Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Denial Twist

Coat: Goodwill
Jeans: J Crew
Boots: Jessica Simpson
Gloves: The Northface

Goodwill: the happiest place on earth. Or is that Disney World? Or the Puppy Bowl? (the obvious choice for the sports-spaceout/dog-obsessee) Anyway, there is rarely a time where I leave that establishment without a full plastic bag and a smile on my face. This past time, the plastic bag was filled with this coat! Among a sea of dingy Old Navy tshirts and grandma sweaters even my grandma wouldn't wear, I spotted a treasure. Shiver me timbers! Houndstooth! Red and Black! My Size! Exclamation points!

The my size part is a bit of a stretch. Actually, the coat could use some stretch... mostly in the arms. As you can see for yourself, the sleeves are a tad too short. Which puzzles me as the shoulders fit perfectly to my body. What type of person has arms half a foot shorter than mine?! Non-existent ones. Which leads to my eventual reasoning that the sleeves are meant to be short. Why would the company sell to people that don't even exist? See? Makes perfect sense... and with that I purchased the beautiful item for a definitely-worth-it $18. 

Houndstooth is my favorite print. Hands down. Sure, plaid is cool lately and leopard is the "newclassicorwhatever" but houndstooth has always had a soft spot in my heart. To top it off, this houndstooth is red and black. My red and black love has a more distinct beginning. And that coincides with my fandom for the White Stripes. I discovered Jack and Meg (more importantly Jack, of course) in the middle of high school and my obsession has lasted ever since. Say what you want about their music, Jack has an air about him that is irresistible. Trying to emulate some of their coolness, I found myself buying Red/White/Black clothing items more than anything else over the years. This coat will be a lovely addition to the collection. 

Oh and yes, I realize that my pointer fingers are glowing. No, they are not E.T. memorabilia, they are specially made for using touch screen items. Maybe this will make me cool enough to not feel intimidated going into the Apple Store next time. 

I leave you with this prize thanks to Google Images


  1. awesome find! i miss goodwill. need to find some good thrify/vintage areas out here.
    also, short sleeves are totally cool.
    exhibit a:


  2. You have a love for houndstooth as much as I have a love for leopard print. :) I'm a fan of the red and black too, though some would call it "typical." You must've been devastated when you heard they broke up. I know that some of my friends definitely wrote in memoriam letters and Facebook statuses due to that occasion. :/

    Toast with Charmalade

  3. Beauiful outfit! I love the combination...


  4. Hy doll! This is beautiful! Do you wanna follow each other on GFC? and like on facebook? Kisses from Romania!