If one archetype of High WASP women is the “grande dame,” another might be the sturdy gal. As a High WASP, she may vibrate at a high pitch, but will still be capable of tromping across frost covered fields, lending a hand to fence-building, or making her own turkey gravy. If needed.
What might she wear? First, I now understand that this archetype is driving my recent hankering for the Buffalo Check Jacket. Much appreciated commenters helped me out. Robin reminded me about L.L. Bean’s Maine Guide Parka. Mouse sent me here. Lauren to this gorgeous plaid shirt. Then Miss Muddy Paws pointed me to Thompson Mills. All of which led me to Bemidji Woolen Mills, and this, for $132. Sturdy gals think about price.
Or, I could pursue Duchesse’s idea, have the jacket made from a blanket. In which case I could line it with thick black satin. Maybe a little red pinstripe. Or Chinoiserie medallions. Because everyone has to have a little “grande dame” somewhere, right?
Ms. Sturdy would also wear Levi’s, because, “The quality is just as good as ever.” And you can get a pair of boyfriend jeans for $80.00.
And maybe these Naturalizers, primarily for comfort, but with the implicit sense that they have at least a little style. A suggestion of the artisanal.
A hat. Some gloves, – she is prone to wear her good leather ones lined with cashmere until they fall apart – a swipe of lip balm, and maybe mascara. Nothing more. Fall air makes for good cheek color.
We all like a little mascara now and then. Have a lovely weekend.