Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The textured moto jacket

Well, hello! And welcome to NOT my wardrobe capsule! It's so funny because when I was taking outfit photos for the week, every time I walked out of my closet room, the husband's face would light up and he would say, "You look so cute!" Finally after the last outfit, he said, "Why do you look so cute today?" And I said, "Because I'm not wearing the same plaid vest and stripe sweater 14 different ways." Haha! But that's how I felt though. It was nice to start fresh and photograph NEW outfits and NEW pieces.

Sunnies: Gucci | Jacket: ExpressNecklace: Stella and Dot | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (option) | Top: Express (print option) | Bottoms: Express | Heels: Valentino (option)

One of my most favorite new pieces is this textured knit moto jacket. I'd been fighting the urge to buy it forever, but finally I caved because Gina just made it look so good. It was actually super sunny the day I took these photos, which is amazing, but unfortunately washes out the detail of the jacket. 

Jacket: Express | Necklace: BCBG | Top: Express (option) | Bottoms: Express (option) | Heels: Louise et Cie

This is an outfit I wore to a casual dinner meeting with my new department. It was just the four of us, and I was excited to wear my new jacket and these new pumps. Pretty lovely together, eh? I'm psyched that I bought this jacket, and considering I like to throw a jacket on top of everything, I know it will get tons of use!

Necklaces: CS Gems (c/o) | Sweater: Old Navy | Tank: Target | Leggings: Express | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Sandals: Sam Edelman (optionoption)

I almost forgot it's St. Patrick's Day today! I've already moved on from the holiday mentally because we celebrated this past weekend! The husband's BFF's birthday is today also, so he has had a standing date with him for as long as they've been friends to go to the parade downtown and end up at an Irish pub for the night. I was busy running around like a mad woman so I couldn't go to the parade this year. I was shopping for a bridesmaid's dress for a wedding I'm in this fall, brunching, shopping with my sister in law, mani/pedi, then going to a 4 year old birthday party. We finally made it to the pub at about 7:30 on Saturday - but the husband had an 8 hour head start on adult beverage consumption by then! He was fine, and managed to hold out until a little after midnight while I shook my booty on the dance floor. My thighs are still sore as I type this! Ha! Did you do anything fun?


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  1. Yay happy to see you in regular clothes lol, this jacket is gorgeous, but it did not look good on me. I wanted the pink one so badly. You are killing me with all your pretty pumps, I can't get enough.


  2. haha Yayyy for being able to wear whatever you want! I really love that olive top on you! It looks great paired with those leopard sandals.

  3. Yay to the lace cami returning! And I'm so glad you caved and got that jacket! I love it and think it's especially great with evening looks where I feel like it really stands out in a good way. Also loving those nude pumps!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  4. The jacket is really so lovely!! Of the ones Gina has, I love the textured ones the most!! I'm glad you "caved" and love it just as much as you thought you would :-) Ironically, we don't do anything for St Patty's day ever---my hubby's b day is today (St. Patty's day) and for whatever reason, he's always boycotted the "holiday"...fun that you guys have a tradition around it though :-)
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

  5. That moto jacket is such an amazing piece and I'm pretty obsessed with the olive Old Navy top!! You look adorable.

  6. I love this look! I'm glad the capsule is over (for you) but I really liked seeing how you wore pieces different ways! I look forward to your new outfits!

  7. That jacket is so cute and perfect for spring! xx

    Audrey | http://www.keygypsy.com

  8. I love every one of these looks! The Louise et Cie heels look especially amazing. That is a new brand I recently discovered, and I swear I love everything I see.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  9. I love all of these as well! The moto jacket looks great on both you and Gina! It never worked for me. I think I had trouble with the sleeves. But it's so cute!

    It never feels like St Patrick's day to me. I'm always working!

  10. I have had my eye on this moto jacket ever since Gina debuted it. My store hasn't had any to try on so I've held out. I may have to break down and order it. It looks fabulous on you.

  11. That jacket looks amazing - the details are SO CUTE and it looks great on you! I can't wait to see all the ways you wear it this season!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

  12. That moto jacket is a stunner. I love how crisp it is! The lace shirt underneath is beautiful, too.


  13. Very cute outfit! I love a moto jacket for fall too!
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