(ABOVE) This hacking jacket is made of linen, so it works well in warmer climates.
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I really like how this outfit turned out, with the exception of the jeans, which I love but wish I’d rolled up (or shortened). Although wearing them this way is fine on longer legged girls, something about the bunching at the ankles just doesn’t work on me. I think it makes my legs look shorter rather than longer. I definitely prefer longer!
I found this linen tweed jacket about a year ago, and was so taken with it that I googled the look to find out what it was called–a “hacking jacket.” The style originated in the 1800s with British gentlemen, who wore them in wool tweed for leisurely, informal horseback riding.
I don’t ride horses, but I don’t care. I love the look of the jacket!
~Janis Lyn Johnson
WHAT I’M WEARING
JACKET: Ralph Lauren, Past Season (Alternatives Banana Republic or Ralph Lauren) / SHIRT: Ralph Lauren, Past Season (Alternatives Brooks Brothers or Macy’s) / JEANS: Talbots, Side Zip, Deep Sea / SHOES: Talbots, Indigo Blue, Past Season (Alternatives) / BAG: Salvatore Ferragamo, Vara Bow Crossbody (Alternatives Zappos.com) / WATCH: Michele Diamond CSX (Nordstrom or Neiman Marcus) / MY MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)…FACE: 100% Pure, Both Crème and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel Color, Vibrant Pink / LIPS: Gabriel Color, Clay / EYELIDS: Gabriel Color, Eye Shadow, Chocolate Brown / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea. (Some links are affiliates. More information here.)
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