I woke up this morning and it was incredibly dreary out. Cold and gray and having rained the night before, wet. What is this weather? The end of March and it’s still cool and gross. Okay, I’ll stop complaining as I know most of you reading this are just beginning to see the first signs of spring and here I am wanting full-blown summer.
I decided boots and jeans were in order and threw on a coat as I walked out the door. Of course the day I wear a coat it turns sunny and warm by mid afternoon.
Grey Military Coat (no drawing): H&M, ’09
Periwinkle Shirt: Limited, ’10
Cropped Jeans: J Brand, ’09
Boots: Rockport, ’10
Scarf: Pier 1 Imports (Yes, I know, it’s a strange place to buy clothes but I had a gift certificate I needed to use up.)
Filed under Spring, Winter
After seeing this skirt from Talbots (which was so much like the skirt I already owned) I decided to build an outfit around the styling in their ad.
I love the look of the classic military shirt. The shirt I had included in my 30-30 (see it featured here) was worn in heavy rotation. I realized it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to invest in another version of the same shirt. While shopping with my mom at Chico’s I discovered this lovely classic, loose version in ivory. It has that timeless American look. The first runway picture from the Ruffian S/S 2011 show and the second and third pictures from classic American designer, Ralph Lauren’s S/S 2011.
Normally I don’t shop at Chico’s, but I think it’s also good practice to find things wherever they might be hiding. A good wardrobe does not have to all come from Gucci to be stylish, Anthropologie to be creative, or Good Will to be cheap. Do you ever find wonderful things in unexpected places? If so where?
Military Shirt: Chicos, ’11 See it here
(The drawing is more creamy than the actual shirt, the picture is more reflective of the true color.)
Pleated Denim Skirt: Zara in Greece, ’02
Belt: Express, ’10
Sandals: BCBG Generations via N Rack, ’10