Close to impossible to photograph culottes, but I love this whole outfit and wanted to share!
This version of the B6178 culottes (currently on sale!) is made in a black something from TMOS. I liked the fabric because it was nicely matte. Nothing worse than shiny black fabric. It also has a little bit of stretch, which makes the culottes extra comfortable for wearing but means you need to check fit before inserting the zipper. No biggie.
The necklace was bought from a vintage shop in San Francisco. This week I had the pleasure of meeting Shams of Communing With Fabric, who was over with Vogue pattern designer, Kathryn Brenne. Shams and I first met on a sun-kissed, warm San Francisco evening several years ago, outside a bar where Beth of Sunny Gal Studio had arranged a blogger get together. I remember that evening so vividly and the way Beth, Shaz and I stood laughing in the street. I even remember the shop across the road with the designer dresses whose hems and finishes I peered at.
I always think it’s a good idea to treat yourself to a bit of jewellery wherever you travel. Memories warm your heart every time you drape a necklace around your throat, or slip studs into your earlobes. Accessories really are the loveliest mementoes.
And now, I ache to return to San Francisco.
Maybe I’ll wear some culottes to wear there. (I really should make a pair in chambray, don’t you think?)