Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Polka & Plaid

Last weekend my roommate and I went to some antique/thrift stores in Galesburg, Illinois. I have never been to Galesburg before and it was a cutesy little town with what seemed like and antique shop on every corner - some were shady however. The first store we entered I was surrounded by vintage toys and clothing - needless to say I was in heaven. I picked up the cutest light green plaid coat this side of the Mississippi!

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Allison, why are your photo colors all whacky today? Well...yesterday when I shot these photos it was raining so I took them inside. The indoor lighting was super off so I decided to push it to the extreme rather than trying to fix em. Anywho, I will take more photos of the coat in the future :]

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I love the details on the coat. The cute white and blue plaid stripes, white color, and tiny square brass buttons. I paid a bit more that I would have liked to on any thrift outing - $40 - butttt it is vintage, fit like a dream, and was too cute to pass up.

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Incase you are curious what I am wearing underneath - I am wearing a blouse from my trip to Japan. The blouse is one of my new favorites. It is light pink and sheer with cream polka dots. I also love that it has a peter pan color, bow tie, cute flower buttons, and lace cut out in the back. Thank you Japan!! Haha.

Outfit Details: Coat - thrifted | Top - Japan | Jeans - Urban Outfitters | Bag - Kohls | Flats - Rampage.

Hope you are having a great day. Mid way through the week - wahooo!

65 comments:

  1. I feel like all I need to say is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

    Seriously, I can't even pick a favorite here. You look amazing!
    XO Lori

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! They definitely are my new favorite wardrobe pieces.

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  2. That blouse is lovely and what a find with that coat!

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  3. The coat and the blouse are both gorgeous!

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  4. I love that top :) AND GEEZ, I can't believe that coat was thrifted!!! Just stunning!

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    1. Thanks lady! I couldn't believe it when I saw it. I was so happy.

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  5. I love these pictures - I don't think they look wacky at all! And I've already told you how much I love that blouse, but incase you forgot... I do, I do love it lots.
    xx
    justyn
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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    1. Haha. Thanks! I just thought the photo colors were whacky because they don't truly show my outfit color? I dunno.

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  6. That coat is awesome! Is it a minty green color or more saturated? Either way, it fits you beautifully :] Love the top from Japan too. It's a cute cluster of adorable :3

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    1. It is mint green :] Thank you! Tehehe.

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  7. I love that coat!! It fits you perfectly, for sure! and that top peaking out at the top adds extra cuteness :)

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    1. :] I was wearing that blouse when I found it and fell in love with how they looked together.

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  8. Love the shirt <3 What kind of fabric is it? Looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks! It is some synthetic fiber, but it is lightweight and breathes well.

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  9. Oh my what a perfectly cute polka dot top! So pretty!

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  10. That coat is SO cute, and L-O-V-E that polka dot top!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  11. You look lovely! The coat is just perfect. X

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  12. Really like the colour in these photos.Rx

    http://sandersonsmithstory.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks! I was having too much fun with photoshop actions...

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  13. wow, great photos! I really love the buttons on that adorable coat!
    xx

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  14. This outfit is so wonderfully lovely! Especially that shirt, you look really great.

    Little Lady Little City

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    1. Thank you so much! I am really glad I found these pieces :]

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  15. That coat is gorgeous! And $40 is nothing considering you could pay more than twice that for one in somewhere like Topshop or UO. :)

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    1. True... I am just so used to only shopping thrift stores though that have really cheap prices :-/ I am a sales girl all the way!

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  16. i love the coat and the shirt. and $40 might be more than normal, but it's definitely worth it, and you will get so much wear out of it!

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    1. Very true! I look forward to wearing it for years to come :]

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  17. girl, i want to borrow that whole outfit from you. nice find on the jacket, it is so unique and in that gorgeous mint color that i am in love with lately. and the blouse with it is so perfect, yay for polka dots! really like the first and second photo and the first thing i thought was i liked the lighting/coloring of the photo while you think it is wacky. i was gonna ask how you did it lol

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    1. Tehehe. Thank you! Oh, well, it was really simple - just used photoshop actions that I downloaded. I will definitely do a tutorial on it :]

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  18. You're pretty! Stunning!!

    Azzurra-Bellini.blogspot.com

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  19. Perfect, perfect outfit!
    You look adorable!

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  20. That pink top is GORGEOUS. Great find!

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  21. What a gorgeous coat, I wish I was smaller so I could fit into more vintage clothing. I adore your top from Japan as well, it is soooo cute that it warrants the extra o in so.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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    1. I am sure there is vintage stuff that would fit you just fine lady! Thank you :] Haha.

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  22. i wanna go shopping in japan! i love that top! but mostly that cute is unspeakably adorable - i want it. i wish i could go buy it right now - it's such a great find.

    and i always find my indoor photos colored funny - but these have a cute vintage look to them actually

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    1. The shopping there was spectacular. Thanks :]

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  23. Can I have all of these clothes? ] I am in love. They are all so perfect. You look amazing!

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  24. such a cute blouse! you look so cute sweety!
    xoxo
    Vicky

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  25. I actually like the way these pictures look. They give that vintage-y feel to match your AMAZING coat! And girl, $40 is a steal on a vintage piece in the condition and fit of this coat! It was meant to be. I love the feeling of a perfect fit when I find a beautiful vintage item like that. Kudos!
    And your top! I love it. The collar + the bow is my fave and then you throw polka dots and pink...ah, it's the best. :)

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    1. I am glad the photos didn't look weird to you. I just hated the yellow tones they had originally. I guess you are right...I am just cheap when it comes to shopping for myself. Something I need to work on. It did feel great when I put it on and it felt like it was made for me.

      :] thank you!

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  26. I know a few people with lake houses and family that live right outside of galesburg! It's a sleepy little town for sure... but I never would have guessed they had anything other than a post office and a bakery....

    very cute!

    Erica

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    1. How fun! It really is. I think all they had were the antique stores, buildings from the 80's or earlier, and the dick blick store. haha.

      :]

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  27. This is too cute. Totally worth it. You work that vintage look!

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  28. Love the first look.
    http://www.fashionmechic.com/

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  29. Oh, I love this outfit and that coat is perfect! Paired with that blouse, everything works so well together. xx

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    1. Thanks! I was wearing the blouse when I bought it and it really helped sell the coat :]

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  30. hi allison! first time to see your newly-revamped site today. it's so good! and may i just add that i like this design better. it just looks more fun and has more personality too. great job! :)

    digging the the polka dots blouse, by the way. :)

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    1. Thank you! I am glad you think so. I was asking my boyfriend which he preferred and he seemed to lean towards the first for a second and it made me nervous. I like that it is cleaner and quirkier though.

      Thanks :]

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  31. Wow that coat is adorable! I never seem to have any luck with clothes op shopping. I have found some pretty great pieces for the house and kitchen though!

    www.courtneysnook.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I need to work on finding good pieces for the house and kitchen myself. Haha, go figure.

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  32. I love your polka dot top! Your makeover is sweet, even though I didn't find you til after the makeover : )

    www.mrschong.com

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