"Taupe Gear"

Found this 100% leather jacket by To The Max (a BCBG brand) for $1 and could not pass it up when I saw it has a cotton-lined body and mesh-lined sleeves. It is not the best quality of leather and squeaks a tiny bit... but it's distressed! With rivets! And a racing stripe! 

I was picturing it thusly a la Burberry for fall, but I had a sudden urge to wear it out to see Dr. Shrink today, so I went for a moto-sports-inspired look with skinnies and boots. Since I'm not tall, I prefer my cropped jackets with a column of color. The sun decided to make an appearance, so I went with spring-y light grays and black patent. Yes, I suppose black and gray are my idea of spring colors... lol. 

To The Max leather jacket - flea market
Madewell linen tank - Madewell
AE gray skinnies - American Eagle
Ted Baker bag - flea market
Fergie "Major" boots - Overstock
Men's belt - flea market

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  • Aida replied 5 years ago
    You are a vision in taupe! We were on the same wavelength today, I am also in a column of taupe + boots + topper. SWEET jacket, I adore the racing stripe. I wish I could find some cropped toppers that fit my shoulders, weren't ridiculously loose at the waist, and were actually short enough!! Preferably as cool as this one :)

    PS: I am really liking your hair at this length!
  • replied 5 years ago
    Love this, and I would so steal that jacket if it was in my size. Our flea markets around here suck. I am so envious of yor finds!

  • Jjsloane replied 5 years ago
    I love the jacket (and for $1?? You are a wonder!)
  • Raisin replied 5 years ago
    Seriously, $1?  That's crazy!  And it looks great on you!
  • ElleH replied 5 years ago
    I REALLY LOVE this. What a fab find that jacket is. The MK jackets Angie posted about have cotton lining in the body of the white one, which pleases me, but synthetic on the sand one. Maybe some of the sand ones have cotton but I didn't check.
  • catgirl replied 5 years ago
    It's awesome!  Flea market?
  • CocoLion replied 5 years ago
    A tonal outfit with layers!  I LOVE it.  My love of tonal layering has been going on for over a year, which is a really long style relationship for me.
  • Sarah A replied 5 years ago
    Love the tonal grays with the taupe. I espacially like the shirt hem and peek of belt and um $1!???  Wow!
  • krishnidoux replied 5 years ago
    Yeah, love it! You styled it so well too. It looks nice with your short hair. Really awesome, actually.
  • Thistle replied 5 years ago
    Wow, your flea market skills rock!  Gorgeous outfit.
  • K. Period. replied 5 years ago
    Taupe Gear! Waaa ha haa ha! You've got me rolling.  

    Seriously, this looks fabulous!  But next time, I want to see the Stig in the background.  At least a Stig cutout.  
  • Karie replied 5 years ago
    That gorgeous jacket for $1?! I have got to start shopping at flea markets.
  • carolbee replied 5 years ago
    Had to read your post after reading the headline.  $1!!, youare seriously good at flea market shopping.
  • Debora replied 5 years ago
    What a great find! It looks amazing on you. Please come and shop with me sometime!
  • Parsley replied 5 years ago
    LOVE your column of neutrals! 
    And I'm awed that you manage to find such amazing bargains at the flea market.
    Too cool for words!
  • rae replied 5 years ago
    Thanks, ladies! I've been trying not to buy much at the flea market now that I'm trying to upgrade my favorites, so it feels great to know I can still find things worth a spot in the closet. 

    K and Carolbee, I'm glad you got the title! Hehe, gotta save up for that Stig cutout. ;)
  • Suz replied 5 years ago
    Well. You know what I am going to say, right? 

    This is fantastic! What a great buy that jacket was! The racing stripe is so much fun. And imagine a cotton lining! Lucky you. 

    I think this illustrates the principle that as long as you would love to have it if it were full price (even if you couldn't pay for it) then thrifting an item can make sense. It's all about being super-choosy, which you are. 
  • shedev replied 5 years ago
    I love this jacket.
  • Sara L. replied 5 years ago
    Great fine!  I love the cropped length with the racing stripe.
  • texstyle replied 5 years ago
    You've got serious shopping skills Rae - that is an amazing find and looks so ridiculously great on you. The stripe on the jacket seems so on trend but not trendy - if that makes sense.
  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago
    $1??? Fantastic Rae - like Suz said, this is brilliant thrift shopping. Love the super crop style on you and the jacket's overall look is very "you". The whole outfit is a beautiful tonal look with some edge.
  • replied 5 years ago
    Rae, I think you look great, I love your jacket! such a great find. Your blended look of taupe shades works a treat.
  • Tina.b replied 5 years ago
    What an amazing buy that jacket was! The stripe echoing the column of colour in the rest of the outfit is beyond brilliant. You look stunning!
  • Angie replied 5 years ago
    Ravishing Racing Rae! 
  • catgirl replied 5 years ago
    Okay, I'm just going to make the pun I was dying to make: Taupe Gun!

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