Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Over the Weekend Style File

So the little "heat wave"we've had here in Massachusetts is definitely over. It was freezing this weekend!
Sweater: Thrift (2.00)
Skirt: Re-Worked Thrift (2.00)
Shoes: Thrift (7.00)
Necklace: J.Crew (14.00)
Tights: from Adria
Hat: hand made by Grandmother
Coat: Gap (30.00)
Scarf: Mom's vintage
Gloves: H&M (7.00)
So this weekend was exactly what I wanted it to be: relaxing and productive. Since September I've had this huge pile of clothes sitting in my studio, waiting to be altered, and I finally made some headway on saturday. The skirt I'm wearing above is something I worked on, it's one of the pieces I found at Salvation Army last Wednesday. I hacked off about 10 inches from the bottom and then blind stitched the hem. I'm REALLY excited about it! I love the pattern. It actually reminds me of some pants my mom had back in the early 90's, similar pattern. My shoes I found on Sunday morning when Chris dragged me back to Saver's for more thrifting. I've created a monster. It's nice to have someone to go shopping with again though. He found some pretty great things too, including the oxford shoes he's wearing below:
(I'm wearing different shoes in this photos because it was taken before I found the shoes I'm wearing above)
Apparently January 18th (yesterday) was supposed to be the most depressing day of the year. Apart from the nasty weather (we've gotten about 8 inches of snow and slush since Sunday) I didn't find it too bad. Because of the holiday I didn't have to work, so I sewed more and hung around the apartment.
On Sunday Chris' mom and brother came for dinner, it was nice to see them both. Before dinner we took a walk down to the beach. During the winter it's so easy to forget that the ocean is only three blocks from where we live, and in January it almost seems like an entirely different country.

42 comments:

Brittany said...

These pictures are great! I love the colors and the first one is my favorite.. the bird adds a nice touch :)

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stylefyles said...

love that scarf!

MissNeira said...

Why do you always have amazing tights.i am jealous!

Laura Gerencser said...

Love your outfit!!

Clare said...

It sounds like you had a lovely weekend. I like the piles of layers in this outfit...it's perfectly wintry, yet still interesting and fun.

♥Lola said...

Love this outfit! The colours really layer well together!

ANA said...

Super cute outfit! The layering looks great, and I think the coat really makes it :o)

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DMKG said...

You look great! I'm so jealous of all your amazing thrifted shoes.
~Dana
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Sally Jane Vintage said...

You look so cute and warm. And the bird in the wall is adorable.

upatreecupatea said...

I spent the weekend altering and repairing thrift store finds too!

glad you had a nice weekend :)

Sabrina Marie said...

I love the pink owl in the first photo! And great shoe finds, now if only I could get my boy to stay at the thrift store long enough for me to look at things!

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xo, Alexi said...

of course, i never saw what your skirt looked like before, but i think it turned out very nicely! and i agree with you on the pattern (not the mom's pants part, but i like the pattern, haha). the whole outfit is very lovely and i have a special love for those shoes!!! i've been wanting shoes like those for a while now, but my mother talked me out of buying a light brown pair last week...
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Katie said...

Oh my goodness, I knew exactly where you were the minute I saw the picture with the jetty and towers in the back. I used to live outside of Bedford, but my friends and I haunted the coast whenever we could. Cold and grey winter days were always my favorite time to visit the ocean. I definitely miss that being land locked, but I'm happy people are still visiting it!

P.S. Grandmas make the best hats!

Lexie said...

i *love* those clark desert-esque boots in the first shot! so awesome!

Marlena said...

You always have the best shoes. I love lazy got-nothing-to-do days like that, I wish we can cram more into the week :/

Luinae said...

The scarf is so fantastic! This outfit is so eclectic, but it really works on you!

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Little Ocean Annie said...

Adorable! I'm a little jealous that you get to have a cloudy day at the beach. That's my favorite!

Urooba said...

Your shoes are so swell!

And y'all had a heat wave!?
I guess you could say we have one too...it didn't snow this year!

Elaine said...

Great pictures! I love your shoes. You have the best thrift luck!


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Chloe said...

I love your shoes and those tights are the perfect shade of blue.

notjustmedical said...

That scarf is so beautiful! Those shoes are great as well, they're so pixie-ish. Chris' oxford shoes are nice as well, I think my boyfriend would like them too.

S
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The Daily Fashionista said...

You outfit is very cute. Kudos to you for mending your clothes. I seem to never get to my endless piles of mending.

D. said...

Those shoes in the first pic are great!

princesspolitico said...

i love your relaxed look over the weekend :) my favorite part of your outfit are the two pairs of shoes you wore - how stylishly comfortable!

xo.
princesspolitico

Molly said...

ahhhh love the brogues!

briannelee said...

Loving the mix of patterns in your outfit. I wish my fiance liked thrift store shopping!

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Girl from the North Country said...

Your grama made hat is adorable. Plus those shoes what a terrific find! I love that skirt reminds me of a couch cover my nanny had when I was little.

Thriftyshopper said...

I love the colors of your outfit. I also like the pic of your shoes. Very cute.

The Closet of Kim (ShopKim) said...

The could that thrifts together stays together. Is that how that saying goes?? ;-) I think it's great he likes to do it too! Those are great shoes finds. Love the look and what you did with the skirt.

Kass said...

Both of your shoes are so cute!

futurelint said...

The colors in the scarf are so unexpected and beautiful with the skirt! Love the new shoes - such a cool shape!

Rosie said...

I'm really digging your shoesies!

Teeney said...

ahhh!! those shoes!! <333 greatt deal!

Meg said...

Love your outfit! this January warmth has been a little odd hasn't it? Though I shouldn't complain!

Kayla Lane said...

I think that owl is giving you a funny look!

Linds said...

I went to school up on the North Shore and love seeing your pictures. It definitely makes me want to come back! (hopefully one day) Just wanted to say you are by far one of my favorite bloggers and Orchid Grey has really encouraged me to play around with my style and be more creative. THANK YOU!

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

Love the look!!! :)

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

You are ridiculously cute and stylish. I definitely enjoy your blog!

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

Love your booties. I've been looking for some like that for myself! Check out my blog for a special award to you... Annie.

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I love your cold weather looks and all of your layers! You mix prints perfectly.. I love the scarf and skirt together! And I really like that last photo of you and Chris!

Christen said...

I just squealed - that's how much I love this outfit!

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