Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sometimes Less is More


coat - thrifted, sweater - Joe Fresh, jeans - Joe's from the Bamboo Ballroom
bag - Co-lab from Winners, shoes - Aldo, rings - H & M

photography by the magnificent Harvey Meidreich

Happy almost-Friday! This is a coat I found in mint condition at Value Village, while on a little thrifting adventure. It was $14.99 but it kinda smelt a bit like patchouli so I got it dry cleaned. Guess how much that cost? $30! If you're good at math (I'm not) that's double the price I paid for it! Oh well. You live, you learn. Next time I'm going to a cheaper dry cleaner...

Do you thrift shop? What is your favorite find?


32 comments:

Christine said...

You look so gorgeous, I love that coat on you <3

Xoxo, Christine♥

Nav said...

trust me a camel coat for $45 is still worth it, plus it looks so nice on your skin tone.

xo Nav
http://navlandstyle.blogspot.com/

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

great coat and boots!!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Kim's Vanity said...

$45 is still cheaper than you'd pay for it brand new, so I say it's still a score! Loving these pro photos of yourself, your hair looks great pin straight like that =)

JennaStevie said...

These photos are amazing!! You look so great and I love your coat. I got a vintage skirt once for $19 and ended up having to pay $25 to hem it, urggh.
xJennaD

Anna @ SMS_Style said...

The camel coat is such an essential, this is a lovely one xxx

www.southmoltonststyle.com

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look and pics!
Fabulous thrifing find :)

xoxox,
CC

Kristy said...

Man, the last picture just made my jaw dropped! Heeelllloooo gorgeous! ;)

I know, I hate dry cleaning my coats too because they cost SO MUCH :( But hefty bill aside, I think that coat fits you perfectly. I love the boxy cut :)

www.monochromachic.com


ps. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Caroline in the City said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa! The woman of my dreams, walking through the smoke! You look... smokin'!

Love this (ex)patchouli coat! Tres chic.

xx

Caroline

Adventures in Fashion said...

I love these photos, you look amazing! And that coat! What a find... Miss you xx

Sue said...

Beautiful pics Marie! My fave is the fist one :)

Catita said...

less is more for sure and love all this outfit!
xoxo
Catita

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow what an amazing find, that coat is GORGEOUS! (I had that same problem once, got a blazer and it smelled really bad, my mom had it dry cleaned but it didn't help so she kept it, ha ha)
The outfit is perfection, less really is more here. The second photo is gorgeous :)
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Sandy Joe said...

In my books smelling like patchouli is a good thing! These photos make Edmonton look like a real city. Love it.

x The Pretty Secrets

Ashley said...

I LOVE this look, and I also love your new coat! It's the perfect color. And your fringe looks awesome with it. Weirdest comment ever? Maybe.

Patchouli is like, the grossest scent ever to me. Ew. Still, $45 for that coat isn't too bad...right? Sure!

Bri said...

I've totally had that happen to me with thrifting and then paying for dry cleaning! I also couldn't pick a favorite thrifted item, there are just too many.....

Bri said...

I forgot to mention how fabulous you look in that coat!

Tracy D said...

Love this look, that ring on your right hand caught my eye!

Kumiko Mae said...

you have such lovely and classy style. you'd be one of my pegs this year! :D followed!

J. said...

Great coat! Love the first picture, you look so lovely and so happy! Too bad about the dry cleaner. Last time I went my bill was crazy too! Ugh.
Great post.
:) J.

Anonymous said...

Love the neutrals!I have a bootie just like that in taupe from Chinese Laundry! They are so warm and comfortable.

Francesca Giusti said...

love this post and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
kisses
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Ramblings of a Redhead said...

Just found your blog and I'm loving it! Count me in as a faithful follower :)

Nic Nic said...

what a great find! love the fact it was thrifted - a good quality of that sort would still cost a bomb in Japan!

Tamera said...

LOVE that coat! And the photography! You look amazing!
Tamera xo

Mimi said...

even though the dry cleaning was quite pricey, i think it was worth it cuz your coat looks great on you! :)

my mom and i got a calvin klein dress for around $15 from a discount store. :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Taylor Morgan said...

Great find, that coat is beautiful! :)

The Midwest Muse said...

You are beautiful. I love your hair and this coat is perfect.

Bad Joan said...

Love the coat! Great find!

GTBB,
http://badjoan.blogspot.com
http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

StyleFrost said...

The coat looks so chic, love the colour! bargain! x

Sara Alwan said...

Gorgeous outfit <3

xx
Saraalwan.blogspot.com

Shybiker said...

I thrift weekly. Because of the low cost, it's a great way to experiment with fashion.

 
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