Weird Science

December 30, 2014 — 12 Comments

Polka dots + leather jacket // We So Thrifty

Polka dots + leather jacket // We So Thrifty

Polka dots + leather jacket // We So Thrifty

Polka dots + leather jacket // We So Thrifty

First off, there is some strange magic in this top. I’mma tell you right now my belly is about 200% bigger than it appears on screen. Something about the pattern on this blouse is spinning you a web of LIES. Lies that will come crashing down as soon as you see a side profile. But hey! I’ll take it!

I found this blouse in one of my regular visits to Yen’s shop. The tag on it read “oversized vintage sheer blouse,” and at first I was like “who you callin’ oversized TAG?” And then I realized this blouse fits a 6ft1 8.5-months-pregnant lady, so yes, it is definitely oversized. And for that I’m grateful.

The other item of note in this outfit is my new (p)leather jacket. All you have to do is scroll through the past six months of entries on this blog, and you’ll understand why I needed a new one (I’ll save you the trouble: I wore my old one every day and now it’s gross). I took a trip to the Salvation Army on their 50% boxing day sale (still wearing my old gross one), and this one jumped off the rack. It’s not real leather, so I’ll keep that dream alive, but it did feel like a step up from the cheap bombers you’d find at a place like Sirens or Stitches or wherever the cheap teen clothes are sold these days. It said it was designed in Canada, and even provided instructions on how to care for the fake leatha. It was certainly worth the $7.50 investment, and who knows! I may even be able to zip it up in a few months!

The greatest thing about this find didn’t reveal itself until I had a chance to Google the label though (isn’t that often the case?). This jacket is from a clothier called AbbyShot. AbbyShot creates only the finest replica wear from your favourite sci-fi movies, tv shows, games and anime. It’s geek wear! All geek wear! Which is just fantastic. 

I looked over their website, and their jackets go from $100-$500, all from a little Canadian company operating out of Newfoundland, Canada. So, obviously, I need to go to there.

The only missing piece in this wonderfully nerdy puzzle is I don’t know what movie/tv show/multiverse my jacket is from. It’s not anywhere on their website, and my searches have turned up fruitless. So, my fellow dorks, please take a close look and let me know who I am in this jacket, so that I may I know what kind of magic abilities or mega-cool weaponry I can pretend to have. I’ll be delivering a human in 2-3 weeks, and any additional superpowers would be most appreciated. 😉

Jacket: Salvation Army | $7.50
Blouse: The Edit | $26
Pants: Talize | $7
Clutch: Salvation Army | $5

 

 

12 responses to Weird Science

  1. 

    You look awesome! I’ve always enjoyed your style and blog. Here’s wishing you plenty of superpower for a smooth delivery 🙂 Happy Holidays!

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  2. 

    Hi Julie! I stumbled upon your blog a few weeks ago, and was so inspired by your thrifty style! (Also started to follow myedit after discovering your blog.) Anyway, I wasnt convinced I could have the kind of thrifty fortune that you seem to have. But I have been frequenting the thrift stores around these parts (minneapolis/st paul), and I am utterly hooked. So much better than always turning to the Gap! Anyway, you look beautiful and I love that blouse! I wish you all the best with the delivery of your human in the coming days.

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      Julie Van Huizen January 7, 2015 at 10:29 am

      By far my favourite comments to receive! I love hearing about newly-converted thrifters. Glad to have played a role in your inspiration!

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  3. 

    I love that top too! You look great!!

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  4. 

    You look so so fantastic!! And loving the photography skills too 😉

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  5. 

    love the outfit – especially the jacket!

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  6. 

    Looks like one that a chick on “Agents of Shield” wears, but that’s just a wag.

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