Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday Blue

It's actually beginning to feel like November here! It is sooo cold and windy. Sean thought I was crazy yesterday for stepping out to take pictures, but this is only the beginning. It's going to be quite the endeavor when there are feet of snow on the ground!
I'm lucky enough to have another day off so I have a few things planned to fill my day. I started with chocolate chip pancakes. One can't have a bad day when you start that way, right? I also have a few recent thrift store purchases that I'm going to try and handwash. I've only handwashed items once before and that was when I got a bunch of my grandmother's clothing handed down to me. It was quite the process, but they came out quite nicely! 

I got this blue dress years ago at a consignment shop. I believe it is handmade (although the person who made it sewed a tag on the inside that says, "Vogue Paris Original" (I wish!). I love the design of it though. The construction makes the dress unique, but it is done very simply. It has some small holes that are beginning to worsen, but noting noticeable yet. I really need to get to work on mending a few of my vintage pieces before they are irreparable. 
The coat is a winter staple of mine which I wear endlessly when the weather begins to cool. I found it at an antique shop a couple of years ago and it is in simply perfect condition. It has a red satin lining and all of the original tags on the inside. It is one of my prized possessions!

I hope today presents a great start to your week! 
God Bless

Psalm 139:17
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!

Earrings- Forever 21
Hat, Dress, Shoes, Coat- Vintage
Bag- Vintage Coach, Savers


Bethie The Boo said...

Quite a change in the weather here too! From 70 on Saturday to 20 today! Brr!

I love the dress! It's a great shade of blue on you. Yeah, it would be nice if it was a Paris original huh? :)

Ali Hval said...

It's one thing for it to be cold, but another for it to be windy, as well! The wind just makes it that much more awful. Stay warm!.. it looks like you will be in that super cute coat. I love how it's lined red on the inside-classy!

And the light blue of that dress is so gorgeous. It's like a Cinderella blue!

Gray Skies said...

Cute dress! What a unique design. And I love the red piping on the coat!

Kristian said...

What an utterly unique dress!

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

i'm SO JEALOUS OF THAT COAT and yes all caps. a vintage find? it looks brand new. it's great. and that dress is definitely an awesomely neat find

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails

Cuddly Cacti said...

so funny someone sewed a Vogue tage in!! I LOVE that coat on you, so classy & those shoes & bag are amaizng too! goodness i really need to make a visit out there just to go thriftingw/ you : ) it's a breeze to find cheap things, but really tricky to find such great vintage pieces around here.