Every girl deserves a Carrie Bradshaw moment. My moment was when I slipped on this tulle skirt. I’m a huge Sex and the City fan (mainly for the fashion) and Carrie Bradshaw twirling around in New York City wearing a tulle skirt and tank-top will continue to be the most iconic scene for many years to come. I remixed that Iconic look to fit the weather by wearing a beige turtle neck, fur coat and my blue satin Badgley Mischka Kiara embellished pumps. If you’ve watched the show, you’ll know that the Manolo Blahnik Hangsi Blue Satin Pumps are equally as iconic as the tulle skirt. Carrie Bradshaw was all about adding that extra wow factor to her outfits in a very chic way. My little extra wow factor was my Versace Silk Scarf (thrifted $2.00) that I wore as a headband by tying it around my hair in a cute bow. Fun Fact: These Badgley Mischka Kiara pumps were my wedding shoes and this is the second time I wear them.
Skit: Arden B Baby Blue Tulle Skirt, Goodwill: $4.00 / Turtleneck: Talbots, Goodwill: $4.00 Coat: Paris Blues Fur Coat, Goodwill: $8.00 / Scarf: Versace Silk Scarf, Goodwill: $2.00 / Bag: Vintage Beaded Clutch, Goodwill: $2.00 / Thrifted total: $20.00
Vintage Paris Blue Beige Fur Coat, similar here
Versace Silk Scarf, similar here
Vintage No Brand Clutch, similar here
Arden B. Baby Blue Tulle Skirt, similar here
Badgley Mischka Kiara Embellished Peep-Toe Evening Pumps, available here
I’m a clothes girl so if you ask my what era of fashion is my favorite, I might have a hard time answering. I’ll never be able to choose a specific era because I love something about each era. Today, I’m taking you on a trip down memory lane to the 70s by wearing a pair of wide leg crepe trousers and a peasant top. I have alway loved bell bottoms and wide legged pants because coming in at 5’4, it immediately elongates me.
I’m not the widest person when it comes to wearing white but there is something so crisp about white trousers. I’ll admit I own several pairs because I always have accidents on them but I own quite a few pairs of white trousers in different cuts and styles. I wanted a bright and cool outfit so I decided to pair the trousers with this pretty floral peasant top. I knew that I needed one more piece to take this outfit over the top and to give that 70s look, I added the fur coat. I added the orange faux-ostrich oversized clutch as another pop of color so that it stood out with the pants but kept the shoes simple by matching them with the blouse.
Trousers: Jones New York, purchased at Goodwill (BNWT): $4.00 / Shoes: Schutz Blush Shoes, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Clutch: Faux-Ostrich Orange Envelope Clutch, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Coat: Paris Blues Fur Coat, purchased at Goodwill: $8.00 / Thrift Total: $20.00
Paris Blue Fur Coat, similar here
Urban Expressions Faux-Ostrich Envelope Bag, similar here
Melló Day Blouse, available here
Melló Day Blouse, similar here
Jones New York Wide Leg Crepe Trousers, similar here
Schutz Blush Suede Heels, similar here
I know every time I discuss a thrifted item, I claim that one to be my favorite. Truth is, I have way too many favorites! If I had to list my favorites, this coat probably makes it to the top 10. I purchased this coat at Goodwill for $8.00, practically a steal. I know wearing fur can be controversial but everyone is entitled to their opinions. I respect everyone’s choice as I hope you all respect mine.
If you flip through magazine covers, log onto to your favorite fashion site, scroll through your instagram feed or are shopping at your favorite clothing store, chances are you might come across faux-fur/fur coat. If you happen to pick one up from the hanger, at first glance they may seem intimidating. It might immediately trigger images of cocktail parties or posh parties; you might even try it on or you may immediately shove it back into the rack thinking, “you can’t pull this off”, “I don’t even have anything to wear this with”, “I don’t have anywhere to wear this to” or “I’m never going to wear this” moment but the truth is, these coats can worn just like any regular coat. Instead of pairing this coat with a fancy cocktail dress or skirt, I decided to showcase it with three bottoms. One with a pair of silk pants and two denim outfits. The silk pants outfit was for a cocktail evening, the pearl denim was worn to a Cancer Awareness Event and the last outfit was a “casual” Saturday look. Faux-Fur/Fur coats can be worn pretty much anywhere, however, do expect double takes.
Pearls Jeans, Outfit details here
Fur Coat and Embellished top, outfit details here
Fringe Frill Jeans and Pompom Shoes, details here
Wearing open toe heels in the winter is probably not a great idea but I still can’t help myself. To fix that, I decided I was going to wear socks with them but of course, my socks provided zero warmth. I know socks and heels are usually a hit, miss or don’t do it for some but I personally like the look. I’ve worn socks with my outfits a few times and although it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing a pair of Uggs, it at least prevents my toes from freezing.
This is probably one of my favorite sweaters and thrifted finds. I love the way this sweater fits and what I happen to love the most, is its age. There isn’t much left of the tag but if I had to take a guess, I am going to say it’s probably from the eighties. I wanted a fun outfit to wear but still be able to keep warm. So I paired the sweater with these fringe jeans, pom pom heels (cause they’re so winter) and my fishnet socks. Of course the sweater alone wasn’t going to keep me warm so I threw on my fur coat thrifted from Goodwill for only $8.00. I love the way this outfit turned out because it’s exactly what I wanted, something fun and easy to wear while bringing some sunshine to the season.
Sweater: Vintage Sweater, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Jeans: Hidden Jeans: $30.00 / Shoes: Liliana Pompom Geo Print Heels: $22.00 / Coat: Paris Blues Fur Coat: $8.00 / Socks: Urban Outfitters Fishnet Crew Socks: $5.00 / Thrifted total: 12.00
Hidden Fringe Jeans, similar here
Vintage Floral Sweater, similar here
Liliana Colorblock Pompom Geo Print Stiletto Heel, available here
Paris Blues Fur Coat, similar here