After | The Printed Jacket

You remember this, right? (I’m not cruel enough to repost that “before” shot again — I figured you’ve suffered through it enough).

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We can all rejoice! Because thanks to the magic of tailoring, that vintage monstrosity now looks like this.

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Thank heavens, right? It was dicey there for a minute.

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As far as transformations go, this one was fairly simple — tucked in a few of the seams to take away its bulk.

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And rolled up the sleeves (all the better to clap with, my dear).

[Shirt by JNBY, shorts by BCBGMAXAZRIA, RoseGold sandals from Holt Renfrew.]

P.S. Your weekend is about to get a lot more fun — The Anthology and Mattel are giving away Live at Squamish tickets and a Mattel Game On! prize pack. Get on it before it’s too late!

P.P.S. And those of you who are in my blogging/branding workshop at SFU this weekend, I promise to serenade you so you feel like you’re rocking out in a field with all your best friends.

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10 Comments

  • Reply Leonie August 16, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    The jacket looks nice!

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  • Reply Michelle August 17, 2011 at 9:28 am

    The coat looks awesome! I would love to be at the SFU workshop but I’m away at a family reunion. Have fun!

  • Reply Melissa August 18, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Oh my gosh I am in LOVE with this. Probably one of my fav before and afters (my love of jackets could have to do with that)

  • Reply Tam August 21, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Your outfit is lovely!! I especially love your blazer.

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    Tam

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  • Reply Jennifer Wu September 7, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Hi Kelsey,

    I love the jacket and all your other before’s and after’s.

    Was wondering where you go to get your clothing tailored? I have been searching high and low for a good tailor. =)

    Thanks!

  • Reply Kelsey Dundon September 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Hi Jennifer,

    I go to Oakridge Tailors on Cambie (not in the mall). Love them!

    Kelsey

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  • Reply Manjot September 16, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Wow. I’ve seen so many great vintage pieces that I never buy because I never thought of tailoring them like this! You’ve got a great eye for fabulous things.

  • Reply Mish October 24, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Your tailor must get SO much business from your blog! I need to find a good one here – your photos have made me realize what a necessity a good tailor is…

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