Saturday, January 25, 2014

Mellow Yellow

Before, during, and after the holidays, I managed to take advantage of quite a few online sales as well as scored some majorly fabulous vintage items. 

With the combination of December being a rather crazy busy work month, the holidays, and it being plainly too bloody cold to go outside, I'm a bit backed up with my outfit posts. Therefore, today is all about this juicy yellow wool & cashmere coat by Essential (made in Belgium) I scored from Yoox for only $100. 

We've been assaulted with below zero temps for almost two months now and I'm starting to get sick and tired of  bumming around the house, peering out at 3 feet of snow everyday. So today, with it being a balmy 20 degrres, hubs and I ventured out to explore St. Paul and meandered into the old train station. Unbeknownst to us, it was also the site of a major statewide treasure hunt, with hoards of people frantically shoveling holes in the ground and raking the snow in search of a $10,000 medallion. We received more than a few bizarre looks as I sauntered up in 5 inch heels. Afterwards I was stalked down at Trader Joes by a man who insisted "you MUST be going somewhere afterward in that fabulous outfit". Nope, we were just grabbing groceries before heading back home. I tend to get that a lot here in this city. I hate the cold and you will never find my bare skin exposed in this weather, hence my fondness for socks and heels. It may be a fashion hit or miss for some, but in this icebox, this trend is a blessing. Before I went to Parsons, I had considered designing coats, especially after growing up in Minnesota and seeing the same blah black and grey parkas for 18 years. Coats can make such a major statement, and you can wear it all the time - like I will with one. 


Coat: Essential from Yoox / Pants: Vila leather look from ASOS / Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana old / Glitter socks from Topshop / Wool cap from H&M / Bag: Anne Klein v. old / Watch: Men's Dolce & Gabbana 



  1. Great yellow jacket, it brightens up so much this winter gloomy day!

    OceanWind Blog

  2. I love that yellow jacket, it brightens up this cold weather!

  3. I just love your pop of colour!!! That yellow coat ROCKSSS and mixed with the leopard is NEXT LEVEL! Like so beautiful!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

  4. This outfit is stunning! That coat is beyond gorgeous, and I love how the lining has a pop of green!
    Too cute


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