What Is She Wearing?

I’m asked this a lot…what do I have on…where did it come from, and always have to laugh since I’m a collection of collectibles.

Everything I own has a story.

Let’s peruse my reading picture my pal Bill took.  We had gone walking before he treated us to frozen yogurt, so these are my, toolin around, in case you spill something…an act I’m known for, clothes.

When you get looks from other women it’s not because they’re hot for you necessarily.  They’re simply checking out what you’re wearing.

Unless I’m sporting an LBD (little black dress), I’m borderline grunge, seeped in Downy Fabric Softener of course basking in the comfort of a worn-in wardrobe.

getPart Let’s examine, shall we?

Old Gap, low rise, distressed jeans, distressed from wear, not torn stylishly knowing girls who’ve paid 100s of hard earned dollars for a coupla holes.  I’m distressed enough without my pants needing sedation.

Gabrielle, my seamstress…every girl impoverished or otherwise, needs one…sews them every month when my ass or knee make too much of an appearance.  She’ll always ask, “should I leave a little something?  That’s the style you know.”

I can hear my ass lobbying for a front row seat, that little…much too little…exhibitionist.

Little brown, sleeveless bateau (French for boat neck), Italian cashmere Loro Piana top I bought at Designer Resale for 45 bucks?  A lot for secondhand you say?  Not if if still had tags and retailed at 250.

She’s a bargain huntress she is, and being small, do tend to find deals.

Hoodie – J. Crew online, on sale, on a free shipping Saturday.  I’m a big fan of theirs and love how they’ve recreated themselves…the Madonna of sportswear, but they’ve gotten pricey, so it pays to wait for their markdowns.

Just yesterday I passed by a store and got a striped, black and white, light cotton French sailor shirt for 10 bucks.  What a deal…originally 65 reduced, reduced, reduced.  Ah, a good sale is like good sex.  You just want a cigarette when it’s over.

Oh yeah..my vintage Merrill’s, a friend gave me because they were too small for her.  It’s amazing how sneakers come to life when you throw them in the wash.  Well, when Gabrielle does that is.

She’ll toss them in while pluggin those holes multi-tasking.

Fashion…it’s fascinating, isn’t it?




About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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15 Responses to What Is She Wearing?

  1. micklively says:

    You look great in the photo but you’re speaking a language entirely alien to me. My annual budget for clothes is around £20. I never pay for than £3 for a tee-shirt or £5 for a dress shirt. I don’t own a pair of jeans, though if I did, they would, like yours, be naturally distressed, like much of the rest of my wardrobe. 😉

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  2. Q: Where did you get your jeans? A: Life
    We both know some young person would say Q: Where’s that store?
    Love your look, but only a keen clothing eye can pull it off. I would look like I just cleaned the kitchen floor.

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  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    I rarely pay retail, Susannah. And when I do, it is something I absolutely love and know I’ll get many years of enjoyment from. Like you, I just love a good sale. Up here in the north county no one asks “what are you wearing?”. But they do comment that they like your outfit.

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  4. Elle Knowles says:

    Give me a pair of jeans and a t-shirt and hoodie and I’m good to go. I do love to people watch though and sometimes I do say – “what is she wearing?!” You look great and could probably pull off what other people can’t. Like Mick – Andrew doesn’t do jeans – I know he has a couple pairs because I bought them and took them to him when he requested. He’s just more comfortable in his khakis. Lol! ~Elle

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  5. Usually it’s not the clothes but how it’s put together and whether you can pull off the look. Good fitting jeans look great no matter how worn and are worth their weight in gold.

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  6. BeingZhenya says:

    Great post! Love a good sale!

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