2009-12-21

Exposed Skin

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Trousers? Liz Claiborne, thrifted
Sweatshirt? Zara
Shoes? Jeffrey Campbell, StyleSense
Bomber? Danier
Infinity Scarf? Handmade for my fourth year collection
Hat? Heaslip, thrifted
Gloves? Steve Madden
Belt? thrifted

Yup, bare feet in my shoes the week before Christmas... It was a little chilly but I'm glad I could do it because I wanted to keep the details of the outfit simpler, so as not to compete with the hat and scarf... however part of me is longing for a big snowfall. Which is weird because in the winter I plow snow and an epic snowfall will only result in too little sleep and too much Sugar-free Redbull, there really is no time for me to enjoy the picturesque beauty of fresh snow. Maybe I'm jealous because my brother in Holland posted pictures on Facebook of his street covered in snow and it's just not right. I mean, a couple of inches of snow somewhere in Holland puts a city at a standstill and here we wait with our plows, shovels and salters, ready for action and there's been nothing more than a dusting. What's up with that?

Whatever... either way, snow or no snow, my hat is pretty fabulous, no? Thrifted for $7...

And the infinity scarf is another piece from my fourth year collection from years ago. It was supposed to be this wrap thingy that never quite worked out like it was supposed to but wrapped twice around my neck, it sure makes a cosy scarf. The thin knit part of it was made from yarn that was sponsored by Fable knits and the rough knit is actually hand spun alpaca from a local Ontario farm. When I got the order in the mail, they sent a picture of the alpaca that the wool came from. So cute! I paid $150 for three balls of that stuff (sold by weight but I have no idea how much any more)... Oh to be young and foolish again. When you're spending money for a school project it somehow seems justifiable. True story; sometimes when I feel guilty about buying scads of magazines, I tell myself it's for fashion research. Whatever helps me sleep at night, right?

19 comments :

Sidewalk Chalk said...

That scarf is awesome and I love that hat -- I can't really tell, is that a print or real feathers on the hat? Either way it is really a standout piece.
I feel guilty sometimes when I buy magazines, but I try to keep them for a long time to somehow justify the purchase. Plus it's fun to look back and see what was fashionable five years ago :) - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

ver17 said...

Love the scarf, but what I LOVE is how you make a sweatshirt look cute and chic.

Oh, and how could I forget the hat? I'd be terrified to wear that, but it looks so bold and gorgeous on you! =]

E said...

This look is so stunning. I love all the special touches you added, like the hat and the interesting shape of the pants and, of course, the shoes!

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Love the scarf too.

Linda said...

Okay I don't know how you aren't cold. Seriously, no socks? That jacket? You are nutzo...You are giving off the wrong idea of Canadian winter....it's friggen cold! Stop lying to the masses...end rant.

I would chop off your right foot for that scarf though!

myedit said...

JoAnn- the hat has feathers!
Linda- Thanks again for your ranting... seriously, it was just at the freezing mark with no wind. All I had to do was walk 35m. into church, totally do-able. No idea why there is a warmish haze around Hamilton...pollution? I'm not lying to the masses, I always represent...

Leah said...

Love your hat, love the jacket... love how you put together everything!

Sal said...

The hat is amazing, but that wrap is SPECTACULAR! I'm glad you ponied up for the gorgeous yarn. The wrap itself is gorgeous, and what a story it has.

briannelee said...

I want that hat and scarf!!!!!

Happy Holidays! I sent you an email this morning about the dress ;)

Fashion Therapist said...

I love that hat! Its detail with the feathers are amazing!

Kyla said...

Oh, I love this so much! It's such a sexy, throwback spin on menswear.

I, too, am the queen of rationalization. And I spent waaaay more on clothes in college. But, I wouldn't go back for anything!

Julia said...

Wow, I'm crazy for this look. It's so sophisticated, and your photos turned out beautifully! The shoes especially make the whole thing work. I love that you plow snow, too. I did my first round of snow shoveling and promptly ate almost a whole cake, afterward, I'd worked up such an appetite!

xx

Ash said...

I love the hat! So chic!

Ash
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Elaine said...

I LOVE the hat!!!! and the shoes...yes, please!


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Annachiara said...

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Second Skin said...

I have not had punch in the stomach inspiration like this in a while! Oh DANG lady! You have done it! I am Freaking out over this! Do not be surprised if I totally copy this look, maybe today. I will send kudos to you if I can manage to pull it off! HOLY HOLY DANGIT.

Rea said...

Note to self: invest in fun hats...
I love every little thing about this, even if showing that much ankle is (come on, admit it) completely impractical! Kudos for being committed to the cause.

Leah said...

PS...Merry Christmas and big hugs from Manila.

The Village Idiot said...

love how ecclectic your style is!!
great blog!