April 2016, I purchased a simple Asiatica jacket at Gloria Everhart’s Act II consignment shop. For decades, Gloria offered high end fashion to women and men in the Kansas City area. Very shortly after my purchase, Gloria at age 90 retired and Act II closed its doors. I miss it.
Designed cleanly and simply, my Asiatica jacket is a neutral shade of taupe. The fabric has a hand loomed texture, quite appealing to me. I don’t know for sure what the content of the fabric is; such info came on the original hang tag that came with the garment. From how the fabric feels, my guess is a linen/cotton mix.
This jacket a just good basic piece, I really like it and want to wear it. I’ve blogged about it previously. As time goes by, I find I am more adventurous in my styling with it.
Technically, a vertical look here (above): the jacket has a boxy silhouette but I extended the line with a long patterned scarf (local boutique) and skinny jeans (2nd Loved-eBay). To continue the brown column started by my pants, I added a brown silk thrifted top.
Also, I played with patterns by using a patterned scarf and Sam Edelman plaid flats (2nd Loved from Poshmark).
How did I style the jacket in April, 2016?
Looking back, this styling (below) could be a solid work-day look. I threw on a bright stranded necklace and was good to go.
That post, one of my earliest on fashion, may be found HERE. The one item that appears in both posts is a favorite spring bag: my taupe and orange trapeze shaped bag by Pour La Victoire. Pour La Victoire bags may be found on Poshmark.
I’ve finally added some eNVe pieces (below) by Kansas City’s very talented Ngan Vuong to to my jewelry collection. I like her structural, minimal, easy wearable pieces. Ngan was one of the featured designers on my PopUp post.
Today is 1st Friday so I’m keeping the blog short. Always a good time to celebrate slow fashion, on 1st Fridays we can remind ourselves to live kindly with Mother Earth and keep on the look-out for pre-loved, well-made clothes–rather than just adding to the land fills.
A review of today’s links:
eNVe Design (focuses on her runway pieces)
It’s Time for the Linkup!
Now to the 2nd Loved 1st Friday Linkup. For inspiration, I’m again kicking it off with a collage of the wonderful slow fashion stylists that linked up last month.
We have sixteen bloggers today so in celebration of basketball’s March Madness (which was going on during the time of this linkup), I give you… “The Sweet Sixteen.“
Last Months Slow Fashion Stylists from the 2nd Loved 1st Friday Linkup
Starting from the top left and going clockwise:
- Penny of Frugal Fashion Shopper -her IG is frugalfashionshopper
- Rena of Whatever and her IG is @fine.whatev
- Linda of Travelindigo
- Sally of Spicy Philosophy and her IG is @sally_moonsilver
- Michelle and her IG is michelle_dvm99
- Patti of Not Dead Yet Style-her IG is notdeadyetstyle
- Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish-her IG is elegantlydressedandstylish
- Ronnie of Ronnie Rambles On-her IG is ronnierambleson
- Shania of Shania (YouTube Channel)
- Maggie of Thrift Shop Fashionista – her IG is thriftshopfashionista
- Emma of Style Splash-her IG is @thestylesplash
- Mary of The Pouting Pensioner -her IG is thepountingpensioner
- Nancy of http://www.jtouchofstyle.com – her IG is @jtouchofstyle/
- Jodie of http://www.jtouchofstyle.com – her IG is @jtouchofstyle/
- Nicole of High Lattitude Style – her IG is highlatitudestyle/
- AnneMarie of Mutton Years Style & I-her IG is mutton_style
I would like to thank everyone who participated in the linkup. Again, to be in the collage, the link title or in the blog, you have to mention what was pre-loved. I hope to see you at the link-up!
The link up button is now on every post that I publish to make it easy for you to link up.
I link up with some great blogs every week. To see who they are go HERE.
Michael gets credit for the photos of me and does a bit of editing from time to time.
Again, thanks for stopping by. Take care……..
It’s time for the April 2nd Loved 1st Friday Linkup which stays open until April 30th.
Any post on a blog, Instagram, Facebook or the like can linkup to this style celebration. If you can copy and paste the URL in the Linky box, you are good to go!
One item is quite OK—a hat, skirt, pants, shoes, purse, or a piece of jewelry. That item (or items) can be from a thrift shop, eBay, consignment shop, vintage boutique, one of the online consignment shops such as The RealReal–or even something a friend gave you because they didn’t want it anymore.
When you do post, I would appreciate a description about your 2nd Loved item (or items), what type of shop you found it and what drew you to it. Tell as much or as little as you want. To be featured in my collage, which I will put on Instagram along with your links, you have to say what item is second loved. That is a “have to”.
If you have never participated in a linkup before, no fear. Go to Linkup 101 guide that is found on my 2 nd Loved 1st Friday linkup page (also found at the top in the tab section).
Just click the frog below to link up and join the fun!