Thursday, November 4, 2010

Spectacle

Yesterday Mark and I walked down to the big parade and celebration for the Giants, and what an amazing spectacle that was. It's estimated to have been the largest attendance for any San Francisco event, ever. I originally intended just to go for the morning and then head off to work, but I ended up taking the whole day off because the city was so jammed up with traffic there was no way I was going to get out. It was an ideal day for such a celebration; our weather has been glorious the last several days, and yesterday it was sunny and in the low 80's.

This denim jacket was a thrift store find, and I was mighty excited to find it. A denim jacket is something I've been seeking for well over a year now, and for some reason I got it into my head that I wanted to find one second hand. It's one of those items that I just can't bring myself to pay retail price for. The jacket is by Tulle, one of my favorite brands, and has all the elements I wanted; lots of shaping, cute pocket details, dark wash, and short but not cropped length. At $7 this was a fantastic find.

The ankle boots are new, purchased a couple of weeks ago during some sale that Endless was having (damn you Endless, for tempting me with all your sales!). I purchased them along with another pair of soon-to-be-revealed boots, and since these bumped my total purchase price into a bigger discount level, I essentially got these for free. They received mixed reviews on comfort, but I took a chance because I've had good luck with the brand, and it turns out that my finicky feet really love them. The common complaint in the reviews is that they are a very high heel, but since high heels tend to be more comfortable for me than flats, these feel great. I'll be getting a lot of use out of them, I'm sure.

The outfit was inspired by Sheila's casual Friday looks, in which she usually incorporates a graphic tee with other dressier items such as skirts and heels. Underneath the graphic tee I layered a chiffon-trimmed tank to echo the color and texture of the skirt. I chose leggings that matched the boots in order to give my legs a long, interrupted line and keep the focus on the top half of the outfit.

Jacket: Tulle
Tank: Anthropologie
Graphic tee: All Saints
Skirt: Anthropologie
Leggings: Noa Noa
Boots: MIA

5 comments:

Emily Kennedy said...

Oooh wow! The jacket has back details like you love! You find some amazing thrifted items. And the boots are so great! Good stuff!

Also, I am SO HAPPY about the Giants. I totally want to get a Giants World Series Champs shirt to wear for when I have my normal body back. (Please normal body, come back to me after baby is born.)

WendyB said...

I might be needing a new denim jacket...I can't find mine anywhere in the house!

Fawn said...

I have a Tulle denim jacket that I never wear -- will pass it on!

Which reminds me, have you ever shopped through BuyRuche.com? One of my friends just bought a bunch of dresses there and is very very pleased.

Sheila said...

Wow, I love those boots - what a gorgeous shape and heel!

Thank you so much for the shout-out! :) I am doing my usual tee combo again today, haha!

Jackie W. - Kansas said...

Wonder if you have a low arch. I have just a slight high arch. Not enough to buy inserts & use, but enough that heels aren't as comfortable as flats.