Thursday, February 21, 2013

J.Crew's lady jacket in berry pink: A crowd pleaser

Lady jacket in berry pink (size 6): J.Crew, fall 2012
Double-serge wool pencil skirt in heather carbon (size 6): J.Crew, here
Silk top by Moulinette Souers (size 2: Anthropologie, 2010
Black leather heels: Nine West

This jacket and skirt combo was a surprising crowd pleaser today, and I give all the credit to J.Crew's pretty lady jacket.  I wish I wasn't standing like such a dork in this picture because I don't think you can truly see the outfit (I really need to start taking multiple pictures to give more detail).  I have struggled a bit with what to pair this jacket with, because the trim isn't exactly black, it's a very dark navy.  It doesn't look that great with black, but I loved it with charcoal.   Everywhere I went, someone had a nice comment about the outfit...even an elderly gentleman struggling with his walker took the time to compliment me.  So sweet!  I love when people show kindness.  I always try to pay it forward.

Thanks for reading.

13 comments:

  1. that's the one color the lady jacket i don't own... but i'm certainly glad to live vicariously through you!

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    1. I wish I had picked up the charcoal version too... I love it!

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  2. Awww that's so nice to hear :) I think its really special when people you don't know compliment you. Makes you want to do it too.

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    1. I agree! I love random acts of kindness.

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  3. Love it! I am going to recreate this outfit down the road!

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  4. I thought the jacket was gorgeous, but the color was not good on me. It looks perfect on you!

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  5. Looks lovely on you -- another option might be a winter white skirt.

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  7. Just discovered your blog through Tweed and Toile - love how colourful and practical your outfits are (wish I had your J Crew inventory - it's amazing!). I appreciate your sense of style, and the effort you make to look stylish being a wife and working mother of 3. I am a 36-year old mother of two young girls, who is married and works full time. I also love looking put together and stylish, and consciously make the effort amidst my busy life. Like you, I truly believe in first impressions.

    Rhobi at Cover Up Chic

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! It is challenging to work, raise small kids, and look good while doing it, isn't it? However I find that I just feel better when I put in an effort to look nice...when I am schleppy it has a major effect on my mood! So the extra effort, to me, is worth it! Thanks for the kind words!

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