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A Tweedy Moto Jacket

As per my usual routine, I went thrifting with my mom and sister last week when I was home visiting. I came away with a lot of really amazing stuff, most of which you will be seeing here over the next several weeks. Things being what they are in the world with fast fashion and our cultural wastefulness, I see less and less reason to shop in mainstream stores these days (with the exception of underwear and socks and the like).  Finding secondhand treasures not only satisfies the search and destroy shopping cravings you might have, it's far better for the planet, and I suppose your soul as well.

I knew before I even tried on this Gap tweet moto jacket (which was a Goodwill find for about 8 US Dollars), that I was going to be bringing it home. One of the great benefits of getting older is knowing instantly on sight when something will fit you, and I just knew this jacket would.  Most likely I'll wear this with jeans 99.9% of the time, but I wanted to try something different today in the name of variety. The result was this rather 80s derivative look. Historically I've not been a big fan of 80s fashion, but the farther away from the decade we get, the more appreciation I have for it - absence making the heart grow fonder and all that.

Anyway, the jacket is very warm, which is perfect for this time of year, and it has a sort of indoor/outdoor thing going on so that you can either wear it as a light cold weather jacket, or (more likely) like a non-traditional blazer for our non-traditional times.

thrifted jacket (see below for options) / Charter Club pink cashmere sweater / Tibi wool skirt (old), similar, similar / Nine West boots (old), similar / Judith Ripka Rings: similar heart shaped, multi-hearts similar / hammered sterling earrings

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