Can I just dress like Kerry Washington on Scandal, please? With a splash of dressing like Kerry Washington in life?
[Lyn Paolo, the Scandal stylist, is a bit of a genius. Interesting (well, you know, interesting to me. To people who are into closets and the things you put in closets) tour of the Scandal closet with Kerry Washington here.]
Can we all just?
Well, at least one of us can. The boots are not Olivia Pope*, admittedly, but the jacket is spot on.
*If you are not following this because you are not watching Scandal, you really should consider watching Scandal. It’s on Netflix! Just watch season 1, episode 6, OK?
I love me a bit of tweed. The peplum is a feminine touch here, and the mini cape overlay is just the kind of embellishment I like on a jacket. It’s slightly formal and just beyond what is strictly, functionally necessary. I begin to want a jacket very much along these lines. The seed is planted.
Posting the profile shot so I can point out this woman’s ridiculously long and awesome lashes.
Inspiring, no? Maybe it’s time to dig out those fake lashes I got to play with a while ago.
A charcoal heather tweed hooded cape at that great upper-mid thigh length.
I think we also have some fingerless leather gloves going on here, and a recent trip to Benefit*. I approve all around.
*And, by chance, some of the least flattering backdrops Back Bay has to offer. I kind of like the alley/dumpster backdrop, though. There’s a weird contrast there. I’m also kind of liking how only her knee is in focus.
OK, so, yes. There is something not quite convenient about capes and cloaks. Less flexibility of movement, sometimes, not so warm as a snug design, can be awkward to carry bags, especially if you like to make use of your shoulders, etc. But it is easy to throw them on over a bulky sweater, or over another jacket for that matter, and I find them well suited to the transitional seasons when it’s cold enough to need some kind of outerwear but not quite time for a hat and gloves. And just look. All of the cons are like so many puffs of smoke when you see one in action. Especially, especially one with a hood. Which I want now very much.