Shades of Grey …
One of the big problems I have is laundering black and white because I’ve had some disasters where the black has run into the white.
Anyway, I pushed past this fear and purchased this delightful @josephribkoff black and white jacket from a local Wollongong boutique.
The jacket has a beautiful portrait collar that is distinctively mid-century in style, which is a style I love to wear when I can!
The thing about the collar is that it brings the attention back up to the face and broadens the shoulders, thereby narrowing the waist and is generally very flattering.
To me, it’s all about the details, and this jacket doesn’t disappoint!
Zip It, Baby!
A cute feature is the zip down the front.
The zipper is double-ended, allowing the zip to freely move up from the bottom or down from the top.
I wore a black cami under it and preferred it unzipped a little bit from the bottom and a little bit from the top, but it looked fine zipped all the way – I just felt that there was a better emphasis of my waist zipped this way.
Breaking the Pattern:
The small, circular, cute pattern on this jacket makes it easy to team with anything and I prefer smaller prints so this is ideal.
I also like that it has different shapes and lines in the print as I think it makes the jacket a bit edgy.
Having the pattern hides a world of sins too, as not sure of what is fabric and what is flesh.
Pairing It Up:
Whenever I get a new separate, I’m excited to see what I can pair it with to get the most wear out of it.
I actually purchased these funky frilled culotte pants to go with the jacket but I’ve tried it with a straight black skirt, a pleated, flaired skirt and I also think it would work well with white pants or jeans – either white, black or denim!
I felt that the outfit really called for some lovely shoes so I went for these from @pinupgirlcouture and the little details of the buttons down the front and the t-strap are a nice touch to an already cute outfit.
I kept the earrings small and a bit sparkly and wore my round crystal necklace of black tourmaline in clear quartz, which repeated the circle shapes shown in the pattern in the jacket and a cute vintage handbag that has circle patterning on one of its sides.
Horses for Courses:
I wore this outfit when we went to the see ‘Macbeth’ at the ‘Pop-Up Globe’ in Sydney, a bit more than an hours drive north from Wollongong, and I had lots of lovely comments about the outfit, so I really think it’s a winner!
We are in the midst of the spring racing carnival at the moment and it is the perfect outfit for that, or a nice dinner!
Thank you for visiting my little corner of the web!
Nika 💜November 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm
This is a wonderful idea!
Nika 💜November 14, 2018 at 6:32 pm
I never wear pure white because I get dirty too quickly with pets, gardening, Chocolate, ..lol.
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tinakmeyerJanuary 4, 2019 at 7:57 pm
Beautiful jacket. Did you try it with some other bold, maybe navy bottoms? Would that work or look too eighties?
donnadoesdressesJanuary 4, 2019 at 8:01 pm
Hadn’t thought of it – but it’s worth a try and can anything ever be too eighties?! Lol! 🧚♀️❤️🙏🏼 Donna
tinakmeyerJanuary 4, 2019 at 8:04 pm
Yes yes I think it can lol
donnadoesdressesJanuary 4, 2019 at 8:05 pm
Will give it a go! 🧚♀️❤️🙏🏼 Donna