Sunday, May 17, 2009

Jeanie In A Bottle

Ladies ... it is back. The jean jacket. This basic staple of the mid-90s and my junior high years is making a comeback. Lots of times the re-immersion of a popular piece comes with a modern twist. Not in this case. The 2009 jean jacket is exactly like the 1995 jean jacket. It makes total sense considering the 90s, 90210 look is currently all the rage. If you have tendencies of a pack rat with the inability to throw anything away, dig out and dust off your old jean jacket (or sell it on eBay as the hot retro must-have for chilly summer nights).

A jean jacket is so versatile that it can go with anything ... I challenge you to even put it with jeans (just make sure the jeans are contrasting washes). Alexis uses it to keep her top half simple as she lets her funky maxi-style, printed skirt take the limelight. I love how Alexis cuffs her jacket sleeves to create a more polished demeanor.

Since I didn't partake in this massive trend the first time around, a vintage jean jacket (Silver branded preferred) is now at the top of my wishlist. I can't bear to miss it again.

(Jean jacket - Dillard's, skirt - JC Penny's, shirt - Target, , necklace - Claire's, shoes - TJ Maxx)


  1. I want one! I've been jealous of my 6 year old for having two and looking adorable. Now maybe it's my turn for one!

  2. Love it! I have a couple jean jackets and i'm now going to weave one into my wardrobe this week! thanks!

  3. I've missed the 'not lost in translation' blog. Glad to see you are back. I didn't keep any of my jean jackets so I'll have to start looking for a new (or old) one.

  4. Yay I love this trend especially since I still have my dark wash gap jean jacket I bought in the 8th grade! Thanks for the tips on how to wear it! I've worn mine a couple times (since few weeks ago when Nicole Richie was featured in Women's Wear Daily sporting the old school jean jacket) over dresses. I love the idea of mixing demin washes of jeans and the jacket!