Is it Friday yet?
Marc by MJ top
Marc by MJ skirt
Marc by MJ clutch
Marc by MJ shoes
Louis Vuitton earrings
Susan Daniels headband
Only one thing I heart more than Marc Jacobs - and that's head to toe Marc Jacobs!! I rarely do head to toe in one designer. Partly because I don't find too much creativity in that kind of styling. But mostly because I can't afford it :)
This morning as I rummaged in my closet for something inspiring to get me to through the day, I realized I could easily do head to toe Marc. After all, I own more Marc than any other designer. And I've consciously purchased complimentary pieces in his signature reds, blues and beiges so that the pieces play off each other seamlessly from season to season.
Today I centered the outfit around this dream of a skirt. Love love love it. Was one of my very first Marc purchases that wasn't resale. It was brand new and waiting to come home with me at Loehmann's about five years ago. 40 percent off. Still a pretty penny for a mid-twenties Diabolina but my devilish mom talked me into it.
It was part of Marc's brilliant Fall 2003 collection. Adore practically every look in that collection.
All the pieces were quite mod. Very 60s stewardess. Very signature Marc.
Instantly fell in love with this pattern. Such a fresh take on plaid.
My skirt has proved to be the perfect transitional season piece. You can bundle it up with tights and a sweater or wear it bare legged with a t-shirt. Looks adorable either way.
As with most Marc pieces, it's full of delightful details. Like the surprise that is this rich blue lining.
And the cartoony initials winking on one of your hips in turquoise. Most of his pieces back then had the MJ hidden somewhere on the garment. I'd always look for it. Like a fashion Where's Waldo.
Combined the top with this ruffled, key hole Marc tee in tomato. Tucked it in to try and make the whole look a little more 2008.
Debated which Marc purse to carry hoy. Decided the clutch would break up all the red and again feel more 2008
Finished the look off with the new Marc shoes
And a little headband that resembles all the Marc bow jewelry I've been pining for lately. Perfect perfect look.
Speaking of looks, there's been lots of debate on whether the old nerdy Marc
Was better than the new buffed out, tattooed Marc.
I personally don't have a preference. I heart his talent more than the shell. And I think we all have the right to transform and reinvent ourselves. Plus, I truly think he is one of the most gifted, influential designers of all time. Like most designers, sure, he's flamboyant and over the top. But like most artists, he's a bit of a tortured soul so I cut him some slack.
As long as he's (relatively) clean and making adorable clothes that inspire me I'll keep right on hearting him.