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Coat, vintage

Coat, vintage

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A couple of weeks ago I spent the day in Old City, Philadelphia with the intention of window shopping for furniture. I did do plenty of window shopping, the shops are soOoo good in Old City right now (check them out!) and of course I mixed business with pleasure. There are so many new shops in Old City now, furniture and clothing, so I couldn’t help myself. I had very good intentions, I always do. T I G H T           B U D G E T & M I N I M A L C L O S E T   I reminded myself. But when I stepped into Sazz Vintage one of my favorite vintage store in Philly, I immediately fell in love with this beauty, a long textured cream coat. $150 for a coat, it wasn’t going to break the bank … so I went for it.

I know its vintage and now you want it! But I did link up some camel colored coats if you are in the market for one. If you are a clumsy like me, I would advise against my poor decision of getting this light color coat & get something more versatile and lower maintenance like a camel or grey.




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As if I have not expressed my love for Banana Republic enough lately. Here I am in yet in another Banana Republic vest. I snagged this vest during a sale this summer, I think it may have been $13 bucks, yea seriously. I love me a good sale! I also love the versatility of a vest and that it can change the mood of an outfit instantly. We are furnishing our home right now, for those of you who own a home, you know how expensive that can be! I’ve been curving my shopping budget lately and have been recycling my favorite pieces and figure out ways to style it differently.

WHITE BUTTON DOWN: One of the key components to a good wardrobe is a white button down. Whether you prefer yours fitted, oversized or with some bells and whistle—it is an essential item that can be styled in many different ways. This oversized WBD is a favorite item in my closet, it was a mere $15.  I purchased it in Korea last year and it has been my casual shirt, comfy shirt, edgy shirt and virtually my go-to-every occasion shirt.

How was your weekend? I had a fantastic 4-day weekend because my husband had sometime off. Since he’s a physician we hardly spend enough time together. It was such a treat to have some quiet time with him and our pup, Koji Bear.

1. GREY COAT | Still looking for the perfect one, all the beauties are $$$
2. STUDDED BOOTS | I’m O B S E S S ED with these Annie Bing boots. My friend Leslie has a pair with silver studs but I think I may get Gold even though they are far less versatile, but they are KILLER! 
3. LEATHER PANTS | I’ve been searching for leather pants for at least 3 years now. The ones I love are way over my budget so I always end up with a faux one (purchased one from Zara, that I love). The one from above are more of a lust item. 
4. BOOKS | A few years ago I pinned a photo on PINTEREST of a wall of fashion books. Now that we have a H O M E  |  I started a collection.
5. WINTER COAT | Can you believe it?  I don’t actually own a winter coat. Sure I have Ski Coats, nice wool coats and some fur but nothing I can weather a storm in F A S H I O N A B L Y. When we were in San Sebastian, Spain this summer I tried this coat on. I loved the khaki green, it was lined with fur and though it was heavy winter coat it translated very fashionable. Best of all its made in America!  Woolrich is an old Pennsylvania brand comparable to the classically rugged brand Carhartt.
6. SNEAKERS | Umm need I say more. I have a pair of these in red. When I saw this wine color, I almost died! Need it N O W!
7. SUEDE PUMPS | Looking for a camel, nude, grey or mustard yellow with the perfect toe cleavage.
8. BONUS | Black Leather Jacket | Purchased this baby last night, Mackage. (10% off at Artizia )  I have been eyeing it for months now. It has beautiful pebbling on the leather. Its heavier than my Iro leather jacket and is a bit more rugged. The ones I own are fitted, I wanted something over-sized & vintage that I could “throw around.”
After a very long week of home improvement, moving furniture and cooking Thanksgiving dinner.  I spent hours last night looking for deals online for Black Friday. After purchasing some home furnishing, I decided not to buy everything on my wishlist… woop woop though it would have been way more fun! Reminding myself that I’m still trying to slim down my closet and only buy essentials.