Is this too weird? I feel like it might be too weird.
This is the series of events that lead me to traipse gleefully around Soho at 10 in the morning looking like an investment banker:
- The sartorial Aeneid that is Annie Hall celebrated its 40th anniversary last week.
- InStyle paid homage to the milestone with an editorial featuring Alexa Chung and some lobsters, impeccably decked out in the most gorgeous Annie Hall-inspired outfits (Alexa, not the lobsters).
- I thought “hey! I know how to tie a tie thanks to years of private school and a brief stint as a caterer!”
- I visited my grandparents’ house for Easter, where I acquired the requisite tie and also five pounds.
- I didn’t feel like shaving my legs.
Which brings us to today. Admittedly, the final product is decidedly less “menswear-inspired” and more “legitimate man” (in heels) (it’s 2017!).
But then again, this isn’t surprising when you consider the fact that I am a person of extremes. Oh, you’re wearing a button down and boyfriend jeans? Cute! I see your “menswear” look and raise you a full suit that’s two cufflinks short of an insurance agent.
Am I pulling it off? Jury’s still out. In the process of shooting this, I was thanked by an elderly gentleman (my target audience) with no follow-up explanation. I was also given the once-over by a group of Lululemon-clad 20-something year olds en route to Ballet Beautiful who, judging by the less-than-discreet disparaging expressions they catapulted in my general direction, were less than enthused by my getup.
One part of my outfit that’s significantly less controversial is the gorgeous watch by Victoria Emerson. When I visualize people who really have their shit together, in the form of a 5 year plan and steady rotation of vegetables in their diets, they’re all wearing some variation of this watch. Simple, chic, and timeless, it’s a piece that goes with everything and has already become a staple in my wardrobe.
It even has rose gold detailing. I fux with some rose gold detailing.
I thought it the perfect accessory for this “suit” (which of course is not a real suit, because I’m not Olivia Pope) to pull everything together. A sensible watch demands a sensible outfit, no? It would be near blasphemy to pair it with leggings. Not that I would do that, because leggings as pants registers at #4 on my personal 7 Deadly Sins ranking, but you get the picture.
Though maybe next time, I’ll lay off the tie.
Thank you to Victoria Emerson for sending me the watch to feature! As always, all opinions are my own.