WIW: Party Like It's 2012 Challenge, Shift 9, Frye Vera Boot

(Fashionalbly?) late to the party, but I know a true style party never quits. ;)

I've been working some odd hours and feeling fairly exhausted, but I finally made it around to participate in MaryK's 2012 challenge.

This outfit feels "so 2012" to me because:

- It is an interpretation of a Hugo Boss ad I pinned (Pinterest feels very current IMO)
- It combines items from a few different styles and eras (1940s engineer boots, the utility style jacket from who knows how many decades of militaria, the 90s bucket bag, 80s eye-searing brights).
- It integrates a flash of optic white into a winter outfit, in keeping with the aughties trend of breaking traditional fashion rules (e.g. no white after Labor Day).

Pic #1 is what I wore after work to meet my sister for lunch at a delightfully overcast beachfront restaurant. Pic #2 is the version I wore for m7 second 6-hour, 5am shift in a row. The Veras worked nicely for this kind of shift - lots of standing still to reticket newly discounted merch.

Hollister jacket - Ebay, DIY dye project
Per Se cotton/cashmere sweater - flea market
Gap 1969 jeggings - Gap
Frye Vera boots - Amazon
Calvin Klein bucket bag - flea market
White watch - Big Lots

Splendid thermal - flea market
Turquoise crossbody - YLF swap party

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  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    Perfect - you hit a lot of 2012 notes here and look great too!

  • kellygirl replied 7 years ago

    OMG you look awesome. I love the different shades of green. SO pretty, Rae!

  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago

    Fresh, zesty & cool as.....

  • Asingh replied 7 years ago

    Such happy colours, Rae!

  • CocoLion replied 7 years ago

    Love those Gap jeggings. Are they black or a sort of charcoal?

    Was the challenge supposed to be humorous with a "can you believe we wore that" slant? Sorry Rae, this is too chic for that. :-) Even though the bright, neon-y green is pretty '12, the figure flattery, the sleek lines, and the classic moto boots all mean this will stand a longer test of time than, say, an oversized top and 6" platform stilettos.

  • goldenpig replied 7 years ago

    So chic and trendy! You look so fabulous in neon citrus colors! Like a living mojito! I love it!

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    I love these colors on you... stunning. Do you start work at 5.00 a.m.???

  • KC Tomboy replied 7 years ago

    Love the green - you're wearing my favorite color! You look great.

  • JamC replied 7 years ago

    I love the sweater with short sleeves and the dark thermal long sleeve top below it. Excellent layering!

  • Mochi replied 7 years ago

    You look great, rae.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Wow - #2 is just slaying me with it's gorgeousness! And special "yippee" for happy feet!

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    You look deliciously sour!

    Coming from me - you *know* that's a compliment :)

  • tarzy replied 7 years ago

    You always look amazing, and I love these colors on you!

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    Denise, if there was a humorous angle, I must have been too tired to get it! Thank you for saying the outfit is *not* funny, since I was not aiming for that. The jeggings are a faded black wash, so charcoal is pretty much how they read from afar - love how the wash softens brights.

    Deborah, I don't always start at 5. Once a month, the store has to put things on sale, so everyone has to take a turn coming in super early.

    Angie, you bet! I am a card-carrying member of Team Sour.

  • MsMary replied 7 years ago

    Fab!! Love it!!

    Denise, the challenge was just to put together an outfit that feels quintessentially "2012" to you! Irony is optional!

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 7 years ago

    That color really looks amazing on you. You are totally rocking this look!

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