The judges on the Fabricista challenge commented that my outfit was "outdated". Actually, one of them said it a little nicer- she said it looked "vintage". Sheeessh.....Not the look I was going for!!!
I'm guessing that it was the blazer that did me in. As I honestly see very few people wearing blazers these days. In fact, I took some pretty new jackets that I got from the Limited to a resale shop last Spring, and they wouldn't take them- said there was no market for them.
If someone is wearing a second layer these days, it's usually either- Jean Jackets, Moto Jackets, Bomber Jackets, or Cardigans. So, is the Blazer dead? If so, I'm going to be so sad. I do have a jean jacket that I love. And I have a moto jacket that is killer. I'm so unathletic that wearing a bomber jacket would seem to be false advertising to me. And I do wear cardigans often.
But to me, a wool blazer just says "sharp". Stacey and Clinton used to recommend them on "What Not to Wear" all of the time to give shape to a waning waistline and burgeoning muffin top (which I definitely have both). But "What Not to Wear" is no longer on the air, so I don't know if Stacey and Clinton would still say the same thing! Would they now be trashing the blazers along with the sweatpants?
So, I've been playing around with different combinations. This is what I wore to work today:
And this is what I'm wearing now, and will wear out to meet some friends for my writing group tonight:
I'm not there yet. What do you guys think? Is it out of date? Am I out of touch for loving this jacket to death? I'm sewwwww confused. Does anyone else wear blazers anymore where you live? Have blazers gone the way of the typewriter and the land line? I'm so damn vintage, I can't stand myself anymore!
Should I let my daughter "take it off my hands", or should I tell her she'll have to pry it out of my cold head hands?