The Return of Jackets

One thing I love about fall is that I get to wear my favorite thing in the world – light weight jackets. Ok, perhaps they’re not my favorite thing in the world (food would be on top), but still. I love jacket weather. There’s nothing like a cool fall day mixed with a blazer, or in this case, a leather jacket.

This has to be one of my favorite pieces of clothing. I had been eying this hunter green beauty for months as soon as it appeared on the L.L.Bean Signature website. I love dark green and motorcycle jackets, so this felt made for me. The $400 price tag, however, was not.

But – then! The luck fairy visited me one day last March. She brought with her a price reduction of more than half, plus a 30% off code, plus $100 in gift certificates. I wound up paying only $30 out of pocket. AMAZING.

I wore this outfit last Saturday for a trip down Congress Street to Block Party, an awesome arty street fair, followed by a trip to the drive in theatre. Note to self: don’t wear tight jeans to drive in movies. Everyone else appeared to be in sweatpants and looked way more comfortable than I was. But, hey, I liked my outfit, so whatevs.

Skinny jeans: American Eagle
Hunter green leather jacket: L.L.Bean Signature
Black holey t-shirt: H&M
Black low-wedge sandals: Steve Madden
Black bag: Michael Michael Kors
Sunglasses: Betsy Johnson
Necklace: vintage (flea market)

What is your favorite thing about fall?

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Salt = sodium = bad. Sweet = calories = bad. Well, isn't that just a bleak outlook. I firmly believe that without salt and without sweet we all just live in a world of lettuce. Plain lettuce. Fun? No. This blog is about life. Namely, my life. But, not that specific. I myself am simply not that interesting. I live an ordinary life, work an ordinary job and do ordinary things. But... life is all about experiencing that feeling you get when you really, really like something. If you don't feel a little warm in your heart when you walk into a farmer's market or try on a piece of beautiful clothing that fits you perfectly (that just so happens to be a great deal!) then you should probably keep on a' movin' from my little plot of internet. Sweeter salt is my metaphor for the good things in life, sprinkled over everything in moderation. Banana? Kinda boring. Banana smoothie - yum! White tank top? Yawn. Statement necklace layered over said tank - now we're talking! I live in Portland, Maine. I love cooking, eating out, riding my bike and approachable fashion. This blog does not chronicle my every waking moment. This is because you will probably not be entertained by the 10th day in a row that I eat the exact same salad for lunch. It does chronicle a healthy, active, fun-filled, colorful lifestyle, in Portland and beyond. It also covers dogs. Cute ones mostly.
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4 Responses to The Return of Jackets

  1. Mads says:

    I love scarf weather! I have more scarves than any one person should have.
    Separately, the fact that the leather jacket is green makes it an automatic win!

  2. Lisa says:

    seriously, isn’t fall the best? layers, pumpkin flavored everything, leafy smell in the air…so perfect. just like that great deal on your amazing jacket!!!! can’t go wrong with a classic moto.

  3. Jessie says:

    Love this jacket! What a deal! I was just looking through the ll bean signature catlog last night and it had me drowling… I love so many things about fall, boots are probably at the top of the list :)


  4. Clare says:

    I too am a BIG fan of jackets. I’ve been happily busting out my leather jacket every morning, and I love it!

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