Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Jean Jacket Joy

My WONDERFUL dad got me a gift card to the gap for my birthday.  I was overjoyed, and I picked up a jean jacket last week (when they luckily had 30% off).  I was pretty hesitant to do so, because  it reminded me of when I was a little girl (I had a jean jacket... from the gap... that I wore... ALL THE TIME) and almost seemed a little juvenile since my childhood is what I associate with jean jackets.  Well, it's about 10 years later, and I'm about to do the same thing all over again: wear my gap jean jacket... ALL THE TIME.  It's so comfortable because the denim fabric is so soft, and it does not feel stiff or constraining at all.  I've been wearing it non-stop ever since; mostly with casual tees, leggings and boots/flats.

I created this little gem of a collage on polyvore, and it essentially sums up what I want to look like this summer: casual, comfortable, stylish, expressive. 

Revolving around my Jean Jacket

Revolving around my Jean Jacket by juliialove featuring bamboo jewelry

The jean jacket pictured above is not the same as the one I purchased, but it's quite similar.  I need to get my hands on an emerald maxi-dress, because I love the color sooo much (reminds me of Angelina Jolie for some reason), I don't have enough jewel tones in my wardrobe, and maxi-dresses are just so comfortable.

You may notice that there's some hip-hop-esque jewelry in the collage, particularly the fish-bone earrings circa 2005 (I think I had about five pairs of these and wore them all the time).  I love jewelry, maybe because it's the one thing that I can buy anywhere and not have to worry about the fit.  I usually like to wear simpler pieces of clothing with louder and more expressive accessories, and I feel like an outfit involving the above would achieve that.

Those ray-ban wayfarers are making me drool on my laptop right now.  Seriously, holding onto tissues so I can absorb the drool.

I also included that printed white scarf because it would look frikken adorable with that dress and the earrings on their own.   And those sandals and the clutch are just so funky.

That's all for today folks, I was hoping to do a post with me wearing the new jean jacket, but it snowed today for the first time in about a week, and it was needlessly cold.  This weather is supposed to continue, but hopefully it won't.  Fingers crossed!



  1. Where is that scarf from? It's freaking adorable!!!!

  2. Loving this summery set Julia! An emerald maxi dress is on my wish list too, & that patterned clutch is fabulous :)

    <3 Shawna

    1. Thanks Shawna ol pal, hope the west coast (of the east coast) is treating you well!!