What a Feeling

Hello again, Blog Reader!

So, I’m back from Landahn Town.   I had a very nice feeling of belonging being home again for the first time since July (along with acting like a bit of a tourist, my sister confirmed).   It was wonderful to connect with old and new friends, keep up with London’s winter collections and visit some of my favourite UK based boutiques and designers.

I’m catching up on my writing now I’m back in Manhattan and I want to start with one of my outfits during New York Fashion Week.  I have several mild obsessions at the moment, largely fuelled by fashion weeks and my recent travels.  My list of current obsessions include Peter Pilotto dresses; Atelier Bordelle accessories and asymmetric hemlines, amongst other things.

On the asymmetric note, the jacket I am wearing here is currently on sale from ASOS.  Whilst the neon and neutral colours are very ‘now’, I was mostly attracted to the shape and details of the design – the exposed zips, the cap sleeve detailing and the slanted, pointy hemline.  I love the power in this design as I think it’s reminiscent of the 80s – like I DIY-ed a Members Only jacket.    When the jacket is old I’ll be able to give it a new lease of life as a my fancy dress costume of choice – paired with leg warmers and soldering iron I think I could work the Alex Owens from Flashdance look, no?

Photos by the awesomeness that is Lydia Hudgens.

I’ve mostly been pairing the jacket with skinny jean leggings but I’m also going to try it with a bandage skirt and some cropped pants over the next week.  I want to keep the rest of the outfit simple to let the jacket be the focus (though I am sorely tempted to invest in some neon heels.)

So, blog writing or welding? It’s a tough choice…

Welcome back, Blog Reader! How have you been?  StyleOnTheCouch xo

Wearing: jacket from ASOS; skinny legging jean from Gap; black bralette (just seen) Jockey.