Thursday, October 20, 2011

Which coat gets your vote?

For years, I've dreamed of a camel coat but could not easily find them. If I do find one, I could not bring myself to pay the high price tag.

This year, I decided I've waited long enough so the hunt is on. I need a coat that I can wear with dresses or skirts and with jeans.

This is where I need your help. I need to hear your voice and vote for the one you prefer. I will not post the price nor the brand so neither will sway your decision (although some may have already spotted them in stores so shhhh). In a week, I will post both the price and brand for those who may be interested.

Here is the first coat. It leans more greyish-taupe than camel.

The flap could be tucked into the pockets which is how I was planning to wear it to minimize bulk.

The sleeves will have to be shortened and the belt loops moved up higher to match my waistline.

The second one is double-breasted.

Again the sleeves must be shortened.

The belt loops are sitting in line with my hips so alteration is a must to move it towards my waist.

The back flap will keep me warm during the winter months.

The third is doubled-breasted too but with a funnel-neck.

The first picture is closer to the true color.

The funnel neck covers the tip of my chin. The stock photos on the company's website show part of the model's chin being covered up too. I won't bother wearing it up as the fabric would show dirt within a month.
My photographer was having a bad day so none of the pics showing the back were clear enough to include here. It is just plain like the second coat above but without the double flap.

Readers: which one do you think suits me better?

Thank you in advance for taking the time to comment. Enjoy the weekend!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

No nylons -- yet!

Fall is here in Vancouver. That means wet and more wet.

I've been holding off wearing nylons or pantyhose (lingo depending where you live). Luckily, my legs have some colour to them.
Cardigan: Jessica XS (old), skirt: Mexx (thrifted for $6), dress worn as top: no name $10, shoes: Jessica $12.50

Had to break up the black with a yellow belt. I tucked a sheer summer dress under a skirt. Wore nude shoes instead of the predictable black.

Top: Cleo XS (last year), skirt: Jessica Petites (old and hemmed), shoes: Moda (old-sample sale $30)

I love these shoes. When I started working fulltime, I bought shoes in different colours. I was only doing what I saw while growing up. My mom used to have shoes in the colours of the rainbow...and then some. One wall of their garage - a car length plus about 5 feet more - had chest high wooden cubbies where she stored her shoes. In this regard, like mother, like daughter.

Luckily, when we get home, the rain seems to let up and there is still some fair lighting for snapping pictures. Pretty soon, I will be back to indoor pictures which are uninspiring. Hmmm…we'll see.

Have you opened a package of nylons yet?