I heart jackets

Many of my looser tops have batwing, dolman, or kimono sleeves making jackets or sweater difficult to wear over them. As a result I hadn't really thought about what jackets will work best with what. This was a pleasant surprise.

Here I'm wearing tee with a banded bottom from Old Navy. Without the jacket the look was cute but too unstructured for my taste when I added the jacket (which was hiding in the back of my closet) the outfit worked for me. I think this is more in the mode of my old style so I'll enjoy it for as long as I can. I'm wearing:

Old Navy Maternity tee
Mossimo printed jacket
Banana Republic flocked skinny jeans
(trusty) Timberland Bethel buckle combat boots

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  • lyn* replied 8 years ago

    Jackets heart you.

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    What Lyn said! 

    It is going to be so interesting to watch your style evolve through this momentous passage to motherhood. I am sure that if anyone can dress in style throughout, it is you. 

  • carter replied 8 years ago

    Nice! I can't believe you're still able to wear your skinny jeans! Don't forget the hair band trick to get a couple extra weeks out of them. Push a regular pony tail holder through the button hole, then slip both loop ends over the button for an extra couple of inches for baby.

  • deb replied 8 years ago

    I like the print on that jacket.

  • Day Vies replied 8 years ago

    Carter - oh yes that has to be one of my favorite tips! I do that when I wear my belly band and jeans in my regular size that only my belly has outgrown.  I am able to wear these jeans ONLY because I bought them a size larger than my regular size, these are also midrise (nice girdling effect -- my belly fits completely inside the jeans) and they have lots of give. I have 2 more pairs that fit like this. I guess I really prefer straight leg jeans and sizing up and buying extra long leg lengths was the only way to get skinny jeans to fit like straight legs on me.

  • replied 8 years ago

    What? You're preggers? Congratulations!!! That's wonderful, and it doesn't look like your style is going to suffer at all. Putting an open jacket on over that top was a great idea for adding structure, since the top is still really big on you. I'm looking forward to your maternity posts! How exciting. :D

  • Caro in Oz replied 8 years ago

    I love this (& jackets).

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 8 years ago

    Love this jacket!

  • Sarah A replied 8 years ago

    Amazing! How wonderful to fab stuff like this hanging out in the back of the closet :)

  • shedev replied 8 years ago

    Love this look.

  • Isabel replied 8 years ago

    Fantastic look !  I love, love the jacket.  Which gets me thinking, most people are afraid of monsters lurking in the closets.....you have magic in yours.   : ) 

  • Sara L. replied 8 years ago

    Great look!  I think the jacket and necklaces really spruce up the white tee.

  • sarah replied 8 years ago

    Wow, congratulations! That is so exciting. You look terrific in that jacket (I love them, too).

  • Karie replied 8 years ago

    Gorgeous jacket! Why was it hiding in the back of your closet? Bring it up front pronto, it's too pretty to hide!

  • gryffin replied 8 years ago

    Love it, Love it, love it!!  Day vies you look fantastic!!  Such a cute jacket and I love how you styled it.  Elegant but simple.  Perfect with the silver necklaces etc.  You look wonderfu land I hope you are feeling well!!

  • Joy replied 8 years ago

    Wow! The jacket transforms a basic tee and jeans look, although you have already made it special with the banded waist tee and flocked jeans. I hope you are feeling as great as you look.

  • Aquamarine replied 8 years ago

    Nice jacket! You look fab in skinny jeans, still!

  • Day Vies replied 8 years ago

    Claire - Yes it's true! (Don't tell DH :-p)

    Karie - it's a really thin jacket and for the most part there has been a polar vortex hanging over my neck of the woods. I'm glad I pulled it out. I wanted more print. 

    Gryffin - I'm feeling pretty normal now. I just afternoon need naps on most days and have an aversion to my beloved desserts and other sweet goodies. :-(

  • SarahTheWhite replied 8 years ago

    Congratulations! You look wonderful and I am looking forward to seeing you your style continues and evolves as your body changes.... I love this jacket so much and it looks gorgeous on you!!

  • Kiwibird replied 8 years ago

    Love that jacket, love the entire outfit!!  You're looking great!!!

  • Beth Ann replied 8 years ago

    I think the outfit has beautiful color and proportions.  And it looks like spring!

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    So pretty. And jackets love you back. xo

  • lyn67 replied 8 years ago

    I particulary like that jacket, you look so fab and fresh, you Stylish Mama!:-)

  • karymk replied 8 years ago

    That jacket is Mossimo? Love! You are going to be the cutest preggers mama. Can't wait to see you fill out. K

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