Dressed for: More Military

Already Pretty outfit featuring camouflage scarf, moto vest, skinny jeans, Kork-Ease booties, Rebecca Minkoff Logan crossbody

Scarf – Nordstrom
Leather vest – Bagatelle via Neiman Marcus
Shirt – garage sale – similar (baby tweed color)
Jeans – courtesy Karen Kane (no longer available) – similar
Booties – Kork-Ease Maxine (no longer available) – similar
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan Crossbody via eBay
Earrings – gift – similar
Bracelet – J.Crew via eBay –  similar items

How could I NOT post this outfit, in light of our look at military dressing influences earlier this week? The moto vest may hint at my hidden desire to join the Hell’s Angels, but the olive green shirt and camo-print scarf are all army. Eeesh. Kinda hilarious, really. I am terrified of motorcycles and get winded after running for a block. No biker gang or armed force in their right mind would ever take me. Then again, I adore my tulle skirt and would make any actual ballerina choke on her own laughter with my dance moves.

Do you dress for personas far from your own real life? Which are your favorites? Rocker? Dancer? Lady who lunches? Bombshell? Do tell!


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11 Responses to “Dressed for: More Military”

  1. rc

    I love wearing my dad’s old army jacket, both for the look and to represent his military service.

  2. Marla

    Have you ever heard of Carol Tuttle? She has this program called “Dressing Your Truth” about how dressing in accordance with our personality brings out our best features and projects our energy better. I was a personality type I didn’t expect. And honestly, I didn’t think the colour palate and style would suit me. But it does! Perfectly!

    I bring this up because of your question. Often I try to dress as a person I wish I was, and it simply doesn’t work. However, when I’m doing it for theatre, that’s an entirely different matter… 😉

  3. Shawna

    I love the moto vest. Your whole outfit looks really cute on you and is something I would likely wear, though I would also love pairing the vest with a skirt. I am torn between really coveting the moto jacket or vest and worrying that it has become too trendy and ubiquitous. I am not a fan of faux so I would want to buy one in real leather which means a big investment. I think I would get more use out of a vest than a jacket. Long story short ( yeah I know it’s too late for that ) I love it but hate wearing something everyone else is wearing so I can’t decided.

  4. Sheila (of Ephemera)

    I would love to see the tulle skirt with this outfit, boots and all, Sal! That would be right up my alley. I love the punk/rock/leather look – the camo stuff doesn’t bother me so much, but this is a great outfit.

  5. Shaye

    I wear a lot of vintage, but have no REAL desire to live in the 30s, 40s, 50s or 60s (or to live like I do). The sexism and racism of TODAY make my teeth grind all too often! Sometimes I have a wistful thought about being born too late, but then I remember that the good old days…probably weren’t. (Also, I mean, I have health problems that are no big deal now but back then mean I’d probably be dead. So there’s that.)

  6. Melanie

    The cuffed jeans are so cute!

    I have a few personas that I trot out as my wardrobe suits–twee kid, 70s flower-child, etc–and a number of inner ones that I’d love to explore. I definitely feel like I have a bit of punk in me, as well as an inner emo kid and a British schoolgirl.

  7. Ann

    Good interpretation of this style! I really like the knit top as a longer layering piece, I wouldn’t have thought of this. You look like a similar size as me and I’m definitely going to give this a try. This is a great casual outfit with a lot of style.

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