Lost and Found

February 5, 2013

Aldo booties, Zara coat, J.Crew top, vintage clutch, 
Wilfred skirt c/o Aritzia, Persol sunnies c/o SmartBuyGlasses Canada
This coat has a bit of a funny story…I got it maybe three years ago out of pure desperation (I think I was stuck downtown in appointments or something all day and thought it’d be warmer out than it was and was shivering away in a cardigan) and never really grew to love it. After that winter, I stored it away and completely forgot about it until I chanced upon it last month while trying to find this vintage parka. For whatever reason, this hooded, graphic coat was suddenly far more appealing to me than it had ever been before. I’ve ended up getting tons of use out of it this winter and it’s become one of my most-circulated and loved cold-weather pieces. I don’t know if it was a taste shift, an openness to getting more creative with my closet or maybe just the fact that I really was in desperate need of another addition to the winter-wear roster this year, but at any rate, I’m happy that it’s found a new and reinvigorated role in my closet.
Have you ever randomly had a reignited love affair with a once-cast-away piece?
PS talking about much-worn pieces, I’m wearing my beloved Persol sunnies yet again…for a chance to win your very own Persols, check out yesterday’s giveaway! ***UPDATE*** Just wanted to let you all know that SmartBuyGlasses has very kindly extended entry eligibility to all readers, so whether you’re in Canada or Romania, you’re all eligible to enter!

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  • Reply pretty little things February 5, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    gorgeous top! I have it in the white and still havent worn in yet — love this look on you! xo

  • Reply Alissa February 5, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I love finding clothing in storage that just wasn't perfect at the time, etc. and then it comes out at just the right time.

  • Reply Beatrice Anne February 5, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Love the top,coat and skirt!! love the styling!!! Two thumbs up!

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  • Reply Cee February 5, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    All right, pally, I'm going to be blunt – when I get home, I am borrowing this entire outfit from you. That's right, you don't really have a choice. It's too perfect and I want to wear it, too 😀 I wish I could say the same about cast-off pieces, I tend to get overwhelmed by having too much stuff since I never have a lot of storage space at my disposal and purge pretty regularly. It's mostly good, but every once in a while I think back and go, you know, I really should have kept that, I'd love to have it now. C'est la vie, I guess. Miss you, girl!

  • Reply Kimberly February 5, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Love the plaid/polka dot mix – cozy & chic!

  • Reply sugarhoneybaby February 5, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Wow great look.Love this mix of prints, looks amazing.Have a nice day:)

  • Reply Heather February 5, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    I love that J.Crew top. When I went to the sample sale back in December i was hoping they would have that top but they didn't 🙁 Anyway you look fab and love the lip color as well.


  • Reply Mounette February 5, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    love this skirt!

  • Reply Naomi February 5, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Its a gorgeous coat!

    The Occasional Indulgence

  • Reply Marie L. February 5, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    The pattern on your coat is nice, it's very geometric. I also love your top! Lovely!

    xo, Marie
    a merry diary

  • Reply Heidi February 5, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I am constantly reuniting with long lost clothing just because I pack them away and forget about them. It is the best feeling when you find them, almost as good as finding money in your pockets! -Heidi

  • Reply Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} February 5, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    That's happened to me before too! I while ago I found a polka dot top and a teal cardigan that I had completely forgotten about and now I've been getting a lot of wear out of them! It's like finding new clothes that aren't really new! lol

    Love your whole outfit!!
    Sincerely, Sara

  • Reply February 5, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    That coat is amazing, I'm so glad you kept it! I love this whole look. Do you mind telling me what your lip color is? It's such a gorgeous shade!

  • Reply Lisa February 5, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Digging the houndstooth pattern with the sequinned polka dots.

    These days I'm trying hard to save money while paying down the mortgage, so re-igniting my love of forgotten pieces needs to become a regular habit!

  • Reply Tracy Hodgson February 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm


    Both your coat and skirt are amazing, I adore them both.


  • Reply JennaStevie February 5, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    I am loving this coat, it's so great with this skirt!! I love that you've had it for a while and are just now starting to love it. I save so much clothing hoping that will happen, it does every now and then and it's a great feeling

  • Reply Melanie Liliana February 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    that coat is gorge! It's a great feeling finding something you forgot about and having a new love affair with it! Also i'm kicking myself for not getting that sequin top from J.Crew! xo

  • Reply Rachel Lynne February 5, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Amazing jacket and skirt!

  • Reply David Ole February 5, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Great post and amazing photos. Your blog is so cool.
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  • Reply Annaïs February 5, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Nice ! It's trendy and classy at the same time ! I love the mix of colors and fabrics ! Well done !


  • Reply brookemeagan February 5, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    As my style has evolved, I've definitely reignited the flame with a few old cast-offs. At first I'm so excited because it's like having a brand new item to play with, but then I'm disappointed because of all the lost time and missed opportunities ha! Yep, I'm an emotional roller coaster I tell you! You look perfect head to toe, as always! XO

  • Reply Carmen February 5, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Wow, that outfit is so lovely. I especially like the top but it´s also great that you found the coat back 🙂 I think if I would look into my closet more closely I would find the one or the other interesting thing as well 😉

  • Reply Candida Maceo February 5, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    The coat is absolutely gorgeous. Definitely a piece that needs to be used often and shown off.


  • Reply Tallia February 5, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    You look like a model! I love the coat!

  • Reply Annette February 5, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    I love love love this coat. Zara is a real favorite of mine. I'm just disappointed that its from 3 years ago.

  • Reply Pardon My Fashion February 5, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    That top! So good.


  • Reply Stefani February 5, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    That top is amazing! Such a beautiful look!

  • Reply Kacie February 5, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I love that coat with the polka dots! Great skirt too!

  • Reply Ginny February 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Very cute, I love this top it's definitely one of my favorites from JCrew. I really like how you've styled it here too.

  • Reply Maddie February 5, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    That is such a divine and expensive looking outfit! I really adore your fashion sense! 🙂

  • Reply Heather C February 5, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Love this look! Especially the polkadot shirt!

  • Reply Wren KW February 6, 2013 at 12:03 am

    I love that skirt. It's the perfect shape and colour. I often have moments where I look at old clothes and realize that I love them and I start wearing them to pieces.

  • Reply Jackie Giardina February 6, 2013 at 4:58 am

    That sequin sweater!!!

    xo Jackie

  • Reply Well... February 6, 2013 at 5:17 am

    Oh wow, another incredibly chic look!
    I just love the color of that skirt, the fabulous houndstooth coat, and the sparkly, polka-dot top! Gah, so much amazingness I can hardly stand it 😀

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  • Reply vintagelillies February 6, 2013 at 5:21 am

    I love this look! that top and skirt look so nice together and are so pretty! You look gorgeous!

  • Reply Kate Lees February 6, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Perfect outfit! I love your sequined top, very pretty x

  • Reply Ali and Vicky February 6, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Cozy yet chic, the perfect combination! And that vibrant lipstick is fantastic 🙂

    Ali xo

  • Reply 112755464258067273528 February 7, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Such beautiful sequin sweater, love it. Black sweater and red dress are good combination.

  • Reply Petite Adventures February 7, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I can't believe you would keep a fabulous coat like this hidden away! It's the perfect piece for winter because it goes with everything, but isn't the basic black. Love this whole look!

    Kate xo

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