Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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What an exhausting week! My sleep schedule is completely screwed up, and it's not even because of Daylight Savings. I seem unable to force myself to go to bed at a reasonable hour and I certainly pay for it every morning. After work last night I had rehearsal for our gig tomorrow out at my parents' house that went longer than expected and when I got home (an hour later) I wasn't tired enough to go to sleep. The road out to Woodbury was a muddy mess and I was a little afraid that I might get stuck--in my hometown we have two additional seasons each year, mud season (right about now) and bug season (when the mosquitos and black flies come out). I'm serious, the mud is madness.

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(turtleneck dress: american apparel; skirt/belt: goodwill; boots: aldo; scarf: vintage; hat: vintage, gift; coat: sears)

I wanted to give my coat another chance to shine on the blog before I put it away for spring and summer. We're not there yet, but it's definitely starting to warm up and pretty soon I'll be swapping out the winter wear for leather and denim and jackets, oh my! Also, this skirt may be my new favorite. It was calf-length when I found it at Goodwill (they should rename it Goodskirts, I always get so lucky!), but I could tell that the full skirt and the heavy wool would make for a really fabulous mini. It's not exactly S/S material, but you can bet I'll be wearing it non-stop until it makes me sweat :)

I feel like I'm cheating on color a little bit today. I was really enjoying my brights earlier this week, so I'm not entirely sure what happened here except that I was half asleep when I got dressed. I did try to spiff up the outfit a little bit with the addition of my burgundy belt and fancy blue tights, but it is a pretty gloomy day outside so I guess the darker hues are appropriate. You can bet I'll be going green tomorrow!

12 comments:

  1. yes, that coat definitely deserved another whirl around the blog. it looks so cute on you! i really need another coat. but i don't even want to think about that right now! and i just want to let you know that lisa, emily, merl and i were gushing over you on our drive back from texas. we all kinda want to meet you :)

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  2. is that the straight up turtleneck dress from AA? I've always wanted to try it out but haven't because its so short! I need a goodskirts!

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  3. This is my favorite in a while. Love the navy coat!

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  4. This is a very gorgeous look, everything looks so great together. Really well styled. That coat is super cute, such a great fit, I love it!
    xJennaD

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  5. great look! i love that blue. it has just the right amount of green. the skirt is a brilliant find. and you know how i feel about that coat - FABULOUS *high pitched singing voice*

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  6. So very euro chic this ensemble...at first I thought you were wearing a tie and nearly swooned off my seat!
    Then I realized it was a scarf and was mighty impressed how fab you made it look!

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  7. That skirt looks so lovely on you, and I love that trench coat! So cute!

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  8. What a great skirt! I'm really loving fuller minis lately. Mud season sounds awful, haha.

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  9. I really love the colour palette here, actually. You know I like colour as much (more) than the next girl, but sometimes it's good to have some relaxing shades on a cloudy day. I also am a fan in general of brown and black and you've even managed to get blue in there. Are you wearing brown tights under the lace tights? Also, I can never get over how good that blue trenchcoat looks....

    ... and I've gone on quite a long time about your outfit now!

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  10. The fullness of the skirt is really cute on you!

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  11. Love this look! That skirt is beautiful, and I love your hat!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com/

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