Friday, October 21, 2011

Use it or Lose it OOTD: It's in the Details Jacket

When I put this jacket in my "Use it or Lose it" Challenge, I did so feeling pretty certain that I would be selling it in short order.  I like for the pieces in my closet to be versatile, and this jacket sadly is not.  Feel free to interrupt me if you believe differently, but it seems to me that this piece really only works with solid colors in a surprisingly limited color palette.

But I got so many compliments on this jacket at work that I'm starting to wonder if I should just hang onto this piece even if it doesn't really pull its weight.

Other possible reasons why people may have been complimenting my jacket:

  • It resembles business attire more than my chartreuse cardigan.
  • It pairs exceptionally well with the Tria Sweater Skirt I wore (nude textured skirt ruffles, meet nude textured jacket).
  • It's unique enough at first glance that your knee-jerk reaction is to compliment it.
  • They were being polite.

It's funny how a few random compliments can make you change your opinion about a piece you'd been previously decided on.  I hope I'm not the only one susceptible to public opinion this way!

This outfit also features my second sweater clip (see the first one here), worn in a more functional way than the first.  As Kayla pointed out the other day, although sweater clips have nice bonus stylings (i.e., collar-to-collar), their real purpose is to keep an open sweater in place on your torso.  I have come to love the versatility of sweater clips, but their intended function is pretty snazzy, too!

Use it or Lose it?  I am begrudgingly keeping this jacket, largely because the public opinion in the office swayed me, and I'm not so desperately short on closet space that I can't spare the hanger (yet).

I did sadly lose these cool iridescent pumps.  I noticed that they were terribly worn at the toes, and I just couldn't justify wearing them in this condition:

R.I.P., Guess pumps.
In this Outfit:
Anthro It's in the Details Jacket (S)
Anthro Bespoke Yoke Tee (XS)
Anthro Tria Sweater Skirt (M)
Sweater Clip via eBay
Guess Pumps
Anthro After the Rain Earrings
Anthro Rock Candy Ring

PS:  Have you checked out the other blogs participating in the Use it or Lose it Challenge?

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