Spring 2018 Style Post

There are 20+ inches of snow on the ground. Seems like a good day to share what I’m daydreaming about wearing for Spring/Summer 2018.

First of all, for whatever reason, I’m into white painter pants. I’m not sure how this crept into my consciousness but I like it. I think it has to do with the themes I’ve stressed lately around work. I want/need clothes that do not impede my movement. These pants are literally designed to work in.


I bought the pair below from Etsy. I am six inches shorter than the model in those photos so these pants will be ankle length on me. I’ll wear them with my Clarks desert boots and a soft vintage t-shirt.


The next thing I’m obsessed with for Spring is another rugged classic — an oversized jean jacket. I love the authentic simplicity.

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Now onto footwear. Haters are gonna hate but I will never stop loving Tevas. I love the Originals but I’m also curious about the new Terra-Float and the Ember Moc.


Linen always plays a role in my warm weather wardrobe. I think I’m ready to invest in a linen jumpsuit or a two-piece as worn in the Instagram video below. It would look great with an oversized jean jacket cape, stone leather Teva sandals, and turtleneck hair. Don’t you think?

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Before I move onto workwear I must share my dream bathing suit — The Beklina Tie Swimsuit.  I love the sophisticated minimalist design and I also love that it means I don’t need to shave my bikini line. And since we are on the subject of shaving, I must tell you that I am friends with several women who are decades younger than I am and they are not shaving their legs or their armpits. I’m not there yet but I’m not far behind either.


That covers the general idea of what I’ll wear on days off. Now onto what I’d wear to work.

I continue to be obsessed with the pantsuit. The Frankie Shop has just what I’m jonesing after. I always abide by the hashtag #secondandfirst but this year I may splurge on a new suit to celebrate me turning 50! Happy Birthday to me!




Side note: I’m intrigued by the ugly sneaker trend (Marianne Theodorsen does it best!) but I think I’ll stick with my classic New Balance sneakers that I’ve had for years.



I can see that the slow fashion trend has really taken hold of me. My style isn’t changing much. I’m wearing things longer and I generally wait out trends and stick with classics.

Tune in next time when I tell you how a 50 year old lady like myself buys a dress to wear to a wedding in New Orleans this Fall.

xo jam


20th Century Women Style

I just watched the movie 20th Century Women. So good. It’s deeply moving and well acted. I especially appreciate the care that went into the design of the movie. I love the color combinations and how scenes are composed.

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Certain scenes feel inspired by the photographer Stephen Shore. Screen Shot 2017-04-01 at 10.37.58 AM

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I noticed all the wall colors, lamps, and fabric choices.
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I love the wardrobe choices for the character played by Greta Gerwig. The character tells us that she decided to color her hair red after seeing the movie The Man Who Fell To Earth. (BTW — we have that DVD at the library)

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A few times throughout the movie they use this 3D coloring effect. It makes it feel so real to the time period. I was 11 years old in 1979. I clearly remember wearing paper 3D glasses as a child and looking at photos that looked like this. Screen Shot 2017-04-01 at 10.49.06 AM

The librarian in me appreciates all the references made to books and movies throughout the film. The image below is from a New York magazine article where the filmmaker, Mike Mills, shares seven things that inspired 20th Century Women. Check it out.sisterhood book

Jimmy Carter’s Crisis of Confidence speech plays an important role in the movie. It’s worth a re-listen. I ♥ Jimmy Carter.

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Jimmy Carter’s Full “Crisis of Confidence” Speech (July 15, 1979)

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The movie is set in a time before the internet. People got together and talked face to face. Let’s all resolve to have more dinner parties —  but without the cigarette smoking.

xo jam