One Ginger lesson I remember well is “Buy less but buy quality.” Well, back at the time when I bought this wool blazer – over 30 years ago – I was certainly buying less. Even at a younger age, I must have recognized the value of such a classic, well-made piece, discovered while shopping with my mother at the Ralph Lauren outlet in Kittery, Maine. It’s a traditional Harris tweed, masculine and collegiate, yet with fitted feminine styling. Love that mix!
When you buy a jacket like this, it’s not meant to be worn with heavy sweaters underneath…a cotton or silk shirt, or a sleeveless shell as seen here works best. All buttoned up it is comfortably snug and nicely accentuates the waistline. Lesson from Candy: don’t buy your blazers too baggy!
So many accessory options – so how’s a gal to choose??? Since I decided to wear the camel suede boots, I tied in the color scheme with a mink pin (from a yard sale) that looks pretty on the tweed…and to contrast the masculine fabric of the jacket, a bright floral scarf…
Here’s the treasure that’s underneath the great blazer: a fabulous sleeveless ‘soft touch’ turtleneck by Majestic. It may not look very special, but I assure you, it is. Super soft, so comfy, a terrific layering piece. Also a great feature for a white top, it is machine washable. Don’t poo-poo turtlenecks that you may consider frumpy or associate with only cold weather gear – a turtleneck is a very chic look that is especially flattering on a more mature face, especially so if your face is slim/little. This top also looks cool with jeans and a leather jacket.
When Peter saw me in this outfit, he said I looked like I was ready to ride a horse – “very equestrian”. Quite true – except for the skirt, haha…Timeless tweed paired with classics for an understated look of elegance.:-)
A question for you: What’s the oldest piece that you have in your closet that you still love and wear regularly?
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A Chanel scarf my aunt gave me over 40 yrs ago. Timeless treasure.
Let’s see a pic! Ooh, ooh!
I have a 2 piece skirt suit in black crepe that my mother bought in 1989. I wear it on special occasions and love it so much. I have a vintage Rolex watch that was made the year I was born (so 50 years ago) that I wear quite frequently. And my most prized piece is a pink taffeta sheath dress that my grandmother made for my mom when she was in high school. It has an embroidered overlay of silk organza. It’s priceless to me.
All classics for sure!