[ brooch tuxedo ]

I just came back from a run and it was…invigorating. Ever since my skiing knee-injury last winter I had to be careful not to strain or aggravate the knee so I was limited to yoga, yogalates, dance, or cycling. Running has always been such a huge part of my life that it felt unnatural to have to deprive myself of it. Today I put on two layers of track clothes and ran in the rain, through the slush (LOL, it’s so like me to choose such extreme conditions for my ‘first run’ of this year. My mom and I have this inside joke about how we always have to “overdo it”). But as strange as it may sound, the unfavourable weather only intensified the experience of feeling like “I got my mojo back.” There was hardly any discomfort in my knee at all and I immediately felt stronger. I think I finally gave my body what it was craving :). This quote about running says it best: “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.  It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up.  It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or gazelle – when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”

Today’s look-of-the-day is of a tuxedo blazer paired with a large Giorgio Armani brooch. This blazer was the last addition to my little couture collection (purchased last Thursday while shopping with my mom). I wanted to soften some of its strictness by adding a funky jewellery piece to it. After considering a few necklace options, I decided to fold over the satin collar and pin the horn-shaped brooch over the folded part. I like that the brooch preserves a lot of the elegance of the blazer and it’s not overpowering or overly flashy. In retrospect, the look turned out a little more conservative than I planned even with the introduction of the gold accents (shoes and purse), but I think there is still something to it.

What I’m wearing:

  • Little black dress by “Marciano”
  • Brooch by “Georgio Armani”
  • Tuxedo blazer by “Wayne Clark”
  • Shoes by “Pierre Hardy”
  • Purse by “Chloe”
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