I’m about to lose my shit this winter. The snow is endless and I had such a positive outlook on it in 2017 and now I’m completely over it. My week in Mexico next month can’t come soon enough!
Anywho, I’m big into neutrals (obvi), but I love to incorporate a pop of color into accessories that I can easily take off or change out. I can never seem to fully commit to something loud and bold unless it’s easily removable. I had my eye on this knit beanie from Retail Therapy for a few months and I finally pulled the trigger and if winter is here to stay I guess I better have more fun and functional hats. I paired it with a cream sweater, my most prized vintage coat and jeans that make me somewhat immobile (damn no stretch denim.)
Mixing Old with New
Vintage coats like this one will get a second life in my closet. I like the idea of having something special that most likely no one else will have and if I can find the story behind it, even better. I bought this coat on consignment from Bella Furs in Grand Rapids.
They wouldn’t tell me much except that the previous owner was a well-known figure in the Grand Rapids area. I saw on my receipt that it was on consignment from a Van Andel, a last name I recognize as a Michigander. It’s pretty cool that my peasant ass can own a secondhand item from the likes of a Van Andel! This Chanel bag is also vintage, but I have no back story. I simply like that it was more affordable since it’s old as fuck and a little beat up.
I incorporated some new and added the Dierdre Double Horn Pendant by Stella and Dot–a piece designed by Rebecca Minkoff. I’m a fan of the gold mixed with the hematite pendant–a piece I can mix and match with whatever I wear like this look!
Sweater from Banana Republic | hat and Quay sunglasses from Retail Therapy | necklace by Stella and Dot x Rebecca Minkoff | boots by Nine West | vintage Chanel bag | vintage leopard coat by Dries Van Noten from Bella Furs
Photography by Brooke Cummings