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My Vaute Couture Traveler Coat

It’s rare that I double down on shopping, but when my Vaute Couture Emily coat arrived in mail a couple of months ago, I tried it on, fell in love, and jumped on Vaute’s site so I could buy the other coat I’d been eying: The Traveler.

Vaute Traveler coat

Coat: Vaute Couture
Skirt: Thrifted
Tights: Target
Boots: Cri de Coeur

I was initially drawn to the color of this coat (dolphin), and the great tagua nut buttons. I also knew that this was the type of coat I’d wear a lot in Seattle (not too warm, not too bulky, but cozy enough to protect me from chilly weather).

dolphin coat

The Traveler is made in NYC from recycled materials, and it’s vegan. No down or wool in this baby!

pink and blue

Top: Express
Cuff: Swapped
Necklace: Fremont Sunday Market

What better to go with my new coat than my Cri de Coeur booties! These are leather free, fair trade, and I adore the subtle sheen. The soft gray shade goes with everything too.

outfit details

To offset my investment pieces, I wore a top from the Express sale rack and a skirt I found at a thrift shop.

high and low

You can almost make out the new tattoo I have on my calf in this last picture. I’ll save the big reveal until after the color is added.


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Stars and Stripes with Booties

I’m really digging the skirt-and-booties look. Sometimes sandals are just too predictable. Then again, sometimes boots in summer are too hot. When I find the perfect balance of “warm enough for bare legs” and “not too hot for boots” I jump on the chance.

stars and stripes

Top: Old Navy
Skirt: Forever 21
Booties: Urban Outfitters
Purse: Matt and Nat
Cuff: Florida street market
Cat: Petfinder

I really wanted to wear this blue and white stars T with red skinnies for an all-American look but I thought yellow was an interesting mix. Plus, the way the fabric of the skirt is folded makes it almost look like it’s striped. So I’m still sporting stars and stripes!

skirt and booties

I added brown and green to keep things from looking too coordinated. When I first put this together, I thought I’d gone overboard, but I think it works.

details of accessories

I’m having a lot of fun in my garden this summer. We’ve been living in our new house for a year already so I’ve had the chance to experience all the seasons. I’ve planted a bit, but mostly it was wait-and-see until now. I’ve decided to replace the front yard with clover. The wild rabbits and bees will┬álove it and I won’t have to mow it. The backyard is where the animals hang out so I can’t attract too many bees back here!


I’m joining the Fashion Informant link-up so check out what everyone else is wearing!


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