This past weekend produced some mouth opening situations however, none as shocking as the snow storm we got here in Michigan. The first snow fall. Like really? I was not ready at all. I mean, I had some things that were left over from the previous year (coats, boots, hats, a pair of gloves) but I was not closet ready. Several posts back, I talked about purging and getting rid of things that were no longer of any use in my wardrobe. Well I follow the rule of “in order to buy something new, something old must be sold/given away/thrown out”. I do not believe in accumulating “stuff”. The fact of the matter is, I had gotten rid of a lot of old things that were winter gear as a part of my purging. I honestly thought that I still had time to get the things that I wanted and needed before our first big snow fall. It’s technically still fall!!! But who am I kidding? I live in Michigan. The darn state is shaped like a mitten, it could snow at any time lol. I had to get ready…and fast!
Just a shameless plug, be sure to come back here tomorrow for a new series that I am starting here on my blog called Style Lusts. It will feature some things that I have my eye on at the moment as well as recently purchased things or things that I’ve pulled out of my closet. Some of those things had to make an appearance on today’s post. I can’t believe how cold it has gotten in just a matter of days. I definitely decided that I wanted to wear a coat for this look. There was no way I could not. However, I still show my style in this outfit, even with my coat on.
I found some old boots in my closet from over a decade ago that I purchased from Victoria’s Secret. They are genuine leather patent leather boots!! Rare nowadays. The patent leather allows the boots to stand out and pop against the entire look. I opted for a tweed coat (I LOVE tweed) with a fur collar. The collar can be taken off but I won’t be doing that because I don’t ever need to wear a scarf when I wear that coat. For this outfit however, I did opt to wear one. Just for the sake of fashion lol. The houndstooth print accents and actually magnifies the look of the tweed. Underneath it all (the coat and what not), is a green wrap dress that I thrifted from the Goodwill. I didn’t wear any jewelry to avoid snags to my scarf but honestly the look doesn’t need it! For an extra accent, I wore some decorative tights. Let me know what you think of the entire look! Oh and be sure to check out my first post of Style Lusts here on my blog tomorrow!!
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