Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Western Lite







UO Hat/ Kenneth Cole Coat (ebay) / Trina Turk Cashmere Sweater (thrifted) / Joe's Jeans (thrifted) / Sam Edelman Boots (ebay) / Leather Bag (thrifted) / Isabel Marant for H&M Scarf c/o H&M (2013)

Monday, January 15, 2018

To The Moon And Back








Fred Meyer Cap and Mittens / Old Navy Scarf / Helmut Lang Coat (ebay) / Trina Turk Cashmere (thrifted) / Rag and Bone Leather Pants (ebay) / Mulberry Bag (ebay) / Moon Boots

It's happened.  I don't care.
I bought Moon Boots and I liked them.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Passed Along







Free People Hat / Wool Cardigan / James Perse Dress (consignment) / Sandgrens Boots c/o Sandgrens (2 years old) / Eddie B Bag (thrifted)

This wool cardigan is one my mom bought for my grandmother  a while ago and then recently she gave it to me - it's a bitt too heavy for her to wear now and the three us have very similar tastes.  I love it and it's very meaningful to have something she passed along to me.

Friday, January 12, 2018

They Call It Bitter Cold








 
Free People Hat (Christmas gift, old)  and Necklace / Helmut Lang Shearling Coat (ebay) / Banana Republic Cashmere Sweater (thrifted) / Vince Suede Pants (ebay) / Isabel Marant Boots (ebay) / Eddie Bauer Bag (thrifted) / Fred Meyer Mittens

I should not have gloated last week about the lower 48 state tackling our weather while we enjoyed a heat wave of temps in the single digits, we're back to -30F plus weather.  UGH.  The only upside is that I can wear this coat without sweating to death - it's extremely warm and below zero temps are really the only way to wear it and not pass out from heat stroke.  This cashmere sweater from Banana Republic is extremely thick, more like a merino wool, and very heavy so with a thin under layer and some thick wool socks and long johns, I was pretty warm!  (But while I might complain about it, -30F is also no big deal.  Most people in the Interior of Alaska won't even break out their big coats for that, waiting until we hit about -55F.   We get a heat wave of -20F after a few weeks of the deep cold and people start wearing shorts!)

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Furry






Topshop Furry Coat (thrifted) AEO Scarf (old) / H&M Hat / Trina Turk Cashmere Sweater (thrifted) / Current Elliott Leather Pants (ebay old) / UGG Clog Boots (thrifted) / Free People Bag (ebay)

I love this sweater, I found it at Value Village a while back and for being a plain white sweater, it's been getting a lot of wear.  I like the longer length and the boat neck neckline and those small things seem to really make it work for me.  This fake fur coat is something I've had on a mental list for a long time now and I'm so excited I finally found a cool one at the thrift store - I think next I'll wear it with some high rise flares.  It's surprisingly warm to boot!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Od Tricks





Free People Hat / Old Navy Coat / Silk Top (old, thrifted) / Wool Skirt (thrifted) / Ecote Boots (old) / Trouve Belt (thrifted) / Bag (Christmas gift) Fred Meyer Mittens

Going a little old school blogger here wearing a midi wool skirt as a dress, over a silk top.  Sounds ridiculous but it actually works and stayed up all day!  I really liked the colors together although the different colored hardware on the belt and hat is throwing me a bit off.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

That Took A While







UO Hat / Burberry London Coat (thrifted) / Holister Sweater (thrifted, old) / Old Navy Pants / Santana Canada Boots (Christmas gift) / Fred Meyer Mittens

This Burberry coat is one of my best thrifting finds and one I nearly passed up on.  It was a day I really wasn't feeling anything and I saw this coat, it was half off due to a little rip and it was a shearling Burberry coat.  For $19.99.  And I almost put it back on the rack.
I don't buy things for the brand most of the time and it's a hard rule for when I'm thrifting so I don't buy things just because they're "this brand, so cool" which is an easy trap to fall into thrifting.  I just was having an off day and wasn't really feeling the coat but some tiny sane voice said "buy it, you know you'll love it" and I listened.  And then didn't really wear the coat for two years.  Until this winter and all of the sudden it's my favorite coat ever and I am so happy I listened to that crazy little voice.