A Memory Jacket

Several days ago, I took my mom out for a girls day.  We went to several shopping spots and had so much fun talking over lunch.  I have mentioned before that my mom has dementia and how I have been struggling with how things have been progressing all while not wanting to let her know.  This day however was truly blessed by God.  The conversation was so wonderful and I saw glimpses of my mom that I have not seen in a long time.

As we strolled through a local mall, we passed by Old Navy where we spotted the bomber jacket I had just included in my recent Anthropologie Style Plus Size Clothing post.  I felt immediately like a little girl, in a very wonderful way, asking my mom how it looked.  Happy memories flooded my mind as she smiled back at me.  The experience is something I will always treasure and have already planned our next outing as mother and daughter.

Old Navy Jacquard-Pattern Bomber Jacket

For my first wear of this Aztec print jacket, I went super simple with all white.  Of course, I pushed my sleeves up as I usually do and it was perfect for a cool Spring day.  During most of the day I wore my navy sneakers to scoot around in.

Old Navy Jacquard-Pattern Bomber Jacket

Then for the evening, for dinner with the hubby, I switched out the sneakers for a pair of camel colored caged heels that I recently picked up at Goodwill of Orange County.  I love how that simple change made this look totally different.Old Navy Jacquard-Pattern Bomber Jacket

Outfit Details:

Jacquard-Pattern Bomber Jacket: Old Navy

White Top: Anthropologie via Poshmark seller zoradorable (similar)

White Cropped Denim: Ann Taylor via Poshmark seller divastephrob (similar)

Zippered Faux Leather Mini Satchel: Forever 21 via Poshmark seller aligtorres

Navy Sneakers: Champion via Poshmark seller jillcoffee (similar)

Caged Heels: Mossimo via Goodwill of Orange County (similar)

Double Strand Necklace: Anthropologie (similar)


I have noticed a pattern, literally, in some of my selections lately and I posted on Instagram about how many blue and white geometric prints I have acquired.  Off of that post, I got a comment from a follower asking how I styled this ON jacket because she just recently got it herself.  I responded in text form, but I wanted to show visually three more ways I have planned to wear it with items that I already have.

Designing From My Closet Styling a Blue Patterned Jacket

With Yellow Pants: Pants, Top, Shoes

I have a pair of cropped yellow khakis that I picked up from GAP the end of last year.  I will use the same white top I have on in this post, then finish it with my navy pointed flats.  It gives the jacket a dressy-casual look.

With Yellow Skirt: Skirt, Top, Wedges

More yellow!  Blue and yellow are an easy color combination, and for this look I wanted to get a little more dressed up.  This geo eyelet skirt I got from LOFT, again that same white top, and my brown wedges will give this jacket a dressy edge.

With Navy Maxi: Dress, Sandals

Although I will be using a navy maxi skirt and a navy top, a maxi dress will give just the same effect.  And there are my tasseled sandals again!  This gives the jacket a more relaxed boho feel.


This jacket will always hold a special place in my heart because of the memory it has and I am glad that I will be able to style it in so many ways.

Today’s Postivity Note

With the new day comes new strength.

Be Blessed!


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One comment

  1. What a great and versatile jacket! I love the sneaker look the best because that is totally how I would style it. I am glad you had such a wonderful time out with your mom. It makes me happy to know not all moms are as horrible as mine.

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