Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Scaredy-Crow Cat

I got to wear another coat! Yay! Is it bad that I get this excited over the concept of cool weather? I guess not since tomorrow is another day and that day will probably be 95 degrees.

Florida is a fickle, fickle mistress.

Anyway! I made this skirt. The fabric was found cut into panels, so I pieced it back together and made myself an extra wide waistband with the leftover striped parts, because I like that look.

And then- a zipper.

Did I thrill you with that story? I know. My life is fascinating.

Also, I have not worn heels in about a year and I soon regretted it after taking these pictures. Lesson learned about my ankles. They are weak like thin, wobbly daisies and should not be put into heels anymore (even if they are a measly 2 inches high...the heels, I mean, not my ankles...).

Unless, of course, the outfit requires heels.
That's obvious.

More after the jump!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

For the Love of Coats

Nothing is more true and real than a person's love for their coat.

Yeah. Their coat. I said it. And I stand by it.

I remember finding this vintage Lord & Taylor beauty. It was this infamous (well, to me and my mother, anyway) estate sale where I got bumped out of the closet. Granted, this was a number of years ago when I first started looking for vintage clothes and I was terrified. Now I would have tackled those ladies and pried the clothes out of their hands.

I'm just kidding....sort of.

Even though I was brutally knocked out of a closet full of gorgeous and high-end dresses, I did manage to grab some fantastic coats (which I cling on to like a hoarder) and cashmere sweaters (which I a non-hoarder...). This here coat is one of them. It's that perfect color and weight and cut and was "Made in Sweden", which makes it that much better in a weird way, and will last forever.

Paired with these boots it makes me feel like a fancy Englishman from the early 20th century. And that is a way every young woman wants to feel.

More on the rest of the outfit after the jump!