Monday, 6 February 2012

Invincible Monday!

Well, it's time for Patti's Visible Monday, but today I was feeling pretty invincible. I decided to try to overcome my fear of white coats. I've had this thrifted Armani Exchange white coat for quite a while and it was in my studio ready for a custom paint job when I decided to give it one last shot in its pristine condition and... I'm surprised I liked it! You know how some days you get a positive energy bubble around you that rubs off on everyone you meet? This was one of those days during my inspiration and style-scout walk.

I wasn't sure whether to go with black tights and black shoes or mustard tights and red shoes - I chose the black and black to ground myself and get framing with my hat and gloves, plus it makes the look a bit warmer on this chilly day, especially when I'm already chilling it with a white coat. The Chanel sunglasses were a gift, used.

Details of the outfit:

  • thrifted Armani Exchange coat, $20 or so, Value Village
  • knit scarf from Sears I think
  • blue stretch dress from Metallicus, and lots of T-shirts under it from Metallicus (layering at 5 degrees C)
  • vintage shiny black shoes with short deadly heels

That's it. I look forward to checking out all your Visible Monday looks too. Thanks, Patti, for this forum, at Not Dead Yet Style.





13 comments:

  1. Oh yes, the "original" white of this coat looks just perfect with your gray dress and black tights/shoes -- what a great find that coat was! Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday : >

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    1. Hi, Patti,

      Thanks for your comment. And again, thanks for hosting his fun event on Mondays.

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  2. Oh, I love the palette in this outfit, the cool winter colors. And, I like the translation of visible to invincible. What had you been planning to paint on the coat.

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    1. I was thinking I'd dilute some acrylic paint with water to avoid getting a plastic finish and make a colour gradient from blue/greens to red/yellows, with a few contrasting colour strokes along the way. The coat is dry-clean only so I didn't want to dye it - it was a make or break thing. I did in fact machine-wash on gentle and hang dry and it worked perfectly. But now I like the white and will be much more gentle with this baby.

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  3. I know what you mean about the white coat thing but yours looks so chic! I can see why it was spreading positive energy! Would love to see it with the colored stockings too!

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    1. I thought the white coat thing was just me, so I'm glad to know that you're of the same mind. I guess couching the white in other colours is what does the trick. Thanks for dropping by and following!

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    1. Hi, sacramento. I joined you on google follow some days ago...maybe it's not showing up properly. My profile icon is a cartoon character. In my profile I also have some blogs listed as "BLOGS I READ" when I they should actually be "BLOGS I FOLLOW," so I need to fix that, but I should still show up as a mini icon among your followers. If you still can't see me in google follow, please let me know!! I looooove your blog, your style, your thoughts.

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    1. Yessss, I am a romantic too! When I first saw your blog I immediately thought of poetry.

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