Saturday, March 29, 2014

Meandering



Winter/Spring transition outfit. Photo by Mike Kraus

Photo by Mike Kraus


Photo by Mike Kraus

Photo by Mike Kraus

Photo by Mike Kraus

Photo by Mike Kraus
Photo by Mike Kraus

Photo by Mike Kraus






We were meandering along the river. It was beautiful day in February (I know it's a mont late, but the outfit is still relevant with today so I hope it doesn't matter for you), it looked like it has been spring already. The weather was similar like in early April last year. The snow has melted away. We expected some flowers bulbs, because our back yard has been covered by them. We didn't find more flowers along the river, but it was glowing and the sun was brightly shining.

I still need to wear my beanie, scarf, thermo tights and warm outdoor shoes to protect me from cold breeze although it was sunny day. However, I wore just a light spring coat (more about this thrifted coat some other time) with a knit dress inside.

These are a perfect shoes for strolling around, because beside they are warm, they are durable enough to walk trough dirt and muddy earth. They have a nice support construction I can even lean my calves backwards and have a little muscle rest.
I wore: thrifted parka coat with label: Zooc, my beanie is souvernir from Dieng Plateau, east Java, thermo tights (with inner fleece) from NKD store, shoes are bought in Hofer supermarket here in Austria..

Wish you all lovely time wherever you are :-).

PS: photos of me by Mike.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Thrift Haul: Pockets Jacket

Happy Spring!

When I was in naschmarkt in Vienna there was this woman selling a pile of 50cent per piece clothes, with no specific category. People surrounded it, they were digging through, pulling out, throwing back pieces again and again. It was pretty insane so why not who knows I would find something. Most of this clothes were too big for me and no...that's not, this one not...I don't like. But then I saw this jacket. It was getting dark, and this jacket looked pretty good. I am always impressed with pockets. It's something I really need and functional.  Okay, so I bought it.

Secondhand C&A jacket with a lot of pockets.
Turns out...there are some flaws in this jacket I am going to explain you below but the flaws don't matter.

The label said it's from Here and There, Cool by C&A (C&A online shop here). Apparently it's from one of C&A's kids labels. When I thrift I don't only look for designer or high street labels item nor only look for adult size nor only woman clothes. Personally I like C&A by the way (especially their socks). They have wide range of options from adult to baby, man and woman with affordable price. They have even products with organic cotton.


I wore the Here and There by C&A jacket with United Colors of Benetton sweater, Ernsting's Family cord pants, Puma sunglasses and thrifted leather boots from unknown brand (with helicopter logo). Forgive my basic awkward pose :-).

Pen drawing on the chest, neck collar, button clip and zipper chest pocket, buttons clasps and zipper closure,
Front pockets to hide cold hands (with hole clasp, can hook something on it),
secure button

Hook for hanging, pen doodle on the label, pink/purple liner, inside pocket and handy pocket, waist hook.
Sweet:
  • Functional, suitable for outdoor activity, water repellent, seems to be sturdy/durable fabric but soft and  light weight at same time.
  • Comfy.
  • Pockets! My fave features. Buttons, zippers, hooks, neck collars (see photos)!
  • Machine wash, easy maintenance.
  • I love all of the details, for me they are pretty, as well as the colors.
  • The size is bigger than my regular fit size, but it fits even better because it covers my bottom (no worry about underwear embossed mark too hhehee) and there is room for pullover or fleece hoodie underneath.
Thrift cons:
  • After I got back home I found out that there are pen doodles at the chest and label that I couldn't remove it, perhaps from the previous owner. :) Ah, I think it's okay. it doesn't look obvious and quite blended. 
  • There are some broken stitches at the front pockets but they are only deco stitches. I think I can even repair them my self.
That's all!

I actually have skipped some photos. I don't know it still would look suitable to post photos of February winter outfits besides that I am just simply confuse: :). Anyway, I hope you have inspiring day, guys!



Sunday, March 9, 2014

Haul: Cord Pants

Cord pants from Gina - Ernsting's family
Red
and rusty like brown
I gain weight enlarges my waistline and hips. Now I fit into size 34, which the advantage is this size is easier to find in most woman department than 32. I am actually looking for more tailored formal trousers or if they are casual, I want them to be the slim skinny one. No more cord pants, I thought. However I came to Ernsting's Family shop and found these Gina cord pants size 34 in sale. The red pants for 5€ and the rusty brown ones for only 3€....and I ended up buying them both. Haha. Cord pants are a way too comfy to resist the sale.

Yes to:
They are so comfortable. Stretch. I can move nicely. 
Such cheap price for new pants.
No underwear marks.
The fabrics are corduroy cotton & polyester, so the advantage is that they are dry easier and warmer.
Close to skinny ones (I know they aren't that skinny). No baggy. Slip easily into boots. I wear boots from Hoss Intropia in this post.
I really like the colors, the dark washed make my legs look like I have muscles! Lol. I don't have red pants yet. I like that rusty effect. Would be easy to style it too, nice effect for the mix.
Not bleeding in washing and don't easly pick up lint (cord usually does)
Pockets.

Cons:
The are too long and I am lazy to alter them, but I think the cut/proportions still fit me.
Corduroy fabric may look thick and bulky, especially in bold colors but I'm fine with these ones.

I haven't seen a lot of outfits posts on blogs featuring cord pants. I just curious how others style them. I see not few either people here wearing cord pants. How about you? By the way, it reminds me of my childhood and teens too.

About Ernsting's Family, click here. I like their designs and the affordable price for the whole family. Unfortunately, they don't ship internationally. 

Have a lovely week everyone!
xo, 
Nataya

PS: This is NOT sponsored post

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