Tweed Jacket 6 (Fun)

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Tweed for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Making it More Fun

Quote of the day: “Vision without action is a daydream.  Action without vision is a nightmare.”  – Japanese Proverb

Tweed can be thought of as stuffy or masculine. And thus Sheela & Eve challenged us to see how we could liven it up and make the material into something fun and exciting! Well, at least something you’d wear everyday!

Much of my focal point in this blog is to actually wear the clothes we have in our closets. By taking one item and trying to make it work for other occasions can be a great challenge. I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets into a rut with their clothing items. For example, if I wear a piece for dress up and then that’s the only way I think of it the rest of the time.

So this collaboration with Sheela & Eve has pushed us to really stretch our imagination on wearing our tweed jackets! Now the punk version, here and the ladylike version, here may certainly be a little more dramatic than what you’d normally style together, but hopefully we could still be helpful about how to wear your tweed jacket differently than you usually wear it! And my reader/bloggette joined us for this category too—make sure to read to the bottom of the post, to see her look!

Eve of the World According to Eve: Now tell me this polka dot shirt doesn’t make you smile? And with those sunglasses—Eve looks absolutely terrific!


Sheela of Sheela Writes: Since Sheela is always styling fun into her wardrobe (usually with her outstanding footwear), so this outfit is nothing other than her fascinating norm.


Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: This category was the easiest for me! Because I like the idea of fun and thus I threw my fur vest over top of the jacket! I also wore my baby flare jeans for a little variety!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

I copied Eve from our Borrow from the Boy’s series where she added a pin to her choker necklace. So I thought that this lipstick pin would add some whimsey to the look!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

I’ve had these color block boots in my closet for years, and I’ve lately been seeing the same kind on other bloggers! Thus I pulled my out again. It looks like the toes need a little TLC before I wear them again!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

And this is exactly what I wore when we went to downtown Littleton to shop on Small Business Saturday. This great mural is outside Spur Coffee so since we used it for the photos, we had to go in and try the coffee too!!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Jeans: Gap (similar here in a dark wash)~~Vest: (similar here)~~Jacket: Mom made it (similar here)~~Top: LOFT (similar here)~~Boots: Mossimo-thrifted (similar here in greys or here with a brown)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: Bauble Bar (similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Since Nancy already wore a graphic t-shirt in the last category, I figured we’d have her throw on a sweatshirt this time!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

You really could wear your tweed jacket like an overcoat—you know, one that you take off once you get to your destination! Since there was so much color on the top half of her body, I had Nancy put on her white jeans! And then her oxford like shoes were the perfect finish.

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

I had Nancy also put on her red bandanna because it went with the casual vibe. Looking back at these photos now, it almost seems like too much red. I wished I had gone with something different.

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

But I do love how the sweatshirt hangs out under the jacket. To me, it gives it more of a relaxed feel instead of stuffy!!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Jeans: Chicos (similar here)~~Jacket: Cold Water Creek (similar here)~~Sweatshirt: Just Me (similar here with a snowflake)~~Shoes: Cole Haan (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Now it’s mom’s turn. I figured this was the perfect time for her to wear a graphic tee that I bought her many moons ago (you’ll see a closeup below)!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

The earrings remind me of a dress I used to have. They are like huge sequins, but not quite as sparkly! Mom calls them spangles…does anyone know if they have a real name?

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

And here’s the t-shirt. The back of it shows the left lobe of the teacher’s brain—and it’s just as funny, IMO!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

As for the rest of the outfit, I had mom wear her rust colored jeans. I figure they are a little out of the ordinary, yet still casual! The lace up flats were perfect for this day since it hadn’t gotten too cold yet! Although really she could wear them with hose when it does get colder!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Jeans: Chaus (similar here)~~Jacket: Liz Claiborne-thrifted (similar here with zippers)~~Top: Hanes (similar here)~~Shoes: Should Out through Groupdealz (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here in silver & smaller and here in black with tassels)

Jude (Our Blogette): After Jude commented on Monday’s post claiming that Ralph Lauren does tweeds the best, she then channeled his look into her outfit and texted it to me! I thought it was a perfect addition to our fun category with the hat & did you notice the camo boots?


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And here’s some tweed to take you from head to toe:

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Love all 6 outfits. The tweed cap and camo boots are so cute. Sheela and Eve’s outfits are magazine-worthy. Your boots and lipstick pin are a delight. Nancy’s colorful top and neck scarf are beautiful on her and fabulous against the tweed. And I love colorful jeans – Charlotte’s are lovely.

    • This was a fun challenge!! Maybe not something I’d normally put together, but that’s the great thing about clothes!!
      Thanks Kathleen!

  • Love Eve’s look so much!! I would dare to wear those sunglasses, though, but I really love the mix with the polka dots and tweed. Or maybe because it’s black I love it even more? Besides all the jackets, I really like your mom’s Tshirt, soo funny!! That rhythm little dot had me on the floor lol
    Thanks for sharing it with us, it seems you had a lot of fun! And congratulations for being the most clicked at the party!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Pili!!

  • Michelle Leslie

    You ladies all look lovely. I’ve always been partial to tweed, it’s such a versatile look and the textures and pattern gives it something that no other fabric has, except maybe tartan. I looooove tartan

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think it is the texture and multitude of colors that makes it so special!! Probably the same reason you love tartan so much??
      Thanks so much for stopping by and giving your voice, Michelle!

  • Keri Roberts

    You ladies look awesome!! Love all the outfits and accessories!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Keri for the vote of confidence!

  • Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Do something special. Give yourself a standing ovation today! We hope you’ll come back again next January 8 when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST. Pinned and tweeted!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How cute, Marilyn—thanks so much for all your help and involvement!!
      Merry Christmas to you & your family!!

