Monday, March 22, 2010

The Silver Lining

Jacket: Vintage via Goodwill, $5 // Scarf: Courtesy of LOFT // Jeans: Guess via TJMaxx, S28 // Hat: Target, $5 // Boots: Goodwill, $4

The bright side to the wintry turn of events this weekend? I got to try out a couple of cold-weather items I thrifted at Goodwill on Friday: this little vintage jacket and these practical yet (sort of) stylish boots. 


The jacket has a couple of stains, and it's made for a child, but it was too sweet to pass up. Besides, lifting one's arms is overrated. The boots are 100% waterproof and fully-lined but are "disguised" to look like textured brown leather boots. They're less ugly than the average snow boot and are probably (sadly) the most practical shoes I've owned as an adult. I'm sure I had proper footwear as a kid, but I remember distinctly schlepping around in the snow in high school wearing Converse Chuck Taylors. And, more recently, ruining all my leather boots by getting them wet.


The snow was actually pretty fun. It gave me the perfect reason to enjoy some of my favorite hot beverages and TV shows.


Besides, who could frown when there's polka dot slush on the ground?

40 comments:

amanda said...

love that coat!! such a great find.

anne charlotte said...

polka dot slush!! how!?!
love the coat.

Chaucee said...

Wow I can't believe you guys are still getting snow! I'm kind of glad it's all over. I'm reading for some bare feet.

Trishna said...

You look so cute having fun in the snow. And that cat is gorgeous. I would not have believed it was thrifted and was made for a child had you not said so.


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Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

That jacket is really cute! :) And polka dot slush? Who can hate that?

Sarah K. said...

you look so freakin' cute!
I totally know what you mean about practical footwear. I too wore chucks through all types of weather till last year!

Christina said...

Haha polka dot slush! I love the little jacket!

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

Love it, I always look in the kids section ;) xoxo

Kathryn said...

I love that coat! How did the ground get polka dotted?

CAR0LiNE said...

Hahaha! I love the pictures! Looks like you were having fun. That coat is adorable even though its made for a kid, who can tell?

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Kansas Couture said...

No clue why the slush was polka-dotted! It was cute though. :)

Julia said...

I can't believe the snow! You look lovely in that bell-shaped coat!

xx

Jennifer said...

These pictures are adorable! I love your new thrifted finds!
-jenloveskev

heather said...

you look adorable. I've been living in fl since i was in high school. your post made me miss the snow! and you always find such amazing pieces. how do you do it!?

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heather said...

you look adorable. I've been living in fl since i was in high school. your post made me miss the snow! and you always find such amazing pieces. how do you do it!?

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Katie Beth said...

Woww I love the jacket! How adorable. :)

M said...

i love your photos and your style...
kisses
maru

Kimberly said...

I love this jacket! I so would have got it too, despite the child size! And you are right: lifting your arms is so overrated!

These pics are awesome. So much fun. Oh, and the hat! LOVE it!

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mila said...

I love the pictures! You look so cute and besides, lifting one's arms is indeed overrated:)

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Senorita Fashionista said...

Those are polka dots... how cool! Way to enjoy the snow...wonderful photos! I like the fit of the coat on you!

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Nora said...

I big heart your jacket! There's nothing quite like fresh snow... Looks like fun!

Orchid Grey said...

wow, the difference in your weather from one day to the next is so dramatic! I love this outfit and your photos! you manage to remain so cheerful when the rest of us are thinking spring!

Kyla said...

You look adorable! I love these photos, too - totally magazine-worthy!

Jill said...

So adorable! You really look like you're having fun in the snow--an admirable feat for late March.

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The Jazzy Belle said...

Ah! I love this post.. So, cute!! You look very adorable!!! I have a coat that I refuse to give up and just don't lift my arms in too :)
Great outlook on the wintry weather my friend!

Midwest Mayhem said...

You look like a princess.

Francesca said...

this is by far my favorite set of pictures of yours. you look so gorgeous and fun!! that jacket is amazing by the way...and 5 bucks, lucky girl.

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♥Lola said...

Love these photos! They're so fun :)

megan.tme said...

That first picture is so awesome! These pics remind me of a children's book.. And I love the coat! I think I'm too tall to pull it off :)
~ megan

Clare said...

Aw, I love your cute jumping in the snow pictures! And that coat is beyond adorable!!

emilypanda said...

that first picture of you is so great! you look so cute and happy!!!

thanks for responding to my email about the thrift store stuff, i didn't get a chance to go because the snow was so bad last weekend we just tried to get back to the midwest asap.

your outfit is full of great finds, esp your coat!

myedit said...

Polka dot slush! Awesome!
I have to say... I've been away from my beloved internet for a while and I get back and see you've put up some amzing outfits. I'm loving your looks lately...

MamieGirls said...

This entire look is so adorable and perfect for the snowy weather!!

xoxo,
MamieGirls

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MELISSA Z. said...

Amazing pics! Love your coat so much!

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SnakeCharmer said...

"Lifting one's arms is overrated" hahaha that must be the funniest thing I've heard this week. You made my day :)

Nishant said...

it's all over. I'm reading for some bare feet.
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Nashe' said...

i would have never thought to rock the child's jacket ..love the look here !