I really like the way this outfit came together. Effortlessly - that's the word. I will admit that it is my favorite of all possible ways.
You probably won't believe it, or maybe you will, but it all started with a little silk scarf I found at an antique mall. The colors and floral pattern (I am mad about florals these days) captured my imagination. I thought that I did not have anything of that color in my wardrobe. But I loved it. This little pure silk joy cost me a whole four bucks.
Then I thought that I had just the right nail polish for this scarf, which I purchased a couple of weeks ago - Jazzy Jade by Sally Hansen. It was on sale at a pharmacy for a buck and a half I believe.
Stripy jackets are something I have been paying attention to for a while now. I tried some on in a thrift shop and looked at retail places, but did not like either hue or fit... This one was found while Spring clothes shopping for my daughter. I didn't plan on buying anything for myself that day, but you know how it happens, right? As we were passing a Lane Bryant store, I though what the heck, and decided to check their sale rack. Lucky me - they had just discounted this beauty, and there was only one in my size. At first, I thought that I'd pass. But on the way back I decided to try it again. Just one more time. And I won't hide it from you just because it is sort of pointless after you've seen all these pictures... yes, I bought it!
I knew that it would be a perfect pair with the Old Navy pencil skirt (I wore it here as well, check it out). The idea of combining this pair with my old green top (also Lane Bryant, last Spring) came from watching what other bloggers do with their moto jackets. I just loved the idea of layering such a short jacket with something long and flowy (have you seen it on Carelia?). I learn so much from you, ladies! I thought that soft green would compliment navy blue, and look great with the magenta loafers as well. When it became more blustery later today, I dropped by a mall and bought navy tights to keep myself warm - it worked very well too. But what really tied it all together was... this very scarf from an antique mall.
Moto jacket and green top - Lane Bryant. Skirt - Old Navy. Silk scarf - thrifted. Purse - B Makowsky. Loafers - Me Too. Jewelry - various places, gifts, finds etc. Watch from Justin.
Linking up with beautiful Sacramento & friends for Share-In-Style: Free
and with amazing Bella for Secondhand First: Project Pao!