Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.
What: Equal parts thrift-obsessed art student and Dorothy Jane Torkelson, we're not entirely sure how this floral corduroy blazer exceeds the sum of its description. All we know is that it definitely does. The vintage jacket reminds us that we were pretty fly back in the late 1980s, when poofy sleeves and floral everything took precedence in our closets, while Lisa Frank (who's school supplies are now selling as Urban Outfitters kitsch) brightened our backpacks.
Where: Mobile vintage boutique Merry May Shoppe recently launched its online storefront.
Style It: Excited as we are to ride the '80s wave again, this time we'll ditch the side ponytails and perms. Instead of going true to the time period, we're updating the jacket with a few modern details and updated classics. Tuck a pair of Haider Ackermann high-waisted wool and silk-blend skinny pants into Gucci lace-up riding boots. Add a flowy, nude Vionnet silk crepe de chine blouse, rose gold studs from Alex Monroe, and a merlot Isabel Marant shoulder bag to complete the look.
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