2.17.2010

Looking at the old, talking about the new.













does it seem like this february has been colder than normal to any of you? i mean, apart from the obvious extra snow we've been getting, the wind seems crisper and the bite just a little harder. i don't know how much more i can take! i've lived in the south all my life (alabama, texas, arkansas) and never do i EVER remember winter being this cold. i've grown so bored with the same three coats i've been rotating and all the other uncreative outfits i keep building that i promised myself a trip to the thrift store for some new staple pieces. i'm not sure if it was my desire for different clothes or the unveiling of all these new collections that actually got me there but whatever it was, it got me there! here's a little teaser of what i got:

-chambray button up & white vintage skirt
(both much like what Leith Clark and Anja Verdijo are wearing here)

-rusty orange vintage military trench

-cream oversized cardigan

-wool, puffed sleeve coat

-brown leather messenger bag

-floral short sleeve button up (to go with my skirts)

-socks like the ones in Alexa Chung's Madwell collection (one pair reminds me of Orla Kiely)

-brown trench lined in plaid (which means i'll be selling my old trench)

i know it's kinda blah just reading about it, but trust me, all these things will be making an appearance on the blog real soon. my old fur collared coat and 60's dress will have to do for now.

20 comments:

Clare said...

This dress is so beautiful, and I love the somewhat simple color palette in this gorgeous outfit!

Hunter said...

Where in the world do you go to find all these lovely things? The closest thing we have to a "thrift store" around here is the Good Will. Haha. Can't wait to see your purchases!

D. said...

This dress is beautiful. Where in Texas did you live?

M. said...

cute! of course :)

lovelove, M.

Kelley Anne said...

You're selling your trench? I've loved it since you featured it in the post you linked to. What size is it and how much do you think you'll want for it?

Leproust Vintage said...

That sounds like the most amazing thrift trip ever!!

You look SO lovely in these photos! I LOVE your coat!

Fashion Therapist said...

I love that oversized cardigan and the coat with it is perfection!!!

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Mamushka Marie said...

i'm ready for winter to be over too! but you look gorgeous and you're pulling off that coat effortlessly, i always have a hard time with vintage winter coats, feeling too bulky and whatnot. love the texture of your dress too..quite lovely.

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Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Love your dress and coat. It was certainly freezing in NYC. I can not wait for spring!

LyddieGal said...

When winters drag on forever I am at least thankful for lovely coats. the fur collar on yours is beautiful, and I adore your bag!

Diya said...

LOVE that coat... and the vintage-y feel to these pics!


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Lisa said...

Nice coat. Can't wait to see your new finds, they sound amazing!

cait harri said...

Great outfit and hair, I love that dress.

I'm been searching for the perfect blue shirt like Leith Clark's but I haven't had any lucky yet.

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Starr, I adore the door! pardon my pun, tee hee, you look so pretty today, keep up the great work missy! Sharon (UK) XX

Harlow Darling said...

Lovely photos, you've been reminding me of silent film actresses these last few posts, and this outfit is no exception!

Ulrika said...

You look lovely, that fur collar is amazing!xxx

Ally,The Vintage Valley said...

love it all, gorgeous!!!

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

I love that dress that you're wearing! It looks amazing on you! :)

Lulu said...

your eyes look really great with that white dress! are they green? i can't really tell, but the white makes them pop. or maybe it's your hair color...u dunno...

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