12.18.2009

1901 Victorian.

Neutrals.

Neutrals

Neutrals

I've lived just a couple blocks from this Victorian mansion for almost a year now, and I still can't help but stare every time I pass by. I think it was built on the cusp of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and the for sale sign reads "7,600 Square Feet/ 26 Rooms". It takes me back to the days when my sister and I would play the game of Life, and all the times I would end up with the Victorian style home while she was stuck with the dreaded "split-level" shack (or vice versa!). It's crazy to imagine what kind of people filled these rooms and what kind of clothes hung in the closets.

As for my closet, I've been lucky enough to find some great neutral pieces this week. I've been inspired by all those tomboy/neutral/trench coat looks floating around on various blogs and street style sites, and with the help of Saver's I was able to come up with a look of my own.

Vintage Trench: Saver's $7
Vintage Purse: Saver's $5
Vintage Wingtip Spectators: Saver's $6
Jeans: Forever 21 $12.50
Circle Scarf: Forever 21 $8

27 comments:

fashionforwriters said...

You are seriously the best thrifter ever! That trench fits you perfectly and I've been looking for ages for a pair of shoes like that. The detail is incredible. And I won't even say how I feel about the purse because I'll sound like the craziest fawner of your thrifting abilities!

xo Jenny

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ya know what's awesome about you. You do Seasonal vintage. hehe. You even got winter vintage. Awesome. Pretty house!! Love your shoes!!

Great new layout too! =)

jayne said...

amazing shoes!

Kelley Anne said...

Oh my goodness, your shoes, trench and bag are just to die for! I can't believe you found those beauties at Savers. I rarely find good purses there, and even more rarely good shoes. Amazing!

Diane said...

love that house! how i would love to live in a victorian one day...

betz said...

i was trying to figure why your blog looks different. but of course, the layout. i love it. and you know what, you are the best thrifter i know! every piece you have is timeless.

you look gorgeous as always!

http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

anja louise said...

Cool place! Love your trenchcoat too. It would be so awesome to poke around in that house!

BaronessVonVintage said...

what a house! Love the shoes! LOVE the new blog look!

Brenna said...

The shoes are phenomenal! This outfit has a very updated-spy feel to it.

la fille dans la forĂȘt said...

I love that house! it's gorgeous. Anddddd amazing shoes! :)

Amanda said...

Ooo, what a lovely house! I would love to have been able to rummage through their closets! Just imagine what was in there...!

Love your shoes btw.
-Amanda

.mck said...

that house is beautiful!

your outfit is great! you remind me of an early 1940s journalist. i'm thinking of that movie "sky captain and the world of tomorrow". for some reason, you remind of gwyneth paltrow. i think it's the trenchcoat and purse. you can probably fit a camera in there!

Sher said...

You look so sweet and gorgeous in those shoes! Where do you find all these treasures?

Oh, to live in a mansion like that would be a fairy tale!! Can't imagine what I will do with the 26 rooms though:)

xx

Dylana said...

Your coat is perfection, and wow what a beautiful mansion! Gorgeous!

Love the new layout, too! Very refreshing!

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Ljubica said...

wow.. so many awesome finds.. that trench coat is amazing!!
and i loveeee those shoes! so cute!

Corinna said...

the house is amazing with the little "tower" and everything! and i almost didn't notice you standing in front of it in the first pciture^^
the trench and the shoes are really great finds, they suit you very well

Justice Pirate said...

Oh goodness gracious that house is great. I love your shoes so much too. I adoreeee Victorian styles.

Beth said...

The house looks absolutely beautiful.
Lucky you for finding those shoes :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog ^.^

Talor said...

that house is amazing, along with your outfit !

Marta Castellanos said...

I love your shoes!!!And the victorian ouse it´s great I love that kind of things.
xoxo

www.meencantamiropa.blogspot.com

piglet said...

Oooh I would love to take a peek inside that house!
Love your classic trench and adorable shoes!

Clare said...

Ooh, girl, I love those shoes! Oh, and I was totally confused when I opened your blog because the layout was different. I was like "what the heck blog is this?" and then I saw you and remembered. I guess I could have read the title...

Django et Coco said...

So wonderful! I love the trench and it look amazing paired with those great shoe!

-Coco From Our Paper Moon

stephanie renee said...

such a great outfit, i love the trench!

Valencia Lia said...

Starr !! Sooooo sorry,but I was so busy with work last week and this week as well that its eating my life away:( But I'm back to reading your blog~ Woooooo

Wow,that's such a gorgeous house that you live nearby too. Does anyone lives there? I love love your gorgeous chic outfit!

I want your trench coat and that purse,so lovely! You always pair perfect outfits together. Ohhh yes,and did your hair grow longer? It does seem so:)

Big hugsssss

princesspolitico said...

i'm loving the new layout - amazing job :)
your photos are lovely as usual [the last one is my favorite]. oh yes and your hair looks so lush ...

about your style... you have a GIFT for finding the most amazing pieces - that bag is such an amazing color.

xo.
princesspolitico

meghan said...

your style is always so dreamy and inspiring