Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Westminster Lace…that’s what the tag on this fancy jacket/top says. I like to imagine that it once topped a lovely wedding dress, until it came my way through Sals (vation Army, that is).
The shape alone is to die for- exaggerated poufs of sleeves tapering at the lace-trim cuffs and back pleats envied by modern tuxedos jackets everywhere. I love to dress it down (and counter the volume) with a simple pair of skinny jeans. I also layered a couple tees underneath, a longer white tee and a grey breton striped one, both for warmth and that casual touch I was going for. The boots were just given to me by a generous friend, the leather is seriously yummy, I can’t stop touching. Finally I fastened a vintage rhinestone sparkler to the top, just for fun.
Statement pieces like this top are my favorites because they allow the rest of the outfit to fall easily around them. Though it may not be as versatile as your standard white shirt or blazer, I love how this is a sort of hybrid created between the two!