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Simple Stripes, Big Hair

Wore Out, Outfit Posts, Striped Denim, ELLE Ankle Booties, Steve Madden Bag, Black Moto Jacket, Simple Winter Outfits, Charlotte Russe Scarf, Southwestern Print Scarf, Black and White Outfit Ideas, Wardrobe Staples, Simple Outfit Ideas for Cold WeatherWore Out, Outfit Posts, Striped Denim, ELLE Ankle Booties, Steve Madden Bag, Black Moto Jacket, Simple Winter Outfits, Charlotte Russe Scarf, Southwestern Print Scarf, Black and White Outfit Ideas, Wardrobe Staples, Simple Outfit Ideas for Cold WeatherHat & Scarf (similar): Charlotte Russe, Moto Jacket: Forever 21 (similar), Cable Knit Sweater: TJ Maxx, Striped Jeans: Revolution, Steve Madden Bag: Macy’s, ELLE Booties: Kohl’s, Ring: Montreal Street Cart

After close to twenty years of struggling my hair and I have come to a mutual understanding. I give it plenty of Moroccan Oil, only wash it twice a week, and keep the heat to a minimum; in return I’m left with more curl than frizz and relatively little poof. Deviation from this careful formula, say falling asleep with your wet hair in a messy bun, can (and in this case did) result in an 80’s-licious poof. Instead of fighting with my unruly hair I just kept my outfit simple and gave my hair plenty of room to err grow.

how do you cope with busy Mondays and bad hair days?

think pink

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I guess all the candy hearts and valentines decorations I’ve been avoiding finally caught up with me. For some reason when I woke up all I could think was pink, so here you have it, almost every pink piece I own in one outfit. It was a nice change of pace (though admittedly I’m much more comfortable in all black) and the springy colors made the impending winter storm seem a bit further away than it really is. In fact that reminds me, I’ve got to stock up on the essentials on my way home tonight: wine, cat food, and miso soup.

what are your winter storm essentials? 

Russia Coat

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When the temperature finally climbed above zero I scooted outside and snapped these photos, and while I wasn’t warm I wasn’t cold either. This 1980’s faux fur lined trench coat, my ‘Russia Coat’ as D dubed it, is incredibly warm. I’m talking this coat kept me comfortable on my walk home in -17 degrees and below. I thrifted it at Goodwill for something like $19 this past August and even though it cost me more than triple to have it cleaned I consider it money well spent.

what great finds have you had while thrifting?

Gifted Green Jacket

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A few months ago I was thrifting with my friend Alison when she found a perfectly worn, dark green leather jacket. I was instantly jealous, it had a great oversized zipper and I loved the color. Two weeks ago Alison gave me the jacket citing irreconcilable differences with the fit.

I’m still in shock. Alison, you rock my world, I heart you. The bolero came to me in similar fashion, while actually I borrowed it from my dad the last time I was home and don’t really plan on giving it back but it’s kind of like he was gifting it to me when I asked to wear it… right?

What are your favorite gifted pieces?