Thursday, January 13, 2011

Guest Post: Liz's Jacket

Hey y'all! While I'm getting settled in Costa Rica, some of my favorite bloggers have been kind enough to share their thoughts and wisdom. I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I do. For today's post: a student with loads of style shows off a fabulous jacket. 


Hello lovely readers of Mad Dress Game!  I'm Liz from lizzypunch!
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I was so honored when Frances asked me to share some info on a favorite item in my closet.  It took me a while to narrow it down but I  decided to go with one of the most recent additions to my closet and show you some examples of how I've incorporated it into my wardrobe.

The Item: Faux Leather Jacket

Source: Christmas Gift from my Mama

Reason:  A faux-leather jacket has been on my wishlist for the longest time.  Although I've recently decided to avoid chain stores and turn to more ethical shopping, I can't pass up a gift given with lots of love.

Outfits: I've worn the jacket non-stop since the holidays so here are a few different looks you can try if you have a similar jacket in your closet!

Outfit #1 - Hip
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For this outfit I paired my jacket with skinny jeans, a boyfriend tee (literally), flats, a chunky scarf, and bright earrings.  I named this a "University Uniform" since it made me fit right in with the students on the UW campus when I visited my boyfriend last week.  You can read more here.  I think this look is easy to pull off because who doesn't have skinny jeans and plain flats in their closet?  If you want to step it up a notch try wearing some combat boots and concert tee!

Outfit #2 - Dressy Casual
For those of you in the working world, imagine this look with slacks and pumps.  This outfit could have worked great with a blazer, but wearing the faux-leather jacket really changes the vibe of the whole look and adds a more relaxed feel to the ensemble.  So next time you're inclined to get all dressed up, consider mixing in an unexpected element like leather or hardware. Read the original post here.

Outfit #3 - Tough Girl
Who says you can't mix girly pink polka-dots with a biker jacket?  I tried it on New Year's Eve and loved it!  This "skirt" is really a dress over a pair of black leggings.  Without the jacket this look would have been very girly and sweet but the jacket gave me just enough edge for a day around the city.  Read about my NYE here.

I hope I inspired some of you to try new looks with a faux-leather jacket!  Thanks again to Frances for inviting me and I think I speak for all of us when I say we can't wait for you to settle in Costa Rica and get back to blogging!


  1. I wish I had a leather jacket so I could experiment with these looks!

  2. love the dress-as-skirt idea
    great blog!
    loving the posts
    stop by some time xx


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