Saturday, January 29, 2011

sick day shopping

Sorry for the lack of posts, I came down with the flu for the first time in about 6 years. It's also hard to stay motivated when your only footwear choices are snow shoes and rubber wellies to wade through slush! This is seriously the most effort I've put into an outfit since the weather gods decided to hit the northeast with a blizzard a week, so you really haven't missed much.

In better news, I'm totally in love with my sick day purchase - this men's style oversized jacket by Vanessa Bruno Athé. One of my shopping goals for the year is to buy less clothes and avoid impulse purchases, but when I was home sick for three days straight clicking "proceed to checkout" was the about the only thing I had enough energy for. I haven't been that sick in a long, long time - here's hoping there's at least another 6 years before I get sick again!

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Below I included a closeup of my Via Spiga coat for those of you who wanted to see the buckles in detail - just click on the picture to see it full size. I was actually wearing the Vanessa Bruno jacket underneath the coat when I took the closeup - it really is amazing how much I can stuff under this coat!



Vanessa Bruno Athé wool jacket (theoutnet.com) // McQ leather shorts (theoutnet.com) // Via Spiga coat // Huntress welllies (zappos.com) // Steven Alan reverse seam shirt

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18 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that you're sick. Hope you feel better soon love.

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  2. hey, i've missed your posts! hope you feel better soon.
    sounds like you and i have been in a similar ship: sick, blizzard, sick, blizzard, back injury, sick, blizzard...now, school.
    i need new snow boots. it's bloody cold and slushy out and my knee-high doc's are definitely not up to the task of foot high snow dunes. oy. what's a girl to do? these nyc women in their ever-so-stylish pumps are killing me. jealous.....

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  3. the vanessa bruno jacket is wonderful! definitely a worthy well-making purchase! feel better (you're much more stylish sick than i could ever be)!

    x
    L

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  4. Get well soon!
    The jacket is gorgeous!

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  5. That coat is beautiful. Feel better :)

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  6. Hope you'll feel better quick! You look very good. The blazer seems to be an amazing buy.

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  7. Take care!
    I like the dandy on a fishing trip look.

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  8. seriously! we really have had 1 blizzard / week. i feel your sentiment completely. i've been wearing wellies and boots every day. everything's covered in road salt. given the atrocity outside and your flu, seems like your sense of style is still intact :o) loving the vanessa bruno athe jacket.

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  9. I hope you're well by now. Looking at the beautiful jacket should help!

    I really loved a Vanessa Bruno jacket I saw on the Outnet too, but not a practical buy for me.

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  10. It's great to see You again.I agree with Pennerad, I really missed Your posts.
    Your latest purchase is more than amazing.
    I hope You feel better soon.Have a speedy recovery:)

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  11. great look. i love the fact that you're wearing pearls and wellies!

    i need a white shirt like that...also pearls..plain wellies...(my wildly printed pucci rain boots aren't doing it for me anymore. they're a bit loud!)

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  12. Thanks for all the well-wishes!

    Style Odyssey: I was given a pearl set recently from a relative and have been trying to mix in each item. Not really my style so it doesn't come naturally but the pearls are so pretty it's a shame to not display them. I've been wearing the pearl earrings every day to work though. I did think it looked a little odd after viewing these pics, lol.

    Aissa: "Dandy on a fishing trip" - ha! Perfect description. More fishing trips in my near future, unfortunately, as freezing rain and snow are in the forecast for the next 3 days!

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  13. Wow.. that jacket is just gorgeous, I am incredibly jealous. Get well soon!

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  14. Nice blazer!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  15. glad you're feeling better! and even if the VB jacket was a sick-day purchase, at least it is one you won't regret.

    have you worn your wellies a lot in the snow? i'd been wearing some loeffler raindall rain boots this winter, and just noticed that the rubber is all cracked- i'm assuming from the cold. i was going to replace them with wellingtons but was afraid!

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  16. aww!! i hope you're feeling better!!

    i'm so glad to hear that you shop on THE OUTNET! I actually work there now :)

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  17. Wow, even in extreme wether and with the flu, you still look amazing!!!

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  18. I hope you're well by now. And your jacket is gorgeous!

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