Monday, February 28, 2011

Saturday Breakfast

Blanket coat: Thrifted ($12)
Shirt: J.Crew outlet ($19)
Belt: Vintage (old)
Necklaces: H&M & Black Sparrow
Jeans: Madewell High Rise Skinnies
Boots: Matiko v. LF sale ($80)
The weather this weekend was deceptive. On Saturday, despite being beautiful and sunny, it was an icy 20 degrees with major wind chill. Chris and I had planned to walk to our favorite breakfast place, but were forced to drive when met with the wind. It really wasn't the worst, we got our coffee and were warm again as soon as we sat down. Saturday breakfast is one of my favorite rituals, it is a way to signal the start of the weekend for us, and a time to re-connect after a busy and stressful week. When Chris is around, I always want to dress up, we see so little of each other during the week, I fear he thinks I live in yoga pants and sweatshirts! I resisted the urge to be fancy on Saturday, mostly because I wanted to show off my new coat.

Oh how I wish I had found this beauty at the beginning of the season! The colors are perfect for fall, and it's made of soft wool. I found it while out thrifting on Friday afternoon, after wandering the aisles of Savers with nothing to show for it, I found this dream wedged between two winter coats. Even though I've been focusing on building my Spring wardrobe, I couldn't resist. To lighten the mood, I added a light chambray shirt, and stamped leather belt (which I obviously didn't get a good picture of).
How was your weekend? I have a really exciting thing to announce this afternoon, so stay tuned!

20 comments:

A Certain Vintage said...

these are great blue jeans! i had a great weekend as the sun (though weak and not at all warm) finally came back to Ireland!
beautiful pictures xox

misshannie said...

That coat is incredible! I'm so cold right now and that looks so cosy and warm - massively jealous.

My weekend was fairly blah. I'm a bit bored of this cold, winter weather if I'm honest.

Bring on the sunshine!

Much love,
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FutureLint said...

That coat is so cool! It's annoying to find things at the end of the season, but next fall it'll be like a brand new surprise to style up!

Emily Allison said...

this sweater is AWESOME! the whole outfit is perfection. but I'm totally loving that darn sweater...

Chaucee said...

oh my this coat is lovely! $12 is such a great steal too.

Ana - Better in Sepia said...

What a great coat! Was this at the Savers in Danvers? If so, I suspect I don't find much good stuff because you beat me to all of it.

Life before the letter said...

fantastic coat! it makes me want to curl up with some hot cocoa and a good book :)

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

what a great find that coat is! love the colours and it looks super soft :)

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Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Beautiful coat! :)
xxx

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The Bohemienne said...

I love those jeans! They fit you perfectly.

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Stef / Diversions said...

Great find! The colours and geometrical pattern - awesome! :)

MrJeffery said...

LOVE the coat.

archives said...

julie, that coat is an AMAZING find! great colors, and even better price. that would be a $100+ coat at urban outfitters! ;)

Just a lazy morning said...

nice pics!
xoxo

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i spent most of the weekend in bed watching parks & recreation (a great show! i recommend it!) -- i am battling a cold!

i looove your blanket coat. i am a sucker for toggle closures!

Libby, Vintage Aplomb said...

You're really rocking that aztec jacket, and I love the toggles!

Michal said...

Oh man, that jacket is SO awesome. What a great find.

Dana said...

I love that coat! You said that you weren't planning on buying a coat because you were looking for spring clothes, but I think that coat would look great over high waisted shorts and a pretty white blouse for a cool spring evening.
~Dana
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Anonymous said...

your COAT
lord i would kill for it!

curious constellation said...

Oh wow, that coat is perfect. I've been searching for a similar one for ages. They're quite hard to come by in thrift stores here in South Africa.

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