Mighty Closet: Jaime Chen, Outfit 2

1st April 2010

Apologies for the post delay, yesterday was one of those days. Thanks for checking back.

Don’t mind Jaime, she’s just stepping out for a stroll through the open-air markets of Cuba.

It’s so easy for hats to look forced. Who throws on a fedora this effortlessly? Urban Outfitter models and Jaime, that’s who. Jaime does low-key sexy better than anyone I know.

Her hat is a Stetson, but was purchased in Copenhagen. Jaimes likes to shop when she travels — she worked as a consultant for years and is a travel enthusiast, so she has lots of trips under her (weathered leather) belt (purchased in Zambia).

Her J necklace was a gift from her sister Nancy, who wears the same necklace but with an N on it. Aww. Wearing matching necklaces is pretty much the best reason to have a sister.

Her black tank top is Banana Republic, purchased in a NYC Soho store circa 2001. Can anyone else believe it hasn’t acquired a giant stain in the last nine years? Clearly Jaime doesn’t eat spaghetti. The green cardigan is JCrew.

Her split skirt has a subtle stripe, it’s by waukerhaus and was also purchased in Copenhagen at a store called Sabine Poupinel.

The bag is Hermes.

Thought I’d just let that settle in for a moment. Jaime says she gets her more expensive clothes on sale, but the Hermes bag was an exception. She fell in love the first time she saw it, and worked up her courage (and presumably savings) for two years before laying down the cash. Now she sleeps with it and bottle feeds it.

By contrast, she bought her sandals from Ann Taylor twelve years ago and has had them repaired three times.

And that’s a wrap. Tune in tomorrow for a little more Subtle Sexuality. Jaime, take us out:

Yep. That’s still working for you, girl.

6 thoughts on “Mighty Closet: Jaime Chen, Outfit 2

  1. Lisa

    Matching necklaces IS the best reason to have a sister. For Xmas 1992, my grandparents got all the girls in our family a shamrock charm necklace (grandma is half Irish). I’ve worn my nearly every day since, and so has my sister (the other ladies in the family, including my mom, seldom wear them but it’s still nice that they have them).

    It’s also nice to have a signature piece of jewelry that has followed me through all the stages of my life. I can see it in pictures from 7th grade, through my college graduation, to the day I bought my first house, to today. Very special.

    And Jaime’s first outfit is still my favorite Mighty Closet outfit so far!

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