The Prowl


Matt told me I looked hot in this outfit. He said I looked 'cougar chic.' I am 6 years younger than Matt, so I was hoping it would still be a while before we crossed the cougar line, but he was being complimentary.





Faux fur jacket? thrifted
Jeans? Zara
Shoulder padded sweater? Zara
Boots? Modern Vintage
Wristlet? Coach from Linda

Looking back at the pictures, this look is very familiar. It reminds me of several years ago, fighting my way through a crush of, -ahem-slightly older Bon Jovi fans, who were on their way to a concert while I was trying to catch my bus.

In all honesty, this is the only time during the duration of this blog that I have had to talk myself into an outfit. That day, nature gave me wild hair (which was fun) but when paired with the jacket, I did look a little naturally hungover. I tried to tone it down with jeans and no accessorizing of any kind, but wearing super high heels (which put me in at well over 6 feet) and walking around with a German-Sheppard cross over my shoulders, is going to make me stand out. After much waffling on whether or not I should wear this out, I committed to it. It was really and truly freezing that night and I paid money for that jacket ($15, Salvation Army), so I might as well work the look. And in a way, it was strangely liberating... I held my own in a super ridiculous faux fur jacket in some local, low-key pubs. Because I can, it's as simple as that....


The Closet of Kim (ShopKim) said...

A cougar?? You aren't nearly old enough for that! But I get the compliment. :) The jacket is very cool and I'm glad you wore it and worked it! You do look great.

Kendi Lea said...

Oh my gosh. At the chance of sounding super creepy -- Can we be best friends? And can I borrow that jacket? Every post your write makes me laugh and I adore your wardrobe. Of course you held your own in the faux fur jacket! You look precious.

I'm going to be laughing about the german shepard comment for days...

Sal said...

I adore the untamed vixen look, wild hair and all! You are working the look for sure.

And my dear, I hope to give you a REAL LIFE hug someday instead of just the occasional virtual one.

Chelsea said...

you look rocker chic, woman... you'd need some smudged-from-sleeping black eyeliner to look post-party-hungover! and you owning your faux-fur + skyscraper heel look for a night out at a pub is awesome! worrrrk it!

briannelee said...

I love it! I hear ya, though... I have yet to wear my thrifted fur as well.

The interview was pretty pointless... I just met w/ HR who told me to keep applying for jobs online...

Sabrina said...

Your jacket is FABULOUS! I love the peach colored lining. It Glam Rock Chic!

Julia said...

Confidence is sexxxxxy! You look amazing (you're right, the hair is wild and fabulous) and I say, wear what you please as long as it pleases you! You only live once.


Lemondrop Marie said...

Maybe he meant lynx or a younger version of the sleek/tough cat? I love faux fur- it's way fun and a lovely convervation piece.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Nadine said...

Hahaha! Too funny - I'm 'over 35', shall we say, and I am massively into Bon Jovi (listening to the box set as I type, and that is NOT a coincidence, it's just what I do). You look way better in your outfit than I do going to a concert - I'm all about the jumping-up-and-down-while-singing type of attire. ;D

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Oooh, love your coat! Those jeans are hot too!

K said...

haha I don't think you look cougar-esque at all but you do look hot! I love the embellished shoulders on the shirt

Kyla said...

You do look hot! I love the crazy hair - sexy bed head at its best for sure!

heart charlie said...

Beautiful jacket! I also love that shirt with the detailed epaulets, stunning ;)

Wanderlusting Fool said...

high five to you for stepping out of your house with confidence. you really do look gorgeous in this coat ~ im glad you talked yourself into it!

Wanderlusting Fool

Wanderlusting said...

I love it...it's fun and different.

Holy smokes, there's ANOTHER Wanderlusting (above) - haha.

Lusty x0x0

Clare said...

"Cougar chic" hahahahahaha I LOVE it! And that coat (I almost wrote "goat"?) is super sexy.

And my word verification was "stags"! Seems fitting for a post about wild animals.

Fell 4 Fashion said...

Love it!! I sometimes am scared to wear what I want because I will be too tall, stand out and people will stare, etc... but you make me want to do it!!!! Thanks :)

Linda said...

There is nothing wrong with practicing now...especially when you know that this is what the future will hold....bahahahahahaha...seriously though I am a little scared.

Little do people know that on Sunday's you spend the entire day at church. Dance or what?

anne charlotte said...

i passed up on a similar jacket at the thrift store last night...you are making me wish i had snatched it up because you look so awesome!

Christen said...

I love this look and am so glad you stuck with it! You look gorgeous and that fur is soooooooo gorgeous. If you ever feel like you won't wear it again, just send it my way :)

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

you do look gorgeous in this outfit!
maybe he said you looked like a cougar because of the fur.

Ellenitza said...

Great rocker chic look! I love your blog and thought you might like mine as well: ellenitza. Stop by when you have a minute.

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