Something Old, Something New

Elie Tahari jacket bought well over 15 years ago at TJMaxx
Elie Tahari jacket bought well over 15 years ago at TJMaxx

Shopping for new clothes is always a gamble of sorts – you make a purchase based on what you like, what you need, what looks good on you, but you never really know 100% if you are going to love it until you wear it….sometimes you win, sometimes you lose….in the case of this black leather jacket, I won! This has to be at least fifteen years old and it still looks like new….when I first bought it, I wore it strictly for casual wear – with jeans, on the weekends – now I wear it that way as well as to work, business casual….because its style is simple and it does not have lots of heavy silver zippers, it is appropriate….it actually gives other classic pieces a current look by adding a bit of edginess……what was new here? The shoes….

Donald Pliner microfiber shoes; Wolford tights
Donald Pliner microfiber shoes; Wolford tights

Found these shoes on sale at Mad About Shoe in Winchester Center….they are super comfortable, even with the pointy toe (sexy!)….they look nice with pants and skirts alike and also work with bare legs…..

Scarf from Nordstrom's, Ginger's Chanel bag
Scarf from Nordstrom’s, Ginger’s Chanel bag

Anne Fontaine blouse, JMcLaughlin skirt
Anne Fontaine blouse, JMcLaughlin skirt
Ginger’s Chanel bag added a ‘ladylike’ contrast to the black leather – much more interesting to mix up styles than wear one look head to toe – also more visually interesting to mix patterns…..solid black tights would have worked, but the Wolford stripes much less predictable…..
Another oldie but goodie here is my white Anne Fontaine blouse – no, not a bargain, but this classic style gives a crisp and polished look to everything from skirts to jeans….the Armani belt was a great find a few years back at Revolve.

When you take something from your wardrobe and wear it in a different way it really feels like you have something new…….what item(s) can you reinvent??? Would love to hear…..

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