Friday, February 2, 2018

Winter Outfit with Puffer Jacket and Plaid Shirt

My winter outfit with puffer jacket, plaid shirt and calf boots
Puffer down jacket with plaid shirt tucked out

That day was cold when i wore this outfit. Everyhing i wore including puffer jacket are thrifted! Well, except underwears, socks, backpack, and gloves haha. I am that thrifty, am I not. I took most of photos inside the house but I really wore it outside.

I actually call puffer jacket a squeezzy jacket, or I like it more bomber jacket due to its shape. In Austria they call it also Steppjacke (quilted jacket). I see it is in trend right now, but despites, i've been always loving it. I just got this coincidentally at Naschmarkt in Vienna. Nobody wanted it so it layed on the ground for free. Only later on I realized, it has some holes already, the down and feather filling has been leaking, but I determined to mend it (a DIY idea came to mind), but anyway, it still works well to keep me warm. 

Previously I had worn this jacket trough the stormy snowy day, and it works indeed well to protect me. In addition, I sprayed it with impregnation liquid before. I should probably share you my outfit on that day first. 

Tucked in...

or tucked out?

This jacket is from label Ecko Red. It has zipped around detachable hip lining with front buttons fastening, so i guess it's actually a ski/snowboard jacket (?), but I think silhouette wise, I wear better without it. (See second pic from the bottom, it's not flattering, or blame it to my awkward pose)

What i like more about this jacket is the durable (despite some holes) fabric, adjustable draw cord around the hood (and the hood is big enough to accomodate my big bun), nice crystal detail and embroidery the label (little details count!) and two pockets with top flaps roomy enough for my pocket camera and smartphone.

The length with the zipped off hip lining is not flattering on me or it's just my awkward pose, because a car was coming then stopped and I was shy

I bought the J. Crew plaid shirt in Pfennigbasaar, Stuttgart. I initially bought it for my sister, and it's J. Crew, label i've been long curious to try. It was great chance to find American labels clothing in charity market from American Community, although if they are available in Europe too. Anyway, my sister didn't want it, so it really became my chance to try. It fits nicely loose but i guess not sloppy. Very comfortable. I've been into plaid shirts when i thrifted there.

Full look puffer jacket and plaid shirt tucked out version

The loop scarf i bought in annual charity market in Eichgraben. It's from Cecil. I wasn't sure about the abstract print and colors before, didn't know why i bought it, but turned out it was very comfortable and has the right dimension as a loop scarf, as hood, as an arm cover or even as a skirt! It's not a very thick and warm scarf, so it would be nice for spring and summer too.

The jeans is XXL Denim by Forever 21, and the fleece headband is super comfortable, fluffy and covers my ears nicely,  both i found in Pfennigbasaar Stuttgart.

The boots was long time ago thrifted in annual Fleamarket in Tulln. Unbranded. They are getting too big now, i don't know why. Most of my boots are getting too big! Do my feet shrink?

The 2 in 1 gloves/mittens were not thrifted but i bought them in sales in Accessorize shop in Stuttgart.  It was Bought 3 Pay 2 Promotion. I bought the gloves 2 and 1 pairs were for my sister. They were soon become my favorite, because it's warm  (with few percentages of cashmere) and i can easily open the mitten front to uncover the fingers to do something on smartphone, for example, until along the way i realized, i need more of using my thumbs and i need to pull off the whole gloves to have so.

Lastly is my hair, i styled it side braid this time. My problem with it is that it got caught on the zipper quite often haha.

Once again shortly here is what i wore:

  • Ecko Red puffer (ski/snowboard?) Jacket, 80% down, 20% feathers
  • J. Crew plaid shirt, thrifted in Pfennigbasaar Stuttgart (once a year)
  • Unbranded leather boots, thrifted in Fleamarket Tulln (once a year)
  • XXL Denim Forever 21 jeans
  • Thrifted fleece thermal head and ear band
  • Accessorize 2 in 1 gloves/mittens

Ok now i have to go, untill next time. I wish you a great weekend.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Winter Outfit with Panda Beanies, Wool Blazer, Vintage White Blouse and Leather Boots

After I took selfie I lost one ear of my panda beanies
Hi everyone,
It's been long time! Now i finally give blogging one more chance. I lost words to make it its own post, so I will just jump to this winter outfit of mine.

I have a long hair now, it hits my hip. The problem with mine being this long but frizzy is it's caught on everything, if you let it open. It's the same kind of annoying thing you'll encounter with sand haha.

