When my alarm goes off at 7:30 and my eyes barely work, I check my trusted Weather Whiskers app to see what the weather’s like in San Francisco. Then I check what it’s like in my hometown of Hanover, PA. Then I spend 20 minutes checking Facebook and Instagram before I actually wake up. Anyway, back to weather. “Summer” is actually like “Fall” in SF, where jackets are required, weather is in the mid-60s, and I grow extremely jealous of my East Coast friends who are biking around in shorts.
So I decided to pull out some light outerwear pieces I never usually wear for this week’s #ootdtheme.
Emoji Jacket? Score!! Found this gem at the Camden Market on a visit to London. The guy tried to sell me way too hard on how pricey it was in Ebay, and after getting confused about my pound-dollar conversion, I only talked him down a bit-in other words, paying more than I should have. But, now I have this sweet neoprene jacket with matching Emoji socks for #ootdthemes like outerwear. Why would I wear light colored tights that make my legs look extra pale? Who knows, guys, the cold weather throws me off.
Emoji Jacket: Camden Market in London
Black Romper: Gabrial Brothers
Tights (that have an awesome cat scratch design in the back): Gift from my mom
Emoji Socks: Gift from my man
Glitter Platform Oxfords: Japan!
I have a track record of losing leather jackets. The first one at Belvederes bar in Pittsburgh, the second one at a casino in Sacramento, CA, the third one at a ladyboy strip club in Soi Cowboy, Thailand, and so far-my fourth one is still hanging in my closet. But somehow, karma has looked out for me, and I’ve happened upon 2 other leather jackets for free after my losses. A friend scored this pleather moto jacket in his bar’s lost and found and it fit perfectly! But eventualy the pleather started deteriorating, so I cut off the sleeves and made it into a vest. Who wears moto leather vests anymore? Hardly anyone. But I attempted a look to keep up with this week’s theme.
Leather Moto Vest: H&M
Black Mullet Dress: H&M
Pink Platforms: Shiek Shoes
Rings: Swarovski and Marina Fini
Ahhh, the one other vest I own. Got this on a back country rode yard sale while wine tasting in Oregon. Wine tasting there is so much cheaper than Napa, and so delicious!! Try it out if you live near Portland and want to enjoy the 1 month of nice weather a year.
I’m scared of the idea of a festival like Coachella-ugh-camping and lots of people and porta potties and hippes and and and…anyway, the outfits are a different story. I have switched my hate for festival wear to a small disdain for festival wear. So I did my best with this vest.
Vest: Yard Sale
Romper: Betsey Johson
Accessories: Gifts from friends
Boots: Betsey Johnson
Cat: Some stray cat that keeps hanging out in our yard
Scrambling for light outerwear here guys, the struggle is real. I pulled out this fur bolero I got in college at a thrift store. It looks better with a vintage or Christmas outfit, but hey, #ootdtheme is about being inventive! With this style collar and sleeves, it’s best to pair it with something that doesn’t have a lot going on in the neck area. So I picked out this strapless sundress I’ve had since I was 21-as in I actually bought it for my 21st birthday and for some reason won’t let it go. Cowboy boots balanced out the fur (sneakers looked too summery), and there ya have it-I feel like I walked out of the house looking like a circus freak.
Fur bolero: Thrifted
Summer Dress: Macys (from 2004!)
Cowboy Boots: Thrifted
Earrings and bow: Japan!
Statement necklace: Forever21
Play along with my #ootdtheme on instagram, just tag your pics #ootdtheme. What should I do for next week? Suggestions welcomed and encouraged!