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