Tweed Jacket 5 (Punk)

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Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Tweed for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Punk Version

Quote of the day: “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear “- Ambrose Redmoon

 Here we are with another installment of the challenge to take tweed to a different level. This time, Sheela & Eve threw down the gauntlet with a punk theme. Punk? Wow–talk about a task at hand. Punk reminds me of the grunge movement from the 1990’s (which the Fab 40’s just did a theme about here).
I may have listened to the music of this era, but I could never wrap my head around dressing so sloppily or dark! Heck, I was in dental school with my emphasis on making things pretty—not ugly!
But with the help of google and a search in our closets, I certainly think we made our tweed look like something you wouldn’t see on a college professor—maybe? Don’t forget to check out the ladylike version of these tweed jackets. And if you visit both Sheela & Eve’s blogs, you’ll be able to see all the particulars that they put into their looks!

Eve of the World According to Eve: Of course, distressed jeans are the perfect combination to make this tweed jacket fit into the era of punk & rebellion!

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Sheela of Sheela Writes: I have to admit, I never thought to wear a dress for the punk version of our tweed, but man, that collar says it all!

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Tweed Blazer with Fur Collar – H&M~~Plaid Asymmetrical Dress – Free People (gifted)~~Plaid Cincher – McQueen~~Spiked Choker – Manic Panic NYC (gifted)~~Combat Booties – Bakers~~Embellished Leather Glove – antique~~Lipstick – Dominatrix by Jeffree Star

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I know that the color of choice for this category would be black. But since I used that for both mom’s & Nancy’s shirts under their jackets, I wanted to see what else I could come up with. So I threw on my chambray shirt!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

I cheated a little by recently purchasing both the beanie and sunglasses with the thought of using them for this post. I rarely buy hats since I always believe that I could knit one, but then I never get around to actually knitting one for myself. (Hey Sherry, I’m doing the grunge scowl here!!)

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

I figured since the theme was to make it punk—I didn’t need to iron my shirt, right? I also added my dad’s wedding ring on my thumb! Not that he was punk or anything, but just for a sentimental touch!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

I figured leather went with the theme well, so I wore my faux leather jeans and put on my mountain boots. I thought that folding the sides of the boots down would look less sleek.

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Jeans:Banana Republic (similar here with zippers)~~Jacket: Mom made it (similar here)~~Top: Boden (similar here)~~Boots: Brash by Payless (similar here with plaid on the fold down)~~Sunglasses: (similar here)~~Hat: (similar here in all grey)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: In order to try to make Nancy’s tweed jacket look like the theme, I had her start with her coated, brown jeans. They aren’t leather, but they have a coating that shines somewhat like leather.

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Even though I, myself, didn’t put on any jewelry, I thought Nancy could have some fun with silver & black. The necklace is not quite a choker, but the same idea!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

We added in a black, graphic t-shirt. Of course the message is quite apropos—ha ha (meaning she likes her wine, not whines)!! And notice the dark nail polish…not that she changed it for the other posts, but it fits in nicely, don’t you think?

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

The footwear is basically the same as what I wore only in black. They are a masculine, mountain boot and perfect for the snowy weather here in Colorado!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Jeans: Liverpool (similar here in a bronze)~~Jacket: Cold Water Creek (similar here)~~Top: Chris’ Stuff (similar here)~~Boots: Cliffs by White Mountain (here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Mom got to wear her faux leather skirt that she made. All 3 of us have one, thanks to mom, and we’ve done a series about them here, here & here. And spoiler alert, there’s another leather skirt series coming out in January.

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Even though mom’s shirt has a little of a collar, I still had her wear her ribbon, choker necklace. From far away it almost looks like part of her shirt, but then when you get close up, it’s like a 1990’s surprise!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

I realize that the theme punk is more hard core and metal, but we thought the cute girl necklace would be a little oxymoronic? I have this same girl pendant, and wore it just recently in our Burgundy post, here.

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Mom’s shirt is actually reversible—to the white with black dots that you see at the hemline. She got it when she was in Hong Kong!! We went with black leather boots because they are the closest thing to punk in mom’s shoe closet! I figured with the black leather skirt, it’d fit into that unruly look!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Jacket: Liz Claiborne-thrifted (similar here with zippers)~~Top: Bought in Japan & reversible (similar here not reversible)~~Boots: Bandolino (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Choker: (similar here)

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Since tweed skirts could also be considered unexciting, I tried to find some more interesting ones (that’s why some are more expensive than usual). Remember—if it seems too short, you could always wear it with leggings!

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