Saturday, March 20, 2010

reader request: garden party, part 1

i received a reader request to post outfits appropriate for a spring/garden party in april. unfortunately most of my spring clothes are still boxed up in storage at my parents' house in nyc so i won't have many to post right now, but here's one. this is actually what i'm wearing today so i killed two birds with one stone! some pictures i took at the flower show earlier this month provided a perfect backdrop.


i picked up this cotton trench coat from Urban Outfitters the other day. now that Alexander McQueen has passed away i can't abuse my McQueen trench as much as i used to so i needed an alternative. i like this one because it's floppy and not stiff, kind of like the McQueen one. since it's cotton i can throw it in the washing machine as many times as i want - hopefully it will soften up even more with time.


ITEMS (mouse over to view detailed picture)
Urban Outfitters cotton trench coat
Banana Republic ivory camisole
Dolce & Gabbana lace trim camisole (old, from Filene's Basement/NYC)
Rick Owens silk bias skirt (old, from Filene's Basement/NYC)
vintage Hermes collier de chien belt
Christian Louboutin patent leather leopard wedges (old, from Barneys sale)
pearl and gold jewelry

Outfit Details

ok, enough blogging - off to enjoy this gorgeous weather!!! have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Lovely! The coat is really cute! Have a great weekend!

  2. Great find on the new trench! Do you mind sharing which particular coat this is from UO? I also love that the fabric isn't stiff!

  3. That flower show look so beautiful! Your spring outfits are great too.

    My trenches take so much abuse too. I have a black cotton one that I would machine wash and now regret doing so, it got the washed/faded look in parts that I'm not a fan of. But maybe beige is a different story.

  4. Lovely outfit. Can't wait to see more spring stuff.

  5. you have the greatest pieces in your closet and this outfit continues to prove that it's so.

  6. ^^ anon, it is the "staring at stars" trench. here is the link:

    UO trench

  7. Koko -- thanks so much for the link! I think it's fantastic you started a blog -- always inspired by your outfits & style from your stylediary days. :) Also great to see a stylish engineer out there!

  8. No I haven't!!! We should totally take a trip into the city and do somee vintage shopping! BTW- so good to finally meet you in person! :) I went to Bella and also another vintage store on fabric row..DANGEROUS! but a good dangerous..found some nice stuff. Thank you for the recommendations!