Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Winter White: Ruffles & Checked Slim Trouser

Hey there! I hope this post finds you all doing well. I'm doing well, enjoying the warm up we are currently in. It's been a tad nippy for the past couple of weeks, like last week when I wore this outfit. I say nippy, because much of the country has been in a deep freeze and I can hardly call 50 degrees cold in comparison, although it feels frigid to my thinned out blood. The bitter cold of Michigan almost seems like something I once dreamed about, rather than experienced 30+ years of my life. 

Today's look features a winter white ensemble, and grid checked slim trousers. 
The sun had almost gone down, and that produced a pretty cool/filter-like effect.

We stopped at an abandoned construction site, and I had to stand exactly in one spot so that the sun would hit me at the right angle, and to avoid (somewhat) blurred photos. 
As you can see, I'm in quite a predicament- LOL!
I brought along one of my favorite vintage coats for the cool air that would come once the sun dropped.
I scored this red wool number (without the buttons), mink collar in tact, for....get ready....$0.25!!!!! Yes, a quarter, USD! One of the local thrift shops in Michigan does a 4/$1.00 special on Sundays. I imagine this made the list because it didn't have buttons. Well, I had another vintage jacket at home that had these gorgeous buttons. I liked the buttons more than the actual jacket, so I clipped them off, and sewed them onto this coat. 
The joy of thrifting is limitless ;)

Blouse: Apostrophe
Trousers: NYDJ
Coat: Vintage, thrifted
Shoes: Jessica Simpson, also worn here

22 comments:

  1. Great pics and awesome oufit! And i looove the red coat ;)

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    1. Thanks Claudia! I plan to keep this coat until I die-LOL!

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  2. Lovely pictures, and you look great in that outfit :)
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  3. Love them pants, and a love the photo's , am a sucker for Fab photographs.

    Sassy Sewing Bees https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees ❀

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    1. Thanks Sassy! I love a good backdrop, and am always looking for photo opps ;)

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  4. I love, love, love this outfit. Those pants are just perfection. so great.

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I am a HUGE fan of Not Your Daughter's Jeans, but this was my first time trying out a pair of casual trousers by them. The print sealed the deal :)

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  5. I love the pants! You have the perfect curvy body!

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    1. Thank you Delilah! I was sold by the print, and my newfound love of black & white ;)

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  6. Love this outfit on you and that coat .. .you paid what! You certainly have an eye for fashion and a nice body to wear it all. I still want to shop your closet! LOL...LOL

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    1. Thank you Neti! I really could not believe that the coat was marked for 0.25! I mean, how could I leave it in the store for that price?!! It was impossible!

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  7. I plan to keep my red coat until I die too lol. You look fab Joi !

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  8. You look so smart! Love the shirt and trousers!
    Kisses
    Oriana

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  9. You look fab, Joi!! I need to come steal that coat- woh!! Love it. :-)

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    1. Thanks Missy! I've made a pact with this coat- we must never part, LOL!

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  10. You look amazing! Great blog you have!

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    1. Thanks so much Laura and welcome to IMJ!
      Xx

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  11. I really love this look, Joi... And those pants are amazing!

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    1. Thanks Sheri! I really like the print too ;)

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