Monday, May 13, 2024

A Painty Skirt and Velvet Military Jacket

I couldn't wait any longer to wear this gorgeous velvet military-inspired jacket.
This is completely in my wheelhouse. I might have to dress up as a pirate again! 

  • Velvet jacked - Zara, consignment; purchased here for $30.00
  • Top - Beechers Brook, vintage 90s, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) in September 2023 
  • Skirt - Soaked in Luxury; last seen here for a Mom-Day at Lochside Trail in February
  • Shoes - Summertime Moonbeams, Fluevog, consignment; last worn here with some staid plaid in March

I was really careful with the gold cording, but I did stroke the soft velvet. It's so lovely, and so well made (it's made in India). 
Hard to believe it's Zara! I feel like it's going to be a classic for me. 

I paired it up with my painty skirt, a Dots find from a while back. 
It's just the right length not to get caught on things. 

Without the jacket - I wore red to match the lining. 
I took it off after doing the stairs. 

Done up - it does look very band-leader-esque or My Chemical Romance, doesn't it?
I'm saying that in a good way - I like that look! 

No one will know it's me. 

The stuff: 
Clompy shoes. I enjoy stomping around in them. 

Gold bling: 
Wait, something's missing...

  • Bangle - thrifted
  • Mesh bracelet - vintage 70s, Mom's
  • Earrings - vintage 70s, consignment
  • Gold/amethyst ring - Frances Jewelers, c. 1965, Dad's
  • Amber ring - c. 1996

I still had my belt on! 
Such a good match for the earrings. 

  • Belt - Sangiorgio, vintage, consignment


  1. No surprise that each piece complements every other piece, accessories included! I love the vibrancy of the red top and swirly skirt colors. Ha, had to look up My Chemical Romance and now can say ‘yes, absolutely’ :). Super outfit with or without the braided pirate My Chemical Romance jacket!
    Cheers, Laurie

  2. That jacket is a stunner, and I can't believe it's Zara either. I totally forgot about My Chemical Romance! xxx

  3. I can't get The Black Parade out of my head now!
    I've got a secondhand Monsoon jacket very similar to your Zara one, maybe we could form a tribute band? xxx

  4. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT JACKET IS AMAZING! I cannot believe that is from Zara!!!! You styled it beautifully!x

  5. The military jacket is amazing. Zara have some wonderful designs!


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