Tweed always reminds me of work wear. That by no means is a reason not to like it, in fact, I love the texture that tweed has to offer. And when I saw this coral, pink, orange, and white Talbots jacket at the newly opened Working Wardrobes Outlet near my home in Huntington Beach, for 50% off mind you, I knew it was mine. The colors remind me of a Creamsicle, which in turn reminds me of dreamy spring days. On the same trip to WW, I spotted a pair of older Ray-Bans for a song, so I thought perhaps if I paired the two together, it would make kind of a cool outfit with the traditional feel of the jacket and the modern edge of the sunnies.
I recently also picked up this vintage 1970s scarf at a local estate sale and thought I would take a chance and put all three second hand items together in one outfit. To be perfectly honest with you, I am still not sure if I am totally in love with this look. The idea of it is so appealing to me. My husband loved the scarf and said I reminded him of a TWA stewardess that I think kind of got him excited.
To make this tweed seem not as stuffy, I wanted to add some modern, edgy pieces that would give a lovely juxtaposition. A blue tee is relaxed and ties into the blue in the scarf. The square gold bangle and faux marble bar ring give a funky twist. The slouchy, distressed denim and snake print pumps add some punch as well against the somewhat business-y looking jacket.
- Tweed Jacket: Talbots via Working Wardrobes Outlet
- Mossimo Blue Tee: Target
- Girlfriend Jeans: Catherines
- Vintage Scarf: Estate Sale
- Sunglasses: Ray-Ban via Working Wardrobes Outlet
- Brown Handbag: Coach
- Faux Marble Bar Ring: Charming Charlie
- Brash Hyper Caged Pump: Payless Shoe Source (I added the studs, see my DIY tutorial)
Even though I was still not 100% about this outfit, I still took it out and about while I did my daily activities. So many times, we are quick to jump to conclusions that something does not look good. We are also afraid of making mistakes. Being your own worst critic is an epidemic among women. Unfortunately, there are people out in the world, both in public and online, who are ready to pounce. They feel warranted to give there opinion freely about how unflattering you dress or they do not know how anyone would wear that, especially when they are hidden behind a computer screen. Deciding if I like this outfit is for me to decide, not someone else. Coming from someone who is on the shy side and who wears her heart on her sleeve, I want to encourage you to never let these women take away your moment to take chances or even to just wear what you like.
You are beautiful and experimenting with your wardrobe is a fun and enjoyable thing to do. No matter what the outcome, you can always take something away from trying a new style, even if you find it is just not for you.
Today’s Postivity Note
Hating your body will never get you as far as loving it will.