Yoana Baraschi indigo night moto jacket; Banana Republic black Sloan cropped ankle pants; Manolo Blahnik white pumps
Jacket, Yoana Baraschi; pants, Banana Republic (via consignment); shoes, Manolo Blahnik (thrifted); bag, MbMJ (via eBay)

So, finally, this is it: my first day back at work. Or, rather, my first-day-back-at-work outfit. I hemmed and hawed a bit over what to wear, but I settled on this Yoana Baraschi moto jacket because … seriously, guys, this is it. True love. I hate jackets. I’ve never been a jacket person. They always feel like straight-jackets to me. Except this one. This one feels like magic.

Yoana Baraschi indigo night moto jacket; Banana Republic black Sloan cropped ankle pants; Manolo Blahnik white pumps
the side details

Don’t believe me? What if I told you that I didn’t take it off even once during the day? Granted, some of that had to do with the fact I was wearing the world’s rattiest black t-shirt underneath (don’t judge, it’s a closet hole only belatedly discovered); mostly, though, it’s because I love this jacket.

That said, here’s an(other) embarrassing confession: it took me almost half the day to realize that the white contrasting trim is actually leather. How cool is that? The workmanship and overall quality are impressive to me (I don’t really know much about the brand, but I’m definitely interested now) … especially when you consider that I paid only $27 for this jacket on clearance at Winners.

True love, I tell you.

Yoana Baraschi indigo night moto jacket; Banana Republic black Sloan cropped ankle pants; Manolo Blahnik white pumps
white after Labour Day

(P.S. My first day went great. And it just keeps getting better. Work, that is. I’m still trying to get the hang – again – of the work-life balance thing. I’ll take this moment to apologize in advance if when the bloggy quality around here plummets without warning. Just some temporary turbulence, folks. Also, I’m still trying to get the hang of doing OOTD photos on the run. Please forgive the blurry.)

15 Comments on First Day

  1. THIS OUTFIT. this makes me wish i were going to an actual office every day for my new job instead of working out of a dining room! i have been searching for a jacket like that for what feels like forever, to no avail. and, of course, it’s perfect with the cropped black pants and the sharp white shoes. get it, lady!

    xo nicole

    • Oh, I wish I had known that … they had 2 left when I bought mine. I would totally have sent it your way. You need to give me all your measurements for future note, lol!

  2. I love that jacket! It kind of looks sequined, which is awesome considering it’s tweed (I think?). Great outfit and I love the Manolas too! I’m off to Google that brand now and see what I can find out. I’m glad your first day back was a good one!

    • It’s … sort of tweedish. It has a bunch of different coloured threads running through it. Almost like boucle? I think there is some silver in there, which might explain the sequiny look.
      I would definitely recommend this jacket – it looks office-appropriate but it’s also fun. I’ve gotten quite a few compliments on it.

    • Hahaha! Hey, I love getting comments, so it’s all good.
      You DO have Winners – it’s the same company as TJ Maxx. I’m always jealous of the deals States-side, so let’s call it even!
      But, yeah, I know … I googled YB and was so sad to see its regular retail prices. Off to eBay …

  3. This post makes me happy and sad. Happy because it’s a gorgeous jacket and the outfit is great. Sad because I never have the same luck at Winners and will never be able to find the same jacket. I hope work goes well for you and best of luck with the balancing act!

  4. Doing catchup reading of your blog and I had to tell you that I love this outfit, you look fabulous! Gorgeous shoes and that jacket…*kisses my fingers* Bellissima!