I bought this jacket a few years ago because I liked the feel of the synthetic material-slinky, stretchy, but still tailored. I'm not afraid of the 80's (though the shoulder pads on this one are bordering on too much) and I figured it would be versatile. Well, it isn't. At all. Brown and black ought to be simple enough, but the length of the jacket, and the shade of brown makes it nearly impossible to find something that works with it. Today, I was already dressed in the blouse and skirt when I remembered the jacket. It was really by chance I was able to put it togther because all the time I've spent thinking about what to wear with it never quite worked out. Funny how that goes. What you can't see as it is obscured by the bow is the band collar. I like the idea of a band collar much more than the reality. Still, I was happy to finally wear this jacket even if it took me three years!
The bee's keys. Why wear one brooch when you can wear three?
1970's Act III blouse-Goodwill
1970's Lady Devon pleated skirt-Goodwill
1980's Emil Rutenberg jacket-Hand-Me-Ups
1960's/70's Handbag-Thrift World
1970's Key brooch-Goodwill
Fragrance-Sung by, Alfred Sung (well, it went with the 80's vibe of the outfit)
Lippy-Some random lip crayon in an orange-red shade
Is it me, or is the brown/black combination not worth bothering with? I have some two-tone shoes, but for anything like a jacket or dress it just seems pointless. Have you ever seen it done in a way that made you take notice, or is it just a combination that's doomed to be boring? Do tell.