One of the things I love about vintage clothes is that there was so much attention to detail, even in the most mundane garments. This is a Totes rain coat probably early 80s, I'm guessing. But look at the details...the mandarin quilted collar, the princess sleeves and the front pockets. The color is spectacular!
One thing I'm working on for myself is to try to style myself in the manner that I'm drawn to. I've said it before, I just love that easy dressing look....like it's not TOO made up. I love the throw on and go look without too much fussiness. Reading a wonderful book called The Power of Style by Annette Tappert. I've had it for years and this is the second time I've read it cover to cover. It's a compilation of mini bios of women like Coco Chanel, Elsie DeWolfe, Diana Vreeland and more. Seems like what all of these women had in common was a sense of self and willingness to follow their passions. They didn't follow trends, they SET them. I love that about them and want to bring more of that into my own life! Is there something you love (fashion wise) or wear that you feel like you're the only one on the planet that "gets" it; but you just don't care you love it so much? Asking myself the same thing...seems like we should all have ONE style item that we're willing to be seen as foolish over because we LOVE it so much!
JACKET: Thrifted Totes
SKINNY PANTS: J Crew
SHOES: Kenneth Cole (hand me down from friend)