For dinner out with my husband, I decided to have some fun with my outfit.
I started with silk trousers, a cotton blouse, and a light camel, twill jacket. This one is a take on a motorcycle–or moto–jacket. For a bit of history, the motorcycle jacket was designed in 1928 by Irving Schott and sold at the New York Harley Davidson store for $5.50.
We’re used to seeing motos in black leather, of course–think Marlon Brando, James Dean. The style typically adds a “tough chic” modern attitude to outfits. Mine is of a lighter, drapey fabric, so the effect is soft and feminine.
To finish the outfit, I chose two faux-pearl necklaces. Either would have been great on its own; I used both. As Coco Chanel once said, “A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.” (I know. I know. She also said remove one item before you walk out the door.)
Finally, to keep my look more casual and fun, I wore the shirt tail out. With this many pearls, who can be serious! ~Janis Lyn Johnson
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Jacket: Ann Taylor / Neckaces: Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor / Shirt: Ralph Lauren / Pants: Quite Old / Shoes: Sam Edelman (Similar at Nordstrom) / Watch: Michael Kors (Same at Amazon.com and Similar at Nordstrom) / Bracelets: Banana Republic / Bag: Prada (Saks Fifth Avenue).
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