No Skirt, Long Jacket


Jacket? Vintage, thrifted Jeans? h&m, thrifted Pumps? Ralph Lauren 
Necklace? Thrifted Bag? Thrifted

I found this mint vintage jacket for $4 at the thrift store. Based on the prices on all the other jackets on the same rack, I would assume that it was either priced wrong or someone thought it was so ugly that only a $4 price would get it out of the store. That happens sometimes when good vintage gets priced absurdly low because it's not Gap or American Eagle and is therefore weird and unworthy. And when that happens it's actually a beautiful thing...
I've only had the jacket for a few days and I have already worn it all buttoned up as a dress and now again casually with some beat-up denim. I am quite happy with this purchase.
And based on the fact that I slung the jacket over a rack at a vintage store the other day (big mistake, don't do this...) and someone else admired it and tried it on without me even noticing, I would say I have at least two people who agree that this jacket is a beauty. The other person is my mom. She told me that she doesn't always love all of my fashion choices but this one was a good one. Mother approved. Bam.

(The vintage store I was at was Netty Vintage in Brantford, it is my favourite vintage place... Sadly, Netty is closing its doors on Oct. 31st so you should go soon to get some amazing (really) deals and to say hey to Jacqueline, who is a top notch lady!) 


theclassictee@gmail.com said...

What a find! I too love the jacket! Great look! And I'm sure you rocked it worn as a dress! :)

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

What a great score.

The details are fantastic.


Suzie Salmon said...

Perfection! Love EVERY piece.

Jennifer said...

That is a great jacket! Looks great with those jeans!

xo Jennifer


Lora Conrad said...


I mean, you look like you're going to lunch with Prince. That's how fabulous this outfit is.


Ladies in Navy said...

love your coat
kw, ladies in navy

Sorren Isler said...

That blazer is to die for - consider your count up to three! and for four dollars? colour me just plain jealous.

also... love that you styled it casual. so amazing and something I'd never think of

Naomi said...

Ooo I'd love to see how you style it as a dress! ...And now that Cake song is stuck in my head, Short skirt, loooooooong jacket!

The Occasional Indulgence

gleeps said...

You are killing this look, Yen! Bravissima!

CodeOverdressed said...

That is one fabulous jacket!

Cee. ♥
Code Overdressed

DressUpNotDown said...

You find the best jackets! And shame on you for telling us you wore it as a dress without posting a picture! :o)


Anonymous said...

Omg! Can I rent your closet, pu-lease!
Gia :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE it! Great find!
Adding this look to my thrift wish list.


amandromeda said...

YES!!!! i love everything about this.

FutureLint said...

Ahhhh! That jacket is Ah-Mahzing! I love when wacky vintage things are super cheap for no reason (and it happends ALL THE TIME at the thrift store - I'll never understand.)

FabEllis | Beauty, Fashion + Natural Hair said...

That jacket is simply amazing!

Natasha Janzen said...

I think the biggest jealousy I have for people who live in/near a city is the fact that they have the option to find amazing thrifted treasures!! In the past when I went to a city my mission was to hit up as many Malls as possible, now it's to find as many hidden treasures as possible!

Alison (Wardrobe Oxygen) said...

Oh my goodness I mega super duper love the jacket and how you styled it as well! You are my thrifting hero!

dizzy alice said...

Fabulous outfit!! xo

Laura Whitman said...

Oh man, that certainly is the absolute best when that happens! That is why I head to the Mennonite/church thrift stores - those little old ladies, while fabulous, don't always think that we "youngins" will appreciate the vintage, thus price it super low.

And that jacket certainly is wonderful - you'll have to show us how it is at a dress.


Kat asecondglance said...

I'm sure geriatric designers the world over would be very happy to learn the art of a well-designed item of clothing is not lost on you. What a fantastic coat you scooped up.