Pale Blue: the Rae Way

Ok, if I'm honest, it's not really pastel. But I always feel true pastels look "dirty" against my skin, so this mid tone (and shiny!) blue feels much more flattering while still giving off the pale Spring vibe. This was a $10 find at the San Telmo flea market in Buenos Aires - my favorite of the trip! I love the not-too-boxy fit, the sheen, the metal zippers, and the black plaid running through that keeps it from feeling too sweet. 

To keep a longer line, I paired the jacket with my favorite faded, 100% cotton blue jeans. And as an extra nod to spring, I half tucked this hi-low white blouse underneath. At first I was not sure about the tuck with the length of the jacket, but somehow it felt better than a full tuck or untucked. The citron bag hearkens back to Angie's New Year's post, where she paired her pale blue sweater with an apple green jacket. I loved the extra jolt of edge that the sour color brings to the soft blue. 

In other news, this was my first sandal-wearing for the year (in the US, at least... vacation doesn't count). I have to say I get a kick from my black patent toes matching my black patent shoes. ;)

Throwing in #3, too, since I forgot to post it before leaving. Really loving these Big Star straight legs with mega cuff!

Unbranded jacket - $10 BsAs swap meet
H&M sleeveless blouse - $10 H&M clearance
Cycle jeans - Yoox
Kate Spade bag - Ebay
Sole Society sandals - $15 at Nordies clearance sale
Men's belt - $3 at swap meet
Navigator style sunnies - Nordies Rail

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  • celia replied 7 years ago

    That shade of blue in #1 looks so good on you and is extra special because you bought it on a trip, it is the perfect souvenir.And the citron bag looks perfect with it.
    I can see how you would get a kick out of matching the sandals with the polish, it looks matchy in a rock style kind of way.

  • fuzzylogic replied 7 years ago

    Mmmmmm, shiny! I love clothes and accessories as souviners too!

    You have styled it to perfection! The yellow KS tote lifts the whole look. I love the rae way!

  • CocoLion replied 7 years ago

    I noticed the jacket in your BA thread, what a great find!  You look so good in this color.  And Nordie's Rail?  Is that a new pop-up concept?  JK, always love auto complete's sense of humor.

  • Emily replied 7 years ago

    Ooooh, the shoes!  Great find.  The pic in #2 of the slightly frayed jean hems over shiny patent sets my heart a-flutter.  I love the whole outfit.

  • rabbit replied 7 years ago

    Great outfit. Really great and pretty unique jacket, both classic and modern.  Love your toenail/sandals :)

  • annagybe replied 7 years ago

    Nice find.
    I love the matching toe nails to sandals.

  • kellygirl replied 7 years ago

    So pretty. I love that sour bag against the blues. So refreshing and pretty! Great pedi too!

  • karymk replied 7 years ago

    No way you did not get those sandals for $15!

    Cool hip outfit. Looks effortless.  I too, shall debut my sandals. Why not? The perks of living in LA.

  • Lyn D. replied 7 years ago

    Love it all!

  • Thistle replied 7 years ago

    Such a fun find! The sandals are lovely, and I love the matching pedicure. I long for the day I can wear sandals again!

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    Denise, lol! I actually meant to type Rail, it is the young men's department at Nordies. But I would not put it past my autocorrect to do anything these days!

    Karymk, thank you for all your comments on my travel threads, BTW. I am actually getting more tired the longer I'm back, so I haven't replied to those comments in good fashion. High five for LA sandal weather!

  • Sarah A replied 7 years ago

    Awesome jacket find! Love the sandals and toenails. Glad for warmer weather :)

  • kkards replied 7 years ago

    black patent nail polish!!! what brand? 

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Fun toes! And I cannot believe you can wear sandals already...

    I need a California vacation one of these days. 

    I love that blue and citron together. Great outfit. 

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    kkards, it's actually Impress press-on nails. o_0 Yes, I am too bad at manicures for regular polish, lol...

    Suz, there is a little thing we do here called Shoptoberfest. ;) Just sayin!

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