Shop My Closet | Bohemian Traders Blanket Jacket

Shop My Closet | Bohemian Traders Blanket JacketWelcome to Shop My Closet, the Bohemian Traders Blanket Jacket edition.

I’m sharing the story of the pieces in my outfit and trialling new ways to wear old favourites.

This jeans and jacket outfit contains a few different elements and style genres.  I’m calling it Retro Cute Bunny Style!

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Shop My Closet | Bohemian Traders Blanket Jacket

I’ve teamed a Mossimo for Target bunny knit with my Bohemian Traders Blanket Jacket and noughties denim by Sass & Bide.

Well, would you look at that.  I’ve coordinated my eye makeup to my bunny top.  I know.  I don’t know who I am either.

I decided to experiment with peacock blue and jade green eyeshadows, from my leftover stash of Mary Kay, worked back with the fabulous Marc Jacobs Beauty jade eyeliner I purchased after my Disneyland Sephora makeover last year.

Sephora Anaheim makeover | September 2013

Sephora Anaheim makeover | September 2013

Yes, Sephora is like my Disneyland, but this Sephora was situated at Disneyland.  Even better, it was situated at the entrance to our hotel.

Oh, and keep an eye out at Kimba Likes Boutique.  Now that I’ve decided to concentrate on other endeavours, I’m popping up some leftover Mary Kay stock (brand new full size products).  There’s more going up as soon as I get some time!

Shop My Closet | Bohemian Traders Blanket Jacket

All about my outfit

My Bohemian Traders Blanket Jacket is one of a kind, made from vintage kantha blankets.  I love how it has its very own print clash going on. It adds a great edge to my outfit.  A stylish edge with the jacket styling – an instant way to dress up any outfit.   A boho chic edge with the print clash kantha fabric.

The terracotta and olive tones are very flattering to my skintone, but I have to admit that I had a bit of a terracotta overload in the 90s.  I had the same terracotta fabric in three different styles of Ellen Tracy jacket.  My house was decorated with forest green and terracotta.  I even wore terracotta lipstick.  It’s taken me a while to get over it, but I am so glad I did!

The adorable mint green bunny sweater by Mossimo for Target was picked up at an amazing place called Super Target, on a road trip between Palm Springs and San Diego last year.  My goodness.  Super Target was like Coles, Priceline, Freedom Furniture and the biggest and best Target you’ve ever seen were combined in a blender and poured into Super Target.  It is everything that you imagine when you think of America.  Big.  Bold.  Bigger.  Bolder.

A girl can’t be cerebral her whole life.  I can’t survive just on classic novels and modern literature.  Sometimes I really just want to read some zombie fiction.  As much as I love sightseeing and soaking in scenery and culture, nothing gives you the local experience like hitting the supermarkets of the world!

My Sass & Bide noughties jeans were thrifted a few years ago.  They feature an ankle zip and button detail and a vintage dark wash.  They’re a little more low rise than my usual jeans – though considerably more high rise than the usual Sass & Bide noughties jeans!

To counteract muffin top, I’ve tucked my knit jumper behind my belt buckle and scrunched the sides as a disguising tactic!  A smoothing cami helps to create a smoother silhouette too.  But don’t tell anyone – it’s our little secret, ‘kay?

Shop My Closet | Bohemian Traders Blanket Jacket

All about my accessories

I do love a scarf tied as a hairbow.  My very pretty thrifted vintage Kiwiana souvenir scarf picks up the olive and terracotta tones in the Bohemian Traders Blanket Jacket.  Plus it does a sterling job of sorting out unruly hair in the growing out process.

My retro cute Rollie mustard lace ups tie back to the mustard polka dots in my Bohemian Traders Blanket Jacket, and are possibly my favourite shoes in the entire world.  What’s not to love?  They’re mustard.  They’re cute.  They’re comfortable.  They’re fabulous!

My Marc for Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon bag in a black, grey and olive camo print is practically light for the school run, but adds that fun print clash I love!

I’m holding up my pants with an Australian classic – waxed cowhide leather belt with a brass buckle – purchased in Morpeth on summer holidays one year when I forgot to pack a belt, and got sick of hitching up my pants.  We took a tiki tour into Morpeth, loaded up on sourdough, deli treats and decent coffee, and the all important forgotten accessory.

Speaking of forgotten accessories, I was in such a rush on this morning that I left without jewellery, apart from my pave diamond heart wedding studs that I forgot to take out the night before.  I’m lucky my ears don’t detach, or I would have left them behind too.

What story does your outfit tell?


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  • Ingrid @ Fanulous and Fun Life - 14 August 2014 - 10.35 pm

    I love the cute mustard lace ups and how they bring your whole outfit together. Such a great colour! You’re inspiring me to leave my regular black shoes in the wardrobe for the rest of the week.ReplyCancel

  • Johanna - 14 August 2014 - 6.04 pm

    Love the mix of colours on you and the bunny top but especially the scarf used as a hair tie. Must take a leaf from your book here and try to do the same, but I always end up looking too girlie. You pull it off just great.ReplyCancel

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