Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Outfit Post: Moto Mojo

Not So Tough: Bella takes to the streets all smiley in her tweed version of Biker Babe

Ah, the quintessential rebel garment: the classic leather biker jacket. Me? Not tough enough to wear the leather version of it. While I've attempted to sport a plaid wool version in the past, and a bright red non-leather one in the future (future outfit post that is) I'm not sure a sleek black as your soul version suits me. However, a moto mock up in TWEED? Count me in the race, folks. 




When I saw this tweed wool version from JACOB, I knew I had to have it. The soft wool fabric in the nubby texture makes the jacket looks less tough, but still wants to flirt with bad boys. Well, at least with MY bad boy. I've been raiding HIS closet, and enjoying his collection of skater boy/punk clothing brought out of storage from his youth. In fact, I've been "borrowing" a bit, and enjoying my new tomboy status wearing his old vintage concert T-shirts and jeans.

My biker babe-meets-long-shoreman look is pretty cute, yeah?
Red knit cap, ala Team Zissou  has been parked permanently on my head lately (baby, it's cold outside!) and was purchased via Amazon for under $5 bucks. The T-shirt and jeans were "borrowed" from the boy, and therefore free. The jacket is presently on sale, and under $50. Supplies are limited, and available to Canadian shoppers only. But boy! This jacket is hella cool. <---That would be California speak for Awesome-Canook-Tweed-Biker-Jacket. The rest of the ensemble are just some personal touches: Tweed gets tweaked with my green Plaidurday commemorative pin, and a pin from my favorite local non-profit, TWIF. TWIF is short for The World Is Fun, and it works to link volunteers and corporations with charities, and have fun while doing so. Fun also, are my warm and toasty striped socks, and the best booties on the planet (comfort and crazy cute AND thrifted for under $20 bucks make them an all time favorite): United Nude booties in black. 

Yup, my moto's got mojo.
 
Now Wearing: 
  • Red Knit Hat,  purchased at Amazon.com
  • Vintage concert T, stolen borrowed from Boyfriend
  • Tweed Motorcycle style jacket c/o JACOB
  • Ralph Lauren leather belt, thrifted
  • vintage Levis, Boyfriend's closet
  • striped socks, Bella's own
  • United Nude mid-heel booties, buy yours HERE
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38 comments:

Déjà Pseu said...

PERFECT biker jacket!! Love it. And I'd steal---er *borrow* that Clash tee too...

Shybiker said...

How cool! It suits you. Come hop on my bike and let's go for a ride. :)

Emalina said...

gorgeous jacket!

Little-Hat said...

You rock that tweed!! Everyone would agree (from any biker babe to any stuffy British professor). Keeping it quirky and classy as always! :)

xoxox
theefface.blogspot.com

Carina Rosenholm said...

Like a True rock chic! Love your tweed bike jacket With the red hat , the t shirt is fab and i do own one my Self with that print!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Old Clash tee and 'boyfriend' jeans!!! Love it! And a beanie, soo perfect! You look cute, cute, cute :) I used to wear all my boyfriend's old school striped Gap shirts from waaay back... Wish I could get my hands on all that stuff again!

thorne garnet said...

hella cool, haven't heard that in ages.

shesaddictedtoclothes said...

I may swipe this look, although, alas, I have no tweed moto jacket, just a leather one!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Love the t-shirt! I love the whole look. Something I could totally wear.

Bisous
Suzanne

Lynne DeVenny said...

You are so freakin' cool, Bella. Love that you got an extra wardrobe for free from your true love :)

Unknown said...

Loving the fun mood of this shoot, Bella! That first shot with the text on your hands is darling. I love the structure of this jacket, I'm so glad you feel that the tweed is "you" . Isn't that the best feeling? :) ~Sarah of Sarah Hulbert Style

Patti said...

I love borrowing from the guys too! That's a very cool jacket and you look fab.

Joni said...

