Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wildwood flower

Coat: Thrifted ($12)
Sweater: Thrifted ($3)
SKirt: American Apparel
Tights: American Apparel
Socks: Store in NYC ($3)
Boots: Matiko ($80 sale)
Necklace: Forever 21 ($5)
This outfit is from Tuesday, two friends and I took a trip to the Ikea in Stoughton, MA for some pleasingly designed home goods, and this is what I wore. Exciting, I know! Actually it was all strategically planned, it's been pretty cold out lately, but I knew I would get too hot walking around inside wearing my normal winter coat, this blanket-like coat was perfect to wear on the way there and then take off. And this wool fisherman's sweater turned out to be plenty warm, with or without the coat! I often find that jeans make me claustrophobic, especially in long car rides, so I wore the most floaty skirt I own. The end result turned out perfect, I was comfortable the whole day. Our little trip was just what I needed, a chance to get out of the house, have some Swedish meatballs and a princess cake, and return home with a few little things to make our home feel refreshed for spring.

I don't know about you, but I cannot wait for warmer weather! It's only 8 degrees outside right now, and I have to head into Boston soon to meet Punky. As much as I'm excited for our day in the city, I don't want to leave my cozy apartment!

Happy Thursday!

38 comments:

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

I love many things about this outfit: the color combo, the layers and especially that skirt and sweater so cute.

Emily Allison said...

This outfit is awesome! Everything about it is so fabulous, plus that sweater is a favorite!

curious constellation said...

That skirt is so pretty, wow!

Babes in Thriftland said...

I agree that jeans can get uncomfortable in long car rides. I love this outfit! Where did you find this cute sweater? All the fisherman's sweaters I've found have been huge!

Carmia said...

I absolutely love this outfit! Agree with Andrea - the colours are awesome, but mostly I like the different textures. Plus it looks SUPER comfortable!

Steffy's Pro's and Con's said...

adorable there is so much i love about this outfit. the pink skirt is great, love the sweater, and the red stockings and how they match the coat. annndd the shoes are great! you should smile i hope youre happy!

<3 steffy
steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

Morgan said...

I love this outfit, especially your skirt.

Ana - Better in Sepia said...

This is such a cute, feminine outfit. I love the textures.

I have an Ikea trip planned in a couple of weeks and I can't wait! I love that place. It is seriously too cold though. I was miserable waiting for the bus this morning.

Krystal said...

I have a crush on this outfit, i love it so much! and that coat!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

after seeing those boots on you and jen i googled them like mad yesterday but to no avail! :( it's a bummer too because they're so cute!

Caroline said...

I love this! That skirt is so pretty, and I love the sweater worn over it. Not to mention that coat is fabulous! I have a patagonia with a pattern just like that!

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

Very cute! Love the colour of the skirt with those tights.

I can't wait for all this snow to melt so I can start wearing my favourite shoes!

xxx Charlie
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rebekah said...

Do you know where you can buy those boots? I've seen them on a couple of fashion blogs but I can't find them for sale anywhere.

Megan Rose said...

I love this! The overall look is so soft, it's very pretty. :]

-Megan Rose
megan-loves.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Wow, 8 degrees? That's crazy! I definitely love all the layers, though!

FoofandFaff said...

Cute outfit, love your layering! :)

FutureLint said...

I love the contrast of the chunky wool and the light chiffon! Your boots are awesome too!

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Adore the outfit and the light on these pics!!

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com

P.S; I bet you'd look gorgeous with the feather House of Harlow ring I'm giving away on my blog now! :D

joelle van dyne said...

gorgeous outfit!! i just love the color combo of cream, pale pink and burgundy. i would wear that every day... if i owned anything burgundy. the blanket coat is really awesome too. ~joelle

Kitsune-kun said...

those boots are amazing and add so much to the outfit. wish i could handle wearing heels. it hurts too much after like 10 minutes so i gave up.

Noelani said...

it was terribly cold today but I admired you ability to wear a dress! It was delightful formally meeting you today, I have been a big fan of your blog for quite a while!

fiona said...

I want that coat more than I have wanted something in a long time. I would swap my harmonica for that coat. It's like it's my spirit in coat format!

Is there any chance you could tell me the brand so I can see if ebay has it?

Love your outfit as well, as always, of course ;)

Just the coat kind of stole the show!

Rebecca said...

I like how trans-seasonal this look is. Floaty skirt for spring and fisherman jumper for winter. Great coat too. You always wear such pleasing off-colours, I always find it hard to stray from black.

Peach said...

that coat!! i love it

Gabriella said...

yeay for swedish princess cake! my favorite!

the morose bee said...

girl i'm in allston, mass and i'm so sick of it too! it's been fun watching what you wear and being in the same weather as me all winter.

northwest is best said...

Great jumper - I can't believe it was thrifted! We sell cable knit jumpers in my vintage shop and they're really popular at the moment, but most gals find them too baggy in the arms. I have to explain it's because they were originally made for blokes with big biceps.

Melissa said...

I love your style and how you always stay true to it. Love your blog (and so badly want that owl talon necklace you wear all the time. I gotta get one soon!

Stef / Diversions said...

I love the knit of your sweater and the colour of your skirt and tights together :)

I dreamt about Ikea last night.. I am always trying to buy the last of something at Ikea in my dreams. I wish I'd get over the sleep retail frenzie and just crack open a dream packet of swedish fish instead yum.

Kay said...

I love those shoes (boots?) Every time you...or jen of jenloveskev wear them I swoon. Where can i find them? I've looked and looked...

hayley said...

I love your jacket! I have been looking for an indian print jacket like that for so long but no luck yet. this outfit as a whole is just darling! and I'm sure you hear this all the time but your hair is amazing! I also have really thick hair (but not quite as thick as yours) and you are such a hair inspiration! so glad I found your blog :)

http://stardustsunrise.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

Those boots are adorable! The colors of these are so dreamy winter and beautiful! I know what you mean about wanting spring though :) I would want it even more if I lived in a place that has the kind of winter that you do!

Sara said...

I swear, in everyone of your posts I can't get over hour GORGEOUS your hair is!! Its so beautiful and makes me want to grow my hair out again!

I'm loving the burgundy tights with the soft, pretty skirt. And I'm totally digging the aztec-y print of the coat. Excellent!

Erin and Caroline said...

Another awesome outfit.

I love the sweater with that flowy dress. You have a knack for mixing textures. Ultimate inspiration!

-Erin (http://keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

wardrobeexperience said...

love the colour mix in nthis outfit. amazing jacket!

http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

number the first said...

I absolutely love the gradual colour change from top to bottom <3

Haiku Ambulance said...

I love your flowy skirt (and the philosophy behind it!).

And I love how all of the colors in the outfit mimic the jacket.

Perfect for a day trip!

|Haiku Ambulance|

Shy, Chesterfield said...

I am in love with those little boots. I NEED some, if you ever dont want them anymore you can send them my way ;) hehe

Shy

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