November 28, 2009

Rainy Day Style!

Its a nice wintery, rainy day today!  Only the 2nd one of the season, so I'm excited!
This was the first year ever I did not shop on Black Friday! Well, not a mall or outlet stores anyway!  I even made a RETURN!! And I'm not even sure if that's legal on Black Friday...no doubt that will come up on my next security clearance process [ggggggrrrrr.... can you just hear the investigator "now, tell me, Black Friday, 2009, is there anything you would like to talk about? hhhhhmmmmmm????  As he/she/it holds the return receipt in his/her/its hand....]  ok, far too much coffee and paint fumes this morning.

I was too exhaused to shop and too many other unfinished projects to work on.  I did pack the bunnies and we took them to a sweet little fabric store 'in the country' about 30 miles inland.  This adorable shop has the most beautiful fabrics for only $14.00 per yard (I say 'only', it sounds reasonable to me; I'm not certain as to what fabric should cost...its better than the $40 per yard in Los Angeles last weekend!)  So I bought a few yards for upcoming projects.  This little shop has knitting classes and the little hats and handwarmers, that I could potentially make, were so adorable.  I want to take a class in January when the classes resume.  I want to make some handwarmers! (no, I have never knitted in my life...)

At 9:00pm after a long run and a 1/2 hour on the eliptical, I was feeling really antsy, as if I hadn't shopped in, I don't know, years...And NO the bag containing $125 worth of fabric and trim sitting innocently waiting to be formed in to a lovely window treatment did not count...so when Edgar returned from his work out at the gym. we went to a little shopping center a miles or so away and I returned a few things at Marshalls.  I roamed the store for a 1/2 hour, but nothing called out to me.  Edgar found some great Italian shoes, however, so he actually had a great time!

This is my Laundry by Shelly Siegel coat that I bought for $145.00 (that is not a typo!) a month or so ago.  Honestly, do I look like a mushroom??  It is down-filled and I'm hoping it will be warm on very cold days because I freeze)...What do you think?  I'm still contemplating keeping it....






This is a shorter version in cream at Bloomies:








8 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I think the coat looks good on you. You are thin enough to pull it off. I think it would look bad on someone with any extra weight. Keep it. It looks extra warm too!

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Little Bow Prep said...

Lovely coat! And it looks so warm too!

Gwen said...

I love the coat. Definitely looks warm for the cold winter days ahead!!! XOXO

C said...

i love this coat. looks sooo cozy and chic.



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Susu Paris Chic said...

The coat looks very nice on you! I have a similar kind, but shorter and beige.

bunny, The Paris House said...

The coat looks great, you need to keep warm , plus its cute and fun!! Your thin and in great shape so you look stylish in it. Well its the morning and you have me totally motivated to get down stairs in my little gym and workout!! You are so inspirational, stylish and energetic...my kind of woman :)
have a fab. day
xx
Bunny

Kristin said...

That coat looks ridiculously cozy yet chic!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Oh, I LOVE the coat! It looks toasty, but very chic at the same time and the boots just make it!

To answer your question, I don't use stencils at all. Everything I do is freehand, but I think I'll do a post showing how you can get a hand painted look with stencils...