Wednesday, February 10, 2010

a whole lot of don't to do

a whole lot of don't to do

a whole lot of don't to do

As of this moment, all things outdoors frighten me.  Currently trapped in my apartment, possibly forever.  Solution: wine, fur, lace and ridiculous shoes.

a whole lot of don't to do

a whole lot of don't to do

Now I must tell you the main reason I bought this was because of the label (though I did get a good deal and I had been looking for a good stole in this color, etc.).  A DC history lesson: Woodie's was the place to shop back in the day and the building still remains down on 10th and F St.  I remember my mom and grandmothers taking shopping trips into the city, because Woodies was the only place where things like baby/wedding gifts and good winter coats could be found.  Oh how things have changed with the advent of Tysons Corner, Mazza Gallerie, and, well, the Internet.  Anyway,  I don't think I could ever bear to part with this piece, because every time I pass it on the hanger in my room, it gives me a little twinge of nostalgia.  RIP Woodies.

a whole lot of don't to do

This look is for Paulette's birthday, because I feel that fur and a glass of red wine are things that she would enjoy.

a whole lot of don't to do

Another thought: the cut of this stole is on the larger, broader shoulder side and it kind of makes me feel like Henry VIII.  Obv. he was kind of prick, but powerful, too, so I'm going to run with the powerful side in this look.

vintage Woodward & Lothrop mink stole
Forever 21 lace top
H&M jeans
Eloise tights
Finsk shoes


PS Tasha gave me the nicest award commemorating the 1st anniversary of her blog and of our "virtual friendship" as well.  Is it strange that I feel a cetain rapport with you, my fellow bloggers and readers, though I've never met most of you?  We share a common interest that we bounce ideas around about fashion - isn't that the concept behind a salon or a club or something?  I really foresee fashion blogging (and blogging in general) being a milestone in cultural history.  Won't it be cool to say we were a part of that?  I think about this often.  I totally drink the blog Kool-Aid.

92 comments:

Elaine said...

Love the fur coat!

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Leah said...

I agree with you E, though we haven't met in person, I can feel the connection.

I love the mink coat and because of you, I'm buying that F21 lace top.

I am watching CNN right now and I know that it is just too impossible to go out in your place. Have fun indoors then. xoxo

Sarah Yvonne said...

You look very sophisticated with your wine and fur and lace! I love it! I wore my fur yesterday too (it's the only thing keeping me warm!) But today, I'm not leaving the dorms. God, the weather is insane this year!

- Sarah Yvonne

FashionJazz said...

Hello hun, I agree with u completely! Luv ur coat!! Hope u are well, chat soon xx

Lorena said...

How neat.. i love when items become part of something like a memory... it makes it even more fun to wear.. well at least for me. When you can tie them to a certain event or a person. That's actually why I prefer vintage that has been family owned. Because I can look at pictures and see my great aunt wearing something that maybe now I have.
By the way, this looks soooo classy and comfortable
:)

Erika said...

I so adore your solution for being trapped indoors - I'll have to try it out for myself someday! Loving the lace top - I'm obsessed with lace...all the time!! :)

Paula said...

the coat is fantastic!
i love it!

Erin said...

this post was hilarious. you look great! i don't know how blogging will be looked at in the future...

Jacqueline said...

I love these photos. Very cute! I feel like I know you a little bit so I know what you mean about the blogging thing. xo

www.FashionSnag.com

Ash Fox said...

love the fur!

xo

Cindy Whitehead said...

loving that fur on you! You must be needing it with the cold too. Thats the bummer about So. Cal - too warm for it... so sad )-:

M. said...

so pretty, as always! :)

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

Fauxshionable said...

Hooray for fur! I hope the snow doesn't trap you for too long :)

princesspolitico said...

you look STELLAR in that stole... this is one of my favorite posts of yours!

xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com

Sher said...

Just love that vintage wrap/stole. I keep looking but haven't found one ;)

stylefyles said...

haha, nice. I like how your tights kind of look like part of your shoes. Heels with lace detailing - what, what!

Julia said...

Yes Henry VIII, yes fur, yes picture of you making a fierce face while holding a glass of wine, yes to Finsk, yes to online friends, yes to your hair, your wonderful hair. YES, E!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

hope that wine is keeping you warm---i hear you guys have it rough!!
but hey, no school/work/appointments! all day to wear fur and get drunk!

♥Lola said...

Love this coat! Wish I could send some of the heat from Australia over to you girls :)

Hanna said...

My mother always laments the passing of Woodies when we walk into the H&M that's now in the building. It's just one of those iconic DC things.

Celine said...

I gotta tell ya, I'm really digging this outfit. I love the peek of lace, I love those (damn) shoes and I love those jeans. Well done :)

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Laura Gerencser said...

You look so chic!! Love it all!!!!

alixrose said...

