Jacket: She Said, J. C. Penney's
Jacket: Xhilaration, Target
Jacket: Abbey Dawn, Kohl's
I was in Macy's the other day when I saw a mint green Members Only jacket. Like so much of what came out of the 1980s, it was both laughable and magnetic, pulling me into a vortex of color-drenched madness anachronistically set to Beck's "Where It's At." (Although I know that the line "Members only/Hypnotizers/Move through the room like ambulance drivers" has nothing to do with the jacket, I can't help but see that satiny silhouette whenever I hear it.) I wanted to buy it but resisted, instead choosing the spiffy (and surprisingly pricier) turquoise Target slicker pictured above. Riding on that retail high, I thought it would be fun to photograph my most colorful jackets (as you do in such situations). And I was right. Even if I did discover that out of more than twenty pieces, only four proved to be rainbow-ready. Perhaps I should reconsider becoming a Member . . .