I wore this blazer jacket (looks like a military style blazer) from Mango. It doesn't feature zipper but it doesn't mean caught free. Some hairs would always find their way to stuck on the buttons or between the detachable knit scarf. I ended up put my hair on a top bun most of the time, because this hair style is the most huzzle free for me, except one thing: my hats won't fit anymore.

winter ootd: panda beanies, bleazer coat and leather boots
Freezing cold wind along the way, I wrapped my long hair around my neck

Blazer coat from Mango, Panda beanies and long strands of hairs

Panda beanies, vintage white shirt with pretty lace details
Panda beanies and vintage white shirt with pretty lace details
Here I wore my panda beanies. I really wanted to wear this, so I wore my hair down in a tail, and because it was so windy along the way I wrap my hair as a scarf. In balance, this is one of the advantage to have a long hair. Instead of my usual hair bun, I had then pom-poms, not only one but two pom-poms. They are the panda ears, you see. However, only after I looked my self on the toilet mirror in a caffe, I realized I missed one pom-pom! I lost it just after i took the selfie you see here. Thankfully the woman in the bakery shop found it on the floor, but i let it like that in the meantime. It made sense, because my panda beanies has one eye covered, so why not one pom-pom on the same side too.

Talking again about my jacket, the cut fits well and looked like as it lengthened my torso a bit. The fabric is wool blend with lining and it's warm, plus the detachable little knit scarf, but it's not enough to help me with the freezing.

I thrifted my white blouse in Pfennigbasaar in Stuttgart, an annual charity market from the American Community. It looks vintage (probably it is), I find the lace details on the wrists and along the hem are very pretty, don't you think so? Its fabric is thick cotton so it's opaque which I prefer. 💖

Down to the boots, i got them also in Pfennigbasaar, and I paid nothing for! They throw them in the giveaway box. I saw about three pairs of black boots, but only on these ones I saw no defects. However, when I tried them on, I felt one of the ankle frame was folded inwards. Luckily, it happened to be no problem. After I cleaned them (they even looked clean like new) and stored them with a plastic boots storage inserts, the folded frame seemed to be back in place. I'm happy with these boots. They are comfortable my feet don't slip forward, but the soles are soft so when there are gravels, I feel them  trough the soles, especially in this winter time when gravels are poured on the pedestrian road to anticipate slipping danger.

Oh..and my jeans were also thrifted in Pfennigbasaar hahaha. I did bring home quite a lot from there. Not as many as I thought to be though. Anyway, turned out, they are XXL Denim from Forever 21.

So here is once more:

Blazer jacket: Mango
White vintage blouse: unbranded, thrifted in Pfennigbasaar Stuttgart
Jeans: XXL Denim Forever 21, thrifted in Pfennigbasaar Stuttgart
Boots: unbranded, thrifted in Pfennigbasaar Stuttgart
Beanies: unbranded, I forgot where I bought it.

Thanks for reading, untill next time.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Outfit: Texture of Adventure

Worn out canvas. Reused close up pic from my Shabby Garden look.
Worn out suede. Reused close up pic from my other look.

Hi. This is a different combination of items I wore in previous posts (I just reuse bag and shoes close up pics from my Shabby Garden look). I love the rough textures mix of linen, thick denim, worn out canvas, leather and suede. I think it gives a sense of adventure, a trace of memorable journey (I'm still curious about what story it might be which left a cigarette hole on the bag). Here, for example, I've been wearing it off-road in the woods, just near our home hahaha. In fact, each item is super comfy, durable and functional, yet has affordable price. I did hope I looked mature enough in this casual outfit.

Linen jacket: LOGG by H&M (old)
Stripes tee: Divided by H&M (old)
Boyfriend jeans (indeed man jeans): CCS Legacy Flex (old)
Canvas bag: €1 thrifted in Naschmarkt, Vienna.
Suede shoes: Timberland (old).

The highest price range in this ensemble is the Timberland shoes, but they worth the price for their comfort. The fact that mine are gift from my sister (knew it!) is lucky me, hehehe. I've been hearing a lot of good review about Timberland shoes therefore I really want to try.

Talking about suede leather, I love its look and durability. The down sides are dirt and stain often difficult to clean and prone to mildew.  Upon wearing, either it would look gross, or good one, if the worn out marks would be like aging gracefully. I don't know how these shoes looked like when they were new, but my sister must have done something great.

There are a lot of outdoor shoes made of suede. With the right treatment and  maintenance, they last long and even can be water resistant. However, for other type of suede shoes especially with light color I avoid wearing them in wet, muddy condition or salty road.

Linen and canvas are also durable, but the colored ones can easily fade and look dull upon wearing. Seems like I just did experiment with a total worn out textures mixed all an outfit ensemble. Perhaps I should wear ripped off washed out jeans too. Still I wish my own skin is smoother. :-)

Wish you enjoy your own great time of adventure. Take care!