Monday, November 14, 2011

My Inner Liberace

You may find it hard to believe, but Liberace was not, in fact, my inspiration for this outfit:


I was actually inspired by a couple of other bloggers (Kendi of Kendi Everyday here and Sarah of Just Take a Bow here) wearing shirts as jackets and thought it was something I’d like to try.  But, I had to find the right shirt and during my search, my inner Liberace apparently came out and I ended up with this fascinating bit of awesomeness:



I’m aware that it’s a bit (or a lot) ridiculous, but I still maintain that it’s also a bit (or a lot) awesome.  And crazy; awesome or ridiculous, it’s definitely crazy.  And because my aesthetic is often “in for a penny, in for a pound” I decided to compound the crazy by wearing the shirt-as-jacket (thrifted) over a printed, ruffle front blouse (Wal-Mart).  I added wide leg jeans (Gap), Mary Jane wedges (Corso Como) and a leopard belt (?), because if there is anything this outfit needed, it was another pattern.

Happy Monday, Everyone!

Gracey

19 comments:

  1. Pattern mixing at its finest! If you could see me, you would know I'm doing the jazziest of jazz hands right now. You pulled this off and then some.

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  2. Um, this outfit IS awesome! I love those jeans on you; they're extra super duper flattering. =)

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  3. That jacket is smashing. I live the shoes. And the rest of the outfit is terrific. Wow

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  4. I liberated my inner Liberace this past weekend. Sparkle and glitter galore. Sadly, nothing patterned this magnificently. I love the polka dots and leopard thrown in for good measure. Bold my friend, bold. :)

    Jenn

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  5. Definitely awesome. I concur in going straight off the cliff, "Thelma and Louise"-style, when dressing adventurously.

    My mother, until the day she died, refused to believe Liberace was gay. She just thought he was very nice to his mother and hadn't found the right woman yet.

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  6. This is so awesome! I love it.

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  7. THAT JACKET IS SO AWESOME!!!

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  8. That is friggin fabulous! I love the shirt-as-jacket look in general, and with this shirt? It's friggin magnificent. My theory has always been that if you go in for the pound, no one is going to question all the awesomeness going on!

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  9. Hi Gracey, I polished and cleaned your Coach bag. Yay. I will send it off tomorrow. Tues. Your outfit is awesome darling. What a great mix of amazing. Dawn suitcase Vignettes xo

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  10. Loud patterns are only a problem if you don't wear them with pride. I think you're okay. (: And, also, AWW. I love that I inspired you to go for it!

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  11. That jacket is just stunning! And you pull it off soooo well! Plus, look at you, pushing the boundaries by adding in that printed top! Take me as your apprentice!
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  12. i love the blouse underneath, but what a great idea layering blouses!!

    <3 steffy
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  13. I would say it looks awesome! THe jacket looks like a versace scarf. B=Nice remix of prints, the pokka dot top is an excellent choice! Nice flared jeans too

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  14. LOL! I was reading too quickly and I read awfulness instead of awesomeness :-) And I was like -- wait, she didn't say that, because that shirt is really cool. I especially like it paired with the polka dot shirt. Yes. I really like it, and you gave me an idea of how to wear one that I have that is similar.

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  15. Gracey, seriously, how do you pull off pattern-mixing like it's nothing?! You do it so beautifully every time! And, I have no words for this shirt-jacket so I will just leave you with: LOVE. (a lot)

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  16. what a fantastic coat! and those jeans look fab on you!

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  17. Love your jacket - I think it's very Nicole Richie/Liberace.

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