Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tailored and slouchy.

Perfect fall day.

Trench coat: Priorities
Trouser jeans: Habitual "Rakish"
Blouse: deargolden on etsy, 50s
Purse: vintage shop, 50s
vintage necklace: gift from sister-in-law
Deer pin: decoylab on etsy
Shoes: may or may not be my beat-up old Sketchers :P

I have a new jeans crush. I bought these from Gilt nearly two years ago, but they desperately needed to be hemmed, and I kept putting off going to the tailor until just last week. They were ready to be picked up over the weekend, and oh, they are PERFECT! I love my skinnies, but they're not super-comfy. Conversely, my super-comfy old jeans aren't super-stylish. I think these trouser jeans from Habitual combine the best of both worlds: they've got a tailored/slouchy Katherine Hepburn, Annie Hall, menswear vibe to them and they are so, sooooooo ridiculously comfortable. I want to live in them. Why didn't I get them hemmed sooner?!

By the way, the bag I'm carrying was my first-ever vintage find (about 10 years ago, now)! I've been taking it everywhere lately; it's one of those pieces that seems to accent just about every outfit, and can be dressed up or down. I think it deserves its own special post.

I wore this to a casual brunch with Dave and his parents. It was a perfect, lazy, sunny fall day. We went to the market, explored a bit of the Elmwood neighborhood, and then went home to relax. I think the sneakers kind of ruin the outfit, but I knew I would be doing a lot of walking that day. Next time I'll try some oxfords.




  1. adore this look from head to toe:) This bag is a real treasure! such a lovely blog, I`m your new follower:)

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  2. THis is such a great look- it's nice to take a break from skinnies - the jeans look so comfortable yet so dressy.

  3. I love your look! So glad I found your blog! I'll definitely be returning to see more!

  4. I don't think I could ever pull off trouser jeans, but they are so gorgeous on you. That trench coat with the deer pen is also just perfect

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  6. Wow, Alicia! Just found you blog - love it! This outfit is so cute! The deer is adorable! + 1 follower lol
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  7. i love that deer pin! i think im gonna buy it too,

  8. I really love your look... a vintage inspired ensamble with modern flair... hmmmmm reminds me of something...

    I think your outfit would be "complete" with one of these... ;)

    great blog... thanks

    Casey @ Tin Years