Daily outfit 6/5/2013

I’ve been on the hunt for a new winter coat for a while now.  I have a few coats, but none of them are suitable to pair with some of my vintage outfits.  I used to have a gorgeous soft pink pea-coat that was perfect for pairing with vintage.  Sadly, I completely wore it out and it had to be retired a few years ago.  Ever since, I’ve been on the look out for something to replace it.

A couple of weekends ago, I was describing what I was looking for in a coat to Ross’s mum.  I said that I wanted something that was at least knee-length, with large buttons.  I wanted something with a slight flare at the waist, so that I could comfortably wear it with fuller skirts.  I also wanted a nice colour.  Sure, black goes with everything, but isn’t it so much more fun to wear pink, or red or green when everything outside is grey?

The very next day I stumbled across my dream coat in St Vinnies.  For just $8.  Perfect!

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I love this coat so much!  It’s got lovely deep pockets, which is a plus for me.  It’s warm without being too heavy or bulky and it’s a great fit.  What a win.

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I wore it for the first time with some fun tights and pearls (fake, of course!)

I am wearing:

– Red coat (thrifted)

– Black bodysuit from Supre

– Black and red skirt from Seven Angels

– Black herringbone tights from Big W

– Black patent leather heels from Nine West

– Long strand of faux pearls (thrifted)

– Assorted silver rings

– Red snood (handmade by yours truly)

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I made this snood last weekend.  I went to a toy-customising party, but I had decided ahead of time that I wouldn’t be doing any painting.  (You all remember my custom My Little Pony, right?).  Instead, I took along a bag of crocheting, and finished quite a few projects while everyone else painted away.  I fished this yarn out of the bargain bin at Spotlight.  I was instantly drawn to the red colour and the sparkly strands running through it.  I’ve still got a couple of balls left, so if anyone wants a snood of their own, just let me know!

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It’s been a good week for op-shop finds.  I’m ticked pink with my new coat, especially since it seems that I dreamed it into being.

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6 thoughts on “Daily outfit 6/5/2013

    • Thanks. I bought it when I was thirteen years old, which means that I’ve officially owned it for half my life (!) It was really trendy at the time, and I love that I can still dress it up with modern pieces so that it doesn’t look too 90’s.

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