A Good Dressing Down
I found this wave-printed tuxedo jacket (last seen here) at a TK Maxx in Glasgow on the sale rack about two years ago. I had originally paired it with skinny jeans and a white button-down, but I think I like it much better this way, with flares (they're in again...yesss!) and a white tee underneath. I think the proportions are a bit better like this. At least, they are for me.
I am in love with the print on this jacket. Not only does it fit like a dream, but you just don't see anything like it floating around out there. I sort of feel like a Vegas lounge lizard in it; it has just the faintest hint of a velvet Elvis about it. That's why I prefer to dress it down with jeans, to keep it from taking itself too seriously. You know, like smoking jacket and ascot seriously...although personally, I can find nothing potentially less serious than a smoking jacket and ascot combo. It makes me giggle. Sure, you see plenty of people out there doing it, either "ironically" or in earnest, but every time I see someone in a smoking jacket and ascot, I have to fight the urge to run up to them yelling "Professor Plum! Professor Plum! It was Colonel Mustard! I saw him do it! In the library, with the lead pipe!"
At which point I'll probably get arrested.
So. Jeans then.
Clements Ribiero jacket (old), similar / Hudson jeans / Stuart Weitzman pumps / Gap tee / 14k and topaz ring (old), similar / Judith Ripka earrings (old), similar