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What I Wore: Mad About Military

by Ashley on March 4, 2013

city chic military dress, chain earrings, old navy cardigan

Every once in awhile I find a hole in my closet.  Usually it’s something pretty fundamental, which is probably why I’m constantly asking, “Why don’t I have anything to wear?”  I keep a running “shopping list” of items needed to make my closet more whole and make dressing easier: pants in a certain style, cardigans in a particular color, or tights that need replaced. It helps me focus on my shopping and prevents too much impulse buying.


When I was getting dressed to see Equus, I realized I really needed some kind of leather/non-leather fitted jacket.  It really would have fit the styling of this outfit much better than my cardigan (but it was chilly and sometimes you have to make do with whatcha got, ya know?).

So a leather/leatherette coat has been added to my “shopping list,” and I love the detailing on styles like these: ASOS Structured Leather Jacket, ASOS Leather Look Quilted Biker Jacket, City Chic Vinyl Gladiator, Topshop Studded Faux Leather jacket, Buffalo Leather Jacket (which isn’t black, but is beautiful & you can seen on Allie here. She’s the whole reason I want this coat.).

raccoon ring, jewelmint web lace ring, city chic military dress

They’re all fitted and feminine, with beautiful “tough” details like the quilting, zippers, and studs. Fast jackets for fast girls on fast bikes with bad boys.

city chic military dress, chain earrings, old navy cardigan

Those details would have gone beautifully with this dress.  Some people may be over it, but I love the subtle high-low hem. The dark teal fabric is beautiful and drapes nicely, and I love the contrast from the “military” details with the lace yoke. With the slightly oversize dress style, I wish I’d gone down to an XS for a bit more fit in the bust.  Adding a thick, stretch belt made the fit a more deliberate.

As for Equus? It’s a beautiful, powerful, moving show.  The subject matter isn’t easy to digest, but it made a compelling case for the power of live theatre…

What I Wore:
City Chic Military Shirt Dress (c/o City Chic)
Old Navy Cardigan
City Chic Belt (purchased myself)
Irregular Choice Little Miss Oh Heels (sold out; other colors available)
Nina Ramone Chain Earrings (similar: vintage and handmade)
Jewelmint Web Lace Ring
Raccoon Ring (Christmas gift)

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