I think that pretty much everyone has a few “holy grail” wardrobe items that they’ve hankered for. Things that might be slightly impractical or tricky to find, but that you want all the same. For me, one thing I’ve always dreamed of owning was a Pink Ladies jacket. Ever since I saw Grease for the first time, I longed to proudly wear one of those pink satin bomber jackets to proclaim my membership of the coolest girl gang ever.
So when a pre-loved Pink Ladies jacket popped up as part of Nerd burger’s annual Instagram closet sale, I nearly swooned with excitement. I’ve been trying so hard to curb my spending on unnecessary items, but I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to own a Pink Ladies jacket.
The jacket is pretty lightweight, so I’ve been waiting for the weather to warm up enough for me to wear it. I had so much fun styling the jacket. I wanted the overall look to have a 50’s feel, but to be kinda punk-inspired as well. I started with seamed stockings and a bodysuit, and added rough animal prints and dainty accessories.
I am wearing:
- Pink Ladies jacket (purchased second hand from Nerd Burger)
- Black bodysuit from Missguided
- Black sheer seamed stockings from Voodoo
- Silver ballet flats (thrifted)
- Fairest of them All brooch from Erstwilder
- Dice earrings from Equip
- Silver signet ring
- Tiger print mini skirt from Target
I opted for bold pink lips and strong winged eyeliner. I felt a little like Debbie Harry with this heavy eye makeup, but I also really enjoyed wearing strong lips and eyes together. I felt sexy and tough and certainly not too pure to be pink.
What are your “holy grail” wardrobe items?
What a find! You yearned for it, but I bet for all those years you didn’t realise just how well it would suit you. I love the last look – fab makeup with your glasses. But overall, wow – perfect with the zebra skirt and sheer tights (and seamed too – double wow!). I think you can tell I love it… Kx
Oh thank you! I am absolutely chuffed with this outfit, and I had so much fun wearing it. I’m so pleased that you like it too.