2010-10-03

Never Too Much of a Good Thing

Two posts, one night... apparently it's possible.

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Jacket? Vintage and thrifted
Jeans? Gap
Boots? Cole Haan, thrifted
Sweater? F21
Purse? ?, Filene's Basement
Beret? Calvn Klein, Winners

I had a crazy, busy week but I carefully scheduled in half an hour at Talize for myself. And Talize gifted me with a leopard swing coat hanging at the end of rack in plain view. I stuck it in the freezer for a few days (too scared to hand wash it, too cheap to dry clean it and a little afraid of moths because there were a few holes even though it's not wool), did a half ass fix it job and wore it out when I met up with my university friend, Linda, for shopping and drinks in downtown Toronto. I'll admit, sometimes I slack at altering my thrift finds but I rushed it this time purely out of my desire to show-off.

I planned to style it up in a bit of a classic Audrey Hepburn way. You know, start with some cropped black pants and then add my ballet flats and then bump up my hair and then tie a pretty scarf around my head and then paint on a cat eye and then stain my lips red and then... it rained. And so, I opted for some boots because cold, wet feet need too much wine to warm back up. I also threw on the beret because I like my hair volume to be artificial; a result of vicious back combing and hairspray and not natural; a side effect of a soft rainfall.

35 comments :

Ashley, Lions Lace Lattes said...

Love your boots!!!

You are ambitious. Two posts! :)

Kayla said...

Did you know I completely envy your style. Well I do! You look fantastic.

Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

Lauren said...

Those boots are absolutely amazing! Love them, and hey two posts in one night? That's just fine :)

Lauren
Sparrow & Urchin

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I had never heard of the freezer thing before -- what a good idea!

You are beyond ridiculously awesome in this outfit. That coat is an amazing find.

five foot something said...

I'm ever in awe of your thrift finds. And I adore that purse SOOO much.

- Patricia
fivefootsomething.blogspot.com

Looks and Books said...

You are wearing my dream boots. Just thought you should know.

406 Olivia said...

I don't even know where to begin with this outfit, so let's just take it from the top: your hat--hip in that "I don't even care and I certainly don't try" sort of way; your coat--would make a grocery sack look chic; your bag--convinced me at olive suede, but drove the point home with three rows of fringe; and those boots--Cut. It. Out.

Jodi said...

holy crazy coat batman.. only you could pull this off!! That coat on you looks so funky, I agree with 406 Olivia.. you just throw on somekind of whatever and make it look good!!

I do love the jacket.. and the purse is ultra cool!!!

you rock this outfit sister!!

Dylana Suarez said...

That jacket is amazing! You are a lucky girl to have found such a jewel!

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Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

You look so sad in that second picture. Don't be sad! You have amazing boots!

Linda said...

I gotta say, whenever I go to meet you my bed turns into a pile of clothes. I Never know what to wear, and I don't want to look like I am trying to hard, but don't want to try too little. I'm sure the "nuet blank(ers)" noticed our style, what with their glow sticks around their necks and their birkenstalks on their feet!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

two posts in one night? is it christmas?
your new coat is awesome, and i love that you used the freezer trick. when i was a dirty college student, i used to stick my flip flops in the freezer to kill bacteria.

briannelee said...

That jacket is amazing! SO jealous.

What does sticking it in a freezer do? I am always afraid to buy vintage fur coats at thrift stores b/c I don't feel like paying for the professional cleaning.

Future Lint said...

That coat is beautiful and I love your boots!

Julia said...

The coat is phenomenal!

and I love the boots and hat. I've been hunting for a hat like that.

Kiki said...

You have such great outfits! I found your blog from your spotlight on What I Wore. Jessica definitely made a great choice because you are way stylish. You do an awesome job of pulling off the animal print trend..its making me want to go searching for animal print stuff! :)
-kiki

www.anewoutfitaday.blogspot.com

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Wow, loving your boots and your jacket. What a find.

Healthy and Homemade said...

That is one fabulous jacket!

Morgan Jordan said...

That is such an adorable outfit, especially the boots.

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Terri said...

We need an entire post on this freezing business. I can imagine what it's for...but is this the same freezer as the ice and the popsicles?

Christina said...

I envy your thrifting ability. LOVE those Cole Haan boots!

Sorcha said...

The jacket is beautiful!

orchidsinbuttonholes said...

Oh that jacket... it's just amazing right down to those big buttons near the collar. Love it with the grey and black and those fabulous boots.

Kyla said...

THAT is a fabulous jacket. I'm totally ripping this off - m'kay, thanks.

Elaine said...

I'd still like to see an Audrey Hepburn look with this coat!

And those boots... I want them.

CLOTHED MUCH, a modest fashion blog

A.Co said...

You put the coat in the freezer?! Brilliant! (it's beautiful, btw)

I just purchased a BEAUTIFUL navy blue suede coat (thrifted) and am unsure of how to 'disinfect' - or so to speak. Do you think a jaunt in the freezer would work for me too??

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Grace said...

Your style is so cute! I work for the designer - edelweiss by sarah - and we would love to send you something to style for your blog! If you're interested, can you send me an email at grace@edelweissbysarah.com? I couldn't find a place to contact you. Thanks!

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I can't wait for the Hepburn styled-post!

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Between Laundry Days said...

Dang, woman, you're a lucky gal. Love this outfit!

sartoriography said...

THOSE BOOTS! I am dying in envy right now. I want to make fashion love to those boots. They look so awesomely intrepid/classic/tough/British school boy turned adventurer. *le sigh*

And w that coat...I'm so full of envy!!

jazmyncherie.com said...

I always love your outfits but this one made me stop & make a "ohhhh. ohhhh. awesome" type mumbling. Love it!

Fifth Sparrow said...

I ridiculously love this outfit. everything about it, down to hearing that the jacket hung out in your freezer for a bit (adds character!) You're looking gorgeous! xx

amanda said...

no huway!!!! you look amazing in this. so glad it rained so you could pair this with those fantastic boots. i think you look so flipping awesome.

Kara said...

i love this vintage jacket!!! stupid rain may have ruined your initial plans but you still look great! :)

xo

sarah said...

LOVE those boots.
xoxo
sarah