Sleeveless Wool Overcoat: DIY. Long-sleeved top: Petit Bateau. Gold Lion Door Knocker Pendant: ASOS.com. Beaded Wrap Ring: handmade by me. Belt: unknown (bought too long ago). Dark Rinse Trouser Jeans: Old Navy. Grey Padlock Bag: Aldo Accessories. Wedge Suede Boots: Metro7 (Wal-Mart).
Day 6 of my 30 Days of Outfits Challenge: November 6.
Today it’s craycraycray. I have to take Lil Tot to ANOTHER birthday party at a gymnastics place in the early afternoon, then, after dinner, drive to downtown Portland for my first production meeting for the pilot of this web series we’re working on. I can’t wait to sit down and start hashing out the aesthetics of the shoot!
So I had to wear something that was simple enough to go from a kid’s birthday…to a professional (but casual) meeting. Something that when worn, showed to everyone else on the team that I got it in the bag.
Of course! This sleeveless camel wool coat I’ve wanted to DIY ever since I saw the Michael Kors version featured in Vogue awhile back. But it was Spring turning into Summer at the time, and I couldn’t find any camel coats at the thrift store. And then Maegan from …love, Maegan DIY’ed her own version. And it was awesome. So when I did finally find a coat at Goodwill the other day ($14.99, hello!!) I just followed Maegan’s fabulous DIY tutorial to make my own. (There’s always that brief uncertainty before hacking off the sleeves of a perfectly good coat. I just hold my breath, and close my eyes. For a moment – not when I’m actually cutting.;-)
I’m in love with this Lion Door Knocker Pendant from ASOS. Ohmygoodness it’s so unique! People have been stopping me all day to ask about it. (And it was only $14!! shhhhh) The ring I made a million years ago from some old beads I had knocking around in my bead box and some jewelry wire. Nails are a layer of Deborah Lippmann Waking Up In Vegas (the same color Lady Gaga had on her nails on the recent cover of V Magazine) over Chanel Particuliere. I wanted to do a “camel” shade…somehow it came out really gray. (Greige?) If anyone has any recommendations for a camel-colored nail polish – I’m all ears!
This week is going to be insane for me, as we’re having Lil Tot’s 5th birthday party this Saturday, and he’s expecting a Mario Kart cake, complete with pipes, chomping flowers, trees, and Mario racing Luigi and Yoshi. (Every year I make him a really involved cake. This might be my most ambitious undertaking yet! …And if I fail, you’ll probably be seeing it on Cakewrecks.;-)
What are everyone else’s plans for the week?
Fall Fall FallFallFall!! (better rake rake rakerakerake…??)
Unrelated to the outfit – I am so jealous of the beautiful red leaves. We don't get that here in Texas lol.
I made this sleeveless coat too from love, Maegan's DIY. I love yours in camel!
great outfit! (as usual) and LOVE that picture with the falling leaves!
@BrandiYeah, I really missed Fall the 4 years I lived in Hawaii. I was so homesick for all those leaves on the ground! I guess without Fall I felt like the years weren't going by, like time wasn't moving.;-)