We spent a lot of time running around the city this past weekend, finalizing the purchase of gifts for a host of interesting small people! And one of the best parts of being outside on a crisp winter day in Chicago is the people-watching…
The first outfit was pretty conventional, albeit beautifully pulled together; what made it really stand out were her bright red shoes! It was a perfect day for a statement shoe, as there was no precipitation, and nothing slushy on the pavement. She was young, with long dark hair and a brilliant smile. No red lipstick, although that certainly would have been an option!
And the 2nd ensemble was notable for a few reasons. First off, a white coat is a brave statement, and a cheering site in the sea of black that is most city streets. Secondly, I very rarely see a Missoni scarf “in the wild” – for all of them that I know are sold, I don’t know who wears them. (same goes with Hermes scarves – I’m always looking for someone else wearing one, and maybe once every 2 weeks I’ll see her…). Finally – RED FLANNEL PANTS. They seem madly impractical, but just imagine how often you could wear them from Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day. Maybe NOT so impractical, after all, eh?