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Dress #18 - Black and Tan (and red)

The sidewalk is my runway.
Today's outfit is inspired by Sex in the City. Although after scouring the internet for a photo of Carrie Bradshaw wearing a similar coat I found nothing and I think it might have been in my imagination.
The coat was a hand-me-down from a classmate and faithful reader. Thanks again Libby!
The boots are my vintage finds from Bows and Arrows.
The dress is a tube top I found ages ago at Vintage Avenger in Arcata, California. My sister gave me the hat. I'm wearing a little birdcage pendant my friend, Corrie, gave me for Christmas.
It's a nice chilly day in Sacramento and I'm feeling good about my outfit. Now, off to Weatherstones to study Arabic!


sayuri.riecke. said…
The dress is nice, definitely not my fav however it is versatile. I'm not so into the jacket :/
travelgirl said…
i really really like the jacket....and you're right, for some reason it made me think of carrie. she must have definitely worn something like it at some point. the dress is just ok for me....i like the colors, but i think you have several cuter dresses in your wardrobe already.

it's getting colder down here in los angeles, too....i'm glad fall has finally started to arrive!
Forevermelody said…
The coat is totally almost famous! I can't believe I didn't see it before. I'm totally going to have to do a Penny Lane post!
GREAT coat! That coat is going to get worn out this winter.
Forevermelody said…
Hahah, people hate this dress! I guess it's going in the burn pile.

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