Friday, February 3, 2017

Wedgewood Blue #2

"Hunting Jacket Friday"--Friday, 2/3/17

I loved this combination from the seemingly-now-defunct blog Bureau of Chic--striped top, subtly patterned/textured jacket, flared jeans, boots.


Of course, part of it is the magnificent shape of that blazer.  My jacket has a more traditional cut (in the sense of the 19th century--hah, that polka dot ascot!), but I spiced things up with a long pendant + infinity scarf combo.  It made a nice departure from my recent puffy/quilted vest casual Friday outfits.

Light blue ("wedgewood blue")/white/orange striped pullover sweater (JNY), $2.34/wear
Grey herringbone hunting jacket (thrifted, Relativity), $2.25/wear
Flared jeans (thrifted, Lane Bryant), $0.15/wear
Grey ankle boots by Seychelles, $5.60/wear
Silver/bright beads owl pendant (Kohls), $2.33/wear
Coral lace scarf (Walmart), $0.69/wear

Outfit total: $13.36/wear

Speaking of interesting patterns/textures, I like the mottled look of this tortoise colored Dutch.

Not impressed with the idea of adding an owl to this situation.

In other news...My car came back from the shop today!  Next week, Robert won't have to chauffeur me to work and back.  They did an oil change, replaced a tire that had a slow leak due to a nail, replaced my battery, replaced a microfilter (?), flushed the brakes, and replaced the windshield wipers.  And then there was the big thing that caused my car to be in the shop since Tuesday.  I had a faulty eccentric shaft, eccentric actuator, and oil feed line, and they had to order the parts to replace them.  The only obvious symptom of the latter issue was that I heard a clicking sound under the hood when I unlocked the car.  Luckily my car is still under warranty so I only had to pay for the new tire and labor to replace it.  The problem with the eccentric shaft etc. would have cost $3,000 otherwise.  Eek.  Huzzah for warranties.  It's hard to believe that I will have had my car for 3 years in April...

Which means I will also have been at my job for 3 years in April.  What?!


Tam said...

Wow. How can a 3-year-old car need so many repairs?

Sally said...

Except for replacing the tire with the nail (which could happen to anyone at any time), the eccentric thing was the only actual repair here. The rest was just maintenance. So it didn't seem all that excessive to me. I think it seems like a lot because they routinely run basic tests and replace things that come up as underperforming. I mean, if I'd had the same thorough examination of my Nissan back in the day, with the same standards applied, who knows what they would have found. You know? Instead you just waited for stuff to fall apart/stop working. What's interesting is that I hadn't noticed any performance issues from the eccentric thing, only that there was a sound when I unlocked the car, so I really don't know what that was about.