  • i am Zoe Watson

    I love this post and not just for the style advice. You all looked like you had such a great time taking pictures and I love the way you put the butterfly wings on the wall as part of your outfit! Thanks so much for posting this at the fandayfriday link party! #fdflinkparty.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the kind words Zoe!! I really appreciate it! We do try to have fun when taking the photos…because why not?

  • Tweed, plaid and houndstooth will always be on top of my list! Love the jackets. Those butterfly wings are cool! Ii looks like you should be able to just take off any minute,

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t that mural so fun, Terri? I love finding such fun backdrops for my photos lately!!

  • I have no tweed! I do equate it with stuffy professors or tired suits. However, you ladies look fresh and fun. You always make me wonder at your creativity. I do love how you’re changing up your choker too.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Julia!!
      I have some “professional” blazers (which I still love) but since I’m not working now, it is quite fun to see how else I can style them!!

  • I love this post – you all three look like you’re having a blast. And the lipstick pin, and “teacher’s brain” are the highlights! Thanks for linking, xox


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Patti—it is so fun to get great ideas!!

  • Anna Marcus

    Jodie, reading your posts is always a lot of fun and this one is no exception. I would never thought of adding a pin to the colour until I saw you did it. That’s what I like about blogging – new fresh ideas. Your mums’ t-shirt is great, I laughed reading the captions on it. And finally, the butterfly – I have seen a mural almost identical to yours on a wall along Bondi Beach in Sydney not far from my home, it is very popular for people to take a photo in front of it. How interesting 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for such a lovely comment Anna!!
      You’ll have to get a photo in front of that butterfly mural…then we could have matching pictures!!!

  • Dawn Lucy

    Everybody’s tweed look is SO COOL! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!


    Dawn Lucy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Dawn!!

  • I like all of the outfits but as a former teacher and wife of a college instructor I have to say I adore that teacher t-shirt you bought your mom. I may have to pick that up for my son’s teacher at the end of the year. ha ha!

    Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t it so perfect, Audrey? The back has some more funniness too!!
      Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    When is Jude going to start her own blog? I love her look! Well, I love everyone’s looks. Probably my fave this time is Eve’s. I love the monochrome look and the polka dots and sunglasses are perfect! Great post Jodie. Thanks for making it even more interesting with the collaboration with Eve and Sheela and for letting Jude put a pic in there as well. So much fun! – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I keep telling Jude she should start her own blog!!
      And who knows…maybe she will. But I do belong to the theory of the more, the merrier!!
      To me it’s so fun to see different interpretations of the same theme!!
      Thanks for your voice, Amy!!

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    Tweed is a fantastic fabric. I have a faible for harris tweed of scotland. Handwoven. I have bougt one blazer second hand and I am happy about it.
    I love the teacher shirt. It’s so funny :). Charlottes laughing is so amazing.
    I wish amm ladys a nice weekend. Tina

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Tina!!

  • Laura

    I love your mom’s look with the fun graphic tee! And the fur layered over tweed is a great idea too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura—I’ve gotten so much better at layering my vests—even over jackets now!! Thanks to you!

  • There’s a lot of fun going on with tweed in this post and you all looks so fabulous. It’s marvelous to see tweed looking so casual and yet it still adds polish to all of the outfits. Another great series and collaboration.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rena!!
      I do think tweed can be quite versatile, if we try to be creative! Of course, I usually go with a more traditional look, but this made it way more fun!!

  • I’m love by all of your tweed looks! These are so much fun. Happy Friday!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Liz!! It was fun!

  • Great fun looks! I love the casual looks everyone has! Tweed has a tendency to be very business-y and these are all great looks!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Ruth!!
      It has been fun to try to get the business out of these jackets!!

  • Love this tweed post! I am going to wear it next week and more over the Holdiays. You must have been reading my mind as I look to do a more casual look or post afterward. Love the pretty color of the different tweed jackets and those funky boots Jodie!
    Have a great weekend!
    jess xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jess!!
      I think tweed is perfect for next week.
      It’s funny, because as much as I like red & sparkle for the holidays….I also like standing out in something different!
      Enjoy your weekend and keep warm!!

  • Judy Gramith

    I think you all have that little, “ah, I’m so comfy” look about you in this post.
    The addition of a vest over your tweed is very creative Jodie.
    The bright red is really flattering on Nancy; these colors really enhance her rosy cheeks even more!
    Charlotte’s graphic shirt depicting the “teacher brain” cracked me up.
    Thanks for encouraging my participation once again Jodie!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I figured every teacher out there would enjoy mom’s shirt!!
      I’m so glad you like being included in our blog, Jude!!
      It’s way more fun to have others showing off their perspective on the subject!!

  • Christy

    I like how you paired the vest with the tweed!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Christy!!

  • love tweed. how fun how you have styled it over different posts!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kali!! It was super fun!

  • Daniella Dias
    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Daniella!!

  • Yvonne

    I do love all those looks plus the jewellery. Looks like you had lots of fun! Thank you for sharing!
    xo Yvonne

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Yvonne!!

  • So cute! I love the fur over the tweed!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks—I was actually a little proud of myself for thinking of this—layering a vest over a jacket is so different, I think!!

  • You have been so creative with these jackets, another great post! Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma—the credit really goes to Sheela & Eve!!

  • Thats a fun sweater your mother is wearing! Fabulous ladys!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nancy!!

  • Queen of Rods

    The large sequins are called “paillette sequins.” I use them in my crochet projects from time to time 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the info Janet—-I forwarded your comment to mom…not that we’ll remember the name when we need them (ha ha), but at least I know there is a true name for them!!