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Monday, 8 December 2014

Brother's Coat and Corduroy Skirt.





Coat - Hand-me-down From Brother
Scarf - From a Friend
Cardigan - Charity Shop
Top - From a Friend
Skirt - Charity Shop
Belt - Vintage
Chelsea Boots - Office

Excuse me while I just give myself a pat on the back for once again creating an outfit consisting of only second hand clothes (except for the shoes - damn you Chelsea boots!). So, congratulations to me and wearing shit other people didn't want which, haha. As I've previously mentioned, does make me just a little bit smug inside and even more so considering three of these items were freeeeee. The first being this lovely brown coat that was previously owned by my younger brother, yes I did say younger. Fortunately for me his monkey arms quickly outgrew it and forced it to relocation to my wardrobe. The texture is a little hard to describe so the best I can give you is that it's a very fine corduroy/ fake suede / canvas. Hope that paints the picture I'm going for here. Regardless, it's really warm and even boasts an inner breast pocket where I like to keep my phone for safe keeping. Also means I actually know when I'm being rung as it vibrates on my boob as opposed to me rifling through my back and finding 16 missed called. First world problems eh? Handy pockets aside, the coolest bit about this coat (sarcasm alert) is that it has a little metal embellishment on the breast saying 'FASHION' - just in case I ever forget who and what I am. 

The top and skirt are two firm favourites of my current wardrobe and get worn so much I swear my other items get jealous. The skirt was a fantastic find in a charity shop whilst I was gallivanting across New Zealand a couple of years ago. When I bought it, however, it was twice the length and really mumsy but not in a good way - so I hacked away at it with my scissors, ran a straight stitch along the bottom and then bam, fab new skirt! I've always been a fan of DIY and trying to make something out of nothing as my mum would say. 

On a personal note, I am currently in the midst of my many exams and just feeling so pooey about it and sorry for myself. I've done four exams and still have six to go - urgh. I just keep thinking how great it will be when I'm done and I can finally get into the Christmas spirit. Saturday 13th December is my last exam and will be a great day! Mark it in your calendars people as the day I either get drunk or just sleep a hell of a lot. It could very well be a combination of the two. 


My old French teacher used to play this to keep us motivated, and right now I need all the motivation I can get.

28 comments:

  1. I ALWAYS look forward to your posts. You just have a fashion style that's different to the other bloggers I follow. I love that your outfit is mostly second hand. Just goes to show that you can still find amazing stuff from things other people didn't want! Good luck with your exams! :)
    It'smylife

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  2. Fabulous outfit! I love how you've incorporated the jacket into your style! Best of the luck with the rest of your exams, you can do it! :)


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    x

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  3. Love the fact you're wearing your brothers jacket and it looks great on you as well.

    Xx Anne
    www.sickchicksblog.blogspot.nl

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  4. Very cute outfit, I love the skirt!! <3

    I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts;

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    x

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  5. Ugh, just hearing the word exam gives me shudders- good luck with them! And i looove getting handme downs from my brothers haha. That coat is awesome and looks great with your cute skirt. It's very sporty but in a very American Apparel kind of way. Which is a huge compliment ;)

    xo marlen
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  6. Your outfit is really good. you are also looking good.

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  7. absolutely adore this outfit - very mod! and great that it's mainly second hand x

    cat / je suis cat

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  8. I am perpetually impressed by your ability to make outfits out of vintage and secondhand clothes, and look like an absolute babe!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyleblog

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  9. Laura Jane McCarthy12 December 2014 at 16:34

    Love the cardigan and scarf!

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  10. really like the skirt and belt !

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    lots of love xxx

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  12. I love the jacket you have inherited from your brother - unfortunately my brothers are 7 and 9 so doubt I would be able to fit in any of their clothes! xx


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  13. Excellent thrifting! I love everything about this outfit, especially the cardigan and scarf! xx

    P.S. You seriously had the coolest French teacher. Ours just used to say if our pens worked as hard as our tongues we'd get finished quicker. Survivor would have been far more motivating! xx

    VIVA EPERNAY

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  14. Aww thank you Miriam that it such a compliment and a half! And yes, I loooove buying second hand clothes so much!

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  15. Thank you Karen, I think most of my exams went ok - fingers crossed!

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  16. Ooh thank you Anne, its a perk of being petite!

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  17. Thank you, I am so glad my exams are over now - I did end up just sleeping all day, haha. Hope your housemate had a fabulous birthday!!

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  18. I don't think I gave him much choice to be honest, haha.

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  19. Thanks, I think my exams went well, though this is the first time I had this many exams in 4 years!! I'm gonna take that American Apparel compliment and pop it in my compliment jar, so thank you - I love AA so much but just cant afford it :(

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  20. Yeah it is quite mod, thank you :) Also cool blog name!

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  21. Haha, thank you! I swear it is no talent - more like rolling around in my wardrobe and hoping for the best.

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  22. Oh no, you could sew they're clothes together and make it your size, haha!? Or perhaps they will just inherit clothes from you the lucky things :)

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  23. Ooh thank you Sarah. Your teacher was right though! Mine was a cool teacher but equally as random - he'd whack out his guitar mid lesson and sing us made up songs!

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