Puffy Shirt

April 25, 2013 — 5 Comments

Leather and lace // We So Thrifty

Leather and lace // We So Thrifty

Alright guys. Upon viewing my outfit, you know there is only one place this post is going. It was headed there even before the exchange I had with my husband about this particular combination. That exchange went like this:

“You look like a…(VERY LONG PAUSE)…beautiful woman.”
“Matt, you can say it.”
“…Say what?”
“You can say I look like a pirate. I want to look like a pirate. I’m going for pirate.”
“Oh GOOD. You look like a pirate! A beautiful pirate.”

I originally thought I’d frame this post around spring cleaning, and how it can lead to finding things you forgot you had. After all, I thrifted this puffy shirt nearly 36 weeks ago (according to my instagram records) and it took a closet-wide clean for me to discover it anew. But c’mon, there isn’t much to say about cleaning other than you should do it more often than I do. Instead, I’m going to seize the chance to post this clip, and call it a day.

That episode aired 20 years ago. TWENTY YEARS! The pirate trend Kramer referenced has finally come around. No one ever did the old “character wearing something embarrassing” bit quite like Jerry & Co., but there have been a few similar scenarios in the last two decades of multi-camera sitcomdom. Like the puffy shirt, though, both of those examples revolve around items that, while supposed to be embarrassing, I’d happily wear. Chandler’s Mr. T bracelet has never been more in style (…don’t make me say “arm party”), and Barney’s Ducky Tie is actually pretty hot right now.

It turns around sitcoms aren’t just comforting filler TV to watch while waiting for the next episode of New Girl, they are mighty fine fashion forecasters as well. Who knew?

Leather and lace // We So Thrifty

Leather jacket: Salvation Army | $7.99
Lace blouse (puffy shirt): Valu Village | $4.99

5 responses to Puffy Shirt


    You are a beautiful pirate haha. The blouse doesn’t look too puffy to me, and I like the edge you gave it by pairing it with a leather jacket. Way to style it lady!



    Before I scrolled down and read more, I thought you were steampunk inspired. But I see pirate too. đŸ™‚




    Was that really twenty years ago? Holy crap. Anyway, your outfit looks fantastic. (I’m particularly envious of your jacket and its gloriously low price tag!)




    As soon as I read the title and saw the first picture, I thought to myself, “If she’s as cool as I think she is, she’ll reference the Seinfeld episode”. Thank you for pulling through.

    I love it on you! You arrrrrgh a great looking pirate. (That was awful. Sorry). Oh, and your thrifted leather jacket? Perfect.



    A lovely casual outfit with a chic and sophisticated shirt, charming look.


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