black and white floral jacket

The sign read “SALE” in big, bold letters and my feet came to a screeching halt. Perusing through the racks, I came upon this unusual black and white jacket complete with trending bell-sleeves. Ding, ding D I N G! Trendy, classic colors, and SOLD! I may have even been skipping as I left the store with my sale piece.

black and white jacket bell sleeves

That was, until I got home. The first time I tried this jacket on with some of my favorite pieces in closet Jonet, my hubby and son, rubbed their chisled chins as they contemplated their “fashion review”.

Let’s just say Between the “um’s” and “ah’s” I realized a second attempt was in my future. So I took a quick photo of said jacket and sent it to my friend Jodie for a little fashion backup. She suggested a monochromatic, white on white look, topped with the jacket.

Jodie’s expert advice was spot on, as always. It was the jacket… it just felt like I’d borrowed someone else’s clothing for the afternoon.

Upon glancing in the mirror, all I needed was a pair of scissors in my hand, and I might pass for a hair stylist. Or an artist… to chop off an ear or not, that is the question. I’m leaning towards saving both ears because earrings come in pairs, but you could change my mind with a compelling argument.

It was the jacket. I just couldn’t make it work no matter how I styled it, it didn’t feel like me.

black and white jacket bell sleeves

The bottom sale shopping line is sometimes we come home with some fabulous deals. But every now and then, you realize something just doesn’t work for you. Not to worry, Jodie really loved the jacket, so I’m sending it to her. It will be fun to see how she styles it!

The Ageless Style Group

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Jodie from JTouch of Style selected our theme for the month and I want to thank her for challenging me to pull this jacket out of the very back of my closet! Thank you, sweet friend!

woman in blazer and heels

Our fabulous cohost for April, Maria Kelly from Passion Fruit Paws and Peonies decided upon what she describes as, “my problematic dress with my problematic shoes. I decided that a leather jacket was what it needed to stop me looking like a wanna be bride.” Ahhh Maria ~ too funny!

To follow along on Maria’s adventures, you’ll find her in her cyber homes here:
Twitter: Roaming Homebody
Instagram: Passion Paws and Peonies

Facebook: Passion Fruit Paws and Peonies

Team Ageless Style

Now, over to team Ageless Style as we see the creative ways they’ve styled their most “challenging” piece of clothing.

Daenel ~ Living outside the Stacks blog, instagram, pinterest, twitter

Debbie ~ Fashion Fairy Dust bloglovin, blog, instagram, pinterest, facebook, twitter

Jennie ~ A Pocketful of Polka Dots blog, instagram, facebook, pinterest, twitter, bloglovin

Jodie ~ Jodie’s Touch of Style blog, facebook, instagram, pinterest, bloglovin, twitter

Jonet ~ Fabulously Chic Over 50 blog, facebook, , instagram, pinterest, twitter

Kellyann ~ This Blonde’s Shopping Bag blog, instagram, bloglovin, twitter

Lisa ~ Coast to Coast blog, facebook, instagram, twitter, pinterest

Paula ~ Dimples on my What blog, facebook, pinterest, instagram, twitter

Shelly ~ The Queen in Between blog, instagram, bloglovin, pinterest, facebook

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Jonet Wooten is a 56 year old former investigative newspaper reporter/photographer. She's always in search of the latest and greatest in Fashion, Beauty and Travel, which she writes about on her AWARD WINNING blog. Creator of the popular global fashion series She's Got Style.

12 Comments on Challenging Fashion Pieces Plus Ageless Style Link Up

  1. Daenel
    May 3, 2018 at 10:40 pm (7 months ago)

    Such a great jacket. I love that you tried and found it doesn’t work for you and you’re sending it to someone who’ll love it. I’m like you, I see that magical word and I stop. I’ve also bought stuff just because it was on sale — not a good idea.

    • Jonet
      May 4, 2018 at 8:53 am (7 months ago)

      Hi Daenel, I completely agree! That magic “sale” word often stops us in our tracks. I know Jodie will style it beautifully. Sending hugs, Xo Jonet

  2. Jennie
    May 2, 2018 at 3:41 pm (7 months ago)

    This is a lovely jacket and I know it would check off all the boxes if I saw it on a sales rack, too. It does look great with the white base, but if you aren’t feeling it, then it is far better to pass it on. Now I am looking forward to seeing how Jodie styles it. 😉

    • Jonet
      May 3, 2018 at 10:44 am (7 months ago)

      You and I should go shopping together sometime! We think alike, right? I can’t wait to see how Jodie styles this jacket. She’s got such a great eye for fashion, it’s going to be amazing. Xo Jonet

  3. Paula Holloway
    May 1, 2018 at 2:39 pm (7 months ago)

    I think it’s lovely Jonet. I love it with all white ensemble but it would be equally cute with a bright colored t-shirt dress and a pair of tennies. Or over a simple sheath dress for a wedding or something. But in the end, YOU’RE the one who has to “feel” it.


    • Jonet
      May 2, 2018 at 10:04 am (7 months ago)

      Thank you Paula. The jacket really is quite stylish and the details are lovely. I think Jodie with hit it out of the park with her style spin. Xo Jonet

    • Jonet
      May 2, 2018 at 10:03 am (7 months ago)

      We are so happy to have you join the link up party, my friend. Xo Jonet

  4. Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies
    May 1, 2018 at 11:59 am (7 months ago)

    What a lovely friend you are Jonet – I’m sure Jodie will style it out brilliantly as she always does. I have been talked into buying outfits that I knew just weren’t me several times. Once it spent a day wearing a dress that was so out of place – let’s just say it would have made more sense if I accessorised with a pale of milk and a milking stool! My daughter insisted I looked cute, and I can’t deny the dairy maid look is kinda cute – but it wasn’t what I was going for…! Thank you so much for having me as your co-host, I’ve really enjoyed the challenge xx

    • Jonet
      May 2, 2018 at 10:02 am (7 months ago)

      Thank you, Maria! You and your clever humor were a delight. Funny story, my son was my photographer for this fashion shoot and we stopped for lunch first. I changed into this outfit and my son said, “Mom, can you at least wait to wear that jacket until we get out of the restaurant”? Which is when I laughed so hard, I dribbled a little iced tea on the table. Xo Jonet

  5. Lisa Richardson
    May 1, 2018 at 10:50 am (7 months ago)

    I totally get it Janet! I’ve bought more than my fair share of pieces only to realize they were non-starters. At least it’s getting a second chance at a new home, so that’s a bonus. I’m really trying to get better at not purchasing things I know won’t get a lot of wear.

    • Jonet
      May 2, 2018 at 9:58 am (7 months ago)

      Hi Lisa, thanks for sharing. I’m right there with ya, girlfriend. It’s easy to get distracted by the sale tags. I really do love the look of this jacket, it just doesn’t feel like me. Can’t wait to see what my friend Jodie from JTouchofStyle styles it. Xo Jonet


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