WIW 11.5.13 - Red & animal print

I'm laughing at myself for thinking that I was going to donate this jacket the other day. I've worn it twice since then. It's good not to be too hasty :)

Jacket: Gap
Top: White House Black Market
Pants: Lafayette 148
Boots: Munro

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  • Day Vies replied 7 years ago

    Amen -- the coral-based red is heavenly and seems to have this glowing quality. The black and white tones down the color a bit and makes this combo sing. Makes me sigh that I passed over a similar jacket in the store 3 months ago... I knew it could have been fab!

  • Thistle replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous!  I love the pop of red with the graphic black and white, especially against the animal print. So terrific!

  • MsMary replied 7 years ago

    Red + animal print = match made in heaven!  This is so chic!!

  • Parsley replied 7 years ago

    I'm so glad you weren't hasty about donating that jacket- it's way to pretty on you not to keep! The combo of the orangey red and the animal print is delightful.

  • Sona replied 7 years ago

    I have that jacket too and love how it adds color to your face. You should wear this color more often!

  • Ingunn replied 7 years ago

    Beautiful, Amy! Very crisp and oh so chic. Love it!

  • AJ replied 7 years ago

    My favorite look of yours so far! Does this top work with your Lanai?

  • AJ replied 7 years ago

    You know I just took a look at your Lanai pic and the blazer is longer than this red one. Do you think that might be the reason you're having trouble with the Lanai?

    How does this red blazer and top combo look with that grey pencil skirt?

  • Debra replied 7 years ago

    ClassIc colours, great look :)

  • carambola replied 7 years ago

    This jacket is great on you! I loved it in your other post with the navy cat print top and love it here too.

  • carter replied 7 years ago

    Red and animal print is one of my favorite combos.  You wear it well!

  • bella replied 7 years ago

    red + animal print = one of my favorite combos!

  • LACeleste replied 7 years ago

    Love this warm red on you Amy!  Great outfit!

  • Aquamarine replied 7 years ago

    Wonderful combo!

  • Laurie replied 7 years ago

    good call to keep. i have a blazer that color and it is a favorite.  nice outfit, the jacket is the eye-catcher!

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    Thanks, ladies!

  • Nicole D replied 7 years ago

    Fab trousers!  Don't let that jacket go.

  • unfrumped replied 7 years ago

    That is so keep! Does that not scare you a bit--about to toss something and then you find this dynamite combo. I do that, and I think it can mess with the wardrobe purging I actually need to do. Note to self: remember to use the "holding zone" !

    Seriously, did it just pop back into use or have you analyzed what you like about it (color, great fit, structure come to mind) and now are thinking of ways to use it more, or that you might actually build around it more, or that at some point you would replace it with something similar--it's a great foil for the animal print, in that while it is tailored and  classic, it  is spicy, and also the shorter sleeves and length, so reads as very fresh and youthful.

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    Unfrumped, I think I'm too spoiled with wardrobe choices to be scared of one piece disappearing (although I'm still lamenting the loss of my bright green jacket last year). I'm glad I decided to keep it though. It's very grey outside and the bright color is a nice mood booster :)

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    AJ - the problem I'm having with the Lanai is really the color. I'm comfortable coordinating things with black as my neutral. I'm not so comfortable working with navy. I just need practice :)

  • AviaMariah replied 7 years ago

    Is this the one you thought was too bright?  I'm glad you kept it!

  • pil replied 7 years ago

    Must be it just needed to come out to play!

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    You crack me up with your hasty donations. I'm glad you rescued the jacket. You look great, Amy. Nice happy mix of colour and pattern. 

  • Asingh replied 7 years ago

    I'm laughing at the idea as well! This jacket was made for you, Amy, and you look fab! :)

  • Neel replied 7 years ago

    Next time you want to donate it ....... throw it my way ;)  That jacket is seriously cut for you and the color is lovely!  You look sleek and chic Amy!

  • jurocha replied 7 years ago

    Glad that red jacket dodged the bullet; paired with the animal print, it really brings life and interest to the black trousers. Nice outfit.

  • Mochi replied 7 years ago

    I love the unexpected pop of the coral jacket with the black and white. You did another similar red/black and white column of color combination recently, didn't you? It looks fantastic on you. 

  • lyn67 replied 7 years ago

    Love this blazer Amy! Pls keep!:-)

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 7 years ago

    So glad you rethought this one!  it's a great color and pairing it with the animal print is fantastic!

  • RunswithDolphins replied 7 years ago

    This is a great outfit on you.  Glad you reconsidered keeping the jacket.

  • replied 7 years ago

    I love it with the animal print! You've saved it for sure.

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    Thanks so much!

  • No Fear of Fashion replied 7 years ago

    Very true Amy. Don't be too hasty. Great outfit. Thanks for giving me the inspiration. I am going to combine leopard with red as well.

  • rachylou replied 7 years ago

    I can't tell you how much I like this. Fresh, lively, stand-out but not weird. Everything fits so nicely.

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    Thank you Greetje and Rachylou!

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