5.21.2011

My Jacket Smells






Double Breasted Blazer, "Polish Power" Tee, Beaded Belt - Vintage, Shorts- Zara, Shoes- Nonage, Arrowhead Earrings- Urban Outfitters, the usual flair

So the above blazer is seriously my favorite article of clothing at the moment- it looks cool with everything and cost me three dollars. BUT. It fucking reeks beyond comprehension. Casey and I have spent the last few weeks trying various de-stinkifying techniques, to no avail. The previous owner must have been like, the Heaviest Smoker On the Planet. I wore it to dinner with my family tonight and the waiter kept sniffing the air, trying to figure out what that awful stench was. Is it weird (yes, definitely) that I found this amusing rather than embarrassing? So Operation Jacket Stench Removal certainly needs to continue, but for now I'm happy to walk around smelling like I spent the last few weeks rolling around on the floor of a particularly low-rent bar. Which is quite possibly what Previous Owner was up to before dusting herself off and selling some junk at St. Vincent's (thrift store here in big D). 
Now it's time for Joey and I to watch some old Arrested Development (we're working our way back through the whole show- still hilarious). Happy Saturday Night! I would totally be all Go Mavs! and shit, but just can't quite muster much enthusiasm about the fate of our local basketball team. But uh, if they win I guess that's good because everyone seems really excited. There's this Mavs-related electricity in the air tonight- too bad I haven't a clue why this particular game is so important. And of course neither Joey nor my dad could enlighten me. The two of them are odd in that respect- both total jocks who don't follow any sports at all. They just spent about an hour discussing the finer points of their workout routines, but this huge game tonight never entered the conversation. I mean, my dad freaking played football for the Dallas Cowboys during their golden age, and he doesn't care at all*. UGHHHH. I'm boring myself to death with all this sports-related chatter. Sorry. Arrested Development, here I come. 

*Which deeply upsets me when I browse through photos of his football days- you would not BELIEVE the amazing jerseys and tee shirts he just threw away. I missed out on some awesome vintage clothing. I actually had one (one!) perfectly paper-thin NFL shirt that mom managed to keep but of course some awful human being stole it my freshman year of college. The freshman dorms were seriously sticky finger central. 

29 comments:

  1. I looove the photos, haha I love your creepy face. It just adds to the coolness of them all. I can hear you talking about the damn jacket stench when you wrote about it and just burst out laughing. but anyway, the blazer is freaking amazing.

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  2. I LOVE your shorts. They are amazing. And I love all of your bracelets..basically I just love your style :)

    www.themoptop.com

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  3. love this color on you, the belt and shorts are AMAZING! lovely photos :)

    xoxo

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  4. haha. smelly clothes are the worst. try some incense, but the good kine. why not smoke it out??

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  5. this look has radness written all over it.
    the blazer is to die for and those prada-like shoes knock off my socks!
    xx



    themerrimari.blogspot.com

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  6. gosh, ive been drooling over white blazer recently and yours is kinda perfect! love it.

    http://eclecticraccoon.blogspot.com/

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  7. Ooh I love that jacket!! The same thing happened to me once with a jacket, but I couldn't stand the smell so I got rid of it
    and WOAH! Your dad played for the Cowboys, cool!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  8. love this! that belt is suuper nice. and cuute shorts!
    xx

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  9. love the white blazer! looks awesome!

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  10. so this outfit is amazing and the shoes are incredible! Love your style and your blog, just found your newest follower!

    xo,
    thecitizenscloset.blogspot.com

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  11. haha your story made me laugh! that jacket is amazing never the less no matter how bad it smells

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  12. Thats such a shame about the blazer, it looks gorgeous though! www.clashingtime.blogspot.com <3

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  13. The blazer looks great! And I am absolutely in love with that belt!

    x
    www.lostinthehaze.com

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  14. Take it to the cleaners Margaret.... OMG! Bring it tomorrow and Ill have it cleaned.
    Love moma Hightower

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  15. Wig Cat says carpet freshener for pets always works for her.

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  16. It's like that episode of Seinfeld, where the valet guy stinks up Jerry's car, and he can't get the smell out, and he can't sell it, so he tries to get it stolen, but the thieves won't even take it! You should watch that episode.

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  17. Really nice blog! :D

    Louise Cecilie // www.LouiseCecilie.blogspot.com

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  18. I also have the same stink problem. Got this amazing suede fringe jacket and it stinks so bad. Previous owner must have been living with a smoke in her hands all the time. seriously.

    Nice look again Margaret. Head to toe :)

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  19. Your shoes and belt are awesome! x

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  20. Gorgeous girl! You are such a source of inspiration!

    Love Despite color

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  21. YOU JACKET SMELLS...baaahahahahaha...GUILTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    www.deepoca.net

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  22. Yay for Arrested Development and I've missed you, you fashionable internet friend of mine. May I call you that? <3

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  23. I get so beyond stoked that you are from Dallas.
    And that blazer is badass!!

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  24. Oh man, that belt with those shorts reminds me so much of Isabel Marant in the best way. I had some jeans like that which I sold, I kind of regret not making them into cutoffs. I have a jacket like that which stunk as well (ended up washing it... twice, it smells ok now). It absolutely belonged to a prostitute... it's purple and furry and contained a receipt for canned food from a grocery store in Salt Lake...

    I'm glad I was somehow able to avoid ever living in a dorm. My sister lost a ton of stuff that way. I want your earrings...

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  25. Too bad it's so stinky, because it looks freakin great with that outfit. You pair the best, most unexpected things together. Aaaaand your accessories and belt and shorts are da bomb.

    strawberry freckleface

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  26. I love that belt! and thank you for your comment! I really appreciate it :)

    -Jana
    http://www.wolfandwillow.com/

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  27. Adore your combination with that blazer and shorts! Great blog! Follow you now, follow me?

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