Monday, October 23, 2017

Cold Days Are Here








UO Hat/ Fred Meyer Scarf (old) / Kensie Coat (thrifted) / Joie Silk Top (consignment) / J.Brand Marias (ebay) / Sam Edelman Boots (ebay) / Mulberry Alexa

What's that white stuff?!  Ou first real snow hit us a little while back, partly melted off and then has snowed a little over the past couple days.  It's not impressive, maybe an inch of fluff but wow were the kids and dog excited about it.  (The pet ducks, not so much - they were moved into their winter house so they're happy campers but they miss their pond.)
I said a few days ago I'd pair these boots with my while Joie top and black waxed jeans and look at that, follow through! I paired it with this cropped pea coat rather than my velvet BCBG coat because I liked the layers a little more.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Not Much


UO Hat / Vince Jacket (ebay) / Carlson Turtleneck (thrifted) / Isabel Marant skirt (ebay) / Sam Edelman Boots (ebay) / Lucky Brand Leather Bag (2013 Christmas gift)

Yeah, I didn't do very well getting photos this day and I'd thought it was a pretty ok outfit.  I got this Vince wool/leather jacket a little while back for $17, including shipping, a felt it was a fair price for how thin the leather and wool were.  Well, I finally looked up the original price online at it was $698!  Whaaa?!  I really like the few Vince item I have, some sweaters, suede leggings and a coat but I fell like te MRSP prices for the quality of the items is bananas and only buy them when I find items at the thrift store or like this jacket, on a really low sale. (I am kind of spoiled for paying MRSP however,  my first thought is always, I can find it on ebay for super cheap and tat is usually correct!)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Dark Mornings







UO Hat / Helmut Lang Jacket and Sweater / Madewell Bag (older - consignment) / Rebecca Taylor Maxi (consignment) / Clogs (thrifted)

Wow, it is getting dark in the mornings!  These pictures ended up rather dark and since my nifty fifty lens broke last winter, I've been using the stock lens and it is not my favorite at all.   It has a lot of trouble with low light and doesn't capture any sort of movement and goes straight to blury-ness. 
This outfit is alright but I don't love the orang scarf with it - I don't think it really works with the other colors and it looks far less fussy in the pictures without it.  I'm also not sld on the bag, I bought it a long time ago and while I like te bag, lots of room, I have a hard time working it into my style. (Which who even knows what that is right now? It's all over the place.)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Too Much






Fred Meyer Cap / BCBG Velvet Coat (consigment, old) / All Saints Dress (ebay) / Sam Edelman Boots
I loved this outfit at first and now...don't really care for it.  I thought the lines looked really cool and I still like the idea of the cap, coat and boots but maybe not this dress - something about the lines look off when I look at the photos.  I think it would be cuter over my white Joie silk button up and my black waxed Maria jeans so I'll have to try that!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two For One


Vince Cardigan (ebay) / Free People Dress / Dooney and Burke Bag (thrifted) / Michael Michael Kors Boots
 
I only snapped a few shots of this outfit but i really loved these boots with the dress.  I like orange quite a bit but sometimes have a mental block when it comes to wearing it because so many of my basics are black - pretty halloween looking!  But I flt the navy of the sweater and the bag kept this from looking a little to holiday-ish..






Fred Meyer Cap / Buffulo Wool Coat (thrifted) / Helmut Lang Dress (ebay) /. Vera Wang Leather Boots (consigment) / AEO Bag and Scarf
This is a bit costume-ish looking but I love this cap and coat togther!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Last Light






UO Hat / Free People Maxi (thrifted) / Jacket (thrifted, no tags) / Jeffrey Campbell Boots (2013) / Ecote Bag

Monday, October 16, 2017

Dark








UO Hat / Kensie Coat (thrifted) / AEO Bodysuit / Elizabeth and James Jeans (thrifted) / Rag and Bone Boots (Christmas gift) / Dooney and Burke Bag (thrifted)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Velvet




UO Hat/ Elizabeth and James Sweater (thrifted) / Free People Clogs (ebay)  and Velvet Maxi/ Coach Bag (thrifted)

Rather than 5 inches of snow, we received two days of rain! Who's complaining? Not me - I'm happy to see the powder stay away for as long as possible!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Golden








AEO Hat and Jacket / Joie Silk Top (ebay. older) / Justify Skirt / Sam Edelman Boots / Cleobella Bag (older)

For being a cheap skirt, this fake suede one sure has been pretty fabulous. I've washed it several times now and have had no problem with seams puckering or falling out and the fabric can take a beating - something I'm not sure I could say after washing a real suede skirt. I wore it with this silk embroidered top I've had for a while now, ebay is a great place to find Joie tops for very cheap. (I've gotten all of mine for under $12, most were about $8-ish with shipping.) These boots have filled a huge hole in my closet, I had so many times last year that I'd wish I'd had a pair of over the knee, slim cut boots to go with an outfit. It did take me most of a year to find one that would work for my calf size, 14.5 to 15.5 inches, it seems most boots run narrow with calf measurements of 12-13.5 inches and then it jumps right into extended  calf size which are a bit too large for me. These are right at 15.5 in a size 10 (I wear a 9 but usually take a 10 in boots so I can wear thick socks in the winter) and they are just snug enough they stay up but also fit over jeans. The heel is quite comfortable as well and I like where the tops of the boots hit on me proportion-wise, just high enough for short skirts but they're going to look awesome with longer skirts!