While there are times when I struggle to throw just a tee and jeans on (see here), there are times when jeans and a tee are easy for me. Mainly it’s when jeans and a tee feel just similar enough to my favorite (a party dress). And here? This exquisite silk jacket is a party- especially in the back.
I love not only this sky blue, but the image of the showgirl (?) on the back. The quilting, the colors, all of that makes me smile. But a gorgeous woman with feathers and more on her headpiece (and you know if you’re entertaining in a headpiece it’s seriously glamorous!) in a beautiful gown- even if I’m not in a party dress there’s no reason I can’t wear one on my jacket. Maybe that’s been my problem all along with jeans and a tee- when I wear them I tend to overthink as I worry that they’re not “special” enough- when maybe if I indulge my inner party dress (even in jeans and a tee), things (and jeans and a tee) would come easier to me.
Truly the star of this outfit is the jacket (though I love these high waisted jeans and there are some of my favorite platforms). But the jacket? So special! It’s a Michael Vollbracht (you can read about him here). I first was turned onto this amazing (vintage) designer when a Vintage Dealer I love had some of his pieces for sale. I missed out on those, but set alerts for Vollbracht on a ton of resale websites- Etsy, Vestiaire, eBay,GEM, etc- was able to snag this reversible jacket. (I managed to find you some Vollbracht and similar quilted vintage jackets-linked below!)
What I love about special vintage pieces like this jacket is that they are a party in and of themselves. They feel special, they make your outfit special, they let you move special. You could obviously dress any jacket like this up- pair with silk skirt or pants, wear over a dress, any of the above. However, when a piece is a party (in both the front and the back!) I love pairing it with a juxtaposition. Like with “just” jeans and a tee, or over a swimsuit, or as a robe. Or as it’s own party dress!
What is something that you can add to any outfit that makes you stand a bit taller, feel as if you’re at a party, or you’re the party? For me, it’s beginning to be this jacket. I can throw it on with anything and feel like I’m bringing the party with me- and leaving a party wherever I go!
These exact jeans and similar vintage jackets are linked below. I would love to know how you do your jeans and a tee- and your feelings on parties!
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