Friday, November 5, 2010

Jackets, Boots, and a Hair-Do.



To be totally honest, I've probably worn this dress six times since I bought it. It's so warm and easy, but I do promise that I don't wear it all the time. Somehow it just happened that outfit posts seem to have mirrored each other.



I have worn my wellies almost twenty-four-seven since getting them. I even wore them around work the other day when my flats were just too painful (in my defense, I was also doing some dishes and have a tendency to splash all over the floor and then slip in my puddles). The coat is new, a bit of an impulse buy, but necessary. I have a handful of ridiculous-ly colorful winter coats, and almost nothing in neutrals save for a black one who is missing several buttons. This green one, I justified to myself, is not only a nice color, but has something akin to toggles and a hood. I promptly discovered that the hood is large enough to pull down over my eyes to facilitate secret naps--not that I partake in such an activity regularly.



Today was one of those days where I can't be bothered with much, and yet I end up pleased with myself as a whole. I spotted this tutorial last night (along with loads of other bloggers it seems!) and thought, I will try that tomorrow! It's a bit different, but ended up quite nice. I slapped on some lipstick--ever since that Mad Men thing I feel sort of weird without it--and a trusty old flannel dress and somehow felt just right with the whole thing.

I'm sure as things get colder and there aren't even any colorful leaves left on the ground my general happiness with myself and the world at large will get a bit more sour, but for now I'm content with my boots and jackets and red lipstick.

Photos courtesy of John's cell phone.

76 comments:

  1. oh i love this outfit! it's so cute! and the hair looks lovely!

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  2. I've tried to do my hair like that time and time again, but never with results so cute and curly! I love how natural and sweet these photos are.

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  3. Such a great classic look. I'm a sucker for toggle coats as well but mine has fur on the hood. Argh! :P

    I wish I had a curling iron so I could do that pretty hair do. :)

    Bea from A plus B

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  4. Oh, you look just darling!

    I LOVE the green. Something for me to aspire to.

    L

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  5. Toggle coats always remind me of Paddington Bear and I want one so bad. I like the gingham blue and the polka dot tights with practical wellies. I would wear 'em as often as I could too. Right now I've worn a Forever 21 (my first ever!) dress five times in a week and a half. :))

    Arianne from A + B in the Sea

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  6. you are just too beautiful, and your hair looks so pretty!

    Gorgeous duffle coat. x

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  7. that coat was a worthy impulse buy, it looks warm and classic!

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  8. You look so nice!! Your hairstyle is so elegant, and I love your coat, the colour really suits you!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  9. Red lipstick looks beautiful on you :)

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  10. Kater, you look lovely. The coat is so elegant and unfussy and cozy looking--perfect with almost any outfit. That olive color is fabulous on you too. Where did you find it?
    I'm having such trouble lately finding simple staples like that coat--who knew locating a well-fitting pair of slim black trousers would be such a struggle. Thanks for the inspiration.
    xoxo,
    Gina

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  11. I love that jacket! It looks so warm perfect for the upcoming winter months!

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  12. What a gorgeous hair-do !! Thanks for sharing :)

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  13. i love toggle coats! i go through "coat phases" in the winter -- currently i am loving my black peacoat.

    ooo kater you are so lovely!

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  14. Love your hairdo. Absolutely beautiful :)

    Once I fall in love with a piece of clothing I wear it all the time too :) Come to think of it, I am the same with food.. ;)

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  15. I love your hair and your jacket. such wonderful pictures my dear friend

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  16. You have the prettiest profile- kind of a cross between Simonetta Vespucci and Consuelo Vanderbilt. Love the red lipstick... is it Nars?

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  17. Your coat is fantastic and I absolutely love that lip color on you.

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  18. Such a sweet look! I don't have any tongs and my hair is probably too long to try that hairstyle!

    As it gets darker in the evenings here it does get harder to remain cheerful but you've got the right attitude.

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  19. your hairdo is very nice... i love it....

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  20. thats to funny! I tried to do that same tutorial this morning! didnt work out though, my hairs just too long!

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  21. You are gorgeous! I love your coat!

    Just came across your blog!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  22. love your hair, might need to try this do out next weekend

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  23. Impulse buy or not, it was certainly a great one and you've made a good point; it is important to have a versatile winter coat in ones wardrobe, wish I had thought of this earlier but better to read this now than never, oh well, next winter!

