Second Hand Finds: Tweed Jacket, Ray-Bans, & Vintage Scarf

Second Hand Finds: Tweed Jacket, Ray-Bans, and Vintage Scarf | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog

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.

Second Hand Finds: Tweed Jacket, Ray-Bans, and Vintage Scarf | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog

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.

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Outfit Details

  • 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.

 Be Blessed!

Janeane

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10 comments

  1. I think this is definitely a hit!! Of course I love a tweed jacket (just did a post series on them last month) and I appreciate the scarf not totally matching—yet it goes so well!!
    And then those shoes—wowza!!
    You’re definitely rockin’ it girl! jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    1. Thank you Jodie! I remember seeing that series and I thought about it when I first found this jacket. I am very much a “not matching, but going” type of gal. I have driven many a furniture sales person crazy by saying that I do not want the entire matching set. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, I was able to wear these shoes for the first time, although I did have to change into flats part way through the day, I am just not there yet, but I will!

      Janeane

  2. OK, I love that you stepped out of your comfort zone to try this because it’s a great look on you! We all have so many reasons why we stick with what’s comfortable (my friends love to joke with me about my love of long sweaters and toppers. Why do you always cover it all up, they say.), but it’s good to branch out, not only to mix things up a bit – but we may find we like the new look. This jacket looks so fantastic on you and I love how you paired it up with those rockin’ shoes! Throwing the scarf on, made it your own. I love it all! Thanks for sharing your latest finds and look and encouraging us all, to not worry about what anyone else thinks – it’s so much more fun to just be ourselves!
    XO
    Suzanne
    http://www.AskSuzanneBell.com

    1. I once attended a style class and one of the tips that stood out to me was to actually wear an outfit all day, even if you think you hate it. It gives a whole perspective for me to evaluate why and if I want to try it again or say I tried and don’t ever want to go there again. It does however open us up to being judged by others, especially when we post it on a blog (am I crazy!). To me, the pay out is worth it and I have learned so much by doing things like this.

      Janeane

  3. Janeane, I just wanted you to know that after I saw this post I had to try it! I have a couple of tweedy type jackets in my closet. When I was picking out my clothes for work (I work part time as an assistant manager at a university bookstore), I thought, I am going to pick one of those jackets and see what I can do with it. I picked one that is white and black (the color looks almost grayish white) with black trim along the zipper, cuffs and pockets. I paired it with a black and white gingham button up, skinny jeans and black boots. Instead of a scarf I wore a coppery colored statement necklace that looks like coins hanging in layers. I think the outfit was great and it was your inspiration that got me to try it. I love your outfit! It looks cute and it is versatile – dress it up, dress it down….thanks for sharing your great looks and ideas. – Amy

    1. This is such a wonderful comment that has made my week! Thank you Amy. I am so happy I inspired you to try with something you already had in your closet. That is exactly what I love about reading blogs is that they break me out of my way of thinking and it is nice to inspire someone else in that way.

      Janeane

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