Keep, donate, toss, restyle differently?
Here are some jackets that I am unsure about. A few I love but can't figure out how to wear, some I wonder if they just are not right. I would love your thoughts.
1-3: a jacket that was a generous gift but I have trouble styling.
4-5: white denim Jean jacket. Too cropped for pants? Do I need a bigger one?
6: new still with tags. Is it too oversized? To young looking for me to wear casually?
7-9: another jacket I love but do not wear much. Ideas?
10-11: I like the color but should I donate it?
I would appreciate knowing any impressions that you have.
Archive: February, 2016
- Jacket Lab: Help me sort these out
- Neutral Spring Drape 3 ways
- Ask Angie: K/R this EF jacket???
- WIW: Mostly Blush and Navy ETA outfits and finds
- Belting Fun for Valentines and more
- WIW: Belted Blazer
- The Equestrian Ensemble
- Skirt with chocolate support act + some WIWs
Keep, donate, toss, restyle differently?
Inspired by Angie's blog post, I wore a couple versions of neutral spring drape. The white and navy version was for a warmer day. The black sweater was for a cold morning. I wore a leather coat with this about the color of the booties. Are these too high contrast for me?
There was a third version on Saturday morning that did not get photographed that used my color block poncho. I will try to recreate it and get a photo. ETA: close to Saturday version except I used an animal print blouse as a top rather than the striped tee.
I've been looking for a jacket for my NAS EF skirt in bone and yesterday found this one, also EF bone colored, but " polished ramie stretch" rather than the silk/cotton blend of the skirt. It is called "high collar jacket". Originally $338, I found it for $55, so I admit to sales blinders. This is a petite 12. There is part of the problem. Looking in the mirror, it looked like it would work if the sleeves were shortened; looking at the photos, it looks too big. I found the regular size (not petite) online in smaller sizes for about $250.
I hate to spend much as its wear will be limited with my casual lifestyle, but wonder if I should see if it can be altered to fit ( It has a back seam), return and keep looking for maybe something less dressy or just use a color or another neutral.
What would you do? For anyone reading this, Please give me your thoughts.
(I also have bone pants.)
This past weekend I pulled my blush and navy pieces to see if there were enough for a capsule. Here are a few of the results. Some of these have already been posted on Sterling's challenge thread.
1-3: new Rebecca Taylor print silk blouse and dark denim colored pencil skirt. How do you like the blouse best...tucked, loose, or semi-tucked?
4-5: later in the day I switched the skirt out for jeans.
6-8: an old Lucky print cotton peasant top. I am wondering if I should keep this top. The wide neck is not the best style for me and cold,but the long sleeves make it too hot for summer wear.
9-10: Blush jeans bought 2 sizes too big for a boyfriend fit. Are they still ok? The button down stripe shirt hasn't had much wear lately but I like that it has darts and gives me some shape and the button detail on the cuffs. But is it dated? K or T?
11-12: EF jacket and pants with blush tee, scarf from Japan. Are the pants too wide to roll?
13: same pants with old Karen Kane knit top. Too dated? Suggestions?
Other than go out to eat and to church, I did not dress up much, but wanted to share a few recent looks with Valentine's Day in mind and the belted blazer.
The red jacket is a thrift store find and does not fit well, although it is boxy enough to fit over a sweater. It is on its way out. I don't think my footwear choices were good either, but I was tired of boots and booties and we have no snow. How did I do with the belting? Too high? Too much volume?
The heart necklace is pretty but not really my taste. It was a gift from DH, so I'm wearing it.
7 and 8 were for casual. 8 is a new EF jacket and slim pants I think would be great for travel. I am trying to replace a very old EF jacket and pants. Should I keep these? Is the jacket too long?
After reading Angie's blog post on belting blazers, I wanted to post this outfit from the week. This time of year I get bored and experimental. The blazer is probably my longest but not as long as the ones in Angie's post. The belt is wide rather than narrow.. I used it to attempt to tie the outfit together.
The blazer is a thrifted Brooks a Brothers and wool trousers, which are looking rather ill-fitting, are thrifted BR. The quality of both pieces is fab. The blazer is lined with cream silk. SE Python Petty booties, snake belt, cream top you cannot see is Joie mixed media silk and cashmere. Scarf is from DS bought on a Cambodian River bank from the weaver.
I enjoyed wearing this as something different from the usual. Even DH, who never comments, liked it, but do you? Should I repeat? Tweek? Is the belt too wide?
This was fun and a bit springy in navy and blush. I am wearing a blush pink long sleeved tee under the plaid shirt for warmth. Thank you, Angie, for the inspiration.
I liked the retro feel of this plaid wrap skirt and decided to try it with Angie's formula using chocolate brown instead of black. Are there suggestions for styling this skirt? Especially modern retro? Or should it go in the donation bin? It is a second hand purchase and reminded me of skirts popular in the 60's. I didn't get a photo but wore my brown moto jacket instead of the cardigan and added a tomato red scarf for warmth outside.
3/4: blue and black. I felt the blue added a bit of spring. The trousers have been favorites, JCrew of Italian wool, but seeing the photos, I no longer like the fit.
5/6: a ROG suggestion. The plain blue cardi in 3/4 was exchanged for a leopard one. I'm not sure how I feel about the combination. Could I wear this with white jeans?
7/8: black Halogen pencil skirt with red/grey tweed Chanal-esque jacket. Kind of boring?
I'm trying to do a wardrobe edit. Nothing in these photos is new. What should go and what should definitely stay?