Saturday, 3 December 2011

Feelgood Fashion



Of course, wellbeing is not all aromatherapy oils and energy-boosting drinks, clothes have mood-enhancing properties too. I always feel pretty perky in my Burberry trench, quite cheerful in my black sequin jacket - that was until I saw Gary Barlow on the January cover of Esquire magazine...




And now it just feels wrong. Too showbiz. A bit naff. I need a subtle update, a classier shape, a less glitzy finish, like this Lurex print jacket from Comptoir des Cotoniers:




Good isn't it? Though at £170, I'll be considering the health of my bank account and waiting for the sales.


Do you have any mood-enhancing items in your wardrobe?

16 comments:

Patti said...

Well, you don't evoke Gary one bit - you look fabulous and edgy and not a bit naff, although I have no idea what that word means. : >

Rosemary the Shopper said...

Almost everything in my wardrobe enhances my mood. Especially finding a great bargain! And of course, limitless accessories!

Cheers,
Rosemary from Forever on the Catwalk of Life.com

Jeanne @ Collage of Life said...

Love yours and I am with you on Gary..bit much. Is it me or has this photo been tweeked quite a bit? Almost didn't recognise him. :)x

LPC said...

You look great. And my Chanel jacket give me endorphins, even 15 years later...black, white, blocky, classic, straightforward.

Veshoevius said...

As above, I too do think you look great in the sequin jacket (though the Comptior one is a beauty) - Why do crappy male celebrities have to go around spoiling everyone's fun? It's just like the Russell Brand wearing Sass and Bide Black Rats - noooo!!

projectforty said...

I have a cowl neck, fisherman's rib sweater knitted for me almost 20 years ago by my mother-in-law. I'd picked the pattern from an elle magazine and blithely sent it off to her and it appeared a couple of months later. I wear it every time it's chilly or I'm under the weather and it wraps me up in its warmth. Now I know how much effort she must have made to make it for me, I appreciate it all the more.

Chicatanyage said...

Love the Comptior jacket, just the right amount of bling without being over the top. If I did not have a similar one I would be very tempted.

Semi Expat said...

Gary doesn't wear his as well as you do and yours is far nicer too! Though rather like the Comptoir one... Picked up a grey sequin soft jacket from Zara (in Paris) when I was there recently and I love it to bits! X

Looking Fab in your forties said...

I've always wanted a sequin jacket, but agree I am totally put off now. Who the hell did the styling? for the sake of womankind and future sequin jacket purchases, shoot him/her!

metscan said...

Every fall, when I pull out my old Moncler down coat, I feel s o good. Maybe my best, and most worn piece of clothing, ever.
Sequins. Fortunately I have no desire for them ; )

The Style Crone said...

Yes, I agree. Clothing has mood-enhancing properties. My hat room inventory can switch my brain in an instant!

Anne @ The Frump Factor said...

Oh, a great jacket absolutely has restorative properties! And I wouldn't worry about cover boy over there. It's not just the jacket, it's how you wear it. I'm sure you are in no danger of being... uh.... naff?

Vix said...

Doesn't he look naff? I've gone right off him since that bitchy comment he made about Carol Decker on the X factor last week. You look a million times cooler although that £170 jacket is rather special. x

materfamilias said...

Oooh, that Comptoir jacket is great, although I can't wear that shape. I've got a Smythe jacket (Canadian label) that looks tweedy grey at first, 'til you see the Lurex running throughout it. Sparkles up an outfit this time of year, which I appreciate. Black velvet leggings make me feel cozy AND festive. And now my new Marc Jacobs mouse shoes, studded black. Make me smile.

WendyB said...

Girl, you need to get your head examined -- your style doesn't resemble his AT ALL! Don't worry! Not that that new jacket isn't beautiful.

Susan Tiner said...

Huh? You look fabulous! Don't give up on that jacket.