Sunday, May 27, 2012

the sequined dream coat









coat  vintage from time zone vintage
dress  vintage
fascinator  vintage from bohemian bisoux
purse  vintage from clever nettle
shoes  fletcher by lyell


When I first spotted this coat (at Time Zone Vintage in San Jose) I fell madly in love but I left it behind because I knew my bank account would thank me. And then I spent an entire week fantasizing about all the outfits I could wear it with, all the endless combinations. This sequined coat was the missing link, the holy grail of coats! I will admit I felt rather silly thinking about it so much, but at the end of the week I couldn't bear the thought of losing it forever so I called the shop and made it mine. It's one of those fancy pieces that somehow works, at least in my wardrobe, with nearly everything. When I picked it up from the shop the lady helping me asked if I was going to wear it for a special occasion and I happily replied, "Nope, I'm just going to wear it all the damn time for no reason!" I think she understood.

29 comments:

Natasha Fatah said...

You look so adorable in that outfit!!

xoxo
~Natasha Fatah~
~Natasha Fatah~

kristin said...

it's really amazing. and that dress! i love the big bow.

Ruth May said...

oh me oh my!
everything about this outfit is stunning!

xRuth

Teddi said...

ashley, wearing it all the time for no reason, but simply because you love it, is definitely reason enough! :)

Taryn said...

Oh my GOD. That dress..that coat! Too darn perfect.

islabell said...

ahhhhh!!! Its better than I even dreamed it to be!
Looking forward to our coffee date before work in Wednesday xx

Kate said...

You are beautiful, Ashley! I adore your sparkly coat and the flower garland around your head. xo

Kate {Something Fabulous}
http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

That dress is just as fabulous as the coat!

Media Vuelta VINTAGE said...

wow. That coat and dress is absolutely beautiful. Lucky lady!

Rachel said...

That dress is incredible! Your coat is lovely too, but the dress and all the details are certainly my favorite part of the outfit. :D

CarleeJ said...

This outfit is so adorable and I love your dress! These are also really lovely photos.
Carlee

http://allthingsaveragegirl.blogspot.com/

Sarah K. said...

absolutely stunning! you look like a fairy princess. good call on going back for the coat!

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Jeline said...

Everything is soo lovely! x

http://thedamselinadress.blogspot.com/

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Oh that dress is TO-DIE-FOR! You have immaculate tatse.

Constance said...

I cannot tell you how much I like this outfit! The dress is probably the dress of my dream, it remind me of the Givenchy dress Audrey Hepburn wore in the movie Ariane before the bal, and these shoes! I have been trying to get the same ones for so long!!!Where did you get them from?

loads of kisses xxx
http://www.afrenchinlosangeles.com/

Preziosa said...

Love the whole look!

Zane said...

That dress is beyond gorgeous! Love the pretty coat as well.

chachamisu said...

Pretty dress, i like the bow detail

http://chachamisu.blogspot.com

Bad Taste Toast said...

Wow the photos are so beautiful, you look dazzling, just liek a fairy! <3

june said...

I really like the dress! And the coat too;)

lerobot said...

love this outfit! especially the coat and dress. you are always so feminine and pretty.

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

A coat to keep FOREVER. Love that.

Marie @
Lemondrop ViNtAge

The Braided Bandit said...

It is beautiful! How very "feminine feminine" of you!

Maisy said...

Love your outfit it works so well with this dress. I also love that little purse! I love your feminine style x x

Bianca said...

A coat like that deserves to be with someone who will wear it all the time, instead of shoving it away in a closet. Thank god you went back for it!

Thea vintage said...

Such a lovely cinderella outfit !

Jo said...

I'm so glad you went for it - it is such a beauty! <3

x
Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

Sarah Dee said...

This is my dream coat! It's amazing!!

♥Sarah♥
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

Rebecca Jane said...

That coat is what dreams are made of! Beauty!