Trench? Mackage, Winners (final winter sale)
Shoes? Frye, Winners (final winter sale)
Zipper jeans? Gap (final winter sale!!!)
Ruffle blouse? Gap (yep, final winter sale, last year...)
Purse? Loisir Dauphin, thrifted
It all started with a pair of new but tacky Guess shoes that I thrifted... I took the shoes to a consignment store and they put them on sale for 10 times what I paid (for real)... a few weeks later I fell in love with a Mackage trench coat at the final clearance at Winners...didn't buy it as it was still a little much (but for the beauty of Mackage? totally worth it)... I had to return to the consignment store to pick up something and they had cash-money for me because they sold some stuff (including thrifted shoes)... feeling good about the unexpected money, I return to Winners for the trench... buy the trench... find the Frye shoes I talked about months ago on the messy sale table for $36!... buy the shoes.
Long story short is that I should thank the tacky Guess shoes for one of my favourite outfits. This look is a perfect example of my shopping style, it's thrifted or it's on clearance. I don't know if it was the crazy deals, the beautiful sunshine that made it warm enough to expose a toe or the play between the neutral and the saturated colours, but I was very happy with this ensemble.
In fact, I loved this look so much, that I dragged my vintage bike from the basement, set it up on the street, bummed a cigarette and patiently waited for a street style photographer to come by to catch me in my stylish 'moment'. Two hours later, Matt coaxed me back inside with a Diet Coke and promises to take my picture anywhere in the suburbs. Small consolation indeed...