Tuesday, February 25, 2014

"Goodness Gracious I Can't Seem To Stop"

I made this wool plaid coat and matching pencil skirt while in my third year of school, and it was shown in our end of the year fashion show. My teacher always said to us, "this isn't a wardrobe building project", but for this one I made myself a new winter coat anyway. The purple color was interesting but not too crazy, and the puffed sleeves and peter pan collar made it just the amount of girly I like. It was my first foray into matching plaids, and I have been a plaid snob ever since! Learning the time-consuming details of something like that helps you appreciate it even more. The matching skirt came later with the leftover fabric. Sometimes beginners misjudge patterns and fabric measurements for the better.

I paired the two matching pieces with a vintage purple blouse (from one of those fantastic Cape Cod church thrift stores I had previously mentioned) and peach oxfords from Urban Outfitters. Adding my mom's navy beret from Lord and Taylor's in the 80's makes the look go from city style to a more specific Parisian chic. If only I had a baguette! 

Photography: Benjamin Benson

Style Tip: As I discovered in this series of photos, you're never fully dressed without a smile!

Outfit Highlights: Shoes from Urban Outfitters and a vintage beret from Lord and Taylor 

Song of the Day: "Goodness Gracious" by Ellie Goulding
(because this video is gorgeous!)

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