Lace Trimmed Cami & Moto Jacket: Seriously, 2016

Lace trimmed cami, moto jacket and distressed jeans. Developing your own personal formula for getting dressed.

Seriously 2016, I am so over you…

THE STORY

…Unless you’ve been living in a cave without access to technology, then my opening statement needs no further explanation. In the last three days we have lost four more beloved cultural icons; George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and George S. Irving. Who is George S. Irving? The freakin’ Heat Miser, that’s who. As if the macabre Who’s Who death list of 2016 wasn’t already enough, you took the Heat Miser too? What the hell 2016?

I think that you would be hard-pressed to find another year in history that was so universally awful for the majority of the population of planet Earth then 2016. We had to suffer through that God-awful presidential campaign along with the even more God-awful result, and by “we” I do not mean only the citizens of the United States; this was one election that has had and will continue to have a far reaching negative impact on the entire world. Add to the that the unprecedented number of deaths of those who brought so much light, hope, humor, and entertainment to us as a people and it makes your heart hurt; at least mine does.

Those of us in our 40’s and 50’s took a particular hit to our childhood and teen years. “One Day At A Time”, “The Life And Times Of Grizzly Adams”, “Barney Miller” and “The Brady Bunch” were favorites of mine when I was young. This year saw the passing of Schneider, Grizzly Adams, Fish, Detective Harris and Mrs. Brady.

Not to mention the voice of Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny, Willy Wonka, Stefano DiMera (yes, I was addicted to “Days of Our Lives”), R2-D2, Princess Leia and my beloved Heat Miser. As if that wasn’t enough, 2016 tore through my erstwhile teenage years/early 20’s like a wrecking ball and took David Bowie, Prince, Vanity, and George Michael.

I’m telling you, January 1st cannot come soon enough…

THE OUTFIT

This is one of those outfits that probably most clearly defines who I am. The perfect juxtaposition of the super feminine pink lace trimmed cami with the moto jacket (which by the way, is currently on sale for under $60!) and distressed jeans is who I am. The yin and the yang; the good and the bad; the princess and the rebel…all of that wrapped up in one simple outfit.

The lace trimmed cami would make a fine top on it’s own, but: a) it’s freakin’ cold outside, b) I’d be sharing a whole lot more cleavage with the world then I like and c) I really love the look of a cami or slip dress layered over a tee shirt. Sorry I didn’t get any shots without the moto jacket, but see “a” in the previous sentence.

My Blank NYC distressed boyfriend jeans are my current favorite. Like the one’s I’m wearing (they are no longer available), this pair is distressed, but has lining behind the distressing to keep out the arctic chill.

THE TIP

Having a go-to look makes it so much easier to get dressed on those days when either you don’t know what to wear or you aren’t feeling particularly motivated to make an effort. My go-to is an outfit that pairs pieces that are opposites, especially when the elements are good girl vs. bad girl.

If you’re looking for your own go-to look, start by thinking about what you feel most comfortable in; what are you wearing when you feel most like yourself? Once you’ve established what that is, look for pieces in your closet that can be paired with one another to achieve that look.

THE LINK UPS

Check out the weekly link ups I participate in for even more fashion and style ideas…

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Lace Trimmed Cami: American Eagle;  Jacket: Blank NYC;  Jeans: Blank NYC (Similar);  Boots: Vince Camuto

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9 Comments

  1. rachael donaldson
    12.29.2016 / 12:32 am

    You look totally awesomely like Debbie! Badass with a little bit of frill mixed in. Love it as usual! Couldn’t agree more with the sentiments, Most of all I miss Prince. Still crying over that one. Don’t forget Glenn Frey…ugh. All of them such tragic losses.

  2. 12.29.2016 / 12:59 am

    Yes, 2016 has been a tough one! I really hope there will be some unforeseen good in 2017…

    I love your moto jacket! You look fabulous!

    I hope the remainder of 2016 will be uneventful & 2017 will be kind to you!
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  3. 12.29.2016 / 3:14 am

    Stefano Demera, ha that s a long time ago! But it s been an awfull year at that point. Let s just hope it gets better!
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  4. 12.29.2016 / 1:36 pm

    I adore your edgy hotness! Yes, I’m still addicted to days of our lives. It’s possible Steffano is alive, LOL! I am so over 2016 as well, there can only be better goodness in 2017. Happy new year gorgeous!

  5. 12.29.2016 / 5:00 pm

    AND a puffy pink pompom! Only you, my dear, only you.

    Hope your holidays were uplifting amidst all the sadness.

    Bettye

  6. 12.29.2016 / 7:31 pm

    Much like you I bid goodbye to great icons of my life this year. I said goodbye to Florence Henderson , ZsaZsa Gabor and Prince. Your post moved me to write as we all come to grips with the new political reality ,it will be up to us the visionaries,artists and creatives to brighten our futures. Your post with these great shots does just that continue to lighten our loads .HAPPY NEW YEAR
    Jandrew
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    http://jandrewspeaks.com

  7. 12.30.2016 / 6:11 pm

    This is how I wear pink… edgy!! You look so stylish and badass I just love it!
    Agree with your terms on 2016… hopefully 2017 will be better. Thank you for linking up with Weekend Wear

    xo
    Mel