazing this jacket is. It's the most expensive item of clothing I have ever purchased. Which is slightly terrifying, until I reason that I could have four "okay" jackets or one amazing one.
Angie and I asked the sales associate if there were trousers to go with it. He said no.
Then I came home and looked at the website. There ARE trousers.
So my question -- do you think it would be worth trying to get a pair to make a suit? The problem is, I would have to order sight unseen, and can't try on. And I will have to get them from the US. So...it's tricky with returns and such. Would love to hear your thoughts on this.