Casual To The Max

sweater: vintage
jeggings: Pimkie
boots: ASOS
socks, coat: H&M
bag: Zara



I haven’t had time to blog all day because I had that early christmasparty with my family today. Worst thing is: I didn’t even have the time to take pictures, so sad because I looked so nice! haha. I ended up changing out of my red velvet self altered dress (of course, whenever you prepare something you end up not using it) because it was too warm. Seriously, how hot is skin tight velvet? Literally speaking of course! :D So I ended up going for this really pretty white strapless midi length H&M dress. I’ll try and photograph both dresses tomorrow or the day after. I loved em both, the red one was really glamorous and sort of Joan Holloway sexy, and the white one was all pretty and all Betty Draper princessy. Yes, I’m totally obsessed with Mad Men. I’ve seen quite a number of fine tv series, but Mad Men is the very best I’ve ever seen. The visuals, the characters, the performances and THE WRITING. It’s really absolutely perfect once you get past all of the smoking and drinking. I’m in love with each and every character, flaws and all. All of them pull you in and make you want to get to know them better, figure out why they are the way they are and do the things they do. If I was rich, I’d buy hundreds of copies of the dvds and hand them out to friends and strangers, forcing them to check it out.
Seriously, there are so many people out there fawning over True Blood, CSI, House or Prison Break, but they don’t have a clue. MAD MEN is where it’s at and you guys should all check it out!
Outfit: this is my version of the perfect casual warm winter outfit for a day when I don’t want to fuss over what I’m going to wear. The sweater is thrifted and probably belonged to a dude at some point as it is quite big, but I love that. Gamine chic, right? And my favorite supercomfy pair of jeggings of course. I wanted to wear my brown ASOS boots again because I had envisioned them looking all cool with my tight jeans, and I wanted to do some kind of ankle layering (just invented that phrase, feel free to use it but credit me plz) so I cuffed my jeggings and pulled up my christmassy socks.
I wanted to keep it all sort of classic and timeless, so I grabbed my camel swing coat. It reminds me of Sherlock Holmes by the way. My boyfriend says it doesn’t make me look like Sherlock Holmes just because the thing is camelcolored and has some sort of checkered print. He has a point.
PS I’m thinking of getting an ombre dye job on my hair ends a la Rachel Bilson and Alexa Chung. I have been intending to make an appointment at the hairdresser’s, but I always postpone this kind of things. I just don’t like picking up the phone and tying myself down to get things like these done at a certain time, you know? I’m weird I guess.
I’m sure.

PPS: click this link to my chictopia blog to help me get in the style gallery! I'm still figuring out how that thing works :D

31 comments

  1. I love the Sherlock Holmes coat :)
    I never got into Mad Men, I think I missed the first series and I like to watch them from the beginning.

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  2. It also takes you a while to get to love the characters as they all really have quite a few flaws :) thanks!

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  3. I love this casual laid back look, so comfy and pretty looking. That sweater is awesome!! I can't wait to see how your dresses look!
    xJennaD

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  4. i really like this outfit. and 'ankle layering'.
    the boots are amazing and i think an ombre dye job would look fantastic.

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  5. I'm addicted to Mad Men - it's so phenomenally good! And the two dresses you're describing sound really beautiful, I hope you do get a chance to take photos.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  6. best casual outfit ever, you look warm and cut! Love the socks :)

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  7. You never fail to impress, even with a casual outfit! Love the socks:)
    Tiffany

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  8. Love love love the sweater and the bag! :) I think the idea for new hair do will look good on you! :)

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  9. Love the coat...I have a similar sweater and Id live in it if I could....you look casually chic:)

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  10. Thanks for your lovely comment!
    Love your pull and your shoes!
    KISS

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  11. Great outfit! I love jumpers like this. So beautiful!

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  12. I love the outfit and I LOVE MAD MEN!!! Favorite show! The outfit is great! I need a sweater like that...

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  13. That sweater looks super comfy! It makes me want to sit around a fire all day with family and hot tea.

    Katelyn
    blog.shopvoguevintage.com

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  14. love your boots!!! actually really love your entire outfit :)

    xo,
    cb

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  15. Oh wow, this is like my dream outfit at the moment. The fairisle jumper? Check. The cosy check coat? Check. The brogue boots? Check. The satchel? Check.
    Love, love, love it! :) x

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  16. everything is perfect :) écht geweldige casual outfit, kwil het allemaal :) blauw is mijn favo kleur :)

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  17. awww thanks sweet :) for coming to my blog and left a comment :) love it :) and i love your blog :) pitctures are really pretty! like your outfit too! love the bag especially :D im now a follower :) follow me back? :) xxxxx

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  18. Love your shoes so much :D
    Thanks for your comment!

    xx
    Marc

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  19. Love this! Especially those boots! Ah I hate it when I wear an outfit I love and dont have time for photos! Did that on saturday :-( Iv never seen Mad Men Tempted to buy the boxset as I heard such great things about it!

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  20. i adore your sweater. thanx for your sweet comment

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  21. so cute, i love everything you have on and i love your blog.

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  22. nice outfit :) you look cute :D


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  23. I saw that bag at Zara the other day and I thought it was uber cute!! You pulled it off super well. It makes me want to go back right now and buy it =). I love the rest of the outfit too, especially the boots

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  24. loooove this look and all the little details! really suits you well!
    stylingphotodiary

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  25. AMEN to that Mad Men rant, I LOVE THAT SHOW! completely hooked and I will be gutted when I finish the 4th season, I absolutely love Don, Joan, Betty, Peggy, Peter...all of them, I even love how their voices sound when they have smoke in their mouth, and I hate smoking!

    Great outfit, so comfy and warm, and we all need that right now soooo much!

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  26. AMEN to that Mad Men rant, I LOVE THAT SHOW! completely hooked and I will be gutted when I finish the 4th season, I absolutely love Don, Joan, Betty, Peggy, Peter...all of them, I even love how their voices sound when they have smoke in their mouth, and I hate smoking!

    Great outfit, so comfy and warm, and we all need that right now soooo much!

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  27. I saw that bag at Zara the other day and I thought it was uber cute!! You pulled it off super well. It makes me want to go back right now and buy it =). I love the rest of the outfit too, especially the boots

    http://styleandscarves.blogspot.com

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