1.20.2011

Daily Threads: A Cloudy, but Bright Day


{jacket: gifted | top: banana republic | jeggings: target | boots: steve madden}

Just to go ahead and clear things up - yes, I am wearing sunglasses on a perfectly cloudy day. It's bright, even when the sun is covered by clouds. Does this happen to you? Or are my eyes hypersensitive to brightness? Or both?

Moving on - let's talk about my half of a jacket - or what the world of fashion likes to call a cropped jacket. What are your feelings on this style? I kind of like it. It (like a belt) pulls the eye towards the smallest part of the body and I like that. I also (kind of) like the over-sized sleeves. However, Chris isn't crazy about this style. He says it's grandma-ish - which I see, but at least I'm not wearing it with Keds and sweatpants. Needless to say, I rarely wear cropped jackets, but I just love this one. So until he hides it somewhere I can't find, I'm wearing it. What does your husband/bf/whoever not like in your closet?

47 comments:

Michelle said...

i love everything about this outfit! the boots, the color of the top...all so great! my bf usually loves what i wear, but every now and then he tells me he doesn't. for instance, the other day i wore a black striped tank top (http://wishfulthinking23.blogspot.com/2011/01/blog-post_18.html) and he had the nerve to say he didn't like it. it's so simple and plain! who doesn't like stripes! ughhh men lol :)

Sweet Pea said...

Super cute!

coffeeandinspiration.com said...

First, yes, I wear sunglasses when it's bright/cloudy. Second, I LOVE that jacket. I think it's gorgeous and you styled it perfectly. My husband hates a LOT of things I wear. Like any shoes other than heels. Or cropped pants. I just tell him he has no style. ;) You look great!

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JennaStevie said...

I love the colour of this top on you. That cropped jacket is reallyreally cute!
My boyfriend hates high waisted skirts, he thinks they're unflattering on everyone and doesn't like mine. But I think he's nuts so I still wear them haha
xJennaD

Kristen said...

Love the jacket! The print is great and it's so flattering. Not grandma-ish in the slightest. :)

Janna said...

My husband doesn't like anything with a high neck (like ruffle neck style blouses) which he thinks are grandma-ish. I think your jacket is really cute though. And I'm the same with sunglasses and cloudy days. When we lived in Seattle I ALWAYS wore sunglasses for the same reason, maybe even more than I do here in So. Cal.

Laurelann said...

My husband is all the time telling me I look weird. For instance, in shorts and tights, with a dress under a skirt, anytime I wear more than 2 different colors, etc. I just laugh at him because he wears the same button down so much that it seems like he only owns one shirt and my family always gives him shirts as gifts.

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Lexie said...

Hi, Linley! Just wanted to let you know I just found your blog and that I'm loving your simple, chic style. :)

Also, boys are silly when it comes to clothes. You look fab! I'm wearing a fur vest today and I'm pretty sure I was judged by half of the office, but whatever haha.

Lemondrop Marie said...

I squint and sneeze in light, lots of people with light eyes do... love the outfit.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Alessandra said...

You look great in a half jacket as well as that wine colored top. Love it.

LIZ said...

Crop jackets are hit and miss with me, but I think it looks great on you. I can tend to look really boxy {in a bad way} if it doesn't hit at the right places.

As for husbands/bf/whoever - my whoever is my mom {sad, but true}. She doesn't particularly care for anything vneck or sheerish. Which in my closet is kinda a lot.

Meg said...

Love this look! The jacket is adorable!

Jill GG (good life for less) said...

oh i just LOVE this look. I have a cropped jacket I should pull out, they can be tricky to style. I think you pull it off amazingly!

ps, I always need sunglasses, my eyes are SO sensitive!

Lilly said...

Loving this look! The cropped jacket is super cute. I have only one and definitely should wear it more often.

CessOviedo said...

Thanks for wearing that cropped jacket, you just reminded me that I own a very similar one that hasn't been worn this year yet! Though I agree they are a little hard to wear due to shape but I opt for basic lines... Anything that's leopard he hates, sorry for him though cause I love it way too much!

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Ramsey said...

I was just going to say how much I love this jacket on you! So unique! Rock the crop girl! You always look great!

Mama Marshmallow said...

If it is a super cute cropped jacket, then I would sport it. You are definelty pulling the look off.

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Love your jacket! I am new to your blog and really enjoying it :)

Lo said...

there is nothing grandma-ish about this cropped jacket. so cute!

my hubs absolutely hates scarves because they cover the ladies. when i inform him that he's the only one that needs to see them, and thus, scarves are a perfectly acceptable (and welcome) addition to my wardrobe, he has no rebuttal (but he still hates them).

he also hates when i wear belts at my natural waistline. he can't tell me why, though.

Jen said...

Hi! I just found your blog and wanted leave you a comment. I really like the cropped jacket. It's not grandma-ish at all, because you are paring it with more fitted clothes to balance out the flowy arms. It's all about what you wear with it! Also I do the same thing with sunglasses, and I always wonder why I'm squinting even though it's cloudy out!

Law Mama said...

I'm a delicate flower when it comes to the sun too. I started wearing sunglasses obsessively when I realized they helped prevent migraines. Next I want to buy a pair of prescription sunglasses!

