Visiting My Son Wearing The Chelsea Jacket
As I mentioned a couple of months ago my son started college at University of Southern California (USC) back in August. He packed up his things and moved there to stay in the dorms while attending classes. It has been strange not having him around daily, but I am happy to say that he has been coming home regularly almost every weekend or at least for a day on Sundays. USC is only 12 miles away, but there have been times that he has chosen to stay on campus due to a football game, too much homework or of course “a party”. When this happens, I am prepared and I make a point to meet him for lunch or dinner near the University or in downtown Los Angeles area. This is very familiar territory for me being in the fashion industry, everything I need from fabrics to trims, contractors and patternmakers are all located in downtown Los Angeles area, so I know the area well.
Last weekend was one of those weekends he was not coming home, so my husband and I who is also my photographer decided to meet him for an early dinner and squeeze in a photo shoot for the blog at the same time. We love shooting in downtown Los Angeles, there are so many great buildings and destinations to choose from. I wanted to show our Chelsea jacket again which is made of a beautiful red/black hounds tooth fabric. Reds and burgundies and even blood orange are all trendy colors for fall 2014 and were shown by many designers on the runways earlier this year. Personally I have always loved red especially for fall/winter. It is the perfect bright color to work back to black, grey or navy. I am wearing it here with my skinny black jeans and my brand new Trouve pointy boots. I thought this would also be a good opportunity to show you how to mix some patterns together so I decided to wear a print top with the hounds tooth jacket and I even threw in a little patterned pocket square. I have always loved pocket squares for women, they go so well with jackets. I know mostly men wear them but why not try wearing one as an accessory for a change. You can still mix in all your jewelry with it as well.
What do you think of this look and would you wear a pocket square?
Skinny jeans – Rag and Bone
Top – Collective Concepts (old)
Pointy boots – Trouve – Click To Shop Now
Bag – Givenchy
Sunglasses – BCBG
Belt – D&G