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Second Time Around {Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Finds}

{Marvin Richards Coat, Vintage Beret & Chanel Brooch via eBay, Vintage Sweater via Buffalo Exchange, Vintage Earrings via Cure Thrift Shop, H&M Striped Top, Zara Skirt, Wolford Tights, Christian Louboutin Shoes}

I showed a sneak preview of this sweater and beret a few weeks back, and here’s the complete outfit!  I got into vintage clothing and thrift shopping shortly after starting this blog, and I’ve been building up a nice little collection over the years (you can check out my favorite shops around New York City here).

I put this outfit together after watching the documentary Advanced Style on Netflix over the holidays. I was so impressed with how much pride the women in the film took in their appearance. One of them even mentioned how she’d save an outfit for years until she had all of the key pieces (including the perfect hat!) to pull the look together. After all, “You don’t show a painting until it’s done!” That’s sort of how I felt when this ensemble came together. I’ve had an idea of this outfit floating in my head for a while, but most of the individual pieces were purchased years apart. In fact, many of my favorite outfits came about in the exact same way: finding a fabulous skirt here, a wonderful top there…and finally finding the absolutely perfect pair of shoes to match months (or even years) later.  Unlike the woman in the film, I do wear my pieces even before I find their perfect sole mates, but it always feels like kismet when I find just the right match.

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  • shoedooo January 12, 2015 at 8:02 am

    This entire outfit is fab! I soooo want to recreate this look!

  • The Adored Life January 12, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Oh my gosh…… This is amazing. One of the best outfits I have seen this year!

  • fashionforgiants January 12, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    You look gorgeous! I absolutely love this entire look and the beret is everything!

    • ClosetConfections January 12, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      thanks so much! i was hunting down a beret like this forever.

  • Frannie Pantz January 12, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    I loved that documentary! So inspiring! And I love this pretty Parisian look!

    • ClosetConfections January 12, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      yeah, i loved it too. have you ever checked out the blog? i’ve actually seen some of those women in real life here in nyc.

  • Lisa January 12, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I have Advanced Style on my list of things to watch on Netflix. I love absolutely everything about this look!

  • Daphne Blunt January 12, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Very parisian chic


  • Style Bits & Bobs of ME January 12, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    This look is so Parisian! The beret and sweater are the stars of the outfit. Nice coat too 🙂

  • Laura Jane Atelier January 13, 2015 at 3:23 am

    I love your beret


  • Kimi January 13, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    You look amazing! I’m a new follower & can’t wait to see what else you put together this year. 🙂 I’ve been meaning to watch Advanced Style.

    xo Kimi

  • Jennifer Peters January 13, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    That coat is absolute perfection! And the whole outfit is just great! 🙂