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Monday, September 29, 2008

Winter Ready

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I love Christmas and I love the "winter", despite the fact that winter ceases to exist here in Cali, but I fondly remember white Christmases with my family when I was younger, blankets of snow, the smell of apple and cinnamon, and my mom cooking and baking up a storm in the kitchen.

So for me, I always look forward to the end of the year- the holidays. And shopping for the winter season was no exception! This is the first year I won't be going to New York for my job, but nonetheless it's going to be COLD in Washington when I go visit my parents and sisters for Christmas. Last time the BF and I were there, we went to Seattle Center and my face was frozen because it was so cold! Even though mom says that 55-60 degrees is warm to them. Go fig.

I bought these two jackets recently, the cream/white one from Wetseal (I think it's pretty new since it's not on their website) for around $40, and the black peacoat from Forever21. I was looking for a good peacoat since last year but never found one I liked, or at least one that was in my price range. This peacoat was only $45 which is a good deal considering it doesn't get that cold here in California.

I like the cream/white one because you can wear it two different ways and it's very light. I also love the big round black buttons on it. The peacoat is the perfect length (ends at my knees), and since I am fairly tall, it fits nicely and accommodates my long arms and isn't tight in the back which is a common problem I have in jackets which is why I usually wear a large when it comes to jackets, but I got a small this time. It's also great to wear with boots.

FYI, I don't really spend a lot on clothes because I only wear things a few times before it gets lost in my closet or it goes to my sister, unless I REALLY, REALLY like something, then I will spend a pretty penny on it. But those are extremely rare occasions. Truth be told, I am a BARGAIN shopper. I LOVE shopping for bargains and I don't care what anyone says, I live within my means. Even if I was filthy rich, my ass is STILL shopping at Target and Wal-Mart. Especially with the economy now, it's insane to spend frivolously.

The BF also got me a clutch from the Gap since we have a casual wedding to go to next month, it's super cute, it has frills on the side, and the clutch has this wiring so it stays open when you open it.



















And this was my outfit of the day (yesterday), the top is also from Forever 21, $13.

28 comments

A Gal On A Budget said...

Your boyfriend has good taste! I like the white coat w/black buttons best mainly because I love anything mod. How tall are you? You always look so petite in your pictures that I was surprised to read otherwise. Anyway, I hope you wear your goodies in good health!

Askmewhats said...

oh my! Your winter outfit look too cute! :) And I love your outfit from Forever 21..we've got forever 21 here but most of the time, the clothes are not as pretty as there! :D

Adriyah said...

I have the same dress from forever21. Mine's gray :D

Leslie Yang said...

I really love the last top! In florida, I don't really ever get the chance to wear coats or jackets cause everyone will start to think i'm crazy! lol..sucks unless i'm in the grocery freezer aisle.

miemiemie said...

puuuuuuuuurple! i love it!:) the cream peacot looks great on you, i like it buttoned all the way up :) gives a very asian/fob feel to it. cute cute :)

iamgrape1119 said...

Aww, I really like the coats you bought! I bet you'll look like a Grinfindor (sp?) student w/ that black peacoat and the scarf! I can't wait til winter either! I love when you get up early in the morning and you are all drowsy, then one step out of the door and take a deep breath of the COLD air, and you wake up 100%! Can't wait to see your winter outfits!

mazdachik93 said...

This is too funny! I love reading your blog and I never comment, but I had to with this one. I bought the same exact jacket from Wet Seal over the weekend and the same exact top but in black from Forever 21! I couldn't pass it up for $13!! Are you wearing leggings with it? It's definitely too long to be worn with jeans.... so leggings is a good idea... I couldn't think of what to wear with this.. thanks so much!

-Vanessa

PBW said...

I'm loving that adorable ivory jacket. How cute!

MakeupByRenRen said...

very cute sis! i see you rocking that winter white coat!

jeSmakeup said...

that black coat is nice!! whered u get it at? cuteee outfit bytw... purple n leggings =) somethin i would wear !

tinkerbellax30 said...

i love the white peacoat it's really cute. i spotted that dress at the forever21 website but i never found it at the actual store x(

jeSmakeup said...

Oh yea i totally forgot... i your post yesterday but was too busy to comment.. and tis morning i just looked at ur pix.. sorry =) well wetseal n forever... affordable price then! i gotta check this out.. u got greatttttt taste! thanks<333

Valerie said...

I love the white jacket and it's from Wetseal too, I love Wetseal :D
The price tag on the white jacket is totally affordable which is a total bonus. I'm a bargain shopper when it come to clothes too gotta save those money for more MAC :D

issa said...

ooh those jackets are very kute!! too bad we won't be able to really make use of jackets for a while still down here!

Fabuless Beauty said...

I'm a bargain shoppper as well! I'm a sucker for Ross, Target and Marshalls. I tend to buy clothes cheap as well, esp. trendy ones! I believe if you arent' going to wear it for more than one season..buy it cheap.

vanillasmush said...

love the coats and bags!!! btw, your look for the day is so pretty...loving the plummy purple color! so now!

A Gal On A Budget said...

Vanessa: You ARE tall! Damn, I'm jealous. I'm pretty short for someone of Eastern European descent (5'2") yet I'm the same height as my father and taller than my mom (she's 4'11" and could fit inside a Russian nesting doll).

Fabuless: I'm all about the Ross and Marshall's as well, along with TJMaxx. While I love Target, I've noticed I somehow spend significantly more than I planned to whenever I go there. How is it that I walk in to buy toilet paper and walk out having spend no less than $50?! I swear, something about the lighting and decor just says "Spend, spend, spend more!"

Tracy said...

Cute clothes! I had the hardest time finding peacoats last winter, and I ended up finding one at Nordie's Rack in the middle of the scorching summer for like $30. Haha. I'm also a bargain shopper. I'd probably be right there with you at Target and Walmart if I also had a buttload of money. LoL. If it looks good, wear it!

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Beauty is Androgynous said...

damn nessa i would kill for that white pea coat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i love black and white or cream n white two tone clothes.
it looks really classy n vintage/mod kind of.

ainstein said...

love the jackets! i got a similar one in gray. i love big buttons! nice clothes.

infernalmachin3 said...

55 to 60 is cold for you? oh my! try minus 30 (fahrenheit, if my conversion tool is correct) up here in toronto sometimes!

oh well, lucky you guys only need one set of clothes.

Sher said...

i love MOD inspired clothing liek the white jacket! so cute!

kae said...

i really like the white jacket! just letting you know that i'm linking you!

Shen said...

o my NESSA! I saw those 2 coats here at the bazaar. almost looks the same and cost about the same.. :) the other one i think was just $39. le sigh! i so wanted it but its waay tropical here.

forever21 is uber cheap there. your purple dress poly cost twice as much here. i actually spend less than 10 for my tops and bottoms. I also don't like buying expensive clothes unless its really one of a kind that i can wear year round. :)

caritadepancakes said...

40 bucks?! what a steal! thats the perfect amount for college students like me! thanks for the info i will be buying one soon :)

Shades Of U said...

Well I'm the complete opposite - I hate buying peacoats because I look like a midget in them and I would only use them two months of the year in my state. But those are beautiful coats and you look sexay in the purple top/dress. ;)

Nic Nic said...

the white jacket is cute, love the big black button details :D

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