Kissing Cousins: The Shearling Edition

Today’s Currently Coveting pick is brought to you by a very special episode of Kissing Cousins: The Shearling Edition. The two jackets pictured above that I’ve got my eye on for winter aren’t twins, but I’m sure you’ll agree that they look quite similar. Both oversized leather biker beauties are lined with furry delightfulness. Each version also has asymmetrical details in the front and some well-placed hardware that adds some character. Pound for pound, the naked eye doesn’t see a huge discrepancy at first glance. But you know what will notice a difference? Your wallet. Can you guess which one is the investment piece? Go ahead, I’ll give you a minute…

If you named the version on the right as the answer, then you would be WRONG! That’s the more fiscally responsible choice from Topshop and may further appeal to you if you’re more into faux leather/fur alternatives instead of the real deal Holyfield. The version on the left is the splurge choice from Acne with its luxurious leather and black shearling. It’s the jacket that launched a thousand (or tens of thousands of) internet searches (and is sold out almost everywhere).

Whichever way you go, you can rest assured knowing that many a great shearling wearer has come before you like Tom Cruise in Top Gun. Now it’s up to you to make your choice.

1 Year and counting

1 Year and counting

The introduction to this post is best summarized by the classic movie The Princess Bride. “Mahwage. Mahwage is what bwings us togevah today.” More specifically I’m referring to the 1st year of wedded amazingness to the love of my life, which we celebrated this past weekend. We had a glorious time recalling all of the joy we experienced on our Big Day. The ceremony, the reception, and the after party far exceeded any expectations we may have had.

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Women in Clothes

Women in Clothes

Around the time I was 5 years old, I told my mom that I wanted to wear a slip, meant to be layered under my church attire, as a dress by itself. I couldn’t articulate it at the time, but I remember liking the shape of the slip better my voluminous, frilly Sunday best. This was obviously and completely inappropriate, and my mother shut that nonsense down immediately. (To be fair, I was clearly onto something…even if it was a decade too early both for my age and as a trend. Remember all of those slip dresses in the 90s?). 

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Security Blanket

Security Blanket

When I was younger, I combined my overactive imagination with a tendency to scare the bejesus out of myself watching classic scary movies like Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th. If I was home alone and heard a door creak, I envisioned myself as Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis narrowly escaping certain death by mental patient Michael Myers. Not to brag or anything…but I’m pretty resourceful and figured out a way to keep myself safe from all real and imagined dangers. 

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Building Block

Building Block

A couple of months ago, the lovely ladies over at Pas De Deux put the emerging brand Building Block on my radar. At the time, I didn’t have an immediate use for a new bag, but I made a mental note to revisit their wares when the time was right. As you can probably guess, a need arose as I have recently made a resolution to streamline my day-to-day work bag and to be more selective in packing up the essentials. What was the impetus for this efficiency makeover? I’m glad you asked!

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Fall-Isms

Fall-Isms

I don’t know if it’s because I’m indecisive or noncommittal or what, but I tend to have trouble declaring favorites. Best-loved book? That’s crazy, I can’t just name one. I could possibly narrow it down to the Top 10. Most-liked movie? Obviously this depends on what genre we’re talking about. Outstanding outfit? Nope, sorry. I’d have to do this by groups, followed by specific categories under those groups, which would then be divided into subsections of those categories. And this would likely change depending on my mood.

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Flat Out Fantastic

Flat Out Fantastic

By now, fashionable types everywhere have semi-permanently affixed sneakers to their feet for the foreseeable future. I’m on board with this trend, but if we’re being completely honest I can’t sit here and tell you that they are appropriate for ALL occasions (that would be irresponsible of me and then where would the trust between us go?). For example, if you work in an office environment then there is a certain level of sartorial professionalism that needs to be upheld.

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The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye

On Tuesday morning, I awoke to a collective American groan indicating that the Labor Day weekend had come to a close and with it all of our summertime hopes and dreams. BUT, BUT, BUT did you know that summer is not actually over yet? According to Ye Olde Farmer’s Almanac, Fall is not officially called to duty until September 22 at precisely 10:29PM. This may be just a technicality, but it’s reason enough for me to prolong bidding a final adieu up until 10:28pm on the aforementioned date.

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