Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Everything in twos

This is less of an outfit and more of what it looks like when trying to have a cute outfit on in Ohio. I've never been a coat collector as it always seemed foolish to own a million coats when a lot of the population can't afford one and let's be honest, I don't have the space for excess items. I've always been a thrift/swap/second hand kind of coat wearer, but this year, I was extremely cold. So, I headed to the mall and found the exact coat I saw online for a fraction of the cost and with bigger pockets -- which as a non-purse carrier is vital. I irrationally bought it and to get my money's worth, I plan to wear it every single day. Even when I'm sleeping.

I wore this outfit to a local show where local bands were doing covers of mainstream bands for charity. It was one of the most fun events I've been to. Each band had a genre and they all pretty much nailed it. I got to hear Chumbawamba, Weezer, Michael Jackson, Brand New, New Found Glory, Rage Against the Machine and a bunch of other gems. The venue was packed and everyone was screaming the words and dancing. It was basically a huge party and what's better than a good party? Plus we ended the night in pizza. All nights with pizza are good nights.

Oh, and I'm not mad. I'm just cold.






Outfit Details:
Jacket: Macy's
Boots: ModCloth, swapped
Tights: Betsey Johnson
Dress: Marshall's
Scarf: Borrowed (and never returned)
Hat: Target
17 comments on "Everything in twos"
  1. Wow- I'm impressed you don't carry a purse! I didn't until my early 20s, but cell phones weren't a thing back then so it was way easier. I always thrift my coats because I feel guilty spending $100+ on something we only need in AZ for a month or 2. Love these layers and photos- snow makes the prettiest back ground!

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  2. love this. I'm sort of jealous of how pretty your outfit photos look with all the snow (I'm from Texas). Also that show sounds like it was a blast :)

    Reagan
    hellonvmbr.blogspot.com

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  3. Your eyes look stunning in these photos. I am completely guilty of being a coat collector. I do feel that it is kind of silly, but I really love coats and we use them a lot here in CO. I cannot wait for the summer time though. I'm done being cold!

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  4. Love this coat. I would be sleeping in it as well, doubles as a sleeping bag, right? That event sounds awesome!

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  5. You look so cute, love the outfit. And the coat! I have one like that without the snazzy hood...but I'm in Cali so I never get to wear it lol.

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  6. Oh my gosh these pictures are beautiful.
    I love your hair, you're like a little snow bunny!

    www.kindoflovely.com

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  7. That coat looks so warm. Ugh, I hate winter. It makes outfit blogging so unpleasant when you have to stand in freezing temperatures...lol.

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  8. Your eyes are SO ARRESTING in these photos. Lovely.

    Also- you don't carry a purse? Feel like I ought to have known that. Interesting. I hear you about the coat situation, though I do have a few (a winter coat and then a WINTER COAT for when it is below zero). On the other hand, where it is really cold a lot it might be a better purchase than other clothing items since you'd at least get a lot of use out of it...Your coat seems very much like something I'd see on Pinterest or something... that effortlessly chic look.

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  9. That coat is awesome, I wish I needed something like that but it's never winter in Southern California :(

    http://www.thecharleygirl.com/

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  10. Haha, trying to smile when you're cold is hard! All muscles tense. I'm surprised my eyes open. That coat is definitely a beauty and best yet, it looks uber warm! I love coats with a big fur hood, nothing cuts the wind better! Your bright floral dress looks wonderful against the snow and is a perfect pop of colour in this white world.

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  11. I still think you look great. I have similar struggles myself (Chicago weather - enough said), but a good coat and some good lipstick really help.
    Cheers,
    Jessica, Zella Maybe

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  12. I love this coat! I was all about the parkas last winter too. :D

    I'm glad I'm not alone in not carrying a purse and not really being a handbag person. I knew I liked your blog for a reason!

    -Rebecca
    http://mn2nz.wordpress.com

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  13. Haha, gotta make sure to get your money's worth! This coat certainly looks super cozy and warm though, so it's a good investment. Plus, good pockets? Yup, definitely worth it.
    And wow, sounds like one super fun event! I'm jealous just reading about it. Most especially the pizza part ;) Haha
    Oh, and cold always = mad for me anyway. Same thing really. Lol at least you look super cute despite the freezing weather!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  14. I adore this pastel little babydoll dress paired with the black tights. The snow and your little face look so angelic! I feel so bad for my peeps in Ohio... it can be so miserable this time of year. I carry a small backpack now instead of a purse. If I do carry a purse it when I'm dressin' up and steppin' out. Usually it ends up across my chest "cross shoulder strap" style. Lol. Too cute little lady, stay warm!
    xoxo
    Taylor
    http://www.nothingbutapigeon.com/

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  15. I'm extremely jealous of your concert fun. Sounds like a blast! :) I also have a very similar coat and I LOVE it!

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  16. There's a coat that is stuck in my my head that I'm on the verge of buying online every time I feel weak. Why can't thrift stores read my mind and stock the coat?? You made a totally good buy.

    -Hannah
    www.theoutfitrepeater.com

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  17. I haven't seen that dress before (I don't think anyway) and I LOVE it. Freakin florals. Gorgeous. -♥- Rachel (For the Birds)

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