Friday, April 08, 2011

stay gold, ponyboy!

true confession: i don't like denim jackets. unless it's on ponyboy or any other outsider.

i've had this lovely since 2000 when i worked for the gap. i'm pretty positive i got this on their crazygood employee discount. my roomies and i wore it non-stop. this was also when polyester bootcut pants were all the rage! you can imagine the sartorial genius that transpired when everything was paired with black pants or a denim jacket. or (bonus)BOTH!
as a result, i've never been able to part with this jacket, but i just never wear it. it's like songs on the radio. overkill kills. sorry bruno mars. for this reason, you and i will never be friends. perhaps someday when i hear you on the lite station at the denist office i will think fondly of the year you reconfirmed what i already knew, that i am amazing just the way i are.
jacket- gap
t shirt- old navy
skirt- jcrew
shoes- kristin davis via target

***note to self- perhaps a gigantic white stripe across my widest point isn't the best idea.

this popped collar is for you c. thomas howell!


Will and Natalie Giddens said...


I love it. I have many a picture of myself (and you, and probably Emily, and maybe Jessica) in that jacket. You've only had it since 2000? Seems like longer to me. And heck yeah! to polyester bootcut pants. I had them in black and grey and LOVED them!

And Bruno is right. Amazing. As a side note, one of my YW who is now in college recently wrote on her FB status: "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars is the best song in the entire world!!!! It was then "liked" and commented on by no fewer than 10 people, I kid you not. You KNOW it totally needs to be used on the soundtrack to "Prom", I mean seriously, how perfect would that be?

Onto the outfit: Is that the same shirt you wore for St. Patrick's Day? Is there any blue in the skirt? It looks mostly black/brown, yellow and white. I never would've paired them together, but it really works.

Have you heard of "All on the Line" on the Sundance Channel? I think you'd really like it!

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Go Ponyboy! I was rather taken by Dallas though...
Lovely skirt!
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Lori said...

Love the print on the skirt. I used to have the best denim vest when I was in high school. I wish I had kept it. Maybe this will be my new excuse to hoard clothes :)

The Elegant Bohemian said...

That is HILARIOUS! Bruno Mars!! LOL You look so cute! Hugs!! ~Serene

Anonymous said...

you worked for Gap? oh my! That was my dream job when I was 16 and preppy, discounts were my goal! I still have some love for a good black pants and denim jacket look, am I wrong? btw you just solved my life I have a huge jacket from Old Navy that got for $4.99 and that I've never worn, gotta go find a cute string like that! ... Learned those tricks at Gap?

Cess O. <3
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Peggy said...

You look great in the denim! I have a Jcrew one I've held on to also, but I don't wear it too much. I think they are making a comeback, so I need to sport it soon

Alysha E. Marie said...

I beg to differ with you, this denim jacket is just darling on you and I am a HUGE fan of denim. My recent blog posting actually featured one. Haha, how funny that we thought of this at the same time. I always feel like a denim jacket is a great addition to a Spring dress, or as you have shown, with a great floral skirt.


Jenny said...

Ohhh, I love that skirt!!! Your hair is gorgeous!!!

Colleen said...

Oh man do I want those shoes.

Paula said...

I remember that jacket and the black poly pants. I had/love them too and remember we would all wear them on the same day. good times.