Then there are those diamonds-in-the-rough that when you find you can only help but shout "aha! gotcha! you're mine forever!" and proceed to giggle uncontrollably like a total weirdo. My Topshop Bustle-back Trench Swing Coat find was one of those moments. I thought it might have been some cruel joke being played on me as it was:
- My Size Exactly
- $13 dollars!!!
I saw a streetstyle image from Paris Fashion Week SS 2011 and I was immediately inspired. Alongside her trench skirt she incorporated three current trends that I'm particularly drawn-to: bows, fur, and lace-ups. It reminded me that taking traditional "Spring/Summer clothing" into the Fall is such an obvious trick to maximize your wardrobe and create fresh looks. It's all about layering and mixing in classics people!
I warmed up my pretty trench with a faux-fur stole I spotted for $5 (last blogged about here) with a vintage large bow pin $4, hand-me-down Ralph Lauren Tartan tights, borrowed-from-my-roommate Anne Taylor LOFT Suede Ankle Boots, and a thrifted 1950s Red Compact Purse by Volupte that ran me $6.50. My faux-fur stole reminds me of those british guards with bear hats! Did you know their hats are faux fur now after a long battle with PETA? You really do learn something new everyday...even if it's completely useless.
|Left: Streetstyle Paris - Fashion Week SS'2011 Right: Style.Spot.Run. interpretation|
|Burberry Prorsum via Style.com x Tao Okamoto for Vogue China September|
|image via google.com|
Photos by Ronnie from FromMyEyeToYours.com unless otherwise noted.