Monday, May 6, 2019

Channeling Chanel: Tweedy Textures

I'm a huge fan of suiting pieces, even though I have very few actual suits in my closet right now. Here's my shot at combining two tweeds to make their own pseudo-suit.
 You know I had to wear this ruffled tweed jacket right away!


  • Jacket - Dex, consignment; purchased yesterday here for $28.99 
  • Sweater - Gap, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) for tea at the Abkhazi Gardens in April
  • Skirt - J. Crew, thrifted; first worn here with more neon yellow in March
  • Shoes - Bebe Effortless, Fluevog; last seen here in April with black leather pants


I was inspired by seeing a Chanel black tweed pouffy skirt in Turnabout yesterday (I really wanted it, but not for $500+!!), so played up this Chanel-inspired jacket with even more tweed.
 I let my two tweeds do the talking. They're loud talkers.

I loved this jacket - like Vizzini, I attacked it with scissors, and trimmed all the extra-long threads. I shed a few threads throughout the day as well.
 The ruffles in the back are the best part!

The jacket doesn't do up at all, so I just went with a plain white sweater underneath to ground it.
From afar, these tweeds kind of go, especially with that ginormous creamy-light yellow flower on my lapel.

But up close, they are even better.
I neglected to give y'all a close-up of the texture of the jacket when I bought it, so here you can see the bright neon red, woven with chunky white and a darker red. The skirt also has that neon red and white in it - that's the key to mixing: colours in common!

The stuff:
I am not sure why I didn't keep a pair of red heels out in my spring wardrobe, but these bright pink ones worked fine.

Creamy bling:
Per Coco Chanel's famous quote,“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off,” I kept my accessories to a minimum.


  • Flower pin - Le Chateau
  • Earrings - Aldo


Bigass flower, and bigass pearls. Nothing else needed!

28 comments:

  1. This combo is yummy -- such great texture and color. Love it.

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    1. Thanks so much, Cynthia! I really liked this outfit too.

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  2. I was so not expecting the ruffles in the back, and you know how I feel about ruffles!!!

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    1. This jacket is my replacement for the red roses jacket I sent you, Wendy! Glad you approve! I got your package today - THANK YOU!!

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  3. That jacket is an absolute triumph on, the skirt and the bastard massive flower are fabulous with it. xxx

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    1. Thank you, Vix. Heh, I love the term "bastard massive".

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  4. What a happy marriage of tweeds! That jacket is even better on, and I'm swooning over those ruffles in the back. Love the massive flower corsage! I'm not sure I'd be very good at adhering to Coco Chanel's adage though, as I'm often thinking, now what can I add ;-) xxx

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    1. I know, normally, I'd be all over draping myself in chains and gewgaws! But this time, I went more minimalistic. I swoon over the ruffles too. Thank you, Ann!

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  5. What a fun combo - the jacket and the skirt go so well together and the close up shows why! I love the floral accessory too! :) Very Chanel-esque!

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    1. Thanks, Mica! I think the flower makes the outfit.

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  6. Oh, nice! I love this look. I'd wear/steal it. :)

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  7. I see you're already wearing the new tweed jacket. I wish I'd wear my newbies this fast.

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    1. I love wearing my new stuff right away! That's the best part!

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  8. woww, what a fabulous outfit!, love these tweeds working together, they look fantastic, like a perfect marriage!. And your accessorizing enhances them nicely!
    You rock!
    besos

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    1. Thanks so much, Monica! I really liked this outfit. The flower makes it, in my opinion.

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  9. Perfection in a package and that corsage is like the bow on top.

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  10. Totally fabulous dahling! The tweed on tweed look works beautifully, especially with that huge flower brooch. Not sure about the pink shoes though, but I bet you've got the right shoes stashed away somewhere x

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    1. Thank you! I liked the pink shoes - the skirt has pink in it.

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  11. I like the "surprise ruffles" on the back of the jacket!

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