This outfit was put together on a stormy day... a really stormy day, with heavy downpour and wind blowing... but of course, when I was putting it together, I did not know yet what was awaiting me!
We found a dry spot under the roof of a strip mall. Justin handed me a huge umbrella, so I was mainly dry, which was really lucky as this trench is 100% cotton, and apparently not water resistant. I bought it on sale for about $70 last Summer or early Fall and wore it a couple of times, but I don't believe I showed it here on the blog before. It is beautifully made, with lots of thoughtful details throughout, not to mention the main attraction - polka dots! This cute little pattern takes a traditional wardrobe staple right into the stratosphere!
I wanted bright colors to fight gray weather that day, and black is an excellent frame for my colorful 1970s inspired outfit.
The photos above are by Justin, and the two photos below are by me.
On the selfie, I wanted to show the beautiful paisley print in one of the most striking color schemes that I've seen. I found this wrinkle-resistant cotton shirt at Goodwill a while ago, for no more than $5 (a brand new shirt of this type would cost around $80). It's in excellent condition and goes with so many things in my wardrobe!
Tigers and I agree - orange and black make a great combination! And patterns are just plain fun! We might disagree on some other things, but shhh, tigers don't need to know.
I took this photo on my walk at the Tacoma Zoo and Aquarium last week - don't ask, I just felt like going to the zoo. :)
Trench coat - Ralph Loren
Skirt and hat - Lane Bryant
Shirt - thrifted
Purse - vintage
Boots - Naturalizer
Earrings - Chico's
Necklace - boutique
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