Monday, March 14, 2011

My Dear Watson

Merona trench coat (XS) // H&M brown felt fedora (M) // 
Taiwanese teal tights // Taiwanese camel faux fur heeled boots (36) //

Photography: JJ

"Why is she dressed up as Sherlock Holmes?" must be what my entire university thought as I walked past in this strange ensemble. It was a Monday a couple of weeks ago, and no signs of spring yet to come, I decided to throw on my trench and a newly acquired fedora to top off the outfit. It seems like STL skipped straight over spring and summer to eagerly arrive at fall again. A few daffodils sprouted their green leaves - an encouraging sign. 

I will separate this look into two posts because the trench covers up most of the bright inside. You'll see what I mean in two days. I've found that Target is a great place to look for affordable trends. I got this waterproof (but not wrinkle-proof) trench coat for $50 last fall and wore it most of the season, day to day. It does fall a bit too close to the knee for my height (always jealous of those gorgeous models who bare their legs and the hem of the trench falls 4-5 inches above their knee-cap (Vivian Volkoff in Chuck, anyone?) and I have to double-tie the belt so it won't come undone but for the most part, it's a relatively affordable trench that works over many outfits. Now with my new favourite hat, I can feel extra private-eye. The only question is, where do I find the perfect Sherlock pipe? 

(Smoking is bad and will eventually kill you faster than warranted. Don't do it. Pipes are cool props only).

What do you think about the fit of this trench? Any remedies to make it not look like it's eating me?
P.S. Happy pi day! 3.14159265 not quite as delicious as my favourite pumpkin pie though : )


Juno March 14, 2011 at 9:07 PM   said...

*love* the trench coat, it's such a classic item!

Unknown March 14, 2011 at 10:21 PM   said...

Happy pi day to you too! :) The trench is nice, but the sleeves seem a little baggy. I think it still looks good though! :)

Frances March 14, 2011 at 10:46 PM   said...

LOLOL @ the title! I like the trench coat =)) been wanting something similar myself :D
PS: the third to last pic totally made me laugh XD

coco March 15, 2011 at 12:06 AM   said...

just found your blog today! i love this post, esp since i'm trying to work more "natural" colors into my wardrobe like khakis, greens, brown, tan, etc. i've always been drawn to them but i find it easier to accessorize bright colors with black, white, and grey. so fun heheh.

i also love that hat as well. it's cute and i like brown/black together, plus the discrete little bow is a nice touch to make it more girlish.

i know what you mean about stl weather though, i live in the area as well. i was a bit disgruntled to wake up to snow, seeing as i was in skirts and 3/4 sleeve sweaters all weekend! bah, spring will come, hopefully.


Liana March 15, 2011 at 1:45 AM   said...

aw angie im so glad you're back to blogging! you look so cute and ready to solve mysteries any second :P love the boots too; can't wait to see the rest of the outfit!

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Kileen March 15, 2011 at 2:23 AM   said...

i love this cute little ensemble! the fur boots are definitely my favorite part. and i really like the trench too (maybe get the sleeves hemmed a bit?).

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Unknown March 15, 2011 at 2:59 PM   said...

I'm still looking for a great trench coat that doesn't swallow me up and leave me looking boxy >< I love the 5th photo where you're inspecting the plant - so cute! :D

PinkOrchids March 15, 2011 at 6:58 PM   said...

cute boots and hats! xxX

Oreleona March 16, 2011 at 3:48 PM   said...

haha i love ur boots Ms. Sherlock!

Unknown March 16, 2011 at 6:05 PM   said...

I have tried and tried to find a trench coat- it's so hard to find. You look adorable in this:D

PetiteXXS March 17, 2011 at 9:47 AM   said...

I'm still looking for a trench that fits my tiny frame... I recently picked up an Ann Taylor silk trench that drapes really well but is pricey and I'm not sure I should keep yet. Will need your help to decide once I get around to taking some pics of it!

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