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