Thursday 13th October 2011by Casey King
I caught my sleeve jacket on the bar door, in one of those attempts to make a smooth exit. You know. The kind of smooth exit that should come after you’ve just made eyes with the handsome bartender again.
Nope. It was more like a Charlie Chaplin side-winding kind of exit. Where you’re sure multiple people are going to get up from their seats and in a zombie-esque manner, chase you outside carrying glasses of water. Or hand you a trophy, and pat you on the back for being the most awkward patron of the day!
I figure I’ll just make up for my awkwardness with my style. In San Francisco, that feels like the only thing that catches looks, anyhow. Like walking mannequins, the style is leaps above other areas of California. Imagine every style of dress that has evolved with the likes of us humans. Now set your creativity in motion, and think of all the unique fashions those styles would create if they made babies with each other. Yep, that’s San Francisco.
You could paint yourself green and dress up as a praying mantis. You’ll still get a few looks, of course. Yet this area feels more comfortable to such experimental fashions.
I was definitely feeling the praying mantis suit, but decided to try out this season’s hottest plus size trend: colorful leather jackets!
I picked this one up at a shop in Berkeley, and we spent a whole day together…holding each other. Yea. The jacket and I.
I love jackets for the ease. You can slip right in, and out.
Still be protected from the elements, but not feel like someone rolled you up in cotton batting, burrito style.
And that means I’m definitely getting this plus size ruffled leather jacket. Ahem.