WIW for rain!

I woke up to the sound of rain on the street. It warms my heart. We're still in an epic drought overall, but this spring has been rainy and foggy and cool like San Francisco weather is supposed to be. This winter was the first time in history that we got no rain in normally-wet January, so things have felt very off balance.

Today's clothing is mostly second-hand. I found YLF just as I was shifting towards buying more new clothes (to stay on top of current trends) but I still have a lot of consignment gems.

Jeans: Genetic Denim legging jeans from Crossroads (as a genome biologist, I love their DNA logo, so I'm glad I finally found a pair that fit).
Top: Alexander Wang wrap sweater vest from Wasteland
Boots: Tsubo Loe
Jacket: unknown, from Wasteland

The wool jacket is this really cool double-layer design, solid black over pinstripe. Unfortunately it still smells like perfume from its previous owner a year after I bought it, so I don't wear it often (gives me a mild headache).

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  • abc replied 3 years ago

    Super fashionable rain outfit.

    For some reason I thought you were in LA.

    I love that jacket. Can you air it out or hang it in a window for a few days (weeks)? What a shame on the perfume lingering. Or febreeze or at home dry clean in the dryer (though those last 2 options may just swap scents rather than remove).

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    I know! I was so excited when I woke up to hear rain! It's a summery warm rain. No bother to walk in, IMO.

    Great outfit. The one thing about rain here, I find I'm always unprepared for it...

  • Greyscale replied 3 years ago

    Abc, Febreze is a good thought - I just discovered they make an unscented version now. I've been hanging it on my clothes rack (not in a closet) all year in hopes the perfume would dissipate, but I bet putting it in direct sunlight and fresh air would help a lot more.

    Rachy, it's so warm! I always forget that it warms up when it rains. The wool jacket is overkill.

  • kirstjen replied 3 years ago

    I love that jacket.  I would hang it in an open window for as long as it takes to get rid of the odor.  Put it in the sun if you don't think it will fade.

  • MsMaven replied 3 years ago

    Alas, we only had a few droplets down here in San Jose.

    It's too bad about the fragrance, because it is a great jacket. There must be some way to get the fragrance out without putting another one in. Does anyone know if dry cleaning would take it out?

  • Brooklyn replied 3 years ago

    Wow! I love this. And you look so awesome in photo 2. Like Katniss in the Hunger Games. Where did you leave your bow?

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    You look terrific. Strong, hip, and grounded. 

  • smittie replied 3 years ago

    Love this look! Very cool.

  • Deborah replied 3 years ago

    Fabulous outfit! Love every item here. You have a wonderful way with layering.

  • Karie replied 3 years ago

    Good grief, I get enough headaches without having my clothing give them to me too! How awful. If you've had the item for a year and it still smells, it sounds like the scent is embedded in the fabric. I once bought a tee shirt on-line that arrived reeking of cigarettes. I washed it many times, hung it outside, no matter what I did I could not get the smell out. I left it in my basement for a year and finally the smell is gone. 

  • approprio replied 3 years ago

    Lovely jacket over a terrific monochrome look. Too bad about the - eh - fragrance. I've only ever had that problem with one vintage piece, and the smell disappeared when I replaced the lining. I heard a squirt of tee tree oil can do the trick too.

  • catgirl replied 3 years ago

    Love this look from head to booted toe!

  • replied 3 years ago

    What a great look. The draped AW top is fab, and I love the double layered jacket..how cool is that?

  • CocoLion replied 3 years ago

    I only got a few drops, enough to make my car dirty looking.  Now I'm bracing myself for a hot weekend.

    That jacket is so cool.  You look great in it.  Would dry cleaning help?

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