Wednesday, March 30, 2011

One Warm Day.



It's not here yet, spring, and even the chipperest people around these parts are dragging themselves across the pavement, trying desperately to leave coats behind. You can see here that the little piles of snow have melted (which is partly why I went back to this spot for pictures) but every news outlet, tweet, and facebook update is warning that we're going to get more on Friday.



I've been living in this striped dress since I bought it. I remember seeing it in the J. Crew catalog and pining over it (even though I don't really like the zippers on the sides) until finally prancing across the hall in the mall when I saw it hanging on a rack in the front of the store. My grubby little hands were not to be separated from it and it came home with me even though that was weeks and weeks before any appropriate temperatures were going to surface.



And of course, there is my funny trench. I've been looking in every single store I walk by to try and find a classic trench, but have yet to find my trench-mate. The ones I end up liking are always $200 or upwards, which does not fit into my little world's budget!



Meet my little fox friend! He is another Zentall pin that my mother got in a lot with the seahorse gentleman, and I love having him about the world with me. He's very fantastic.

Outfit details:
Dress: J. Crew
Trench: Thrifted
Tights: Who knows!
Shoes: J. Crew
Tote: field guided--eventually I'll show you my other field guided tote, but I just thought this one was best for today!

Lipstick: Nars, 'Heat Wave'



Pictures taken by John M.

38 comments:

  1. i like how your shoes match your skin tone and the flower matches the color of your hair. :)

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  3. The fox pin is incredibly cute :)
    You look lovely!
    Ale

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  4. i still haven't found a trench i like. but i'm going to start looking a lot more at thrift stores.
    i love the dress and the fox!

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  5. so fabulous!!!!! i'd live in that dress too. and the trench :)

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  6. Really lovely Kater! Diggin' the nautical vibes. (:

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  7. love that hair color on you, and the red lips!

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  8. I love the widestripes of the dress

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  9. Love your whole outfit and makeup. I have the same trouble trying to find a decent mac/trench

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  10. We met the other day in Crisan. I love the fox pin! Hope you find that trench...

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  11. Beautiful outfit and even more beautiful blog! Love your style :)

    Hugs from your fan in Paris xx

    Camille @ Paris in Pink

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  12. That fox pin is wonderful. As is the dress!

    I'm wishing we had longer lasting springs where I live. It's just keeps getting hotter and hotter. I think Arizona is through with spring this year, and even by AZ norms it's early. Too hot!

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  13. It seems like everyone across the country is aching for spring... at least everyone in the northern half of the country! It's been much sunnier in Chicago lately, but the temps are just not catching up yet. At least with tights like that you can start wearing cute stripey spring dresses a little early :)

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  14. Your shoes and little fox are quite adorable!

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  15. i love your outfit! you look so lovely!
    and your fox pin is so cute!

    laura
    http://thesemanyyears.blogspot.com

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  16. i love trench coats in spring! instant chic! and your fox pin is adorable.

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  17. The fox pin is brilliant! I have a little, white rabbit one but I don't wear it that often...I probably should. xxx

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  18. That dress suits you so well and I think, although your trench is not a classic one, it has exactly the right lenght and shape to be worn over a dress like that!

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  19. Your fox pin and rosette shoes are the perfect accessories for this outfit. I always look forward to your posts :)

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  20. love the fox too!...so vintage!

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  21. Love your look... lovelys shoes!

    www.dressed4success.blogspot.com
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  22. love jcrew, such classic pieces!

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  23. I just love that pin and your current hair colour looks amazing on your skin tone, i really love it

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  24. That pin totally stopped me in my tracks!

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  25. I love your use of brooches. You make me want to wear more! I should hunt down some lovely vintage ones like yours...

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  26. read through a couple of your previous posts and was suddenly struck by how much I love your style! Really gorgeous. And that fox pin is so cute! xx

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  27. Your pin is adorable as well as the dress. And as always I am a fan of your lipstick. I recognized you on my blog for an award. Feel free to pass it on if you desire. Thanks again for being awesome!!

    http://matchlessvision.blogspot.com/2011/04/blogger-award.html

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  28. The J. Crew dress was a true success. Also, I found my classic trench coat at a thrift store-- and it's perfect! Never underestimate the thrift store's powers. I would try there if you can!

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  29. Wow I love this outfit. The dress and the coat are gorgeous.
    xx

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  30. Your flats are the best...love thoses little flowers on the toes :) Your dress is lovely...I am constantly pining over everyhing in the JCrew catalog :)

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  31. He is so cute on your lapel. I love wearing pins and things, even though it seems like mainly only old ladies wear them. I work in a mall, so I end up walking by J. Crew at least every day. The only things I own from there were thrifted though. Because inevitably, I'm a college student working at the mall... But it's unhealthy for it to be poised right there at the mall entrance!

    Lovely dress. And love the lipstick.

    <3 Lea

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