Your solution for being snowed in is exactly what I would do!
Love the lace!

The Daily Fashionista said...

It seems you're finding the bright side to the terrible snow storm. Red wine, fur stoles, and lace? Sounds like my kinda day too!

6roove said...

great pics :)
i like the fur <3

Audrey J. said...

I love that jeans on you, your legs look long and never ending lol. Sorry for the snow storm and hope you have awesome time inside discovering you!! By the way, thanks for your commnt and compliment at my blog! Hope to see you there soon!

Angela said...

ohhh now i'm lemming a fur stole. You wear it well!

Andy said...

looks like you're enjoying yourself trapped at your home! love the fur coat and the lacy sleeves! Enjoy!

xoxo,
andyquirks.blogspot.com

A Stylized Hysteria said...

It doesn't look too big at all- but it DOES make you look powerful! Love it!

FashionAddict said...

LOVETH the fur stole! Gorgeous! It looks so good with black.

D. said...

I loooove this stole! It looks great!

legalstyle said...

oh I love the tights with those shoes! very pretty, as always, E. (and hey, aren't we all drinking the blog kool-aid? have you seen judy aldridge's video? i just watched it seconds ago - kool-aid! kool-aid!)

valncami said...

Love your stole! We found one on ebay a while back and did a shoot with it back in November called "Into The Woods." I have only been able to wear it a night once here in California but it looks fabulous on you:)
XX
Valerie
abutterflybyday.blogspot.com

Ela said...

LOL, I'll drink the virtual kool-aid but that's it :)
I do agree!

You look marvelous! Love the stole, the lace and the staying in. Boo to snowy cold weather. Spring where are you???

libys11 said...

how fabulous!!!! :D

Good Girls Studio said...

You look marvelous dahling :)

Taylor Sterling said...

so glam! I love that shall!!

Anna G said...

I'm sorry your stuck. You look lovely. Thanks for all your comments.

emilypanda said...

i love EVERYTHING about your outfit! your stole.. the lacy sleeves... the tights peeking out of the shoes.. everything... great job!

Viva La Fashion said...

:) words can't describe my feelings well enough. so i'll just smile. :)

closet365 said...

I love this post! I totally wish I had a fur coat and some wine right now, but I'll just have to live vicariously.

Mmm. Blog Koolaid...

Jen said...

awww you look so chic and sophisticated in that lace top, red wine, and gorgeous fur :)
and i'm also loving the tights peeking out from underneath those jeans.

.:*aMbAr*:. said...

The coat looks amazing.. and powerful ;)

Talia said...

this combination is very chic and elegant. I like such clothes because they emphasis the femenity of the body.

Mode in Italy said...

wonderful fur and lovely shoes!

irene said...

love love love this outfit! it's perfect!

Susan said...

love this outfit! perfect.
xoxo

Ernest B. said...

Amazing!!! I just shed a tear because I am from Maryland - PG County, and when you just named all of the stores my friends and I used to shop at, it bought a nostalgic feeling of being 17 again. Thanks!!! Loving the blog, nice to see where the fashionistas are in DC. I can't wait to come back.

www.anernestpointofview.blogspot.com

Ernest Bee.

blackdog finds said...

That a garment can (and should) be so much more than just what we put on our bodies is such an important notion to impart! I love that this stole reminds you of your mom and grandmothers and it's super-chic!

Suz said...

your coat's amazing girl! haven't seen as beautiful faux fur as this one

Wendy said...

Gorgeous fur stole, very classic!

chicfaced said...

I'm finally back at work today. Obviously doing a lot of work.

You look very blizzard-glam in this. And your legs look a mile long (er than usual) with the all dark colors.

Brittany said...

You look so classy! I believe I saw a stole the other day at an estate sale with the exact same tag.. now I'm kicking myself for not buying it!

Grace said...

I love the combination of fur and lace. And pieces that have a story!

Love Grace.

She's Dressing Up said...

Love the outfit, especially the lace sleeves!

SogniSorrisi said...

Great stole!

Clare said...

That us a beautiful stoke, super jealous. I've been looking for a great fur coat but I seem to look rather silly in all of them..ah well.

iliketweet.blogspot

x

Christen said...

Love the stole - you're right, the color is divine. And no lie, I actually pulled out my rabbit stole the other night and enjoyed a really good bottle of wine with the boy the other night. What is it about snow that makes a girl want fur and wine? Hope you are able to get outside even if it is a mess tomorrow!

drollgirl said...

one of your best looks EVAH! and a little reminiscent of what i wore to the anvil concert last weekend, so you are cool like me. ahahhahaha!

:)

City Girl Chicago said...

I can totally commiserate with you being holed up in the apartment for the moment ~ though I know DC has 10x more snow than Chi-town right now. You look gorgeous and fab as usual, and I do hope that wine helps keep you warm ;)

Erin said...

