Monday, January 17, 2011

a couppla' lookers

Please excuse the corny title of this post, and the picture heavy nature of it. It's purely self-indulgent, I assure you. On Saturday, Chris and I found ourselves pining for the days where we lived in the woods, it was such a beautiful Winter day, but no woods to walk through for miles. Instead, we took a walk down to the park and took pictures. Second best, I wish we had gone sledding but there were literally hundreds of children all crowding the little sledding hill. I miss the north. I wanted to take a couple of photos with Chris because he's such a sharp dresser (that's kind of a pun, because his last name is Sharp), and he found this amazing jacket recently when we were at Bobby's. Almost all of what he's wearing is vintage, except for his jeans, gloves, and work boots. Men's style isn't appreciated enough especially around here, people always think I dress him, but the credit is all his. His style is his own. My style for the day was decidedly old country:
Coat: old H&M
Belt: J.Crew Outlet (gift)
Scarf: Thrifted ($5)
Hat: Chris' vintage ($5)
Sweater: Vintage thrifted ($3)
Skirt: Vintage thrifted ($7)
Owl talon necklace: Black Sparrow (gift)
Bracelet: thrifted ($2)
Earlier in the winter I mentioned that I was in need of a new winter coat, I've had this H&M number for four years and while it's held up, I don't really like it. I never ended up finding the right jacket, other than the cape and anorak I always wear (layer, layer, layer!), but for this outfit I needed something longer and closer to the hem of my skirt. I went with the old stand-by once again but found that if I belt it, the silhouette is at least improved. The rest of the outfit came together easily, and was built around my new shoes from ModCloth. At first I wasn't sure about the skinny heel with the big platform, but I love them. They're surprisingly comfortable and easy to walk in (although to get me to this snowy location, Chris had to piggy-back me in, it was quite a spectacle), and of course I love the 70's aspect of them!

After our photo session, we were both freezing, so we headed home for hot chocolate and some reading. The rest of the day was spent at the library, watching movies, and playing wii at a friends house. It has been so cold the past few days, it's only 18 degrees out now, it's hard not to stay indoors at all times!
I'm so excited for what this week has in store. I'm planning a big shop closet update for later this week and Thursday is the big Swap! Happy Monday!

44 comments:

meena meena said...

i couldnt possibly enjoy this outfit any more. 70s wilderness woman chic, personified.

Farrielle Design and Fashionista said...

This is a beautiful out, love the look and the background. Nice couple , what he is wearing is pretty cool too. You guys have a lot of snow. Our snow already melted.

classiq said...

your outfit is so retro chic, I just love the colors mixed together.

Violet Clair said...

Nothing is better than a sharp-dressed gent.

I'm loving this look, especially the skirt.

x

Grace M said...

That skirt is amazing on you! I really like the overall look.

Punky said...

yay! swap swap swap! Im so excited to see you guys!!

Megan said...

You two are beautiful! Love the outfit my dear. :)

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Stunning outfit. I am loving the scarf/accessories, and the silhouette is perfection! Your style is so inspiring. xx veronika

Laura said...

beautiful outfit! And I love how your hat matches Chris' gloves. :)

Rachel said...

I absolutely love the volume of the skirt! :D

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i love the length of this skirt -- you look so elegant!

also, nosy question, are you planning on becoming mrs. sharp or will you change your name. i am always curious to hear girls' approaches to this topic!

Vicky said...

The first couple of photos are so cute x

Chaucee said...

These photos are completely dreamy! I love the location you chose and it's so adorable when you include a photo with you and Chris.

archives said...

oh my goodness - you guys are beyond adorable! so cute!!! :D

Rebecca said...

Loving the 1970s vibe and you can really work that length skirt. That plaid jacket looks super warm as well.

thegoodgirlgoneblog.com said...

OOh we love shopping at Bobby's! I live in the South End, so my boyfriend and I love walking there, especially after a Sunday spent at SOWA market.

Jen Hammer said...

This is so beautiful! My favorite part is how your skirt peeks out under your coat :)

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

You two make such a lovely couple. xo.

MrJeffery said...

pretty! love the skirt.

Bad Taste Toast said...

Wow, you look so beautiful! I love your hair and the vintagey and lady-like outfit! You're such a chic couple! :)

The Village Idiot said...

aww, you guys' style is so cute together!

cat-i-ushka said...

you look matching to each other, very very stylish couple.
and these photos are so cute!

Brittany H. said...

You guys look dashing in the snow!

X,
www.brittanyhavican.blogspot.com

Dawn said...

Hi, I just posted a Sassy Saturday with the same hat...you look beautiful in your post. Drop in and check my vintage inspired post...have a great blogging week...Dawn Suitcase Vignettes.

styleatelier said...

Gorgeous outfit! -Angela

Looks and Books said...

Amazing outfit! Everything goes together so well and the overall effect is stunning. Enjoy your fun week!

Christine said...

Hello. You two are so lovely. It was great to run into you at Bobby's of Boston on First night. I would love to take part in one of these swaps you organize. They always look like so much fun!

_Christine

MissNeira said...

You guys are adorable! and I love love love your skirt and those boots are awesome (love the color)

xoxo
Miss Neira

kelly ann said...

you two are ADORABLE. and your outfit? so amazing.

Brittney said...

I'm enjoying everything about this ensemble, but most especially the striped skirt and your hat. These pics are lovely.
-brittney
http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com

northwest is best said...

Lovely outfit and lovely photos, Julie! Chris definitely looks sharp, and I like to see gents dressed nicely. I live in a student area, and all I seem to see in the supermarket are boys in grey sweatpants and flip flops - no matter what the weather is. Do. Not. Like.

the other emily said...

You guys are so cute! And these seventies styles really suit you well, the colors and textures in this outfit look amazing. Stay warm!
the other emily

curious constellation said...

Wow, Chris dresses so well! You guys are such a fashion savvy couple!

AP23 said...

wonderful pictures! kind of orldworldy but modern at the same time, i love it. so inspirational :-)
♥ ♥ ♥

APARTMENT 23

samantha said...

only 18 degrees? that's warm here, its -15 below zero at the moment.
i do love the outfit though. your hot cocoa was surely deserved.

Shallow Mallow said...

Such a gorgeous skirt and hat. Looking great! Sweet photos of the two of you as well :)

I have a lot of nicknames, my favorite is Megs. said...

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I faithfully read your blog and you have inspired me to put a little more time and effort into my "look." Gave you a shout out on my blog. http://www.megsmind.net/2011/01/one-with-fashion.html

Dawn said...

Hi Dawn from Suitcase Vignettes...I thank you for your kind comments as well....I was having a moment. Sometimes people ask me to follow them and they don't follow me back although they say they will...just weird sometimes but yes you are right...it's not about the numbers and I appreciate you imparting your wisdom. Take care...

Hilary Grace said...

This outfit is perfect, down to every last detail! I love everything about it.

I shall see you at the swap!

http://www.togetherinadream.blogspot.com/

Raji said...

Such a cute post!
You're so adorable together
Love your scarf!

The Bohemienne said...

What a lovely outfit! The pleated skirt is fabulous.

elizabeth said...

i love this look! It's so "meet me at the train station". Adorable and love Chris' look too!

mandyface said...

lovely!!

Katie, Tinda Keelie said...

I love how amazing your outfits look, but the part I love the most is scrolling down to the makeup of these looks and seeing that almost everything was found in a thrift store! It's so inspirational!

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