Saturday, December 15, 2012

It's Weird, But I Like It

It being this tweed dress-tunic thing that I'm wearing:



I found it at The Sticky Thrift Store (aka Better Bargains, in Northeast Portland) and was immediately enamored.  I like its stiff, sort of paper-doll shape.  And I like how basic it is; no bells and whistles, just pockets:


And I love its overly detailed tag:


I'm just not convinced that I know how to style it yet.  I definitely needed the long-sleeve tee underneath (Gap) because it's unlined and tweed is itchy as hell.  I also added some jeggings (Bandolino via Macys), tall boots (Enzo Angolini via Nordstrom) and, my favorite addition, a butterfly pin from my friend, Ana:


I think that it probably could have also used a belt, but it turns out that tweed, in addition to being itchy, is hard to belt.  Or, at least this piece is.  But, belt-needy and weird as it is, I really do like it.

Happy Saturday, Everyone!  Have a fabulous weekend!

Gracey

26 comments:

  1. And I adore it, ma cherie! ♥

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  2. Omg! That's amazing. I love Tweed and this is so unusual which makes it awesome! What makes it even more awesome is that its from where the Country where I live! Wales!! Welsh wool is amazing And Jones is such a Welsh name. What a brilliant vintage find Hun xx

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  3. I think you've styled it perfectly. The jeggings and boots are just right. A small scarf wouldn't go amiss (and would stop it itching your neck), but it looks great already. And has pockets, too!

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  4. That tunic thing is really cute. I bet the back is plain, right? Thus it would be extremely easy to put some darts in for shaping. You could even remove the front pockets and add front darts and then put the pockets back on. Alternatively, it could be taken in at the side seams since it is unlined. Lots of options for making it a bit more fitted.
    -s

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  5. I dunno what it is about that piece, but it is attractive almost in spite of itself. Maybe it's the fabulous welsh tweed, maybe it's how gleeful you look about while wearing this fabulous find, but it's got that 'je ne sais quoi'. Don't belt it, it would lose the paper doll clothes charm. I think you've got it styled just right and you look adorable in the very best sense.

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  6. I like it also, especially over jeans.

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  7. I like it too--it's unique and you've styled it really cute!!

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  8. I agree with Simone, some darts in it to shape it would really make it a fabulous item. x

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  9. Very cute. And it looks perfect as a base for all kinds of accessories.

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  10. What a cool piece! I wouldn't do anything to it. I like it as is! Maybe layer a skirt under it, but I like it as is. The color and pockets are adorable. It looks really cute! I wish I had similar piece myself.

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  11. I like it too, Gracey and I think that its perfect for you. I think this is something that works well on taller people!
    Well styled.

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  12. older tweed is pretty itchy!
    i love the tag in the dress, maybe just cut it out and frame it or make a pillow out of it. ha
    brett

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  13. I like it as it is, I bet it would be too bulky to belt. Vintage Welsh tweed is quite sought after here in the UK, I have sold a couple of pieces on Ebay and they fetched good prices.
    I like the A-line shape, and you have styled it perfectly with the jeans and tan boots. You don't have to explain, Gracey. It's a Welsh tweed tunic, and you like it - nothing weird about that!
    PS. Llandysul is in West Wales, if you're interested! xxx

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  14. Now I'm longing for some Gracey paper dolls to dress up!

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  15. Dude, anything with pockets is automatically awesome. (Unlined wool though, yikes, that is some itchy stuff.) It does just look so comfy and cozy, I really like the rolled up sleeves, they seem to balance out the awkward length and give it quite a bit of personality. (Plus, I really like how you style it, with the jeans and the long sleeved shirt.)

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  16. The looks super cute and super comfy. I've got a few weird pieces in my stash as well, and sometimes I'm not sure how to style them, but wear them regardless. I think the boots make this outfit a winner! And pockets, of course, anything with pockets.

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  17. Oh, how envious I am! You look just like my Danish aunt in the 70´s - she was sooo cool and beautiful. I have to find myself something like that. Not only is it effortlessly elegant, it looks comfortable, too.

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  18. I like it too, and I vote for gauchos!!! Sweet butterfly. :)

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  19. Oh wow, that's *such* a cool tunic! (And here I am, late to the party, but it's been a challenging couple of weeks.) Like another commenter said, vintage Welsh tweed fetches a pretty price over here, so you may have a major thrift score.

    Also, yay tweed butterfly! I'm so pleased you like it. :)

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  20. I don't think this look is weird at all. It works on every level, and looks fantastic on you. You styled it perfectly.

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  21. Ooh! This looks fantastic. It has a lovely dress/frock feel to it with just a hint of lab coat with the pockets. The pin you've put on it sets it off to perfection. :D

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  22. I love the texture of tweed, and it plays nicely against the lovely plaid butterfly. Your boots are delicious, too. You look warm and comfy, and wonderfully yourself, as in not like everyone else!! XXOO

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  23. Sometimes "weird" things are the best things! This tunic looks awesome on you!


    Adrienne
    What Lola Wants

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  24. I love it!!! Happy birthday! Dawn suitcase vignettes

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  25. you are a beautiful lady and i love your fashion style, i LOVE BOOTS

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