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
Jacket: Ann Taylor / Shirt: Ralph Lauren / Pants: Quite Old / Shoes: (Similar at Nordstrom) / Watch: (Similar at Nordstrom) / Bag: Prada (Saks Fifth Avenue).
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Wasn’t entirely sure what a moto jacket was but have, of course, seen them in stores and this one is great. Love the little brass buttons. I especially like that wrap around watch band!
Carol, I didn’t know what one was either until I saw Joan Rivers on QVC talking about one of hers a couple of years ago. Amazing what one can learn from TV shopping channels!