Sunday, April 22, 2012

Why is it cold again?!

Well, it's not "cold" cold, but it is chilly and windy.  It's currently 60 degrees and only a high of 66 today. I have no idea what I'm wearing.  BUT, I am being inspired to make colorful spring blazers for times when chilly weather creeps its way back in amongst my sunny spring days.

Last evening, this is what I wore out:
 It was really nippy yesterday.  I needed a jacket.  I knew I wanted to wear my white jeans and my denim chambray shirt and I went with my "Chanel" jacket.
I usually ONLY wear this jacket during the fall, but I decided that it should also be a great essential in my spring wardrobe as well.
The details of the sleeve with my vintage Chanel bag really capture the spirit of the look I was going for.  And I'm really glad that I was wearing such a classic colored polish:

Today's color is OPI "Too Hot Pink to Hold 'Em".  And BTW, I've joined the Instagram movement since it's now available for Android phones.
It's been a few years since I've made this jacket.  For you long time readers, I'm sure you remember this "labor of love" project... it took 2 weeks to make.  
I'm so glad that invested a great amount of time, skill and pride into this project.  I can see myself wearing it for many more years to come.

Wearing: denim shirt: DKNY; optic white jeans: NYDJ; purse: vintage Chanel bucket bag; wedges: Jessica Simpson.


  1. Very beautiful... I remember this lovely jacket, great quality and details always pay off

  2. Thanks Aminat! This will always be one of my all time favorite projects!

  3. Love the outfit and its 59 in NJ today with flooding rains - nasty nasty day. A good day to stay in and sew!

  4. I live for nasty days that I can stay in and sew! Thanks Joen!

  5. Your jacket looks as great as when you first made it. I really liked the way you styled it.

  6. Another great outfit that shows exactly why it's good to have some classic, made to last items in our wardrobes even if they are a labour of love to make!

  7. Lovely ensemble! I love your jacket paired with the white jeans.