Friday, November 22, 2013

wearing: red sweater coat and velvet boots

There's so many things I love about this outfit. It's probably my favorite outfit I've put together in a long while. Let's start with this sweater/coat/thing. I found it at a thrift store in Green Bay last week aaaaand it's amazing. It long like a coat and drape-y kind of like a dress at the bottom. Also, it's warm like a sweater should be, and the length makes tiny skirts like this one more appropriate in the chilly weather (however, the lack of pockets is definitely disturbing). I kind of want to wear it all the time. Doesn't it look like this furry collar was made for it? It works. Moving on. This hat is pretty much the quintessential fedora. It's classic. It works with everything. And, finally, please give it up for these velvet boots. Yes, velvet. Velvet boots. I can't tell you how many times I've passed up Doc Marten-esque boots, even if they were really neat, because they weren't quite right. But when I saw these bad boys I knew that the reason I hadn't bought any before was because I was meant to have these (I mean, I do have a little thing for velvet). Oh, and dark lips, too. I've been wearing lipstick a lot more these past few months and I really like it. I've finally found a red that suits me (has a blue undertone rather than an orange one), it's Revlon's Wine With Everything.
shirt, skirt fur collar, sweater coat, - thrifted // velvet boots, fedora - H&M // 
tights - Romwe // bralette - asos // ring - Claire's
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

wearing: orange coat and a big black hat

I was totally stoked to find this gorgeous coat on the racks at a thrift store during my trip home a few weeks back. It's in perfect condition and the color is absolutely wonderful, especially this time of year. And this hat. I go back and forth between loving it and then deciding that it looks too costume-y (and this is coming from me, a pretty theatrical dresser anyways). However on this occasion I decided that I did, indeed, love it, and needed to pair it with my newly acquired coat.

Also, tips for taking your own cemetery photos here (the post also includes photos of this beautiful stone stairway in different seasons, pretty neat!).
skirt - H&M // shirt, sash bow, coat - thrifted // hat - asos // shoes, tights - Charllote Russe
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Friday, November 15, 2013

wearing: long dress and a faux leather vest

 I really don't know what to say about this outfit other than look, I layered a sweater over a vest boom, LAYERING MASTER OH SNAP. Yeah, shouldn't have said anything.

ANYWAYS, I spent the first night alone in my new home last night (both my roommates were gone) and did a terrific job of scaring the bejeebers outta myself. My goodness, though, this house is so loud. Every little noise had me (and Luna) perking our ears up as we tried to deduce the source of said noises without leaving the comfort of my bed. But I survived to blog another day. Today I'll be taking care of the remaining "moving in clutter," which I'm super happy about. Then maaaaaaybe things can start getting back to normal. Please.
dress, hat - H&M // vest, sweater - thrifted // scarf - Brilliant Stranger // boots - Candies
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

wearing: my dad's hat and a handmade scarf

I feel a little disguised in this outfit, well, more than usual, that is. I pulled the scarf up and my hat down in an attempt to shield my face from the icy winds that were blowing at the dock where these photos were taken, and as I peered through my (non-perscription) glasses at the camera I was surprised at how different this outfit appeared compared to the other outfits found on le blog. I've had this hat for prrrrrrrobably around twenty years. My dad added it to my brother's and my dress-up box most likely because of the spot on it, which didn't seem to really bother us. Through the years we both went through phases wearing it nearly every day and I finally took it with me when I moved, but this is the first time I've worn it on the blog. I added some glasses and this scarf that I knitted a few years back. It's a great feeling to wear something you've made entirely on your own.
pants, shirt, sweater - thrifted // snap-front hat - vintage, from my dad // 
glasses - Claire's // scarf - handmade by me! // boots - Target
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Monday, November 11, 2013

wearing: checked coat on a blustery day

It was windy beyond all reason when I ventured out for these photos today. My tripod even blew over at one point - eek! For the most part this pretty coat helped keep me warm, though I do find the lack of pockets deeply disturbing, especially on a day like today - my fingers were frozen by the time I got back into my car!

Luna and I are slowly getting settled into our new home. I can tell she misses Maceo (my old roommate's cat) and she's compensating for it by following me around everywhere and being extra cuddly (I'm not going to lie, I love the extra kitty snuggles). She is timid around my new roommate and, though she doesn't run to hide under my bed every time she hears him anymore, she still won't let him near. She mostly just peeks at him through the rungs on the stairwell when he walks by. She's very curious.
 coat - c/o eShakti // skirt, belt, gauntlets - thrifted // 
boots - Simply Vera // scarf - Brilliant Stranger // hat - H&M
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Friday, November 8, 2013

wearing: trench coat and a fedora in my favorite cemetery

I'm writing this post from the desk in my new room in my new house! Well, it's not really my house, I didn't buy it or anything, but I will be living here indefinitely and I'm pretty excited about it. It's so wonderful to have an actual desk instead of lounging around on my bed to work all the time. I'm in the midst of moving my things to the new place, but the desk was calling me so I just had to sit down and publish a post. Anyways, you might have noticed if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram that I was back in my hometown visiting my family and friends for a few days. While I was there I couldn't resist a stop at my favorite cemetery for some photos...

This trench coat is one of the first things I bought when I first started working at a thrift store back in 2009. I wore it once and then, for some reason, banished it to the basement in my 'to donate' box. I rediscovered it when I was back home and quickly saved it wondering what the hell had gotten into me that I'd neglect such a wonderful piece. I mean, it fits me perfectly, it's warm and of wonderful quality (it is a London Fog trench coat, after all), and the design is classic. I definitely won't be parting with it any time soon. The dachshund brooch was a gift from my mom many years ago. I love him, he's just so sassy, and those tiny pearls are too cute.

dress - thrifted & modified by me // trench coat - vintage London Fog // 
fedora - H&M // shoes - Target // dachshund brooch - vintage
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