Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Stripes and Leopard

Coat: Miss Sixty (similar for under $35!) // Striped Shirt: Gap (Similar on sale) // Jeans: Gap (similar on sale) // Boots: Cole Haan (Similar on sale!) // Purse: Coach // Necklace: Ann Taylor // Shades: Ray Ban (similar) // Bracelet: InPink, iSanctuary // Ring: Hello Fab

I don't think I'm sharing any top-secret information when I say that I'm normally a fan of fairly basic accessories.  I mean, as long as your definition of basic includes "spikes" and "neon" like my definition, then sure my accessories are basic.  However, when my aunt showed up for a four day visit with four different coats I figured I could borrow her leopard jacket for a day milling around with the girls.  

Then she told me I needed, "a pop of color."  

To which I smiled. 

She added, "you could borrow my red bag." 


I'm not ashamed in saying I borrow my aunt's clothes.  Hell, I do more than that! She routinely gives me hand-me-downs and they are by far better than any of the hand-me-downs I got as a child.  She left two pristine black turtlenecks at my house for me and I can't wait to wear them before the weather heats up. 

I also seem to be a magnet lately for antiquing and cobblestone streets. Thank goodness for thick-heeled boots!  This time I was able to score my first vintage camera in a wonderful store in historic Ellicott City, MD. 

Anyone else share clothes with a relative? How about a relative that isn't a sibling?  I know other woman who routinely take their significant other's dress shirts, but that would just never work in my household... the hubs has some broad shoulders!

Don't forget: today is the last day to enter my birthday treat giveaway


  1. Hello, most favorite outfit ever. I do hope you made a play for that coat before she left...

    xo Meaghan

    1. Sadly the coat went back to NJ with her.

  2. That was a fabulous outfit!!!

    I'm glad the pics I took came out so well. Your camera is really awesome.

    1. Thanks Jean! If you think that camera is cool you should see my other one.

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    1. Thanks! Leopard is well outside of my comfort zone, but I felt like I needed to mix it up a bit.