Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Giant Jockey Rides Again

Daily Outfit, 2/8/11

Today was the day to wear classic blazers for Everybody, Everywear.  In planning this outfit, I said to myself, “Self, what’s the most classic blazer I own?”  It turns out it’s this thrifted Ralph Lauren blazer that I don’t wear nearly enough.  This jacket has some fantastic design elements, like the horse head buttons, and the suede-edged pockets.  I paired it with a grey tee (Target), a brown cardigan (Old Navy), Flirt skinnies (Old Navy), a skinny belt (Gap), and of course, my riding boots (Born Crown via Nordstrom).  I say "of course" because this jacket just screams equestrian to me – and I am not one to ignore a jacket’s screams.  I also added this grey cameo stickpin (thrifted) because there are two things that I adore when it comes to jewelry – cameos and stickpins.  Win-win!

And, yes, I’m wearing the burnt orange scarf (Nordstrom).  Again.  What can I say, it’s comfy, it’s cozy, it provides the perfect bit of color and it goes with everything.  I feel like I should change the name of my blog to “Orange Goes With Everything” so at least readers will be forewarned that I’m going to be wearing orange.  A lot.

In case you were wondering, I'm not really a jockey.  I don't even play one on T.V.   The title of this post comes from my friend Kathy who insisted that I looked like a jockey today, especially from the back (I don't have a picture of the back of this outfit, so we'll just have to trust her).  This prompted a discussion about the size of most jockeys and how I have at least a foot on them.  And then someone called me a giant jockey.  And there you have it.