I love an all-black outfit as much as the next New Yorker, but during the winter that can become unbearably depressing. When I found this Trina Turk coat (AT A GOODWILL NO LESS) I was inspired by the bright colors to wear a fun, optimistic, yet still winter-appropriate look. And when I went to shoot the photos with Anabella, the outfit’s vibe really translated into my mood. When you shoot outfits in the winter, the temperatures can make it so much less enjoyable than it is in the summer. This look however, was so fun that I couldn’t stop smiling the entire time.
It may have also had something to do with the fact that this look was SUCH a steal. When you head to Goodwills in wealthy neighborhoods (like the Upper East Side) people get rid of some of the most amazing stuff! I got this Trina Turk coat and the orange Zara heels for less than $55 combined. You have to have the spirit to hunt for these items, but my partner in crime (and blog wife, Kathy) has the best vintage eye I have ever seen. She inspires me to try on things I never would have thought would look good, and to dig for treasures like this coat on racks strewn with lumpy old blazers. Full disclosure, I love this outfit so much it may need to make a repeat appearance at NYFW in a few weeks!
Photos by Anabella V Photography