A couple of weekends ago, we trekked over to the magical Loire Valley of France for some chateau gawking and general meanderings through the French countryside. I was eager to take my new Tallwater Jeans for a test drive and ended up wearing them two different ways. While I adore the jeans, I ended up kinda sorta loathing one of my outfits and loving the other.
Overall, my Tallwater Jeans held up great for my excursions, were super comfortable and made me remember why it’s sometimes nice to shed my skinnies for a pair of bootcuts every now and again.
What I Wore (the outfit I kind of loathed):
Loft (Traffic Cone Orange) Tall Linen Blazer
Navy Polka Dot Top (Gift from Long Tall Sally)
Leopard Print Skinny Belt
Cole Haan Air Ballet Flats
Why I Wore It: To be 100% honest, I wore this outfit on our visit to the beautiful Chateau Villandry because I was hoping to get some good photos of the jacket for the How I Wear My monthly feature. June’s theme for HIWM was “spring jacket“, and I figured I’d showcase this blazer…until I realized I kind of hate it now.
I was OBSESSED with this Loft linen blazer last year and wore it incessantly. This year, the blinding brightness of the blazer is majorly on my nerves for some reason. I swear the traffic cone orange was so bright that it caused everyone around me to squint and avert their eyes. As you can see by the clouds in the photos, it seems like the sun felt like my jacket was exuding enough brightness and took the day off. Conceptually, I like this navy/orange/neutral outfit with the subtle pattern mixing of polka dots and animal print, a (major) pop of color, comfortable jeans and cute flats, but this is one outfit I will not be repeating anytime soon.
Who needs an orange traffic safety vest that so many European countries require should your vehicle break down when I have this jacket?
Giving the bright orange flowers a run for their money.
Garden maze with chateau in the background
Always love some flowers growing on a wall.
In the end, who cares what I’m wearing when I get to look at pretty gardens and castles all day…
Have you ever had a clothing item go from hero to zero in your closet like my orange linen blazer? If so, did you ever love it again? Ever been to a castle or chateau? Which one(s)?
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