Throwback Thursday: Get Soulful with Gladys Knight


Before we even get into the logistics of this week’s Throwback Thursday, let me just apologize for dropping the ball on posting. I could start listing excuses but things have been busy around the PBJ office so we will just leave it at that!

This week for TBT we are paying tribute to the Empress of Soul herself, Gladys Knight. Born in 1944, Knight got her start at fame at the age of 7 when she won an amateur hour contest that aired on TV. From there she took the performing bull by the horns and became one of the biggest names in Motown. She has won four Grammy awards as a solo artist and three with her group Gladys Knight and the Pips. Since the Motown days she has done of bit of acting, but her true love is her music, and she has a knew album set to release sometime in 2014!

Gladys Knight & The Pips

The above picture shows Knight with the Pips; we love how adorable she is! She starts her outfit off with a fun colored jacket, adds some big earrings and a chunky bracelet and she is good to go. Fall is the perfect time to experiment with deep colors. Jackets can easily dress down any outfit for a casual autumn feel. Knight opted for natural makeup and simple hair making this outfit effortless.

We chose an oxblood leather jacket for our recreation of this look. Leather, vegan leather or “pleather”, whichever floats your boat, is all over in stores this season, and we love it, too! Pair the jacket with basic black skinnys and statement accessory pieces like Knight and you will be looking so good people will be talking about you “through the grapevine!”

Gladys's Look

Get the look:

Gold Textured Leaf Bracelet – Purple Box Jewelry
White Seed Bead Hoop Pierced Earrings – Purple Box Jewelry
Burgundy Street-Chic Moto Jacket – Forever 21
Imitation Leather Pants – H&M

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