I spotted this jacket at Hand-Me-Ups, and initially balked at $20.00 for a vintage (80's) Geiger jacket. After checking it carefully for holes, flaws, etc. and finding none I convinced myself that it would last forever and be worth the investment. Yes, it was brown but I look good in brown whether I like it or not. The same trip, I found a second Geiger jacket from the 70's in teal, which I should think will be far harder to wear than brown. I bought that one too. At the desk, I found out I'd be getting them on sale, so I was pleased to be spending $16.00 instead of $20.00, but that's still far beyond what I typically spend on jackets. The quality is so incredibly good that I've convinced myself it was money well-spent...but I'm still uneasy about it. The only way to get my money out of it is to wear it, so I spent no time putting together a very classic, very streamlined, very brown outfit.
Outfit Particulars:Late 40's/early 50's Sporteens wool skirt-Hand-Me-Ups
1980's Geiger boiled wool jacket-Hand-Me-Ups
1960's clip earrings-New Life Thrift
Fossil Watch-Marshall Field's
1970's suede and leather shoulder bag-Goodwill
Lippy-Estee Lauder Maplesugar
Fragrance-Courreges in Blue
I'm starting to make peace with the fact that brown is apparently my best clothing colour, but it is hard to make the pieces seem distinctive. I suppose that's largely the same with wearing navy or black head-to-toe, but somehow brown just feels like I wasn't really trying. Every wardrobe needs a few items that look "safe" and "normal" but it might be better not to wear them all at once. Looking through my winter wardrobe, there's a lot of brown. I'm going to make a point of pulling back on my brown purchases for a bit-particularly wool, but finding such well made vintage clothing does tend to persuade me to purchase. What's a vintage lover to do?!
I guess a Zoolander-esque look wouldn't hurt. I call this one, Brown Wool.
I must get out to see Zoolander 2.
There's still two days left to the Great Backyard Bird Count, and Monday is a Federal holiday. Now, what to wear to Heron Haven on Monday? A nice brown cardigan perhaps?
Hope you're having a nice weekend. So far, I haven't been shat on by any birds, so I'm counting my blessings.