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Colorful

Wore Out, Outfit Posts, Vintage Wool Jacket, Colorful Winter Coats,, Winter White Accessories, 70's inspired style, how to wear bold patterns, long wool coat, vintage winter coatsHat: Forever 21, Sunnies: Charlotte Russe, Vintage Jacket: Gifted, Vintage Leather Hand Bag: Gifted, Felmini BootsWore Out, Outfit Posts, Vintage Wool Jacket, Colorful Winter Coats,, Winter White Accessories, 70's inspired style, how to wear bold patterns, long wool coat, vintage winter coats Wore Out, Outfit Posts, Vintage Wool Jacket, Colorful Winter Coats,, Winter White Accessories, 70's inspired style, how to wear bold patterns, long wool coat, vintage winter coats Wore Out, Outfit Posts, Vintage Wool Jacket, Colorful Winter Coats,, Winter White Accessories, 70's inspired style, how to wear bold patterns, long wool coat, vintage winter coatsWore Out, Outfit Posts, Vintage Wool Jacket, Colorful Winter Coats,, Winter White Accessories, 70's inspired style, how to wear bold patterns, long wool coat, vintage winter coatsWore Out, Outfit Posts, Vintage Wool Jacket, Colorful Winter Coats,, Winter White Accessories, 70's inspired style, how to wear bold patterns, long wool coat, vintage winter coatsDuring the winter bundling up isn’t an option so having a variety of outwear to choose from is key. The wonderful Julie of Julie Howk Photography gifted me this colorful vintage coat a few months ago and boy am I glad. It’s been perfect during this week’s frigid temperatures; the length means that I stay nice and warm and the fully lined heavy wool keeps the icy cold wind out. The rocking plaid and 70’s vibe are pretty great too.

what warm and stylish pieces are you pulling on this week?

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Boots, meet Skirt

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Hello boots, meet the perfect amount of skirt. Plenty of space to show off the boots in all their braided, vintage glory and just enough skirt to keep it interesting.

what’s your perfect boot to hem ratio?

museum muse

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If you ever find yourself in the are I highly suggest you spend and afternoon exploring all the museum has to offer, especially the Yin Yu Tang House.

What outing have inspired you lately?

Get to the Gate

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At this point I’m just letting my hair do its own thing. There’s no combating the friz and frumple that comes with a winter hat season that is almost three months long. Luckily I have a great collection of toppers to hide my static charged do all winter long. That’s right I’m finally declaring it winter. The colder weather has started to settle in and there’s no more denying that frigid temperatures are on the way. All you can do is bundle up, the more layers the better.

What style concessions do you make during the winter months?

Tourist

Wore Out, Outfit Posts, Vermont Life and Style Blog,  American Apparel  Pants, Faux Fur Snood, Vintage Accessories, J. Crew Turtleneck, Casual Winter Looks, Oxford Wedges, Simple Color Palettes  Vintage Hat: Downtown Threads, Gifted Faux Fur Snood, J. Crew Sweater: Goodwill, American Apparel Pants: Battery Street Jeans, Wedges: Forever 21, Gifted Bag Wore Out, Outfit Posts, Vermont Life and Style Blog,  American Apparel  Pants, Faux Fur Snood, Vintage Accessories, J. Crew Turtleneck, Casual Winter Looks, Oxford Wedges, Simple Color PalettesWore Out, Outfit Posts, Vermont Life and Style Blog,  American Apparel  Pants, Faux Fur Snood, Vintage Accessories, J. Crew Turtleneck, Casual Winter Looks, Oxford Wedges, Simple Color PalettesWore Out, Outfit Posts, Vermont Life and Style Blog,  American Apparel  Pants, Faux Fur Snood, Vintage Accessories, J. Crew Turtleneck, Casual Winter Looks, Oxford Wedges, Simple Color PalettesWhen I put this outfit together I was going for an early 80’s, weekend brunch with the family in Connecticut before heading back to prep school vibe, think Amy Smart’s as Jane Weston in Outside Providence. D told me I looked like a tourist. I told him as long as I looked like Jane Weston playing tourist I’d take it as a compliment… I don’t think he knew what I was talking about.

Where do you find inspiration for your outfits?

