11.22.2012

HAPPY THANKSGIVING / Contrast leather-sleeve jacket and mixing textures

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Today is a mix of textures in my fool-proof color combo for Fall - olive green, brown, and black.
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When mixing textures I like to stick to a monochromatic color scheme which allows the focus to be on the textures of the garments. For this outfit, my canvas was the jacket and the main color of the jacket is what I will work with to create a monochromatic look.
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Since the jacket is two-toned with the contrast sleeves, I replicated the formula of the jacket, 80-20, on my bottom half to ensure that the colors were proportional and varied only the hue of the main color.  80% of the jacket is an olive-grey tweed so 80% of my bottom half would be a shade of, if not the same, olive in a different texture to.  For this outfit, I went with a darker shade in a denim fabric.  The smooth, darker olive of the jeans brings out the olive in the tweed-textured body of the jacket.
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The other 20% of the jacket is the luscious black lambskin sleeves which is so buttery soft I kept petting arms when I wore it.  Keeping the focus on shades of olive green, I wanted to create a contrast on the bottom similar to the contrast created by the sleeves of the jacket so I wore a longer black sweater that would peek out from under the jacket.
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Burberry Brit Leather-Sleeve Jacket (25% off here) / Talbots sweater / Vince Skinny Jeans in New Olive (20% off here) / 
Manolo Blahnik Pumps (old) / Louis Vuitton Damier Speedy 25

To those in the US - HAPPY THANKSGIVING.  Have a delightful and yummy Thanksgiving with your friends and family and don't forget to share the love and thanks you have with your company.  If you are one of the brave ones and will be shopping (starting as early as 8pm tonight!) for Black Friday, please be safe and happy shopping.  Thank you for your time on this joyous day, I'm glad I was able to "spend" a part of it with you!

For those outside the US - Just because there isn't a designated day to say "Thank you!" doesn't mean you can't do it.  I am sure those who are meaningful in your life, the ones who contributed to the wonderful person you are, wouldn't mind a token of appreciation every now and then.  I thank you for reading, it means the world to me :)

I have so much to be thankful for this year.  I'm thankful for my family, each and every single one of them, who are the foundation of my well-being.  My mom, my sister, my grandma, my aunts and uncles, my cousins, they all show me so much love throughout the year and are there for me through thick and thin.  I am extremely thankful for my dad and miss him dearly every single day.  This year, because of him, I was provided with an opportunity to do something I've never done before.  It was a challenge and definitely doesn't get easier but it is such a great learning experience that is helping me grow.  I love my dad so much.  I'm thankful for Shane who keeps me humble, sane, and full of laughter everyday.  I'm thankful for Rufus who shows me what unconditional love is, his wagging tail whenever I come home always bring a smile to my face and warms up my heart.  And I'm thankful for my sweet friends who I am able to create so many memories and fun stories with.  Thank you all for being a part of my life, there's no way I would be who I am today without all of you.

2 comments:

  1. oh my god i love your jacket!!!!! do you have an idea of where i can find a similar one? :'( lovely outfit btw

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    1. Hi Stephanie! Is there a certain characteristic that you like about the jacket? The ruffles, the color scheme, overall style, etc? This jacket and this one has a similar color scheme with the olive body and leather sleeve jacket. Here is a full-leather jacket with the olive and black scheme. And finally this is an edgier version but a bit expensive at $500+. Hope this helps! If you get one of them, let me know how you liked it =D Have a good weekend!

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