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Grandpa’s Sweater

Wore Out, Denim on Denim, Dark Wash Bootcut Jeans, Thick Knits, Jeffrey Campbell, Jeffrey Campbell Boot Camp Boots,  Casual Winter Outfits, How to wear demin on denimWore Out, Denim on Denim, Dark Wash Bootcut Jeans, Thick Knits, Jeffrey Campbell, Jeffrey Campbell Boot Camp Boots,  Casual Winter Outfits, How to wear demin on denimWore Out, Denim on Denim, Dark Wash Bootcut Jeans, Thick Knits, Jeffrey Campbell, Jeffrey Campbell Boot Camp Boots,  Casual Winter Outfits, How to wear demin on denimWore Out, Denim on Denim, Dark Wash Bootcut Jeans, Thick Knits, Jeffrey Campbell, Jeffrey Campbell Boot Camp Boots,  Casual Winter Outfits, How to wear demin on denimHat: Downtown Threads, Vintage Sunnies: Gifted, Sweater: The Get Up, Denim Button Up: Walmart, Forever 21 Jeans, Jeffrey Campbell Boot Camp Boots, Revlon Just Bitten – Adore

It never ceases to amaze me how much a pair of heels and swipe of lipstick can spice up the most casual of outfits; not to mention what they can do for the sweater D lovingly nicknamed my “grandpa sweater.”  Understandably the sex appeal of vintage, hand made knitwear is lost on some. I however think it’s foxy, especially when worn with all denim.

What little trick do you use to dress up casual looks?

A New Perspective

Wore Out, Vintage Sunglasses, Green Sunglasses, &0's Sunglasses, Stress, Finding a New Perspective, You know those days where you’re sure the world is conspiring against you and there’s an ever present black cloud hanging over you? Where it feels like you’re trying to swim against the current and the harder you try the further back you get pushed?  Well yesterday was one of those days for me and boy was it tough. Really tough.

Today however is a new day and it requires my favorite vintage sunnies*. Since yesterday’s dark cloud has lifted it’s been a lot brighter and easier for me to see everything I have to be thankful for.

How do you cope with bad/stressful days?

*vintage sunnies were a gift from a friend’s grandmother

Oxfords and Old Lady Gifts

Vintage Sunglasses: Gifted, Scarf: Florence, Italy, Blazer: Goodwill, Sweater: Gifted, Jeans: Levi’s, Oxfords: Target, Blue Ring: Charlotte Ruse, Etienne Aigner Bag: Gifted, Lipstick: Strawberry Suede (Revlon)I wore this casual weekend ensemble to the grocery store with D yesterday and was very impressed (and exceedingly proud) when he commented, “wearing the ole oxfords today babe?” Little things like that warm my heart.

On the weekends I like to keep things simple and since this look is just jeans and a tee but with more layers it fit the bill perfectly. Nothing is more comfortable than my Levi’s boyfriend jeans; they fit perfectly and can be rolled or cuffed a ton of different ways so they work with everything from booties to heels to flats. Since we’ve been having an unusually mild winter this year I was plenty warm in my cable knit sweater, navy blazer and a scarf.

My sunglasses and bag were gifted to me by guy friends which I find humorous because fashion isn’t a priority for either of them. The sunglasses were a gift from my childhood best friend. They originally belonged to his Grandmother and when she was getting ready to throw them away he put them aside for me saying, “I figured you’d like them since they look old ladyish.”

My other friend Josh, who does a lot of buying, selling and trading on ebay and craigslist, called me when he found a box of “old lady bags and hats” in a lot of items he purchased. Josh didn’t want to deal with them and said I could have the  box of “old lady accessories” for free as long as I took everything. While there were a few dozen crappy eyeglass cases to sort through, I ended up coming away with some beautiful leather bags, including a few more Etienne Aigner bags, two stunning faux fur pillbox hats and an older Gucci bag.

I’m not sure why I remind my guy friends of an old lady or if I should be offended but it’s worked out well for me so far, so why change it?

What are some of your favorite gifted  wardrobe items? How do your friends describe your personal style?

Penny Lane

Sunnies: Gifted,  Jacket: Vintage (via Downtown Threads), Sweater: Gap, Belt: Target, Jeans: Charlotte Ruse, Booties: Jeffery CampbellI’ve wanted this coat since I saw Kate Hudson as Penny Lane in Almost Famous. A few weeks ago I got a call from Carolyn at Downtown Threads telling me to get to the store ASAP because she’d found my dream coat. When I finally made it to the store and Carolyn pulled this suede beauty out my heart almost stopped. It was the coat I’d always wanted and it fit me like a glove!

The jacket is 100% suede and I love that you can flip the collar up for a more dramatic (and warmer) look. The collar itself is shearling, it’s so dense that your fingers disappear into the fleece when you touch it. I love how the coat is nipped in at the waist so you can be warm and cozy without looking or feeling bulky. I couldn’t believe the jacket’s pristine condition after Carolyn told me that she found it in a storage unit!

It may have taken me a few years to track it down but now that I finally have my perfect ‘Penny Lane’ coat I can say it was definitely worth the wait.

What pieces are you still searching for? What piece in your closet took you the longest to track down?