Friday, December 10, 2010

Winter's Wolves

Dress: thrifted ($4)
Sweater: Vintage thrift ($6)
Lace vest: Mom's vintage
Tights: AA super opaque "Truffle"
Necklace: Essex Shipbuilding Museum ($8)
Shoes: Matiko ($40 sale)
I disappeared a little bit yesterday. I didn't mean to, but it kind of just happened anyways. I know apologies for not blogging are unnecessary, but I hate getting off schedule. But, real life was calling and my lovely friend Adria was in town! I spent my morning cleaning up my extremely messy apartment until I was interrupted by a knock at the door, it was her! We caught up and drank coffee, and then it was down to business: thrift shopping. I hadn't been to Savers in forever, so that's where we were off to. I can't say that I hit the jackpot, but I do love this burnt sienna grandpa sweater I found, it goes perfectly with the dress I discovered too. I love finding whole outfits at thrift stores, it always makes getting dressed the next day so easy! I swear I probably owned this dress in junior high school, around 1995. the relaxed, baggy fit is perfect for days like today, where I'm just doing work around the house. I break up the kind of dated floral motif, I added the cropped lace vest that used to be my mom's, I love playing with proportions!

Someone recently asked me on my formspring if I plan to continue my Thursday wedding posts, and I do. I feel like the past few months have totally flown by, and maybe lacking inspiration. They will be back next week, along with (hopefully) other exciting things! To tell the truth, a lot has happened since Wednesday, but I'm going to take the weekend before writing about it. Don't worry, it's all good things! I hope everyone has a great weekend! It's freezing out here, 19 degrees!

42 comments:

Beatrice said...

sooo cute! that chunky sweater is soooo amazing!! want! ^,^

miss teacups. said...

you look effortlessly amazing as usual julie. that sweater is phenomenal!! what a great find (i'd say you hit the jackpot!) i have one similar, ivory with brown buttons i got for $1 while thrifting and loooove it! perfect for cold days like today.

Natalie Brooke said...

I love that sweater and lace vest, great job!! :) Awwe, your friend sounds sweet - what a great surprise! It's freezing here too, bah! lol

cb said...

i think that is an awesome find! i love that color and it looks great on you!

i love catching up with friends!

xo,
cb

The Velvet Bow said...

I adore this outfit, that sweater was an excellent find and I love the addition of the lace top.

Look forward to hearing your news!

x

Megan said...

That sweater is absolutely beautiful! Such a good find.
Love the whole outfit. :)

Katie Aman said...

This is so beautiful. I love the colors! Thrifting is my fave...It's kind of my weakness! :D

Looks and Books said...

oooh love the cardigan! It's like something you could pick up at Anthropologie this season...only warmer, and about $100 cheaper. You are a thrifting champion. Stay warm!

Manding. said...

color of that sweater is a+ ! especially against the gray of the day.

www.amandamantes.blogspot.com !

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

i love the shape and color of this cardigan - i don't think many people can pull off oversized clothing, but you certainly can.

A Little Brighter said...

Man o man! This whole outfit is perfect! I ADORE that new sweater (have been looking for simething like it) It is nice to have a break sometimes right :D?

Ayesha x

Charlotte said...

i am in love with this cardigan!!
I need a trip to savers!!

Charlotte xxx

The Collar of the Dove said...

the colour and pattern of that cardi is gorgeous, you did strike it lucky!!

christa @ enSTYLEpedia said...

i have been loving what you're wearing lately. i wish i had this entire outfit, i especailly love this sweater, delish.
this outfit reminds me of oregon.

wikigirl said...

Gorgeous! The jumper looks so comfy :) That dress looks like something I would have owned in primary school as well.

kelly ann said...

that sweater is absolutely gorgeous! the colour is perfect.

This Battered Suitcase said...

Great outfit! I love the necklace.

I'm going to the Canadian prairies for the holidays and am dreading the sub-zero temperatures; I need a sweater like that! Almost all of my clothing is in storage at the moment and I'm certain there is a similar chunky knit in there somewhere...

Terri said...

going to google Essex Shipbuilding Museum and order!

vogueish said...

i love the woolen coat...the colour is what i have been looking for...beautiful...!!!!

archives said...

ive been hunting for a sweater just that shape and color! so jealous! :D

Isy said...

Love the cardigan!! :)

QueenVII said...

I love ALL your outfits! You have such amazing style. Definitely one of my favoritest bloggers out there and this outfit is just another great one!

Lotta said...

Love, love, love the sweater!Knit sweaters are the best thing about winter...=)!
Looking forward to hear your good news!
Have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo Lotta

www.lottaausderkrachmacherstrasse.blogspot.com

jessica said...

Love that cardigan, what a find! Its just like something I wnated in topshop but for a lot less you lucky thing!

Chaucee said...

That sweater is a great find! I can't believe it was only $6. Wow. That's another reason why I love vintage : )

Have a great weekend!

Flora said...

really cute! I've never though of wearing a lace vest over a dress but it's a great idea, i have a cropped top similar to that and I think it'll work perfectly. =)

Rebecca said...

That is an amazing cardigan - jealous! That necklace is great too.

Shallow Mallow said...

I love your sweater and the way you put these pieces together. Looking lovely!

Have a great weekend :)

Aubsent From Texas said...

yeah, that dress totally has a 90s feel in the most awesome way!

Raquel said...

Oh my! I think this my favourite outfit you wore in a while! Love it!

Kennedy said...

love that big cozy cardigan and i like your new bangs!

Greer said...

oh that cardigan, it is SO wonderful.x

April, Everyday Forgotten said...

That cardigan looks so comfy and warm! The colour is just amazing too - well the colours of the whole outfit are amazing haha! I love how you mixed in the purple tights too!

Alana said...

The lace vest is a unique touch. I love that cardigan, it's perfect. Also, really digging your hair right now. I'm a big fan of big buns, growing my hair out right now almost just for that purpose.

Jen said...

This sweater is AMAZING!! I am envious, for sure. It looks like it could be hand-knit too, which would make it even more amazing!

Two For Tea said...

I desperately want this sweater. It's the most GORGEOUS colour and oh-so-chunky thick!

<3 Cambria
http://twoforteaplease.blogspot.com/

Coco said...

I love this look, that chunky sweater is really nice and I like the flower pattern that the dress is made of.

Nnenna said...

I love that cardigan- the chunkiness and color are perfect!

The Village Idiot said...

love this color pallette!
love the bangs on you!

Velvet Dawn said...

Hi, this is Dawn from Suitcase Vignettes and I am just dropping by to say congratulations for being so courageous and leaving a job that was making you so unhappy. I admire your courage and your honesty about the entire ordeal. It helps people who are in your same situation, relate to you on a more personal level...I don't like my job either...why can't I just thrift for a living?...have a great week and we should all try to live our purpose...finding it is half the battle. Drop in and say hello...would love to hear from you..plus I want you to see my new 6 week old rescue kitty. Dawnxx

A La Mode et Plus! said...

I really love the color combo in this outfit!

Kirstin Anne said...

I don't usually follow your blog, I just found this photo on pinterest, and as a pretty serious knitter I am enthralled by this sweater.

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