An outfit for Casual Friday or running errands
Today I present a nice weekend look to run errands, get a coffee, or just go to the mall. I am wearing my old blue boyfriend jeans with a cashmere sweater, a gingham shirt, and my Harley Davidson booties.I bought the jeans a year ago and it is my favorite pair.
Alter pieces to be more “you”
The Carhartt shirt originally had one breast pocket. However, I do not like pockets when there is only one. I nevertheless bought the shirt as I fell in love with its nice color and it had the best quality of the gingham shirts I had looked at. Thus, it seemed easier and faster to take the pocket off than continue the search for a look-a-like without pocket.
I often alter clothes I buy. I already knew in the store that I would twig the shirt to be fully my style. Do you alter pieces right away when you bought them for other reasons than just fit (e.g. shortening a hem)?
I am a strong believer that outerwear is nothing but another outfit. Consequently, it has to be styled too. Or better, it is fun to style outerwear too. For running errands around town I wore my short black shearling coat with a cableknit scarf that a girlfriend of mine made for me as her farewell gift. The scarf adds some posh as it looks like a collar.
I added my Pippa bag as it is very roomy so I can benefit from not taking a plastic bag. Plastic bags ruin every look. There is a reason why high end stores have these fancy paper bags with satin ribbons as handles.
In Fairbanks, no such stores exists. However, many stores in town give 5 cents back or an extra point on the frequent customer card. I like (their) being conscious about the environment and even being awarded for it is great as well.
Distressed jeans have a place in fashion over 40
I love distressed, slightly ripped boyfriend jeans. However, I am not willing (yet) to fork over the extra bucks for getting a pair. I guess they are more expensive than a regular pair because they take two work step more: Distressing and ripping. However, under the aspect of recycling and given the fact that I really love this pair so much that I wore it again and again, I should never say Never. Here I styled my BJ with a striped top, for a visit at the fair, a dance party on a cruise, and even as denim on denim. I can see that one day in a blue moon I have a pair :).
Do you like distressed jeans? Do you rock them? How do you style them?
Photos: G. Kramm
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