2010-10-17

Look Good, Feel Good?

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Jacket? Roanik, Holt's Last Call
Jeans? Gap Outlet
Striped shirt? h&m
Boots? Modern Vintage, Winners
Wallet? Kenneth Cole, Winners

Crazy to think that over the course of this blog I have found a bit of my identity in between the racks of the thrift store. That's why I feel like I'm being a disappointment when not a single thing in my outfit is thrifted. Ahhhh... I hate being a fail. But this time, I liked my outfit so much, I didn't feel like a failure at all. It was the right mix of slouch and shine and I felt fabulous! Or at least I felt like I should feel fabulous if I hadn't been feeling sick instead (a lot of talk about feelings going on here...)
I am a big believer that dressing up can make you feel better... but even a favourite outfit wasn't going to keep me from my gross coughing yesterday. It has been the kind of cough that has friends lean back away from a hug and reach for the latex glove and give a high five instead. That's ok. I don't need your hug... I got my shiny jacket.

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38 comments :

Kayla said...

You look great. I love the gray jeans.


Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

MerciBlahBlah said...

Hells bells - I am DYING for that jacket. So chic badass, and I love it with the striped shirt. You look smashing.

Merci!
Shannan

Kinsey said...

Love the short sleeves of the jacket so your striped tee shows through!

Nadine said...

Stunning outfit. Love the green door backdrop!

Sophie Laughton-Mutu said...

AWESOME jacket! LOVE it!!!

eleanor said...

You look amazing, as always! You're so right - this is the perfect mix of slouch and shine (and stripes!!)

I love these photos - you always have the perfect location for your little shoots.

X

Jennifer said...

I really enjoy this outfit! You really made a stand out outfit. It's definitely my turn to go to the thrift store! You are such an inspiration!

Natalya's Closet said...

you look gorgeous, that jacket is fab!! XOXO, Natalya

Samantha said...

A jacket is a permanent hug!

Brookelyn said...

I love the shiny in your jacket! And dressing up definitely helps me feel better, too!

Kyla said...

Mmm ... I love that jacket! Hope your feeling better - hope it's not "viral." God, I crack myself up!

LyddieGal said...

No, you are surely not a failure!
I love how you manage to make super glitzy items feel so casual and still keep everything very chic.

Sorry you aren't feeling well, hope you stop coughing soon!

Chic on the Cheap

sartoriography said...

You might feel like crap, but you look freaking awesome, woman! I envy anyone who can cough out a lung and still look like a hottie. TB ain't gonna stop you! Okay, not saying you have TB, but you know- it's a hyperbolic way of referring to you cough. :)

Hope the stripes and sparkles and sassy boots have sent that cough apackin'!

Fifth Sparrow said...

sorry about the cough, at least you look completely fab! I love the jacket, especially with the rough jeans and striped top. Such a good mix! xx

La Historiadora de Moda said...

That jacket is seriously fantastic! I hope you get to feeling better soon so that you and your jacket can get lots of hugs!

Liz said...

I think Slouch n Shine could be your blog name, it describes your style to a T! Feel better soon :)

Sara C said...

That jacket is AWESOME!

And I totally believe in dressing up to feel better. That's why my friends and I have formal dinner parties for no reason other than to dress up: you're not allowed to our dinners if you don't dress up fancy-like. And if I seriously need a confidence booster, a killer pair of shoes totally helps. I usually reach for my high heeled boots. :)

Lauren said...

Omg I am so jealous of your epic shiny jacket! Paired with my favourite stripes makes me want it even more.

http://noblelauren.blogspot.com

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Slouch and Shine. What a perfect turn of a phrase.

You look brilliant even if you feel less than. Hope you're much better now.

angie said...

I like the shiny jacket together with stripes.So easy and so cool outfit!

Kelly said...

Love the mix in this outfit! The jeans make the jacket perfect for casual wear!

Half Dressed said...

Gorgeous outfit. I love how your jeans are rolled up it just adds a little something the outfit. And those boots are gorgeous :)

L x
Half Dressed

Jenn from Much to My Delight said...

You look great. And you're funny. I like that combo. And I agree that looking good=feeling good. I wrote a paper in high school basically proving the link between a good hair day and a woman's mood. It is yet to be published, but my mom really liked it.

briannelee said...

Aw, feel better!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that jacket. I want it.

Santina said...

I love this look! I never think one can go wrong with stripes, but to pair them with a glitzy jacket? TOTAL SUCCESS!

Santina

Fashion Butter said...

Yeah, I'm pretty much loving this from head to toe.

Lauren said...

I love the dressed up/dressed down juxtaposition of this outfit. That jacket is fabulous and love it paired with the striped tee and those shoes!!

Small Time Style

Future Lint said...

The shiny jacket looks so good contrasted with the grey jeans! I totally dress up to make myself feel better (unless it's a full-on sick day, in which case it's pajamas all day!)

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Love your shiny jacket and its button detailing. It looks fab with the stripes. Hope you feel better soon.

MUA said...

Never underestimate the power of a great outfit against a bad cold ...

Caro xxx

Kara said...

You look great! Something about stripes and jeans looks great on everyone! Love those booties too...you have such great Winners finds! :)

xo

Kate said...

That jacket is amazing, as is your line "I hate being a fail" - something about that killed me in the best of ways.

samantha said...

Killer boots perfect for the jeans. . great choice! We have it too

Elizabeth said...

I'm pretty sure that jacket is Love. I'm also pretty sure that it deflects germs. So it was the right choice, is what I'm saying.

exoh,
Elizabeth

sisters4saymoreismore said...

oh my gosh... my heart just skipped a beat when i saw this jacket... yum.

~selina

Millicent Designs said...

Whoa! Canadian bloggers unite! Thanks for the comment on my blog, because now I have found your little slice of perfection! I love a girl that can do a good mix of vintage, and higher end... all the while providing some completly attainable fashion.

love it!

Now, seriously... you think Ebay will have that HBC jkt for $200? What are our chances here. So. Good.

xoxo

www.piecesfromaudrey.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I adore this outfit on you - the silhouette is so flattering for your figure! And, really, throw on stripes and I'm sold!

desperate4fashion said...

Great jacket! Love the look! XOXO