|Coat: Larry Levine (thrifted) Dress: Merona (thrifted) |
Cardigan(not shown): J Crew (thrifted)
Booties: Maddie Girl Scarf: self-made Sunglasses: Joe Fresh
Thrifting often results in unusual pieces being added to my wardrobe. Lots of unsual pieces....you know the ones that are cast offs because on one else wants them. They are easy to come by but not always easy to wear. While those pieces make dressing fun and creative, I love to find wardrobe staples. Black dress pants, blazers, skirts, white dress shirts.....in the world of thrifting these are the stars. This coat is one of those thrift stars, a black Larry Levine, lambswool and cashmere coat. I purchased this coat many years ago and has served me so well. Worth every penny of the $10 I spent on it!
As for this white dress...when I found it, I was a smidge confused as to what season it belonged to. Is it winter or summer? The fabric is a heavier tweed but it is also sleeveless. The fact that it was white didn't bother me at all, I think white looks great in the winter as long as you still look cozy and warm. So I paired it with my favorite black cardigan and tights. I was comfy cozy. I may be a hardy Canadian but bare legs and arms in this weather just don't work for me.
Due to the Jungle January challenge, I have seen many an animal print prowling about the webs. I had this print in my stash for some time now and always knew that it would be made into a simple scarf. It has the perfect weight and feel for a scarf. I don't wear animal prints very much so this is just the perfect amount for me. I really feel that it pulled this outfit together quite nicely!