Hat: Urban Outfitters (similar: here)
Skirt: c/o Bon Marche Couture (similar: here and here and here)
Dress (worn as blouse): c/o New Old Fashion Vintage (similar: here and here)
Vest: c/o Mousevox (similar: here and here and here)
Boots: Macy's (similar: here and here)
Yesterday I was reading by the fireplace with my legs propped up on the coffee table in a way that’s particular to a Sunday evening, when my parents horned in with glasses of wine in hand and told me to beat it. Apparently Pawn Stars was on and I had no clout when it came to stakes on the couch. Sassy. So I made my way to my room and, upon entering, I had a moment where I flopped onto my bed and hit that one spot the bed has tucked away all sneaky like- that one spot that feels so comfortable you want to derp out like a fat cat and spend the rest of the night doing nothing but sinking further into the blankets. And while I laughed as I stretched and made myself fold deeper into the fluff, I felt something close to stupid happy. Wonderfully, irrationally, stupid happy. At that moment it all just came full circle that, in a word, I was delighted with life.
The moment reminded me of the quote by Haliz that goes, “Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” It always made me think of happiness with legs, running through dark cobbled, winding streets, peaking into windows and getting lost through forking alley ways, trying- in a hurry- to find you and spend and evening or two in your company. And I think this weekend it finally found the street I lived on and came inside for a spell.
The reason I think that is because the weekend was filled with little things that, upon looking closer, are big enough to save a person: walking snowy city streets arm in arm with my best friend, eating at gastropubs that are across the street from art museums, cold air that kisses your cheeks pink, warm coffee as your socks dry inside dimly lit cafes, conversations inside shadowy bars, and lips that are swiped in red. Happiness found me, and I hope it stays for a stretch or two.
And when a lady is happy on the inside, the outside reflects just that. Which is why I'm pretty much wearing all my favorite things today; just piled on one on top of the other. It's a good thing all my favorites somehow match each other or else things would have gotten really weird really fast, haha. This skirt from Bon Marche Couture is one item in particular that is quickly becoming a staple in my closet. It being the color of wine and having a tulip shape, it pretty much goes with just about anything and everything during winter. It's hard to not find something it'll match, seeing how it goes so perfectly with all of the dark colors we bundle on this season. And Bon Marche Couture as a store is wonderful. The owner, Emily, has an eye that appreciates classic taste but also anything out of the ordinary, which pretty much makes us soul sisters. And what's even better is that she wants to make her pieces affordable to everyone, pricing most of her things below the $20 mark! So if you're in a shopping mood, I definitely suggest you window shop her pretty store right here!
And to give you an idea of what else Bon Marche Couture is packing, here are some of my favorite picks! I'd live in that midi striped dress-and it's only $15!
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