I love this look on you and your description is perfect. One of my favorite casual looks I call "Ballard Fisherman." That involves a plaid shirt over a cool graphic tee, over worn denims tucked into some rubber boots, or rugged boots of any kind. Top it off with a beanie and it's complete!

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

I looooove the forearm tattoo

Sheila said...

Great ink - love the Clash tee.

The Style Crone said...

Sharing a closet means more outfits! Loving the look.

E said...

This is when E turns to her other self disdainfully and hisses, why do we not have that Clash t-shirt? E's eyes narrow. Drama ensues. Scene.

Heather Fonseca said...

Love it! I want one too! I've got a black leather one that I wear all the time. I didn't know how versatile they were.

Punk Glam Queen http://ideefixemon.blogspot.com said...

Love the tweed version! I have several versions, but I've had my black Schott for over 30 years and its still the winner most of the time (the red leopard bondage style one comes in close second.) Crap you had to make me remember I don't know where the hell some of my ancient tees are, heehee! Very cool outfit, nice and comfy too! XXX Jet

Monica P said...

Oh, I totally would have swiped that jacket! Love the off-center zipper.

Monica
www.pear-shaped-gal.com

Vix said...

MC5 and The Clash? That bloke of yours has great taste in music (and women.
Love the tweed biker jacket. I always wanted one in electric blue but still haven't found one in a charity shop! x

edie pop said...

I love it Bella!!!From Wes Anderson to the Clash, this is a perfect outfit!!I find your latest posts more inspiring than ever, we share the same love for rock 'n roll and the same weather, so I always waiting forward to see what you are wearing to get ready!
Love xxxx

Please may I? said...

Super cool hun, biker jackets are fab. My youngest has just brought her first (second hand) leather biker jacket, so proud! lol

X x

Ms. Dainty Doll said...

You look stellar...love the tweed rather than leather actually!! Gives a different edge, so cool x

Marla said...

Loving that tweed jacket!! And I am obsessed with concert tees.

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Excellent jacket, and I love this whole casual look. You're the coolest! You can never go wrong celebrating the Clash and Plaidurday. :)

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

You look really good in the punk / boyfriendlook!

Krista said...

I love this tweed biker jacker, I recently found one in pink and white gingham, yeah I wanted it no I didn't get it :( How are you dealing with this weather right about now. UGH, give me sunshine PLEASE!

Serene McEntyre said...

Bella! You are sooooooo inspiring me to wear my husband's jeans!! You look amazing in your sweety's denim! And I love how you've styled the whole thing...it's grunge meets gamine and looks FABULOUS on you! Playful and a bit sexy!! Spot on girly! Hugs to you my friend! ~Serene

Closet Coach said...

Adorb! My not-leather biker jacket is made of grey sweatshirt material, discovered at the Gap, of all places.

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Whilst I'm sure you COULD carry off a leather biker with aplomb, should you choose, the tweed version is probably more interesting anyway. And it's always fun to steal the other half's clothes (I get accused of leaving 'boob prints' in them though - the mind boggles!)
xx

Meghan Edge said...

GREAT jacket, but I love the whole look, too! I have been wanting to rock a tomboy look like this for a while, but have always been too scared-y cat. I LOVE it on you.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I think this one of my favourite ever looks of yours, love the tomboy styling with the feminine touches - steal those jeans more often!

menopauselsupermodel said...

Now that's the perfect moto-jacket!! I love it!!
The Clash T is so cool (I adore them--Rockin' the Casbah!!!)

odysseyhome.com said...

Fun. :)

CityScape Skybaby said...

You really suit the tomboy look Bella, it's a look I've never been able to pull off sadly. I could imagine you looking really cute in a lumberjack jacket too. I remember my best friend having one in the 70's and she looked so cool in it, whereas it just didn't suit me at all. xx

WendyB said...

I love untraditional fabrics used for a moto style!

Anusha said...

Very simple and elegant! I love this style of jacket since it's so versatile. :o)

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