I was so thrilled when I found this dress WITH THE TAGS STILL ON at my local thrift store. It’s originally from Old Navy and I snagged it for more than half off the original price. I adore the color and the floral pattern that’s just perfect for spring. However, the cut was a little baggy around the middle, so I paired it with my favorite jean jacket to help give it some extra shape (and to make sure I didn’t look pregnant, because I’m not).
And that’s where Mr. Right and I got into a little debate about jean jackets. It’s true, I’m addicted to mine. I wear it with almost everything. It’s my clothing security blanket. I like how it adds an extra layer, makes a top more forgiving, makes me feel less exposed, and adds shape to something flowy. It’s a necessity.
Mr. Right says they’re out of style and I should stop hiding behind the jacket. That I should just GO for it, bare arms and all. And so I compromised – I wore my new thrifted dress once with the jacket (in my defense… it was a cold day!) and once without.
What do you think… is it time to retire my jean jacket? (PS – even if you say yes, I will probably keep wearing it. Old habits die hard…).