Tuesday, November 30, 2010

caramel lady


coat  zara
blazer  vintage
sweater  forever 21
skirt  thrifted
shoes  chie mihara
necklaces  the vamoose
bag  marc by marc jacobs

I have to admit I'm enjoying the cold weather. I'm a gal who enjoys wearing many layers, as evidenced by these photos. You probably noticed a rather new addition here: boots. I've had the hardest time finding the perfect boots. When it comes down to it, I'm not much of a boot person, much in the same way that I'm not a pants person. I like boots on other women, but every time I try a pair on I just feel like an impostor. They're never quite right. And of course every pair that makes me think, "Oh I finally found the perfect ones!" end up being over $400. So what did I do? I broke down and went with the dream boots, the unattainable ones that I'll be paying back for who knows how long. But look at that dreamy suede in the perfect shade of caramely brown! And the contrasting laces! And the perfect chunky wooden heel! And the shape... don't even get me started on that beautiful shape! The search is over, my fancy friends. I bit the bullet. I found boots that don't make me feel like an asshole and I couldn't be happier with them.

P.S. Congratulations to Hannah, winner of the Purple Deer giveaway! And thanks to everyone who entered for your sweet comments!

29 comments:

Phara said...

You look absolutely amazing!
Love everything about this.
X

Crystal Lee said...

Your hair looks angelic! (never cut it, btw.) I adore your boots. $400 is a lot, but you are otherwise thrifty, and they're soooo cute, so don't be too hard on yourself. love the mini blazer & then the plaid coat! It's too cold for my bones, but I'm glad you're enjoying it.

smiles,
-Crystal Lee

Rosa&Carlotta said...

Adorable outfit! I love both the skirt and the blazer :D
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Bad Taste Toast said...

Beautiful colours, all the pretty shades of brown! You look gorgeous and I always love your perfect-looking hair! :)

Future Lint said...

These colors are so pretty, especially with the addition of that coat! I love the delicate necklaces!

Sophi said...

I love how your looks are always so austere but ingenious. It's definitely something to aspire to :)

Annnnd I can't say I've ever bought shoes even remotely that expensive, but there are definitely worse things you could spend 400 dollars on. Like red light camera tickets, for example... >_< Those boots suit you perfectly, and I'm sure you'll wear them forever :) Money well spent!

Sopih

blouse said...

love those necklaces. love that coat even more.

those boots: oh where to begin! the laces! ahh! lets just say you made the right choice.

xo~jane

Amber Blue Bird said...

flawless outfit

Shallow Mallow said...

Those colours calm me down just looking at you :) Soft and warm. You look gorgeous head to toe!

Love the location too btw.

Heather said...

I love these colors and that skirt is so pretty!

LuLu said...

Amazing outfit! Love the skirt! =)


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veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

i think it's always a good idea to purchase something that you're in love with, even if it's a bit more expensive, instead of something that you're so-so about. you definitely won't have to worry about not wearing them!

Penny Dreadful said...

Love the wee jacket, such a cute cut. You made me laugh - boots that don't make you feel like an asshole HA! Anyway, I have heard really good things about chie mihara so I'm sure you'll be really happy with them. Sometimes you've just gotta dish the cash. x

Miss Woody said...

lovely !

Laurel said...

I have that locket too - I love it so much.

Oh your hair - it is making me wish I didn't cut mine all off.

x L

Hannah Percyowl said...

I love the button-down skirt, and the big check coat!!
Those boots were def worth it.

Tiffany said...

This is one of my favorite outfits (of yours):] The colors and the layering are all just perfect!
Tiffany

Emily said...

Okay, this is the best outfit ever. Your shoes are amazing. As is your skirt. The whole thing just screams autumn and makes me want coffee and makes me happy. I am definitely following your blog from now on! :)

kate maggie said...

Good choice on the boots, sometimes its worth to pay the extra hundreds that take foreverrrr to pay off! They look so good on you. ah, I just want your whole closet!! x

Sarah K. said...

I love these colours! and your new boots. :)

Emily said...

i. absolutely. love. this. outfit! the skirt! the shoes! the plaid coat! those shoes really are amazing. and i know what you mean about the hunt for the perfect pair. and how they are all a billion dollars. im glad you broke down and went for them though, makes me feel like anything is possible ;)

Georgia Rose said...

I usually don't like shoes like that but those are seriously amazing and suit you beautifully.

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Aubsent From Texas said...

great coat!
Finding boots you love is a great thing :)

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

I love this outfit! Your boots are to die for and your coat is unbelievable. I've kinda lost faith in Zara lately though (as in today) when I found one of my fave dresses from there had a strap completely just unravel! Ugh, it was awful. As awful as clothes situations can be I guess.
xx

Colourful Buttons said...

Love your outfit.

the-caramel-lady said...

Woah ! You have beautiful shoes!
I love your style. And your blog too :). I hope you will visit my blog. x

Lucy, Dear Fish said...

Lovely lovely boots! I'm sure you will get lots of wear out of them. I like that coat, it looks nice and swingy and so warm!

Marloes. said...

LOVE your look!
I want your bag asap!!


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Kristin, Golden Hearts Loves Vintage said...

looking good.