Thursday, February 18, 2016

Plaid Blazer: ootd

    I saw this blazer on ThredUp and loved it for no particular reason.  I don't have a lot of blazers, and this was a stand out piece with a vintage feel.    When I bought it, I had a much different vision for how I would wear it, which was with a long black skirt and boots.  When I put it all together, it just didn't work.  The boots were too high, the skirt was too long.  It just wasn't right, but it wasn't the jacket's fault.  I put it in the closet and waited for another idea.  
    My local thrift shop had a great sale and while I was rummaging through racks I found this awesome backpack.  It was new, with the tags still on, cost only $12 and was just what I was looking for.  Anytime we make trips to Tokyo, I carry my cross-body bag with my camera and all my other things.  It's so heavy it causes tension headaches that last for days.  I'm hoping this backpack will evenly distribute the weight and the headaches will subside.  Style and function?  I can't ask for anything more than that.
    Bringing home this bag, inspiration struck!  A blazer and a backpack?  It was meant to be.  Then it was just a matter of added a little more function to the outfit by switching out the skirt for shorts and tights and a comfortable pair of flats.  Voila!  It all came together.  Warm, comfortable, practical, love, love, love.

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Jacket is from ThredUp  (use this link to sign up and save $20 off your first order

Top is from ThredUp
Shorts by My Michelle
Tights from ModCloth
Beret purchased locally ,but this one is similar
Backpack purchased locally

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