Thursday, April 28, 2011

Geek Out

To the tune of 'Le Freak' by Chic.  
 Teeheehee*SnortSnort*.


A khaki trench was #1 on my spring 'must haves' list.  This one was on the clearance rack at TJMaxx for $30.  Price was right, but the buttons were falling off and I just wasn't in love with it.  I thought I'd replace the buttons entirely, but when I tried to pick them out at JoAnn's, I couldn't make a decision.  

Went home empty handed and finally decided that I could flip the buttons over so the metallic cap (what's it called?) would show.  It was just the thing to bring a little more dimension to the entire jacket.  I loved the result and have worn it nearly every day since.  Amazing the effect buttons have on a garment.

You'll see me wearing it in tomorrow's post.

before
after

Specs:  c/o GlassesUSA.com
Shirt:  Target
Scarf:  Urban Outfitters
Vest:  J. Crew, via consignment shop in White Bear Lake (need a name!)
Jeans:  Target
Shoes:  Shelly's of London via Endless.com
Trench:  Tulle via TJMaxx

9 comments:

natasha said...

I like your style, the way your paired everything is so creative!

Kinsey said...

That's an awesome idea!

Rebecca said...

You do "geek chic" well. I liek the green on you.

Lauren said...

This is such a cute look Jill!! I love it! And Hooray for TJMaxx - I got the CUTEST raincoat from them - I have worn it almost every day :).

Ps - which GlassesUSA specs are those? I was browsing their site the other day looking for some full frame glasses, but couldn't decide which I liked...

small time style

Jilliebeanie said...

Thanks, Lauren! TJMaxx really is the best. It's dangerous that I have one so close to home.

My glasses are Joey Blue. Not sure if they're still available. I received them back in December. I really like this style. If you purchase from them, be sure to use my discount code: SpoilsofWear

Jill

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Love the argyle + specs!

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Gracey said...

lol. Now I'm going to have that song in my head all day! I'll forgive you though because I absolutely love this outfit and think the button flipping was genius!

Mrs. J said...

Creative I can't wait to see the whole coat tomorrow. Cute outfit love the argyle sweater and green scarf. Lol, now I'm singing "Le Freak" thanks for the tune!! :)

silvergirl said...

love this look and i think i have a sweater vest just like that
might have to copy cat you in the near future
amazing how much a button can change the look of something
i have done this on sweaters before, went from cheap to chic!
Brett