24.2.09

double raincoat day

Around here, we have about three whole weeks' worth of light jacket weather; it seems to go from freezing cold to blistering hot in a short period of time. It doesn't rain particularly often. This hasn't stopped me from amassing a small quantity of thrifted raincoats over time. I do love them. I think I have two hanging in my closet at the moment, and I think I've sent at least four others to the thrift shops over the past year. Today I acquired two more, like a greedy hoarder.

This is a pale pink trapeze-style coat I found earlier today for $15. It doesn't look like much on the hanger, but it's super cute! It has a scalloped collar and is really swingy and light. It needs new buttons, though.

This is a raincoat whose arrival I have been anticipating for about two weeks. I ordered it from Etsy and was so excited about it that I didn't want to talk about it -- I felt superstitious, as though if I talked about it it would definitely get lost in the mail. This seller -- who I recognize from eBay -- has the same one in black (she had the name "ce petit coeur" there, and I never forget a Fran├žoise Hardy reference!). It was waiting for me today and I am thrilled. Ruffles! Lavender! Gathered sleeves! Oh my goodness.

I tried to take some pictures of myself in these coats, but since this apartment is mostly all windows, I was unsuccessful. The top picture is all I got. I like it, though: it looks like I'm standing in a puddle of sunshine.

12 comments:

  1. both of them look super chic! you're not a greedy hoarder at all ;)

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  2. Love them both! Good investments - maybe you need a raincoat for every day of rain we get?!

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  3. Yes! They're actually very different weights -- the lavender one is lined and is made of different material, while the pink one is very light. One for the transition from winter to spring, one for the transition from spring to summer! Perfect!

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  4. Oh my gosh, Faithfull Vintage is AMAZING. And so are your jackets, of course :)

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  5. I have two raincoats and I probably have worn each of them a total of twice each... and it freaking rains all the freaking time here (except this year... it snowed instead)! I think I secretly hate raincoats.

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  6. Those are perfectly springtimey.

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  7. i am loving both coats, but i am a huge sucker for ruffles. you're a lucky girl!

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  8. That lavender one! I can't get over how dreamy that is! What a perfect find.

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  9. that last one just wow!
    honestly hun, if you could grab me some lacey tights, that would be wonderful, & i could just paypal you the money, can you get me med/or large, i always like my tights bigger that they say, because then they don't pull, the more pattern than less skin showing the better, thanks hunxo

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  10. Where did you get those beautiful shoes from?! And wow to your jackets you lucky thing, I'm with you on the ruffles and lavender brill!

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  11. It's so hard for me to find cute raincoats - I'm feeling a little jealous of your collection!

    P.S. I gave you a "your blog is fabulous" award :)
    http://campcomfort.blogspot.com/2009/02/grace-and-ease.html

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  12. Rebecca -- those shoes are Steve Madden and in person they're kind of hideous and cheap looking. They were pretty inexpensive, though!

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