Smells Like ’77: Sneak Peek
shirt: Reformation, vest: Alice & Olivia, jeans: J Brand, belt: J Crew, sunglasses: Pucci. Photo by Chuck Grant.

I’m not angry at you, sweethearts. Ignore the face, the sun was beaming directly into my eyeballs.

I have homewhack to attend to and thus cannot post an extensive thesis on the new shape of denim right now, but here is a sneak peek of a photo that comes with the post, which will run later today. You have my word. While yes, you cannot see what style jeans I’m wearing, I will tell you they are called the Kikis and any avid J Brand wearer will know what that means. If you’re not, however, an avid wearer, just sit back, relax, and enjoy the feathered vest over my shoulders because I think we can agree, I am so marabou chic.

As you can see, this photo–among others–was taken outside, before I went jogging for Glaucoma. So to those of you who ask: would you ever wear these outfits outside the confines of your home? The answer is yes. And not only do I wear them, I jog in them.

Now onto the questions portion of this teaser: is it just me or has New York been looking an awful lot like 1977 lately?

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  • Of course my attention goes to the vest. I love it, you look a little bit like a bird, a city bird, a gorgeous bird, a fashionable bird. Love the combination with the simple white tee, always love a tee when it is a little bit transparent. The jeans looks smashing so I can’t wait to see the whole look. ps. the fence looks actually pretty interesting, all the little bars.

  • s

    nice look πŸ˜‰

    street life Karl LAGERFELD:

  • What an amazing photo, I LOVE your outfit.

  • a little pissed off at us? haha amzzing!! have fun on the thesis woo

  • love the vest doll πŸ™‚

    Xoxo-Kelli K

  • Lovely Outfit!!!
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  • I think the face is actually pretty perfect… because what should NOT be ignored is that the combination of your face and your vest made me automatically think of "Angry Birds". So I instinctively touched my iPhone on my desk… it's a sickness.


  • Hahahahaha omg funny, Melissa!

  • what a great effect on this photograph. i just love it!

  • Would fly to get a feather vest like that. Love it!

  • Oh My God! I love that vest!!!

  • hmmm, i have been listening to an awful lot of kraftwerk and guess who lately; mirroring the times, or am i shaping them?

  • the vest might be limited to certain occasions, but i think its fabulous. great photo. i wish i was in NYC to see what you mean!

  • It is not just you, there are a crap load of people on the streets of NY wearing things I've only seen in pictures of my mom wearing in the 70s-80s O_o Some good, some need to stay in that era. lol

  • i mean…are "bell bottoms" really making alil comeback? im not sure im ready….


  • So natural!!
    Love the photo..and of course your outfit!!

  • Haha, your blog is hilarious and your outfits are to die-for!
    Thanks for an amazing blog, and excellent-written-texts!<3
    BUT, now lets get to the serious part.
    I challenge you to go jogging in a pair of shoes of your choise, and a maxi dress or, a cocktail dress of your choise ;D
    Do you take up the challenge?
    This is so silly, but worth a try πŸ˜€<3<3<3<3

    Once again thank you for an amazing blog, and I hope you don't think I'm some kind of a weirdo now (I'm only 47 percent wacko ;D)

    xxCaroline from Denmark

  • i agree- certain areas in the city have that whole 70's vibe! which my body type is loving!!! sooooo glad i decided to grow my hair out, so i can do the whole 70's thing of ironing and puting it up in oj cans.. i kid-i kid..
    love your vest!!

  • That vest is so chic…love your sarcasm!

  • the vest look great! especially white! I love it!


  • why jogging??
    with that best, you should fly and the sky is the limit


  • Anonymous

    love your posts and that feather vest
    fly me to the moon….

    love u so much manrepeller

  • I need this vest… now

    thats all

  • ooh I love this look!

  • love the look! the vest is sooo hot & perfectly paired with the jeans.

  • that feather waistcoat is awesome! completely agree with everyone turning to the 70s, it's the same in on the other side of the pond in London

    Han x

  • Great outfit. Vest is the best part of it.

  • Wow that vest is beautiful!

    You look like a fabulous big bird!

  • gotta agree girlfriend! just did a 70's post on my NYC blog last week πŸ™‚

  • Totally marabou chic! Adore it.
    much love.

  • Do you like Chlidish Gambino solely because of his reference to Rag & Bone in his song "Be Alone"? I do. Or maybe because he also has a song called "I Love Clothes".

  • Your diction makes my heart sing.

  • if you jog in that (for glaucoma, haha)…then I feel I really need to step up my game. freaking awesome.

  • love this vest! genius blog!!!

  • R A

    Would love to see these said jeans. Loving the sweet faux 70's vibes. Nice work!

  • i got the perfect pair of flares from anthropology…. again, i LOVE the prada glasses

  • Anonymous

    february 30! lol

  • Anonymous

    I love you. You're so great!

  • Boot cut is for sissies! Mega flares for winners!

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