Saturday, February 23, 2019

A week of almost all secondhand clothes

 Happy weekend everyone!  February is almost over and you know what? I cannot complain. It is normally such a cold month for us but not this year, this year it was down right enjoyable.  I've been having a lot of fun with my outfits lately and trying to play with some different silhouettes rather than my usual skinny jeans and boots.  These are the wide leg cords that my husband bought for me from Forever21 in Anchorage - I love these pants and for some reason they are my most compliment garment. People seem to really like wide leg cords!  I wore it with a teddy bomber from Zara I found at the thrift store, my tall Seychelles boots from 2013 that are still going strong and a vintage Pendleton bag. Aside from the pants, everything is second hand.   Actually, the whole week of outfits is comprised of completely second hand items from either ebay or the thrift store - aside from these pants. I almost never shop in retail stores these days and have tried to go completely second hand with my closet.  Seeing as I live in the literal middle of nowhere at the end of the road, that is not too bad! 

 I got new boots and I am so in love, I might never wear a different pair again. (Who am I kidding, I am not boot monogamous.)  They are tall Rick Owens that I found for a stupid low price on ebay, like 2% of the original retail price. I love how awkward and hoof like they are and I really enjoy the height. I go from 5'2 to 5'7 in these boots and whooooa, what a rush of power!  I need to be careful or my head might hit the top of the door frame! I can see the middle cabinet now!  I can look people level in the eye. Bwwahhhaaa!  I wore a light purple lip here and really liked it.

 This lipstick is very dark purple that looks black in photos! I've always wanted to wear black but felt like such a poser but after seeing these pictures, I'm gonna do it, I love it. I liked the dark lip with more of a folklore outfit, the contrast was fun.

 My husband and I celebrated our anniversary and I wore the same dress as last year, this Isabel Marant for H&M dress. I loved that collection so much and have slowly collected items from it as the resellers have chilled the freak out on ebay.  This is my fancy dress and I always enjoy breaking it out. It's silk with the panels wrapped around and is a super cool pattern that does not translate to photographs. To be honest, I am shocked at how nice it is, I wish H&M did this with more of their collaborations.

 Why do I have gray jeans, they are a betrayal of my soul. Ugh, I like them so much less than black jeans.  This might have been an ok outfit but they gray jeans bug me and I don't like how the RO cardigan laid, it made the look a bit awkward.

 Love this, layered the same coat from the last outfit under my RO coat with the deep hood and loved it.  The top is a Helmut Lang wrap one I've had for years and is a staple of my outfits.  The earrings are vintage silver ones and I love how big they are but not ridiculously heavy at the same time. 

 The same RO dress that I wore as a tunic last week but as a dress this time.  I layered an old BCBG  coat over a cardigan and I really liked the whole look.  My hair would not cooperate though.

 Pink wedges!  This outfit featured the  deep burgundy coat, the black top and skirt so I felt a pink shoes would be fun. It was.

 The advice I got on instagram was to strike a power pose to show of the wide leg crops, thus, my best Price George power stance! Hashtag accidental black adder.....

I think I hit peak outfit here, time to hang things up and go home, it will only go down from here. I LOVE this outfit, the all saints soviet coat is one I've lusted over for years and I am really excited I found it.  It is so swooshy! I've bought two other coats at the thrift stores over the years trying to dupe this coat and nothing comes close. (Although I do like my other two green coats and wear them quite a bit.)  I wore a gray lip with a sparkly overcoat ( Annastia Beverly Hills' Griffin lip stick with Too Faced's liquid lip sparkly topper...I don't remember the name, I'm sorry!)and it looked like a zombie ate a glitter bomb and went to prom, it was amazing.  It did not show up well in photos.  I am bummed.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Another Dose of Winter Because it is still Here For Three More Months

 Another week, another post.  I took far too many pictures of this outfit but I really loved it.  This is the Max Mara wizard coat from last week - I changed up the vibes a little by throwing on a fake fur scarf and an embroidered belt and wore a embroidered slip dress to really bring on the fairytale vibes.  I liked the tall lave up boots with the outfit and felt they looked good with the coat length. It was 20F so I was a bit over dressed, I completely roasted with the heavy coat.

 Hmmm...I think I like this look more without the cape.  This is an old L.L.Bean sweater that I have found close to a dozen times in the thrift store (I suppose it was a popular sweater for them? It is really warm!) and I am really feeling the print this year. I wore it with an old Anthropologie skirt and I liked how it looked with the mukluks. A longer cape might have worked better proportion wise, I felt the length really threw off the look here.  I think it takes me a while when I introduce a new item to figure out how to style it correctly.

 I wore an old Rick Owens dress like a tunic with these mukluks and I loved it.  The whole look came together nicely with all of the layers and I liked the thicker looking boots with it where a sleeker boot might not of had so much visual impact.

 My grandmother gave me a gift card for Christmas and I had been saving it until I saw these black Sorel Conquest2 boots.  I get a lot of wear out of the conquest1 boots so...yeah.  I layered a Rick owens tunic over an all saints skirt for this layered, draped look and really liked it.

 This look is better than the last one but not quite there yet. I wore practical snow boots because we got a bunch of snow and it was blowing like crazy but I think my over the knee boots might have worked better. 

 It has been a while since I wore this all saints sweater and I forgot how much I liked the drape and volume of it!  I wore it with tall socks and timberlands and liked the vibe I had going here.  I feel like tall socks have been a fun thing to introduce into my style this year, I've had fun playing with them and I like how they pair with boots.

 I always default to skinny pants during the winter because I hate snow on my pant hems.  It is such an  icky feeling and yes, I know I wear maxis and no, it is not quite the same feeling.   I thrifted these pants last winter and broke them out again, I liked all of the volume going on here.
 Me and the pooch.  It was warm.  This sweater is too big for this.  But the dog is cute. (And he knows it.)

 I always like outfits with this wrap but my eyes were watering so badly this day that I just looked goofy in all of my photos and took quick, blah ones.  Ugh. 

 Long pants again! Twice in one week, what is happening?  I like these pants, I just always have a problem with flares - I'm short so my calf starts a few inches above where the knee in the pant is and the flare of the pant leg starts really low on my rather than at my knee and it looks off to me.

 It was windy but I loved this look. My hat did not want to stay.

Windy again and my hair was everywhere....but look, a cute dog!  Our neighbor's dog came to say hi because she's a sweetie and she knows I always have treats in my pockets.