Friday, December 20, 2013

3 Days, 2 Disappointments

The brown outfit I was happy with, but the bottom two outfits I was not.  I was surprised to realize I did not like the look and fit of the houndstooth jacket and was very disappointed because I had so looked forward to wearing it. :( 
I am going to try it, as I'd planned, with another top and a sparkly necklace, but I still don't like the big, boxy look of it.  Not sure if I can belt it, but I will see.  The shoulder pads need taken out, but I would have to rip open the inside fabric and I've never done that before.  Hopefully I can work on getting that altered in an acceptable way over the next few days because I was going to wear it to work on Monday.





Linebacker :D
I'm just not liking the fit of these pants still.  I slimmed down the legs, but I think I'm going to try making them skinnier at the bottom.  If that doesn't make me like them better I'll just scrap them.  The jacket is nice, but I prefer it with sleeves and shirt sleeves pushed up. (it was too cold to wear like that now though) 
 Thrifted Items:

Outfit 1
Brown Jeans $6.99 Gloria Vanderbilt (Value Village)
Brown Sweater
Scarf
Loafers $2.50 Rockport (Goodwill)

Outfit 2
Pants $5 White House Black Market (Value Village)
Black Sweater $3.99 Sag Harbor (Goodwill)
Houndstooth Blazer $3.50 Malka Collections NY (Value Village
Scarf
Black Booties

Outfit 3
Gray Pants $3.99 Worthington (Value Village)
Red Sweater $6.63 Prophecy by Sag Harbor (Value Village)
Gray Blazer $5.99 Banana Republic (Goodwill)
Scarf $1 (Value Village)
Red Mule Shoes $4 Alfani (Goodwill)

14 comments:

  1. You look good in brown Lisa. Lovely outfit. About the second one, well I am with you, it's nice but not really you, if you know what I mean.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. I know exactly what you mean, Lenya. :)

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  2. W brązowych Lisa bardzo Ci do twarzy. Żakiet w pepitkę też jest ładny i bardzo modny. Pozdrawiam ciepło!

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    1. Thanks for reading, Barbarossa and I always appreciate your lovely comments. :)

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  3. Maybe with the houndstooth - a crisp white blouse with some pearls or pearly broach on the jacket and the sleeves rolled up?

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    1. Good ideas, Pamela! So good to see you. :)

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  4. I'm in agreement with Pamela. Perhaps styling the jacket differently will create a more flattering silhouette without having to do alterations. I'm thinking a boyfriend jean with the hem rolled up and loafers, and a chunkier scarf with that crisp white blouse? Do you any boyfriend jeans Lisa?

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    1. Oooh, more good ideas, Sue! Not sure that I have the boyfriend jeans. Maybe Santa will bring me a pair for Christmas. :)

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  5. I think both outfits are great and look beautiful on you!

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    1. Awww, you're too sweet, Sherry. :)

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  6. I have a plaid pendelton blazer that has a similar sihouette as your houndstooth jacket and I think wearing a skinny bottom helped me. I also belted it and added a chunky scarf
    http://versatilestylebytracey.com/2013/11/05/blackwatch-plaid-with-stripes-a-touch-of-leopard/

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    1. Yes, I see what you mean from your post. I'm going to try bits and pieces from everyone's suggestions. Thanks so much!
      p.s. I allllmost bought a jacket just like the one you're wearing last time I went thrifting. I know this pattern is really on trend right now, but I just wasn't sure of the fit. I need to learn to stay away from the boxy, overpadded blazers. ha

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  7. Look nice, warm, balanced and smooth. I love it. Merry Christmas.

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  8. You look great in the brown outfit, warm and cozy. (another great scarf!). You have such good taste that you almost never select something that is not "you". You and I have the same colouring and I had to ditch my houndstooth jacket as it drained all the color from my face and highlighted wrinkles and the droopies. Love the idea of b/w houndstooth but can't pull it off.

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