Not for the Faint of Heart

Give a girl the choice to thrift or eat for lunch...which do you think I chose? Exactly. Thrifting!
I copped this boys jacket. The minute I saw it, I knew it was something that JJ would have worn on Good Times. You know that thought alone sold me!
(I do not own these other items...just giving you a visual)
Pour La Victoire Heels, Etsy Vintage Clutch, American Apparel Skirt

I can't describe the fabness of this jacket. It's vintage, light wool and fitted. It is awesome and sadly I must part with it because apparently I couldn't convince my boobs to shrink on demand. Sad face. Before I have to part with it, I thought I would style it up a bit. It really could go with anything...wide legged jeans...skinny jeans and boots...pencil skirt. The possibilities are endless.

 Then I saw this dress. It's ugly, right...but that's what makes it fabulous! When I saw it, I knew the solution was to remove the sleeves and voila...a fab dress appears! I'll admit, the jacket and this dress aren't to be worn by "wusses". It's for the fashion gangstas. It's for the chick that dares anyone to tell her that fly collared jackets and Hawaiian print fitted mumu's aren't fashion forward. It's for people like me:)

I just pinned the arms back but doesn't it make a world of difference!?!
Cinch the waist with a belt...and BAM!

 I styled it up for you. All those flowers and patterns needed to be anchored with some black basic classics.
(Chloe Nancy Clutch, Blue Fly Jacket, Pour La Victoire Ankle Boots)
You like?

I'll do an outfit post soon...I've just been to lazy too take pics after work:)

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Niki Cheapskate said...

i love that blazer! what size is it? i'll take it off of your hands, lol

Life with Kaishon said...

That is the coolest jacket! I looooooovvvvveeee it. I bet that was a great lunch break.

Juanette said...

You left out the MOST IMPORTANT PART of the story but I see you creating "buzz" for future endeavors so I won't rub their noses in it...I heart you for using "Oh you fancy huh" in my comments and not just because you are a top notch thrifter!

Ro said...

Girl you know you can make some shit look lovely....that jacket was intresting at 1st then when you put that clutch and them shoes...and that skirt...I am off to recreate.
That dress made my eye jump...them BAM made me SMILE!
Can you style me PLEASE :-)

Emily Kennedy said...

J'ADORE! Who wants the faint of heart anyway?

Sing said...

You are too funny and I really do mean that. You turned that ugly dress into something so chic. I need you thrifting with me because sometimes I have NO vision at all. Um where you sending that jacket off to? : )

Stacey Kay said...

I wanna see that dress on you!

Stacey Kay
“Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration”

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MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

Mail me that jacket please!

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

You're right. Not for the faint at heart. I like that last dress with the sleeves, not sure if you were considering cutting them off or not. Yet I'm sure you'll look fabulous either way.

Ife' said...

I am cracking up at "fashion gangstas"...girrrrlll I will gang bang that jacket! I am pretty sure I would bang that dress, too. I might have to hack off the sleeves, but it's all about the styling.

You are too funny! LOL.

Charlie said...

those two garments are lovely! I would totally wear the blazer, and the dress can look really classy with the right accessories, too. I'm sure you can pull it off, you're so fab!

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

Girl when you figure out how to make your boobs shrink on demand....pass the info to me for my bunz. I pass up too much stuff being blessed in the rear.

That dress turned into straight fabulous. and the blazer is too cute.

My latest post: Print mixing

Ariana said...

love them both!! Fabulous :)


Savonne said...

I'm in love with both items. That jacket is fire. I love that dress. I was attracted to the colors at first sight, but, taking away the sleeves definitely gives it a more modern look. Good idea, I would have just rolled the sleeves up being lazy. Oh, btw, when does your thrifting book come out? :)

Marsha (BrownFace) said...

I'm with everyone else...What size is the jacket and can you send it to Philly, PUHHHLEASE! Love the dress too!! I liked how you pinned the sleeves back for a visual but I would also wear it with the sleeves.

Anonymous said...

your creative brain KILLS ME. I die silently.

Love both of your visions!

Anonymous said...

your creative brain KILLS ME. I die silently.

Love both of your visions!

kiki_ri said...

Re. The JJ jacket...."part with"...ummmm, as in give it to me? Why, Thank you Reiko! Your just too kind! :o]

Anonymous said...

I LOOOOVE the blazer and that dress isnt something i would look at but with the sleeves off it is cute!

Karla said...

If I send you postage, will you send the blazer. I am totally on a mens wear kick this fall/winter.

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