This is the small jacket. If you're more interested in the big cat scroll down.
Today's outfit brings together item # 20 (grey 'shrunken' blazer) item # 16 (black icebreaker long sleeve) and item # 30 (skinny jeans). I'm almost a third of the way through my challenge and I'm feeling reasonably good about my success so far. The black merino base layer top is my first repeat wear.
The jacket is too small to button. Well, actually I can button it, but not without it looking like I'm risking a dangerous Looney Tunes style projectile ricocheting button popping incident. I love the feminine shape and curves of the jacket and I think these 'shrunken' proportions look intentional and flattering. I'm discovering lately that a jacket with a single button or closure works well on me. Also, those with a fairly short length. Vintagey styling and built in curves don't hurt either. I don't have a back view to show but I'll be sure to get one on the next wear- the waist is really nipped in. I added the scarf because the collar is a bit scratchy. However, I'm not convinced this particular scarf or this particular tie was the best choice. I think it's too wide and I look a bit pinheaded. Do you see it? Or is it just me?
I have an ambivalent relationship with jeans. When I wear them I always think I should have tried harder and worn a skirt. Yet, I feel that I need them as an option in my wardrobe. I don't think pants in general do much for me. I've got a flat butt and a tendency to carry weight in my stomach and skirts seem to do a much better job of making everything look appealingly proportioned and pants seem to emphasize everything I don't like. And my calves are one of my best features. But I have jeans and I wear jeans fairly regularly even though I'm not always crazy about the way they look (or feel- their comfort factor is vastly over rated IMO.) I suppose I might feel differently if I broke down and spent a whole whack of money on a premium pair but since I don't love to wear jeans I refuse to spend any money at all on them (thrifted, ten bucks max) its a bit of a catch 22.
Here's the promised big cat. Minnie. Because the internet needs more cat pictures, no? And she kind of coordinates! At least, I like to think so. Every outfit is improved by the addition of a kitty.