Monday, February 18, 2013

East Village Trawlin', Bag Lady Ballin'


Jarlo cape coat, LINE knitted cardigan, Vintage skirt, Natalie & Dylana Suarez x Modern Vice vintage Benni boots, Urban Outfitters bag, Free People beanie

It's hard to stay warm and still look kind of cool. And it's hard to layer over layer without looking frumpy. I don't like to be cold. And I don't like to look frumpy. The key? Heavy knitted wools in cool patterns and unexpected shapes. Voluminous capes and funky bell sleeves and sweet velvets. Throw them all together . . . so wait, who say layering was hard? This day was literally freezing and freakishly windy, but I was surprisingly warm and cozy all wrapped up like a bag lady. I like how spacious this coat is. So much room for layers underneath, and you can't even tell, because it's still so flattering!

And yup! It's the new vintage-style Benni boot that my sister and I designed in collaboration with Modern Vice. We used a nice vintage Italian leather that was hand-distressed to perfection. Paired that with the kilty detailing and some bad-ass perforations on the front. Menswear style shoes have never felt cooler and sleeker in my opinion.

This past weekend has been super chill for me. I chose sleep over partying on Friday night. My body and mind needed it, after two weeks of weekend travel trips and work, work, work, 11 hours of straight Zzzzzzz's was much needed. Spent Saturday with my friend Chesley, who is a new stylist at Free People. We made out like bandits at Retrospect, my favorite vintage shop in the city, and stuffed our faces with Japanese food. Then I ended the night going out hard with my friend Steph for a night of dancing. Sunday was basically me in bed all day catching up on work, editing photos and watching 5 episodes of The Carrie Diaries online. I love laidback weekends in Philly. This one definitely went by too fast.

29 comments:

Natali said...

Love these boots and bag!

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Ick Waec said...

The beanie and boots!!! Love!

2811k said...

cool beanie girl!!! xx

Domonique Wilson said...

You are the queen of layering, managing to stay warm and not look frumpy is majorly difficult but you do it effortlessly :)

x

EmerJa said...

Love the booties and the bag:)



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fa boheme said...

We love the entire set, you'll always perfect and you are a great inspiration to us

xoxo
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C.A.R. said...

Great outfit! Love your coat!


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wanderings of a little soul said...

this look is so cute on you!


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insania said...

Amazingly Awesome :) I love the combination of the cape coat and knitted cardigan

smizlicazaza said...

great look, I love it! :)

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monkeyshines ♥ said...

adorable cardigan!


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Kotryna Bass said...

wow! you look amazing! i'm in love with your coat!

Jacqueline davis moranti said...

Love this look! You look so cozy and appropriate for this chilly weather in Philadelphia. Glad you enjoyed your weekend!

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Seeking Style said...

Love your layers!

xo Jennifer

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Emilie said...

You're the queen of layering, love it!

Joanna S. said...

lovely photos <3 I like your shoes :)
xx

Pili's style said...

love your layering! and the beanie pops out so good!
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Am2Pm Chic said...

Love love your layering, and that blue beanie surely spice up a cold day.
xoxo
Christy
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Mutsy's Pocket said...

I love this kinda boho look so much! You look effortlessly flawless, will definitely follow your lovely blog! Xx
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Oroma Roxella Rukevwe said...

I love this look, cool. Too chic to be classified as bag-ladyish though. You look great!


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Shopaholic said...

wow
great look <3

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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Amazing layering! xx

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Lady Vintage said...

What a gorgeous vintage outfit!

Paloma in Disguise said...

Love the shoes! x

thisiscesca said...

Wow I Love the look! :-)

Anais Marteau said...

Love your rings and the bag so much!!! :)
and you have a nice beanie, see you xo

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Natalie said...

very nice outfit & i like your shoes!! they are so vintage <3
BEST
xx Natalie
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