After | The mint blazer

Ta da!

You’d never guess this jacket used to be this sexy little number, would ya? Just goes to show that scrunching up the sleeves goes a long way.

And piling on the texture (via a striped t-shirt) and the colour (via a rust-coloured necklace) makes the mint seem subdued.

But the real magic was worked by my tailor who added two seems to the back to take in the extra fabric, a material so light it let in this much sunshine when I slung it over my chair this morning. Love how it highlights the texture too.

The jacket’s bright, light colour and easy, breezy fabric seems made for Miami. Or at least Vancouver’s version of Miami — the courtyard at the Burrard. Seriously, that place and that jacket seem made for each other. Maybe that’s because it’s the same colour as the doors.

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  • Reply Cara December 9, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I always love finding a piece and taking it to the tailor’s…it is such a satisfying feeling when it comes out exactly as you envisioned it! Love the color, and love that shot of the courtyard, until I read that it was here in Vancouver, I thought you were traveling somewhere hot and fabulous! We have been so lucky to have such sunny weather this December!
    Happy Weekend,
    xo Cara

  • Reply Bella December 9, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Great blazer, love the colour… definitely ‘Miami’ inspired!
    Bella xo

  • Reply Michelle December 9, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I think I’m in love with your tailor.

  • Reply Anna December 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    love what you did with it! and love it paired with the stripes and accessories. what a great location – i never would have guessed it was Vanc.

  • Reply Melissa December 9, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Your before and afters are always so amazing. I need to do another vintage shopping trip soon. Love the necklaces Kelsey!


  • Reply Kelsey Dundon December 9, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Cara — my tailor is my best friend!

    Bella — you have no idea how much it makes me want to go to Miami!

    Michelle — me too!

    Anna — it’s such a crazy little hot spot. Literally a hot little spot — they’ve got banana trees too. I’m just hoping one day they have a lounge there.

    Melissa — the necklace is from a little shop in Barcelona, my very favourite city. Which, now that I think about it, I need to return to…

  • Reply J K December 13, 2011 at 11:44 am

    1. Love the after
    2. WHAAAAAAAAT? The Burrard rebranded as a hip retro hotel?? I remember in my youth I had an obsession with staying in hotels and would always ask my parents to book me one for my birthday. One year it was The Burrard Motor Inn (it was run-down retro) and I was quite amazed by the hidden gem of a courtyard. *the more you know*

  • Reply Kelsey Dundon December 13, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    JK — 1. My tailor says thank you!

    2. YESSSSS! Isn’t it amazing? You’d be blown by its reinvention. And your youthful hotel obsession is hilarious!

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