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On Thrifting and Neutral Layers

I love it when my thrifted finds tell me a story. Writings on the collar tag by a dry cleaner indicate this Bromleigh wool coat was owned by someone who lived in the Upper East side of Manhattan. They took awesome care of this coat because it’s practically brand new. At the brand’s peak in the 50’s and 60’s, a Bromleigh wool coat would set you back about $300 (about $700-800 today). The brand has since been replaced by trendy designers, of course charging similar prices. Upside for thrifters? Quality for a fraction of the cost. I’ll take the $25 Bromleigh 100% wool coat from a thrift store any day, thanks. And while we are at it, the gray wool jacket and cashmere sweater are also thrifted.


long grey coat with ankle boots

black skinny jeans with grey jacket and ankle boots

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Two days ago we had bare-leg weather but spring seems to have taken a little detour and we still have a few days of coat weather left. With this bi-polar weather, I like to start with a simple foundation of t-shirt and jeans this way I have the flexibility to pile on or peel off thinner layers to adjust to the weather throughout the day.

striped shirt with grey jacket and western hat

black skinny jeans with grey coat and ankle boots

Wearing –  Coat: Bromleigh || Blazer: Sag Harbor || Sweater: Hugo Boss || Tee: Newlook || Jeans: Helmut Lang || Booties: Anne Michelle || Hat: Forever 21