My husband mostly hates lipgloss. Too sticky. And anything too fashion-y.

Lauren said...

I love the cropped jacket and that top (which I think I have the same one in my closet actually :))! Super cute outfit!! Don't listen to the hubby - it looks stylish, not granny-ish :)

MUA said...

I love that cropped jacket...makes me think of Jackie O. !

The item my hubby hates to death : my leopard shoes (try and explain to a men it's just about animal print this season...he just find them trashy...)

Caro xxx

Sian Ophelia said...

Love your blog! Have given you a follow on Google.

I also have to wear sunglasses all the time - my boyfriend has no idea why and it kinda annoys him but it's too bright and the glare makes me worry about screwing my face up and getting wrinkles - haha!

xx

Freckles in June said...

love the outfit! especially that top!

Natasha said...

I think my hubby hates most of my clothes, but in all honestly I can't really stand much of his either! haha
As for the cropped jacket thingy, I like it on you, and it's great in this outfit, but I have such a hard time wearing them. My legs are so long, so when I wear one the rest of my body looks rediculously unproportioned.

Ashley said...

I think the little jacket looks really cute! & I love your sunglasses! :)

I think hubby hates my high high heels, most. Probably because I complain after I've worn them for, oh, 10 minutes.

Katri said...

I think that jacket is wonderful!!

Sara K.S. Hanks said...

Yeah, I'm a little iffy on the half-jacket look generally. Maybe they just don't work for my body shape? But I really like this one in this particular getup, partly because the darker colors look really chic. And it's always good to push the boundaries, even if it DOES confuse your significant other a bit. =)

Fran said...

Well, being THE grandma-wannabee, I think that your jacket looks marvelous on you. When I starting looking at this post, I saw the jacket and thought it was so cute. So please tell your husband the grandma-wannabee has spoken.....because, you know, he always listens to me....hahahahahaha!

Frannycakes

Melissa said...

I don't love all cropped coats but I definitely like specific ones. This one is really nice. You are super tiny so this look is a good one for you. I kind of feel like cropped jackets make me look stumpy and short haha.

And for the record... I also wear sunglasses when it's cloudy ;)

Melissa

Cassandra said...

I love your outfit! That shade of purple-pink-berry looks really good of you! And I for one adore your crop jacket. It does not look grandma-ish in the slightest!

As for my husband, he does not like ruffles and anything with flowers. Not really sure why he doesn't like ruffles, but he seems to think that floral dresses or skirts are grandma-ish as well.

However, I usually ignore that and wear florals anyways. After all, Will has been known to throw on a stripped shirt and plaid shorts when he is running late to class. Not exactly the most fashionable eitehr, haha.

MONKEYFACE said...

Um I kind of LOVE it. I was actually trying to figure out if I liked your hair or that jacket best and honestly it's just a toss-up. Lookin' mighty fine, lady!

lilmissmarch said...

LOVE your hair like this!!!!

Lisa D. said...

I like the cropped jacket! It's a piece that I never have much luck with (being so short and all), but I love the way it looks on you. I've noticed this shape coming back in other pieces, too -- cropped, boxy sweaters and t-shirts layered over long tanks for spring?

I also wear my sunglasses on bright cloudy days. And even not-so-bright cloudy days if I'm taking photos and not wearing any makeup... :)

kileen said...

i really love this cropped jacket on you! my bf is the same way about trendy items he sees on me sometimes. i think it's just cause he's not used to it. i usually will wear it anyways and by the end of the day he'll admit to liking it. :)

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Angeline said...

Oh husbands...they are so odd in their likes and dislikes. My husband is totally against wedges (wedges!). He thinks they look clunky and ugly.

I am so with you on the sunglasses. I think this whole winter I only went a few days without them, and it's been foggy most days here. Eye protection!

kimmie said...

Cropped jackets are so cute, and it looks so good on you!

The only thing I have against cropped jackets is that if I'm cold enough to want to wear a jacket, then I probably want to cover my forearms. :)

rlutz said...

love the cropped jacket with that great purple top underneith...very chic!

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Kayla said...

I wear sunglasses when it's just cloudy out too. Supposedly people with light eyes are more sensitive to light. I blame it on that.. or I just like sunglasses!

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Pixie in Pumps said...

The first picture on the second row is AMAZING! I have mixed feelings about cropped jackets. It really has to be the right jacket for me for me to wear them.

Rin said...

First of all, I love that top. The color, the shape, the details, everything. Second of all, I love your hair. HOW DO YOU DO THAT WITH YOUR HAIR? Thirdly, that cropped jacket is cute and boys don't know what they are talking about. My boyfriend will say something like, "you know you are wearing two different patterns?" in which case I tell him, yes, that is the point, and he responds, "oh. I like it."

Boys *rolls eyes*.

gina said...

Cute outfit. Love the jacket!

Frances Joy said...

I love cropped jackets, and yours is especially cute. My husband hates anything floral, most pattern mixing, layers, and a few of my favorite pairs of boots, though I have brought him over to the dark side when it comes to my cowboy boots. Whenever he picks clothes out for me, it's jeans and a tee.

amber said...

i love your jacket! great outfit :)

Sorren said...

boys are silly, cropped jackets are awesome. Also, I am loving your hair in these photos, it's so effortlessly chic. I need to practice my curling