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  24. such a nice style! I wish i had long hair haha

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  25. That outfit is adorable!! And you pulled off the side chignon beautifully! I've practiced it a couple times but am not quite happy with it yet, the practice continues.

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  26. Your skin and hair is gorgeous!

    Love Grace.

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  27. you're kind of adorable. and your hair is kind of amazing. just throwing that out there :)

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  28. oh my goodness, SO gorgeous!!!! you look beautiful. i'm so impressed!!!

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  29. this makes me want long hair again.

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  30. You did a fantastic job with the hair. Brings your whole outfit together.


    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

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  31. The hair and lipstick are the perfect combo. I love it!

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  32. Where is that dress from? So pretty!

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  33. I just bought that coat in the same color and I love it too! It's a great neutral color, but not basic! You did a great job on the hair too!

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  34. That is cool that Phantogram is from your town. You look stunning in your outfit with your gorgeous hair, well done on your beautiful hairdo. :)

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  35. Your hair looks so pretty like that! I'll definitely give that tutorial a try tomorrow! I'm terrible at hair-styling, but this doesn't look too difficult.

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  36. So lovely! You are gorgeous and that hairdo is fantastic!

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  37. that jacket is a dream and your hair is so good! I think mine is way too thick and long to do that to :/

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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  38. Hm, yeah, I'll give that a try! Thanks a lot!

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  39. I love the whole outfit. you look great wearing red lipstick. i know what you mean about feeling strange without any lipstick....

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  40. You look great! I hope I can get my hair to this before I get bored of it and chop it again! And Hunters are the best - I can't live without mine.

    I have been looking for exactly this coat this year! Any chance you'd share where you found it..?

    Thanks for the post!

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  41. I would love to see a tutorial on this hair-do!

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  42. Hello! I've just discovered your blog and it is adorable! I love how you wear the scarf in your hair as a bow headband, I've been trying to do that for months, but it never comes out quite right.

    www.candidclassic.blogspot.com

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  43. That's a wonderful dress!
    And I wish I could make such hair-do like yours...
    so lovely :))

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  44. Can I ask where this coat is from? I have been looking for something warm and hooded! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  45. I like your hair. I love it when tutorials work out. Also nice wellies :)

    Christy of http://www.kindofwonderful.sg/dresses/all-dressed-up-dress

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  46. Your hair really does look lovely. I'll have to check out the tutorial!

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  47. lust lust lusting this jacket.. I love this color on you! Great blog- will def be back!

    www.lovelywanderlust.com

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  49. loving the jacket and boots!


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  50. i can't believe these photos were taken on an iphone! you look lovely...and are now on my blogroll! all this happiness is one of my favorites :)

    FASHIONMADEMEFUNKY
    www.fashionmademefunky.blogspot.com

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  51. you're so lovele! gorgeous last picture!

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  52. I like photo in autumn.. all everywhere such colorful

    frameless glass doors

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  53. i just found your blog and it is so, so lovely! this is random, but i especially love your eyeliner. it always looks fabulous! it takes me so long to get that perfect, slightly winged look, but yours is flawless:) looking forward to more posts!

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  55. I love this, your hair is gorgeous!

    I tried to find an email address so i could properly email you, but I have recently started making lace collars that I think would really suit you. they can be seen here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/girlandbird
    If they appeal to you, drop me an email at annahlegg@gmail.com, I'd be happy to send you one at less-than-full-price!

    Love Annah x

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  56. red lipstick always makes me feel classy! I love your entire outfit and blog dear.
    I never got into Mad Men, but I always heard good things about it!

    www.teenvegetariansoul.blogspot.com

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  57. Lovely! Your hair looks fab... I'd spotted the tutorial too but wasn't so sure if it would look as good on dark hair – and it does! cute jacket too :)

    if feel the same way about eyeliner as you do about lipstick - I feel weird without it now!

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  58. I am definitely going to go see this now. Thanks for the recommendation...

    ...Megan
    http://anotherzoeday.blogspot.com

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  59. DO you mind me asking where you got the coat??

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  60. your hairstyle was the first thing that caught my eye! thankyou for sharing the tutorial <3
    pretty lips and i love your coat!

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  61. I love this outfit its so cute and your hair style is lovely....

    Reflective Motorcycle Vests

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  62. OMG i love your style!! Your hair style here is great! Lovely!

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  63. love this hairstyle. totally chic and gatsbyish
    following you now love!

    Kait xo
    kaitgirl.blogspot.com

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  64. Oh my, your hair is adorable! You look gorgeous as ever :)

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

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