Garden Grove

Hat: Gifted, Sunnies, Snood, & Vulture Ring: Downtown Threads, Tank: Charlotte Russe, Pants: American Apparel (via Battery St Jeans)Before heading out on the river yesterday D and I grabbed a quick breakfast at our favorite bagel place and these American Apparel harem pants seemed like the obvious choice.

It’s funny that I own two pairs of harem pants considering I’ve always been intimidated by the silhouette but I’ve loved wearing these paisley print pants from H&M so much I couldn’t resist when I came across American Apparel harem pants for $6 at Battery Street Jeans. They’re lightweight, have pockets, and beyond comfortable and I am so glad they’re mine.

This look is a slightly dressier version of the outfit I wore in yesterday’s post. Strappy gold sandals and chunky jewelry dress up the harem pants and striped snood, making it perfect for a lazy weekend brunch. Having the right mix of accessories makes it easier to rewear and rework simple outfits and staples pieces.

What’s your signiture summer accessory? What new/new to you silhouettes have you been trying?

Father’s Day Fishing

Hat: Gifted (last seen here), Sunnies & Tank: Charlotte Russe, Striped Snood: Downtown Threads, Shorts: Old Navy, Mocs: Lands’ End, Leather Bracelet: Goodwill, Beaded Bracelet: Rome, Bag: H&MAfter an insanely busy work week that spilled over into the weekend it was blissful to unplug and spend Sunday fishing with D and his Dad. We took the boat out on the Lemon Fair River for the  day and even though I was the only one who caught anything (a 4″ blue gill) the three of us had a blast.

I’ve been keeping my outfits very simple lately, partially because of the heat and partially because of how busy I’ve been. When I’m short on time I opt for simple pieces (like this off-white tank and pinstripe shorts) that are easy to mix and match and rely on colorful/interesting accessories (like this striped snood and bright orange moccasins) to add personality.

What are your go-to looks when you’re short on time? How does your wardrobe/outfits change when you’re busy?

Carol Maguire Casual

Hat: Gifted, Scarf (worn as top): Carol Maguire Home (seen here) Sunglasses: Dollar Store, DIY Distressed Cutoffs, Sandals: Target This past weekend Burlington was blessed with two days of gorgeous sunshine and D and I made sure to take full advantage. Sunday we spent the morning in our little garden and in the afternoon we headed to Leddy Beach for some afternoon napping/sunbathing. Our afternoon beach adventure provided the prefect opportunity to wear my new DIY distressed cutoffs (full DIY post here).

To balance out my distressed boyfriend jean cutoffs I wanted something a bit more form fitting and feminine. After trying on a few other options I decided that wearing my peony printed Carol Maguire Home scarf as a top was perfect. I simply folded the square scarf in half and tied it over my bandeau bathing suit top. It turned out to be a wonderful beach cover-up and since it’s machine washable I just tossed it in the laundry when we got home.

Are you heading to the beach for Memorial Day weekend? What beachwear/cover up are you packing?

My Life the Comedy

You’ve seen in dozens of movies, a guest of wind plucks an unsuspecting pedestrian’s hat off their head and sends it cartwheeling through the air while said pedestrian proceeds to act a fool trying to chase it down. Yup that was me. Nothing says “Happy Monday!” like a tornado of red hair and cheetah print bobbing and weaving through traffic in hot pursuit of a hat turned Frisbee.

So if you were on Pearl Street this morning you’re welcome for the laugh and don’t worry I caught up with my hat around South Winooski Ave.

When was the last time you laughed at yourself?

My Weekend in Snapshots

How Gus dealt with the sub-zero tempsOne of my favorite hats and lots of layersAfternoon amarettos, to keep away the chillThe large and in charge cocktail ring I picked up at Micheal’s for $2For a late Sunday lunch with D’s parents I made saffron rice and fish veracruz 

Over the weekend temperatures in Burlington dipped to negative 15 with the wind chill making the idea spending the weekend at home under the covers all the more appealing. For the most part we stayed indoors and caught up on laundry and lounge time* but on Sunday we had D’s parents over for a late lunch. It was fun to have the opportunity to cook for them since they host D and I at their house all the time. I made fish veracruz (I used cod but you can use any light white fish) it’s a really fresh and flavorful dish with a touch of heat that makes it perfect for chilly days.

*Oh and to the ladies who used to live downstairs we miss you, hope you’re both doing well and wanted to let you know that your Sunday subscription to the Times is being well looked after.

How was your weekend?