I thought this jacket was so cool when I got it, and once I tried to actually incorporate it into an outfit, I realized it’s nearly impossible to wear it without looking like I am either in the navy or in a marching band. Not that there’s anything wrong with either of those things, but as I am neither a seaman nor a trumpet player, I sort of feel like I’m wearing a costume.
This predicament has led to my not wearing the jacket very much. But sometimes when I see a neglected piece of clothing in my closet, I just have to force myself to wear it in order to decide if I want to keep it. So today was this lucky little jacket’s day to see the world. I threw caution to the wind, wore my costume out in public (to work, at that) and I actually got a few compliments! Congrats, jacket. You get to stay.
And on another note, I realized that it’s been a while since I wore 4″ heels. I know because my knees told me. They are out of stiletto shape. I’ve been wearing a lot of flats and wedges recently, and apparently that extra inch really makes a difference (ladies, am I right? wait, get your mind out of the gutter…even though I put it there). In fact, I’m so out of shape that while trying to pose for these outfit photos, I stumbled rather dramatically. And when I say dramatically, I mean: