This week, after inheriting a bunch of new clothes, I took the time to go through everything in my closet. I set aside the clothes I was prepared to donate, the clothes that needed some TLC (most notably stain removal - my Bubba had great taste but sloppy eating habits) and the clothes I hadn't gotten around to laundering yet. Among that last pile was a heap of floral vintage I had scored from work (along with the pieces featured here and here and plenty of others), including this jacket and dress. Though the pieces aren't a set, the mint in the dress is so similar to the mint in the jacket, that they simply had to be worn together. I'm fairly certain that the dress was a bridesmaid's dress (the donor had mentioned many of the items were from special occasions and only worn once), and hell, if she couldn't get more wear out of the items, I sure will!
Floral Jacket: Vintage, Free
Mint Dress: Vintage, Free
Tights: Anthropologie ($5. Sale room, you my best fraaaan)
Black Riding Boots: Value Village
Black Snakeskin Belt: Hand-Me-Down
The "Grayed Jade" (14-6011), "African Violet" (16-3520) and "Tender Shoots" (14-0446) in jacket are three of Pantone's colours of the season, so for 45 year old items I scored for free, I sure am looking on trend! On a sidenote, I went shopping for paint chips this weekend, and paint colour names are just the most ridiculous thing ever. "Tender Shoots"? Seriously? But I digress, back to the outfit!! Paired with a black snakeskin belt I inherited from my grandmother, and my favourite black riding boots, I balanced that springy feeling with the warmth I need for these not-quite-springy feeling days. I definitely look forward to busting this combo out as the days warm up, though the polyester is going to limit that somewhat!! I just can't abide by feeling like I am wearing a plastic bag. Even if it's floral.