2011-10-19

Evolution

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Trench? Mackage, Winners Shoes? Ash, Style Sense (thanks for the tips on making them fit better!) Jeans? Gap Silk shirt? Thrifted Clutch? Thrifted Necklace? Banana Republic

I think trench coats are stressful. Especially this one. They just get filthy far too quickly. Thanks to the end of season sales (cue choir music singing angelic melodies) a few years ago, I got this trench with fancy leather accents for a great price. Now I have this beautiful trench coat and I'm afraid to wear it because if I do get it dirty, it's going to cost a scary amount to dry cleaning because of said fancy leather details.
Worst of all, when I do wear the trench, I get a sore neck because I don't want my face spackle to rub all over the wide collar. So I keep my neck as high as I can... like a giraffe. As I intend to keep wearing both the trench and the face spackle, I expect my kids will be born with long necks. Survival of the fittest or something like that... They'll thank me when they are looking to get the leaves on the top of the trees.


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37 comments :

Ruthiey said...

Great last line and terrific ending shot!

Lindsay @ The Everything Project said...

You get an A+++ in thrifting for this excellent shirt! I love this outfit!

Frannie Pantz said...

I love your bright colors here and the trench. Your hair looks really cute too. And I'm pretty sure your kids are bound to be as gorgeous as you are--long necks and all. ;-)

Shug in Boots said...

Your hair looks fab in this post! And isn't there something timeless and delicious about a trench coat? :)

The F Girl said...

Hahaha. I know how you are feeling. But trust me, it could be worse. My trench coat is white! Yeah. Smart choice. I know....

Della said...

But you look so pretty! Dashed trench coats. I just found one at a thrift store and paid a whole twelve dollars for it. If that's not love, I don't know what is...

Eleanor said...

I laughed so hardly I nearly peed myself because what you said is the God's honest truth.
And sometimes when I pop up the collar on my white button downs,I strain my neck for all the same reasons.

~still laughing.....

Sal said...

Ironic, don't you think, since trench coats were designed for wearing in muddy trenches?

Nadine said...

Can you wash it? I've given up on ever drycleaning anything, I wash it all. Just wash it! Go on! Admittedly I have a kind&gentle front-loading machine, and I live in NZ so I line-dry everything instead of tumble-drying. Plus I am on lovely soft rainwater - not a NZ thing, more a rural thing . .

briannelee said...

Hahahahaha, you are funny.

Can't wait to see you tomorrow!

libby said...

the colors in these photos are so gorgeous! love your outfit!

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CessOviedo said...

Loe your trench, and the way you add colors looks fantastic!

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kelsey williams said...

i can't wait until you have babies. :)

Suzie Salmon said...

I'm headed to Gap .RIGHT. NOW. to get those black skinny jeans! I'll tell them you sent me ;)

{molly beth} said...

Love the warm colors! Those shoes are great! Oh, and the necklace too!

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basiccravings said...

I love this!

newpetite said...

you are funny! I almost imagined your walking like that ;-) Love this outfit! the blouse and the shoes are to die for!
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Anonymous said...

Actually, the development of a longer neck throughout your lifetime wouldn't be reflected in natural selection. An acquired trait isn't encoded into your DNA - it wasn't something you were born with - and it therefore can't be passed on hereditarily to your offspring.

Beautiful lighting!

Louise, Raspberries In Winter said...

Loving the bright yellow and the statement necklace. Your right about trench coats, they look gorgeous but if I bought a really expensive one I'd be afraid to wear it out! Though I suppose that goes for all rreally expensive things.

Jas said...

cute color combo!

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Tori said...

Great look! Love the yellow and pink together!!

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alittlepetite said...

Lovee the vibrant color! and how you added the statment necklace!

.Candy. said...

love this color on you! it pops but still looks very warm..im loving mustard/marigold this season too!

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Jodi said...

love the shoes.. and love the yellow and pink together!!

Genny said...

They'll also thank you when you pass this lovely trench along to them someday!

Please may I? said...

The combination of colours looks great. I know what you mean about keeping that colour coat clean it's a nightmare!

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two birds said...

i usually just end up washing all of my "dry clean only" clothes myself. i've been lucky so far! (knock on wood!)

Sorcha said...

The colour of your shirt is just incredible! Light coloured coats are incredibly stressful. I'm so lazy when it comes to getting to a dry cleaners.

Sorcha x
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Katherine said...

I love everything about this outfit - the trench, the color of the shoes, your hair - everything! Very chic :)

Anonymous said...

How did you do your hair here? Loves it! You should post a 'how to'.

AmyRoto said...

Stunning use of colors! And you can't go wrong with that trench - the dry cleaning bill will be worth it.

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This Outfit is Truly Mesmerizing, Especially The Color Combination is mind blowing! You Look Awesome in this spectacular outfit!

CJ said...

Believe it or not, that's exactly why my biology teacher said giraffes have longer necks. They stretched them because there wasn't enough food on the ground...

Sheila said...

It's a beautiful trench, for sure. Have you considered wrapping a vintage silk scarf just under the collar instead of holding your neck up? It's easier to wash the spackle (hee) off a little silk scarf than paying an expensive dry-cleaning bill.

'Tia said...

Love the necklace!!!

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www.vivalahighstreet.wordpress.com said...

Just luvv ur outfit....n u r so funny...ur kids should be born widlong necks....sent me into fits of laughter

Rebecca Jane said...

That silk shirt is such a lovely shade of orange - so pretty!