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OOTD :: of linebacker shoulders and badassness

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1.28.14

I probably should’ve saved this outfit for Thursday because two items were a total steal.

The first is the tuxedo blazer, a spontaneous, caught-my-eye-and-had-to-try-it-on item I spotted on the super sale rack at Target. I didn’t have much hope for it since it’s an XL, but I’ve seen enough iterations of this sort of blazer that I just had to give it a whirl. Lo and behold, my linebacker shoulders came to the rescue! The blazer draped on me like a dream. Sure, the sleeves are a little long and so is the overall length, but I’m digging the oversized boyfriend vibe of it all and the way it gives me that androgynous 80s punk look. And at 50% off the retail price, it just couldn’t be beat.

The other steal? Well, see those pants? Admire its fabulousness then click on my link below. Did I pay that much for them? Mwahahahaha! No way. Are they the most amazing TARDIS blue ever? You betcha. Do I feel like a total badass in them? What do you think? (And if you must know, I paid a third of that listed ASOS price for the pants. Lurve.)

I suppose even the top could be considered a steal since it’s an F21 item and we all know how reasonable their clothing is. Unfortunately, they’re also junior sized, and the very shoulders that made me fall in love with the blazer makes me rue the day I bought this top. It strains, my friends, and because it’s got a center seam down the back, I’ve already had to have it tailored once to stitch up the bursting threads. I fear this is the one and only time I’ll be able to wear it before it heads to the donate pile. But it sure does add an extra oomph to an already oomph-y outfit, doesn’t it?

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21
Jeans  – Tripp NYC @ Karmaloop
Blazer – Mossimo @ Target
Shoes – Doc Martens

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OOTD :: of a few of my favorite things

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Hello, Wordless Wednesday! Thanks for hosting three of my favorite things: my Docs, my Vivienne Westwood ring, and my new used 10th Doctor blazer.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Karmaloop
Blazer – Brooks Brothers @ eBay
Jeans – Jennifer Lopez @ Kohl’s
ShoesDr. Martens

Linking :: WIWW @ The Pleated Poppy

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Week 15 :: of my 100th, last-minute switches, and Rock and Roll

I must confess: I am rock and roll only by association.

It’s my husband who is the true rocker in the family.  If not for him, I’d still think The Rolling Stones were a music magazine, wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix, wouldn’t know every single word to Bohemian Rhapsody.  In my formative years (read: high school and pre-husband), I was more bubblegum Top 40 with a little New Wave on the side.

Nowadays, the lines between musical genres have blurred to the point of extinction which is actually a good thing as far as social tolerance is concerned.  (I still remember subbing in the early ’90s and having to compromise with the different factions regarding which radio station to listen to during free time.) But Rock and Roll as an iconic fashion style is still quite distinct.

The essentials of rock style are no big mystery: jeans and leather pants, a boyish biker jacket, some wicked-looking Portobello Road boots.  But it’s all a matter of combining these with a lot of slink and style and balancing the tough with the ethereal, the strict with the sensuous.

The good news is that I have whole-heartedly embraced this genre as my musical tastes matured, and I had no problems coming up with different variations incorporating Rock and Roll essentials.  The bad news?  All of them require temps to dip below the mid-70sF.  And since it promises to be ten degrees hotter than that today, I was momentarily at a loss.

I was also under a lot of self-imposed pressure, what with today being my 100th post and all.  I felt compelled to be pithy and momentous, both in my wardrobe choice and my subsequent text.

But it’s also Friday and we all know my issues about blogging on Fridays.

(In one word: meh.  ‘Nuff said.)

So what’s a gal to do when she’s feeling writer’s blues on top of the uncooperative weather which ix-nayed her pre-planned outfit?

Improvise, of course.

Icon Friday

The original ensemble utilized the schoolboy jacket as the centerpiece.  In this iteration, I’ve done away with it in favor of a military-inspired vest.  Am loving the buttons; not so much the zipper that hadn’t been apparent when I threw it in my eBay cart.  Live and learn.

Initially, I’d planned on a white button up and tie, a là Angus Young from AC/DC, but without the blazer, that combo looked too mannish so I switched them out for this unstructured yet feminine top instead.  Even though it’s borderline long-sleeved, I imagine I’ll still look and feel cool because of the lightness of the fabric and the breeziness of the cut.

Icon Friday

The only piece I retained from the original outfit were the faboo plaid pants.  I love how both the pattern and the color are muted to the point of weathered, diminishing the potential garishness of a black and red combo.

And yes, your eyes don’t deceive you, my friends.  Those are OG, authentic, over-ten-years-old, scuffed and battered to the point of true comfort Doc Martens.  I admit that a 10-hole boot would’ve been infinitely better, but I have yet to splurge on a pair and that would’ve been more Punk anyway.

Icon Friday

In retrospect, even if I haven’t shattered your minds with epiphanous sartorial commentary, at least the last look of Icon Week is apropos to the occasion.  After all, what better way to celebrate than to Rock and Roll all night.

And party every day.

Icon Friday

Happy weekend, my friends.  Make good choices.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – New York and Co.
Pants – Almost Famous @ Tilly’s
Vest – eBay
Shoes – Doc Martens
Watch – Fossil

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