Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Carpet Coat.

Girl detective in a couch coat

I'm slipping quickly into a uniform again, slightly different from the last few years in that my sweaters are a little bulkier and less figure-hugging, but the hemlines appear to be going up. I'm feeling pretty good these days in something mini on the bottom, although yeah, this is made easier by the fact that we haven't had much in the way of disruptive weather (tomorrow is apparently going to end that absence of snow).  Maybe it's the haircut or the suggestion of 90s-meets-40s girl-detective climbing through the woods vibes so many mentioned after the last post that makes me wanna live up to those vibes. Mostly though, I think it's just something comfortable. 

Girl detective in a couch coat

Girl detective in a couch coat

Girl detective in a couch coat
Sweater: Target, Skirt: Lucia, Shoes: J. Crew outlet winter 2013, Coat: Bohemian Bisoux on etsy, Bag: J. Crew summer 2014, Pins: Vintage, Lipstick: NARS Dragon Girl

There is a very small window of time, seasonally speaking, where I can wear this coat. It's heavy, but lacking closures. I thought I'd missed it--we plunged into icy temperatures last week (making me take the last step and hand over my hard-earned cash for a big puffy coat for the first time since middle school)--but this week has been a strange bit of warmth, and out this beauty came from the closet. 

Girl detective in a couch coat

The skirt was also an impulse buy, something I didn't want to try on because my vintage navy trousers come with 16 buttons, and while it's certainly on the short side it's delicious. That just seems like the right word to use with velvet. It's a kind of fabric that seems pretty edible, or at least so substantial it would stave off hunger. The color doesn't seem too keen to show up in any kind of picture, but I give you my word it's a shade of burgundy I wish I could buy in a lipstick (you probably can, it's just it never lives up to it you know?).

Girl detective in a couch coat

Girl detective in a couch coat

Should I be coming up with more insightful things to say about outfits? My skin is a disaster, work is so busy I barely have a moment to sit down most days, and I haven't put my laundry away in weeks. These days it's mostly enjoying sweaters again, feeling cute in short skirts, repeating the same outfit three times in a week if I want to. All I've got are the random vibes I wanna live in for the day, and go on some walks in some sorta creepy areas. 

Girl detective in a couch coat

Girl detective in a couch coat

Girl detective in a couch coat


11 comments:

  1. I love this outfit so much. That coat is GLORIOUS. It almost makes me want to break out of my comfy winter jeans rut haha.

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  2. Such a pretty outfit. I love the brooches.

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  3. that coat is killin me. i'm super into yellow in the last few months! :)

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  4. guuuh I feel like I broken record but I am SO loving your hair lately! and that lil mooooon necklace- what a gem!

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  5. Love this post! Your hair is looking so fantastic and I love the coat and the setting for the photos. So happy you are blogging regularly x

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  6. This is so fantastic - I love the noirish fairy-tale thing you've got going on!

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  7. Your photography has been perfect recently, so moody and fall-y. And your hair looks amazing!

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  8. I love the tones in these photos. So murky and romantic. Also, that coat!

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  9. The brooches are beautiful! I would love to add similar ones to my collection.

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  10. Oh, that coat is sooo baroque! Can't take my eyes off of it)) Is it comfy?

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