Is this the military jacket? Is it the officer’s jacket? Or the band jacket? Or captain’s jacket? I’ve seen this jacket called so many things that I don’t know what to call it but I’ll stick with band jacket since that is what came to mind, second to military jacket. These jackets have been everywhere and for good reason. They have such an edgy feel to them and they will make anyone feel like a bad ass. I was actually fortunate enough to have found this (BNWT) one this weekend during my usual Goodwill “run”. This is actually a good thing because I was convincing myself into purchasing the Gap’s cropped band jacket. However, there was no way I was going to pay full retail for it; thank goodness for a little bit of luck and Goodwill.
So automatically when I think of military/officer/band jacket I think of pairing it with boots. I didn’t want any ordinary boots because I’m no ordinary girl (flips hair lol) so I pulled out the OTK lace up boots from the artillery. Of course, I didn’t want this outfit to look like I actually belonged to a band or an army so I wore it with a pair of dark blue skinny jeans and my floppy fedora hat for an extra bit of flare. I did wear my fishnet socks with these boots because I wanted toe coverage (lacking a pedicure), a matching gray lip and my black Furla satchel to complete this look.
Side Note: My husband said I looked like The Undertaker lol!
Blazer: The Loft, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Jeans: H&M $12.00 / Boots: Urban Original $30.00 / Bag: Furla, purchased on postmark: $60.00 / Hat: No Brand, Wool Floppy Fedora Hat: $2.00 / Outfit total: $108.00
Urban Original Over the Knee Lace Up Boots, available here
Wool Floppy Hat, similar here
Out from under Wide Fishnet Crew Sock, available here
The Loft Band Jacket, similar available here
Furla Satchel, similar here
This is one of those simple outfits I put together when I have to run out the door. It’s a nice casual look that makes it seem as if I put in a lot of effort when in reality I didn’t even try. I purchased this Gap skirt a few years back and it was still hanging in my closet with the tags on, shhh, don’t tell my husband. I bought this back when “skater/circle” skirts were all the rave and the Gap made one for their fall collection. I love these skirts because they have a youthful feel to them. The material and color makes it versatile enough for anyone in my age group to pull off. Since I am on the smaller scale, I tucked my sweater in and wore a pair of high heeled booties. I layered the look with a faux-leather moto jacket, a pair of black leggings and in order to tame the mane I wore a wool floppy fedora.
Skirt: Gap / Turtleneck: Talbots, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Jacket: Mine Faux-Leather Moto Jacket, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Shoes: Vince Camuto / Bag: Furla Satchel, purchased on Poshmark, $60.00 / Hat: NO brand Floppy Fedora Hat, purchased at Goodwill: $2.00 / Outfit total: $72.00
Talbots Turtleneck, similar here
Vince Camuto, similar here
Gap cable Knit circle skirt, similar here
Mine Faux-Leather Moto Jacket, similar here
Furla Satchel Bag, similar here
Wool Floppy Fedora, similar here
Is it really fall without houndstooth? I feel like during this season you must wear houndstooth at least once. Once fall arrives we all pull the flannel shirts, plaid plants and wool. However, houndstooth along with tweed are those classic pieces that we old off for those holiday parties and holiday portraits. Personally, I love tweed and houndstooth alike but I love to reserve those prints for more formal or special occasions.
I sometimes walk into my closet and I know exactly what I am going to wear. But then there are times when I just stand in the middle of my closet with a blank stare. Those are my “stylist block” moments because I know that I have more than enough clothes it’s just that I don’t know WHAT I want to wear. I noticed this pretty little top glimmering in my dark closet at a time when I had “stylist block.” As soon as I pulled it out of the hanger, I knew exactly what I was going to wear it with. Despite the fact that this is a vintage shirt, I love that it is still wearable and the pointed collar pays homage to its age. I wore my faux-leather trim pencil skirt, black stilettos and my current favorite, black oversized duster coat. I am in absolute love with this YEOHLEE duster coat that I purchased at a local thrift store for $5.00 (half off sale!) I sometimes amaze myself at my luck! I finished off my duster coat with an oversized bow belt from H&M that I also purchased at a thrift store. I kept accessories at a minimum by wearing bold red lips, my go to Furla handbag and a pair of pearl earrings.
Top: Vintage Notations Silk Houndstooth Blouse, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Skirt: Jones New York, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Coat: Yeohlee Duster Coat, Purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Belt: H&M Bow Belt, purchased at Goodwill: $1.00 / Outfit total: $14.00
Furla Handbag and Steve Madden Shoes
H&M Oversized Bow Belt, similar here
Yeohlee New York Oversized Duster Coat, similar here
Jones New York Black Faux-trim Pencil Skirt, similar here
Vintage Notations Silk Blouse, similar here