Monday, October 22, 2012

Outdoor Clothes

For the longest time (and sometimes still), I kept happiness away by not buying certain clothes -- i.e., items you wear outdoors.  My thinking was that, since I can't go outdoors dressed in these clothes, they are a waste of money.  But not having them to play with saddens me.  Deeply.  The pieces are so pretty and I like to play make-believe even indoors.

My attitude changed when I saw an outdoor coat at my local thrift-shop for a ridiculously low price ($4).  A latte at Starbucks costs more than that.  So I bought the coat.  Its blinding, furry whiteness amuses me.  Here, I'm accenting it with new purple gloves and a scarf from Old Navy ($10 total).

Let me also show off my cute new booties from Payless ($26).  Amazingly they had my size (12).

Have you ever worn a metallic skirt?  I almost didn't buy this one because I worried it would look weird but, putting it on, it's kinda cute.  It adds energy to the outfit.

The purple top came from Old Navy where I found it in a clearance rack ($5).  I like how it fits and shows off my curves.

Now that the outdoor-clothing dam has been broken, I want to find a colorful pair of rain-boots to jump in puddles with so I can giggle...


 

 

 

 

 



30 comments:

  1. What a steal for the coat! This is beautiful and looks great paired with the purple. Loving the booties and that awesome skirt! Was it thrifted or a recent purchase? Heather

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    1. I found the skirt on the clearance rack at Marshalls, a discount-store, so it's new but marked-down ($12).

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  2. You look gorgeous in your winter white fur Ally! The metallic skirt is bang on trend this season & I agree that it adds an edge to the outfit!
    Happy Monday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  3. Those booties are darling, Ally! I love them with the dark tights and that pretty purple top. The fur coat is such a fun, unique look and I love that you accented with the bright scarf and gloves.

    Callie
    www.coffeeandcardigans.com

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  4. Great price on that coat! It's so cute too! And your new booties are wonderful! Love the metallic skirt too, I've been thinking of trying out something metallic, just haven't found the right thing yet.

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  5. Loving the booties and tights. :)

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  6. If i had been at the thrift we would've been fighting over the coat!! It'a gorgeous!!
    Love your whole outfit!!

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  7. That coat rocks! The pink scarf and gloves are a fun touch.

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  8. You look great--like a snow bunny!

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  9. Fabulously glam! I haven't worn a metallic skirt but have a fake fur very similar adn I always feel like a rock star when I wear it! x

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  10. I recently acquired a metallic skirt, and now I'm kind of hooked on them. Excellent thrift score, on the coat, and one of the things I miss most about the US is those size-12 shoes at Payless. Not so easily come by here in the UK, alas.

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  11. You look like you belong at some fancy gala at a ski lodge. I like coats and winter accessories, but I don't like snow. Is that weird? I haven't tried metallic skirts, but I used to have metallic silver pants.

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  12. Major score! I totally bought a similar fluffy (real fur) coat for $14 at goodwill. It never gets cold enough to wear it where I live, but it still makes me feel ultra glam.

    Speaking of glam - omg that skirt is so cool! You're beating me in shiny levels today. You'll have to borrow my gunmetal boots.

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  13. Yes, I have been loving metallic hues. It looks really nice with your purple top and textured tights. :)

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  14. i'm like you in that i hardly get to wear wintry items since it's summer year round here. but sometimes i have to indulge! i love the skirt, though!! the longer length makes it wearable...even to the office with a sweater and pearls??

    [oomph.]

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  15. I like all the colors in this outfit and I suggest that DO step outside the house in this true find of a coat.

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  16. BEAUTIFUL coat, and an unbelievable price for it! And btw that metallic skirt is just divine. I want one! If Megan Mae's gunmetal boots don't work, you can borrow my Koram Flash docs (they are mirrored).

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  17. Outstanding!!! The colors, textures, composition, EVERYTHING!! Welcome to the joys of outerwear, too!! That's part of the reason I hate summer. Your hosiery and shoes are perfect with this look as well. The purple top looks fabulous on you too. Great outfit.

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  18. Great outfit - love the coat, the skirt is awesome, and you look lovely in purple. The booties are so fun!

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  19. You look luxurious and lovely in your white, furry coat. I really love those booties with the tights.

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  20. How fun is that coat! I'm glad you're allowing yourself to spend money on your own pleasure... too few people do that.

    I really like the booties, they can be dressed up or down. While I like the color of the shirt, the casual style and fabric aren't dressy enough for that amazing skirt. I"m sure you have something that would go better!

    I have fond memories of a skirt I bought when I was studying in Australia. It was silver knit sparkly, with pointed hem in the center front and back. AND it had multicolored bead strings hanging from the hem. I also bought (separately) a pair of dressy-ish sandals in the same mutlicolored beads. I adored the outfit!

    The skirt doesn't fit now, but it is lovingly stored in my basement... someday...?

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  21. I have a mini skirt in that same metallic grey, such fun! I love that you indulged in some outdoor clothes, even if just for indoor play. That white jacket screams ice queen and the accessories are perfect.

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  22. CUTE jacket. and I have the same pink scarf!! very cute and glad you saved this stuff from the rack :)
    J

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  23. Ooh that jacket is just so much fun! And yes, I would totally wear a metalic skirt! I have wanted a gold one for quite some time. I'm glad that you found one!

    I love love love that jacket!

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  24. We're never too old for dress-ups :)
    What a fantastic price for that coat! And it fits! The op-shop dream lives!
    Metallic items can be a bit iffy but I think this skirt style and length suits you perfectly, you could wear it in any fabric. x

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  25. stunning look! I can't believe this coat costed only 4$! what asteal!
    you look lovely! skirt is very pretty but shoes are my fave here (I need one but can't find in my size)

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  26. how cool! you look great!!!!!!!!!
    you are very good white color!!!!
    I so like this skirt, I want this too))
    I have a coat just like yours)) I need to take a picture in it too))

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  27. You look great in the jacket! What a score- and fun warm outerwear. I like how you paired it with the magenta scarf and gloves. And those shooties- look at you. Those need to be stepping out more often too!

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  28. So lush and cosy, Ally! Wonderful textural mix with the metallic skirt, and I absolutely adore the striped tights and booties. Well-fitting footwear makes such a difference! My favourite thing about this post is your joy shining through.

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