Outfit Possibility Inspired by Kiah of the blog, "From the Rez to the City" by beautyandserendipity featuring a twill blazer
Kiah of the blog, From the Rez to the City, created an outfit where she combined a vintage navy jacket with boyfriend jeans. I thought to myself, "Hmm, I have a navy jacket and plenty of jeans - maybe I could make it work?" This is an experiment. I'm turning into a basic jeans and t-shirt kind of woman, but I like to break out of that pattern (I refuse to admit I'm in a rut!) every now and again, and Kiah provided a perfect example of combining the casual look of jeans with a dressy jacket, kicking the outfit up a notch.
I did two colorways, grounded by neutral accessories. The chino jacket is navy from LL Bean (no longer available in women's plus size). The jeans are Lane Bryant T-3 jeans. The t-shirts are J. Jill, one in Rose Pink and one in white. The top scarf is in Rose Pink by J. Jill, and the bottom one is a casual floral scarf from LL Bean. The handbag and shoes are similar to ones I own.
The top colorway, pink and navy, reminds me of the color combinations from the 80's, when people were into the "preppy" look. If I wanted to be really retro, I would wear pink slouchy socks and colorful oxfords and a pink handbag. Nowadays I would be afraid of dressing like one of my little nieces - it's a cute look on a 3 or 4 year old; not so much on me.
I have to think of an opportunity to wear one of these outfits. Which reminds me, I have to get my jeans hemmed next week. I don't understand why Lane Bryant has an inseam of about 35" on their average jeans - not even the tall sizes! I'm forced to cuff the jeans or get them hemmed. I'm not a woman's petite, either - I'm 5' 7". LL Bean pants, on the other hand, fit me exactly right. Maybe I should start buying my jeans from LL Bean? Or J. Jill - they fit me pretty well, too.