Actually this should really be called The Accidental Outfit.
Last week I had my first Stella & Dot trunk show and I took the babes to Oma’s house. I finished getting ready there but when I reached into my bag to grab my new black and faux leather trim vest that I got on the StyleRide Boutique I realized I had forgot to pack it. ¡Ay!
Sooo, I needed something quick. I felt too exposed with the fitted top and not comfortable showing off my arms. I need a blazer or something — fast! I know what my mamá owns and it’s really not my style, but I still always have a look when I’m there.
I did a quick scan of her closet and reached for her trusty black blazer. Just as I was closing the sliding door, a bit of sparkle caught my eye and I reached for a sequin jacket hanging in the corner, and quickly tried it on. I called for her to come into the room and asked “when did you get this?” And she said it was part of her outfit for my brother’s wedding — ¡¿Qué?!
I would never EVER have worn this sequin granny shawl/jacket “thing” before, but somehow the sparkly sequin jacket together with my gray and leather trimmed top, cobalt jeans, animal print flats and the Stella & Dot Tessa Fringe Necklace just looked incredible together.
It instantly became MAMA ROCKER CHIC and it WORKED!
Then I realized I shouldn’t be that surprised, especially because I am always telling others that you should constantly shop your closet and give clothing, even if not your style, a chance — at the very least try it on. Sometimes it’s a horrible mess and sometimes, like I’m showing you now, it’s a beautiful outfit come true.
This fall/winter the faux leather/rocker look is in — embrace blues, grays and black with mixed metals, and don’t be afraid to go a little glam. Even if it is GRANNY GLAM!
I may try to convince my mamá to to give me the sequin jacket after the wedding — I’m already thinking of other outfits I can create with it. Squeeeeee!
Oh and as a little heads up, the top is only $18 from Target. Oh yessssss! And next time you are out, take a look around and you will see leather trim everywhere and please do me a favor — just GO FOR IT.
Thoughts on the accidental outfit? What would you call it — Granny Glam or Mama Rocker Chic?
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