My fall and winter schedule has been filling up with meetings and events in New York that fall somewhere between khakis and boat shoes on the dock and formal fundraisers at the Hayden Planetarium. So I recently went to J.McLaughlin’s with a couple of specific goals in mind.
Pants were a priority as I have had a terrifically difficult time finding ones that fit, flatter and that are comfortable, as well as a notch (or two) up from my usual khakis. I also needed a holiday cocktail party ensemble.
While I had known their downtown store for slightly over twenty years, their new Westport Store is so much more accessible. And, oh yes, parking!
The Palomino Cardigan in the Off White. Made of Italian Merino Wool, but made in China.
The Stockbridge Stretch Corduroys in Oyster. These are made of 97% Cotton with 3% spandex.
Palomino Cardigan also came in Camel. Also made in China.
The next pants I tried were the Slim Fit Bi-Stretch Dixie in Cape Hatteras Sand. And again, the fit was exactly what I was looking for. The J. McLaughlin sizing was consistent across styles and both had a flattering silhouette.
|The Slim-Fit Dixies are somewhat less dressy, as you can see here with the back pockets.|
Blue and White Gingham Whitney Blouse.
Whitney Blouse in White would be a good layering piece.
It was certainly more vibrant than anything I normally wear,