Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Plaid Yellow Jacket: Part I

Sometimes when you go thrifting you think,

"HEY. This could be REAL interesting."

Then you get home, and suddenly, it's a different story.

It's like every other item in your wardrobe speaks English and all this item knows is Pig Latin.

So, I'd like to call this segment...

making the crazy work.

(as many ways as I could think of at one moment in time).

The Plaid Yellow Jacket

originally mentioned in this Oakley Thrift-ing


Cincinnati Thrift
The "crazy" item in question. The swing style helps calm the look down -- it' has a boxy shape,  hits at the natural waist and the sleeves are 3/4 length.

Part I: The Professional Approach

The Modern Suit

Cincinnati Thrift
As you can see, this first outfit is very suit-like.

The twist in this outfit is the polka dot shirt underneath.

Purchased at the Village thrift store in Newport, KY last fall.  Sadly, this store is no longer open.

Shoes, $29 (Marshalls) Skirt $10 (Gap Outlet)


Color Blocking

(for the business woman)

Cincinnati Thrift
The bright magenta helps deflect
the bee-like color scheme.

With the jacket open, you can see the top's trim
peeking out underneath.

Cincinnati Thrift
As you can see, the only difference in this outfit is the top.

This flower lattice work feels very Marc Jacob circa 2010.

Stay tuned for Part II!

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