I love the fur!! I found a beautiful vintage fur jacket at a thrift store & it had originally come from a popular dept store near my home. It makes it just that much more special! Anyways, your outfit is gorgeous & I always enjoy reading your posts!

anotherfishinthesea said...

Haha I love that you mentioned Henry VIII because and English king is totally the first thought that popped into my mind when I saw that first photo! You are so glamorous! :)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I am terrified of the cold and snow right now too! I love your solution! Those shoes are amazing.

Did you know H8 was trained as a theologian?

nonhousewife said...

What a fantastic look!

PS Has anyone ever told you that you look like the actress on the new hospital show "Mercy"?

rachel said...

Oh that looks like fun!! I can't wait for winter so I can enjoy my fur and red wine too.

Clare said...

Can I just say that I am SO jealous of your snow day.

Meg said...

Lovely coat. I really want a HBC coat, since it is such a symbol of Canada (and I saw a girl on chictopia with one and was super jealous).

Meg said...

Haha, I just read your comment on my last post! I didn't know you were an equestrian either! That is super cool! One of these days I'll have to post up a picture of me and my Scarface. And my baby Lily.

The Lion & The Unicorn said...

freaking amazing!!
i'm about to invest in a fur..
i bought a faux one for a dress up party a while ago and am now desperate to own my own (real!) fur.

RepublicOfChic said...

I stalk you on Chictopia, I stalk you here.

Boo! :)

Heee.. Love it here. Much admiration all the way from India :)

Clara said...

chic and beautiful
lovely <3
xxx

myedit said...

Wine, fur and lace...I like your way of saying 'screw you' to nature. Such a classy lady...
The Holsteins in my picture were in a field beside the garden location where my brother's wedding was. I thought 'dammit, I'm in Holland, I am taking a picture with the cows'. They were super skttish, so I had to move sooo slow to pose in front of them.

Rachel said...

You look absolutely fantastic! I'm loving the mink stole on you! So fab!

Amy said...

If I was going to be trapped in my house, this is how I would want to be trapped. You look amazing and I love that coat!

Oh and I am totally drinking the blog Kool Aid- totally!

xoxo
Amy

http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous stole, darling!
You look so chic!

xoxox,
CC

style, substance & sutton said...

Great find on the stole! I have a vintage mink bolero that is from the "it" store in Denver, and it was my great grandmother (her initials are sewn on the inside!)!! I will have to photograph it!!

Stay warm! And rock the Henry the VIII look - he was a bad ass!!

xx

Larita said...

i love your outfit, it's so perfect!!!!
have a nice and funny day
xoxo

Christina said...

What a good observation about the blogging world being so connected. And on that note, thanks for your comment the other day and I love your stole!

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

Love this fur. It is indeed sad, that the classic store like Woodies is now becoming a thing of the past.

emma said...

love the stole!

MOLLYKT said...

that stole is so gorgeous- you have the best taste in fashion!
also, i totally agree about the blogging thing. it's become kind of a social network aswell as a place to share your ideas.
in a way it's better than things like facebook, as it's easy to see who is interested in the same things as you, as you can read their posts to know what they're into:)
xxx

Savvy Gal said...

Fur and wine sound like the perfect solution. : )

soooali said...

SO elegant, you look gorgeous!

http://www.soooali.com/

Ruta said...

What an adorable fur jacket.

Ps. Lace = amazing.

The Owl's Closet said...

u look fab, E! i agree, i definitely feel some kind of comraderie with my blogging friends even though we have never met hehe yes, it is definitely awesome to be part of cultural history:) have a great weekend!

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

la flore et la faune . com said...

Yeah,, thank you, dear, that's a great gift : so sweet to come to Paris sunday.


xx


Paulette

Fashion Cappuccino said...

You look like a character from a movie!! I adore your fur coat!! xoxoxoxo

beckyxoxo said...

What a great look E ! Love your coat and tights and shoes ! Hope you're having a nice weekend ! Happy Valentine's day ! xoxoox

Andie said...

wow that fur coat looks so luxurious, i love it!

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ru.kurarin said...

those jeans are perfect on you and i adore the explanation of the inspirations for this outfit.

deb said...

This is the funniest post. When trapped inside forever due to snow, wine, fur, lace and ridiculous shoes are perfect solution! I will remember that tonight because we just got more snow.

I've also purchased a vintage fur coat for the label. On eBay. A Hudson's label handsewn in a custom coat. Because I'm from Detroit and Hudson's doesn't exist as it once did. Seeing that label was huge nostalgia wave. I cut the coat up to make something new and unfortunately botched the job. But the label is actually framed!

Anula said...

Oh...wow!These pictures are amazing!Love your outfit!You look very beautiful!Have a wonderful weekend!