Wednesday: Vintage Vibes

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leather skirt vintage
necklaces leather skirt
faux fur hooded coat
faux fur coat hood
Top: c/o Karen Kane | Camisole: Banana Republic | Skirt: eBay | Tights: Nordstrom | Booties: Miss Sixty | Coat: Thrifted | Jewelry: gifts, had forever, that sort of thing

I never have time to go thrifting, but Wednesday before Thanksgiving my sister and I got off a bit early, drove home together and along the way stopped at a thrift store and the Salvation Army. She got a couch and a cookbook, I got a desk for Emerson and this coat. The coat was $10 and smelled like an old lady who loved Designer Imposters; I took it to the dry cleaners but they said $40 to clean it. I decided to take my chances and washed it alone on the gentle cycle and let it hang dry. Turned out quite nicely!

Thrifted jacket, eBay-ed skirt and shoes (this is my third pair after buying the first pair two years ago), 10-year old camisole, old jewelry that I have had for years, and a new Karen Kane top that looks vintage (and is gorgeous untucked too, love all the details in it!)… a mix of new, new-to-me, and old faves makes for an ensemble with good vibes.  And lately, I'm in need of some good vibes!

Work has been busy but fulfilling, the blog has been busy but fulfilling, personal life has had some rocky moments but as a family we're doing great and supporting and loving one another.  I sometimes don't think I have time for things like sleep, eating, or using the bathroom but everything always ends up working out.  I've found dressing for me has been helping – I'm not focusing on what will get the most pageviews or repins, but what makes me feel good that specific morning.  Everyone's personal style goes through transition, and I can feel this happening with me.  Pieces I used to adore are collecting dust in my closet and I am gravitating towards silhouettes and trends I normally pass over.  I'm looking forward to what direction all this ends up taking in the coming new year!

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  1. Your hair looks great in these photos! Where do you see yourself headed style wise? I am curious as to the pieces you no longer find yourself drawn to as well. (Just generally nosy!)

    1. I think a bit more eclectic, less on current trends, better use of color… I think I got a bit too caught up in the blogger trends and lost myself. I now have a job where I can dress more creatively so I can take advantage of that better. 🙂

      1. Did you move to a new job? Or just finding that with this one, you have more creative freedom? I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

  2. I love the way your style is evolving…approaching 32 in December, I feel like I need to dress more like a “grown up”, but you’re proving that grown up can be fun too 🙂 Thanks!

  3. Oh my gosh, Alison, I think this is my new favorite of your outfits. That blouse is stunning, and when I saw the first picture, I immediately thought of Stevie Nicks’ “Leather and Lace.” I hope you are doing okay and can take some time to relax in December. You look so gorgeous.

  4. Love the coat! Very interesting to watch our style transition and us bloggers have a recorded history that most don’t to look through. I look forward to seeing where your style goes next 🙂

  5. This outfit amazing is so unexpected, the black leather skirt with the romantic lace top and booties, it shows so much personality! I love it!

    I remember reading in earlier post, how your everyday agenda is totally packed. It can either be stressful or it can be a way of living life to the fullest.

  6. love this outfit! and love your attitude. my favorite little quote that gets me through rocky periods is “why does sh*&tty stuff happen to me? same reason the good stuff does.” still…here’s to the good stuff coming along soon!

  7. This is my fave skirt of yours, and I would have died from delight had I stumbled upon that coat in a thrift store. If I thrift anything that says dry clean, it gets the Dryel spray treatment and spin through the dryer instead, if it absolutely can’t be washed. I love me some Dryel 🙂
    I hope things go smoother for you guys. As mom to a seriously ill child, I definitely know about rocky family periods, but they always pass and there’s always so much fun and good memories to get us through.

  8. Girl, that top is GOR-GE-OUS! Love, love, love the look. The top could skew hippie, but the way you wore it makes it look so cool. Nice that the coat survived the journey in the wash. It makes me happy to see a bet pays off.

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