Coat, Oak & Fort (thrifted); sweater, Babaton (thrifted); jeans, Pilcro (thrifted); shoes, J. Crew Factory; bag, Coach (swap)
Coat, Oak & Fort (thrifted); sweater, Babaton (thrifted); jeans, Pilcro (thrifted); shoes, J. Crew Factory; bag, Coach (swap)

Oh hey, it’s the same coat from yesterday. It’s my first Oak & Fort piece, and I quite like it. The material is neoprene-like, and very lightweight, which makes it a nice coat for the warmer months. The cocoon shape is very Adina 2017, as is the medium grey colour. It pairs nicely with my colour palette, including mustard yellow. Speaking of which, I need a better descriptor because “mustard” ain’t cutting it. Back to the coat, its tag says “One Size” which … mmkay. It’s roomy enough for me, but I am a size 4-6. Does Oak & Fort not conceive of sizes above, say, 10? I had a quick peek at their website, though, and I like the aesthetic, which seems similar to Aritzia. Don’t get me started on how weird it feels to realize that my aesthetic is more Aritzia than Anthropologie these days. [Though, to be honest, Anthropologie now is not the same as Anthropologie circa 2010 or so, which is when most of my old fave thrifted pieces were made.]

mustard & patches
mustard & patches
mmm, cocoon-y
mmm, cocoon-y

Let’s talk about the sweater for a moment too. I am not a “Law of Attraction” devotee, but I’ve been trying out the whole visualize-what-you-want thing in my thrifting, hoping to fill some very specific wardrobe holes. One was a mustard yellow top. I had found a nice silk one from Aritzia, but it was too low cut for my work environment, so it was a no-go. And then, a few days later, I found this lightweight sweater, also an Aritzia brand. It’s a bit too low cut in the back, but I can live with that more easily than the reverse. I wish it wasn’t a knit, but … thrifters can’t be too choosy. I will eventually find a silk or crepe top, and in the meantime, I can enjoy this sweater. Luckily, even our summers are not all that hot so I can get plenty of wear out of it.

Speaking of wardrobe holes, another thing I really want to find is a plain, olive camisole or sleeveless top (dressy not casual). No luck so far. I am also looking for a specific Anthro top that is selling for a bazillion dollars on eBay (le sigh). Also no luck. Honestly, this whole Law of Attraction thing is kind of a bust. Bah!

simple, simple
simple, simple

9 Comments on Keen as Mustard

  1. I am constantly amazed at the clothing you wear in summer…..does it not actually get hot there? (I can’t remember which province you are in) I live in Toronto, where we have actual hot, humid summers, so it seems unreal to me that you are wearing a knit sweater with a jacket on top of it in July!

    • There are days when the mornings are 10-15 Celsius. On hot days, we can get up to 30, but it’s a dry heat. Most of the time it’s 20-24 during the day. There is very little humidity here. I get cold easily, so I always wear warmer clothes than others might. This was an morning outfit; I changed into a dress when we went out in the afternoon, but the morning was cold.

      I’ve always been jealous of people living in hot climates until I went to Palm Springs. I loved the heat as a tourist but realized I would hate to have to dress for it every single day.

  2. I think it’s has a bit too much orangey-nish to be goldenrod – what about tumeric?

    Thank you for taking the time every morning to take pictures and post them for us. Reading your blog is part of my morning routine everyday. 🙂

    • Thanks so much for the kind words! Honestly, taking outfit pics has become a part of my daily routine, to the point where I just automatically do it (even though my husband still complains at least 50% of the them). It doesn’t take long, which is why you guys get the pictures you do and not something fancy, but it’s simple and I like the … honesty, I guess? Anyway, thanks for reading — it makes posting pictures of yourself online much less weird when you know that someone is reading 😉

  3. In the colour analysis world we call this “marigold” lol. It is quite a sought after colour among Bright Springs because it is similar to autumn mustard but more saturated. I will tell clients to check aritzia and anthro. Marigold pairs very well irh that bright “blurple”/violet you often wear, as the two are complimentary to each other.

    • Haha, I am still not willing to believe I am a Bright Spring and not a Soft Summer 😉

      Aritzia has a ton of this colour. This was the second Aritzia “marigold” top I found while thrifting recently.

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