Hello, lovely readers. Do you fancy joining me in a try-on session? A bit of Girl's World.
I've been rushing around a lot today what with shopping x 2 (went without list first time round, forgot stuff), grooming x 2 (self and cat), and a beautiful walk.
(Yes, that sort of day is called "rushing" in Pout World!)
But I did squeeze in a few moments to try on Zara purchases. Just a try-on, you understand. These shots cannot in any shape or form be called "styling", though one section is my OOTD.
Is it a jacket? Is it a cardi? No, it's jac-ardi! I just made up that word but I think it describes it well. It's a hybrid. A 3/4 jacket style made in a soft cardi-style knit.
I tried it open, as I envisage it is something that is slung on in winter's shoulder months.
It's something to be used as a thick layer, a drape, as well as a buttoned-up jac-ardi.
It feels like the open thing would work. There's a hood; no pics of that. #lookeddaft!
It's is a lovely stone no-colour, so totally neutral. It's my view that most things stone coloured look classy, so it's a bit of a winner for this pouty person because I quite fancy looking a bit classy!
I'm thinking that this is going to look really nice with black, so will give that a shot over the weekend.
Under the jac-ardi (sounds like I should mix it with some ice and a splash of coke, eh? Or plant it.), as I was saying, under the jac-ardi I wore M&S jeggings, grey Woolovers cashmere/merino V, Clarks ankle boots (v. comfy shoes worn in anticipation of all my "rushing").
The scarf was in yesterday's Zara delivery.
I think the scarf is a keeper. It's soft and pliable and hangs well.
This, on the other hand, is mostly none of those things. It's huger (new word for you, spellcheck) than I expected, as you can see from my shell-shocked face
It's a thick weave, so not really pliable.
I wanted a scarf. It was in the scarf section on the website so I thought I was getting one.
But this is more like a blanket (it's folded in half here!).
Don't get me wrong. I love the colours. I love that it is reversible. It's a lovely piece of kit.
But I'm not very styling-savvy. I don't really know what I could do with it. The Photographer did suggest I drape it over the bottom of the bed, throw-like. Helpful, but he was drifting quickly away from the raison of its etre. It is supposed to be a scarf. At a push, I could live with it being a shawl. But a blanket? I'm going to need to think this through.
Yes, I ordered it. Yes, the measurements were on the website. No, I didn't totally take-in how those measurements would look. No, I didn't plan on the fabric being so thick.
And as I look at these pics, dear Sarah Beeney's words are ringing in my ears.
"The Pout hasn't really thought this through". And she would be right, because the Pout doesn't really know what to do with her blanket-scarf-shawl thingey.
Dearest, sweetest reader - can you come up with some guidance on how I should be wearing this? (The throw idea has already been mooted (and ignored) so please don't go there!)
Do you have something similar. in which case, how do you wear it?
Is there any way that you help me out here?
A la perchoine.