I’m going to let you in on a little secret. If you go to the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago do NOT wear a sweater plus a jacket. You will get incredibly warm. Clearly I am not the brightest crayon in the box since it didn’t occur to me that what is essentially a greenhouse would be way warmer than the outside temperature. Especially since they’re keeping tropical plants alive all year round.
Thankfully I was only recreating this outfit and not wearing it the whole time. I did wear it the whole time to work and out to dinner with friends a few days prior, though.
I’ve been trying to come up with more ways to wear this particular jacket. I go back and forth on whether or not it still has a home in my closet. It’s black, navy, white, gold and silver so, really, it should go with just about everything I own! But for some reason I rarely reach for it.
A friend of mine just got a new job and is going from a super-casual workplace to a “smart casual” workplace. Basically, the complete opposite of what I did. I’m giving her a bunch of clothes from my closet to try on since she needs them more than I do. For now, though, I think this jacket is going to stay in my closet. I think I’ll give it at least one more season before I make a final decision on its future.