Friday, August 30, 2013

Look of the Day: Fall Preview

A couple months ago, Redbook contacted me again and invited me to be part of their September issue. I was lucky enough to make it into the article about pattern mixing for Fall. It was a challenge as a lot of the obvious mixes had already been taken care of. Stripes & polka dots woulda been a cinch for me, but I was given the challenge of combining herringbone with animal print. I didn't think I owned any herringbone, but it turns out this herringbone plaid cape counts! 

I found the cape at an amazing estate sale in the earlier part of this year. It was like I was walking through my own estate sale in the future. There were piles as tall as me; all clothes. Tons of stripes, polka dots, and classic pieces, like this cape. I joked with my husband that it's what will happen if he dies before me. I will have nothing to do but spend his money.

The blouse is from another estate sale that I went to in West Seattle. I think it's quite possibly my favorite piece I've bought this year. I wear it so much and I love how unexpected the color looks with most other colors. It will be perfect for Fall, too. I have yet to compile my wish list for Autumn, but I'm starting to get some ideas. I know I'll be wearing this cape a lot! What are you looking forward to wearing?

Friday Fashion Fact:
Herringbone is the pattern and tweed is the cloth. That means my cape is a tweed herringbone plaid O_o

Vintage handmade cape (similar) - Vintage Dior blouse (similar) - Forever 21 skirt (similar) - Maison Martin Margiela for H&M wedges - thrifted Coach 


Melody said...

That cape is awesome!! Such a great find. I always want to go to estate sales, but I don't know how to find them in my area! lol

Dox said...

That's a beautiful cape! You look gorgeous :)

Unknown said...

Wow congrats on the Redbook gig. That's really exciting! I like how the color of the blouse brings the animal print and herringbone patterns together.

Unknown said...

I love this color palette! The mix of pattern is awesome too. That is seriously such a cool plaid cape.

Ladies in Navy said...

congrats on redbook and gorgeous coat!
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Keit said...

Hahha, got your on the fashion fact :D

I was reading about the difference between plaid and tartan and it turned out tartan is the pattern and plaid was the cloth O_O I have been living in a lie!

Awesome cape dear, and gorgeous styling as always. Can't believe Fall is already here!

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