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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

outfit post: The Last Detail


"I am the muthafuckin' shore patrol !"
Nautical or Naughty-cal? Outfit inspired by Hal Ashby's The Last Detail.
All right. I'm not REALLY the muthafuckin' shore patrol. Jack Nicholson is. But I did feel blue like a sailor when I dressed today & donned a real Navy-issued wool pea-coat. The coat, recently given to me by the mom of my best friend from high school, had been my BF's grandfather's & I used to wear it like an over-sized swing coat; it was huuuge on me.  Believe it or not PEACOATS were not on a ladies' fashion menu back in the early '80's so it stood out in a crowd. Now the coat fits snug and blends in. The only detail missing is a white sailor's cap.

I've been wanting one for years, and haven't yet found one. But I think I need one to go with my new/old Navy pea-coat. And I need an navy shirt too, while I'm at it. Because I am the muthafuckin' shore patrol, damn it. Now give me a beer. 


Now Wearing: black knit cap, authentic Naval peacoat, red/grey striped scarf, navy/black striped pullover, vintage nautical themed belt, jean shorts, navy tights, platform shoes. (Most items thrifted save the scarf, shoes and tights.)

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20 comments:

Penny Dreadful said...

What a lovely coat - and the red scarf looks fab with it. I haven't seen this film so must check it out x

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Well hello sailor! Excellent coat. Is that your house? It looks so pretty.
xxx

Leia said...

You do look very nautical even though it's the middle of winter! Love the color combo and the stripes. Hmm, maybe ebay will have a while sailor's cap?

Leia

sacramento said...

I love outfit posts so much.
You can filled pages talking about trends and fashion..., etc; but putting youself out there, and create your own fashion, that my dear is something else...
Love it all my dear friend.
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My Heart Blogged said...

You seriously look like a BAMF. Who would think you could do that in shorts, and tights.
My Heart Blogged

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I have loved Navy themed clothes since I was a kid...and that's a longggggg time! It's one of those fashion trends that never really goes away...you have done a great portrayal!! So cute and I love the shiny legs....

centersage said...

I'll drink a beer to that! I love a nautical look. Especially a good peacoat and a good sailor for that matter ;) I've been loving your outfit posts lately Bella. So inspiring! x

chaoskontrolowany said...

Great photos:)

Joy said...

Love it!! You're so badass! ;)

Kavery said...

Oh this is well-done,Bella. Nautical -themed clothes are so smart

Terri said...

You should add this to Every Body, Every Wear! And I'll bet you can find a cap in an Army/Navy surplus.

Vanessa said...

I'm loving those marine-blue tights with the Mary Jane shoes. And I like the story behind the pea coat. It's so great to have pieces like that to wear one's entire life!

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

Work it girl!

wadeassociates said...

So cute :)

wadeassociates said...

So cute :)

Fashion is me said...

Frankly I say, you look fantastic, well done

Great entry.

Adam,

http://fashionispartofme.blogspot.com

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

You look pretty hardcore, at any rate! What a great coat... and I really love that inspiration shot. Epic!

Nickie Frye said...

YES!! I love the coat. What a nice gift! I had a pair of old wool Navy bell bottom britches, but I sold them in my shop. You know the ones that lace up at the waist in the back? I would've kept them but I'm sensitive to wool. I could do the pea-coat though.

Linda said...

I love your commitment to the theme! That's a great peacoat.

The Auspicious Life

amanda said...

love the coat and the history behind it, how awesome. thanks for stopping by & commenting on the blog!

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