long weekender

Jacket: Trash & Vaudeville (kids section). Tanks: LF. Shorts: DIY. Brogues: Naturalizer. Bag: Rebecca Minkoff. Silver necklace: Thrift. Long beaded necklace: Random NY shop
Last minute change of plans meant the boyfriend and I are in the city for this holiday weekend. Manhattan is noticeably empty on long weekends. LOVE that. Plus I see this as a ‘freebie’ since in England I’d normally be at work this Monday.
This is a kids leather jacket (so you know it was cheap!). I haven’t worn it much but plan to semi live in it over the Autumn so it gets super smooshy. (The sales assistant where I bought it had the same one on and hers looks all buttery soft now).
The Indian style necklace was a thrift score I picked up on Friday and posted a cell pic here on my Twitter the moment I found it.
The wing tip brogues I got about two years ago-ish? I recently bought a metallic silver pair that I’ll post soon!!


  1. klee says:

    love the lace!


  2. Damsels says:

    good idea to buy the kids one

  3. agatiszka says:

    Great photo of you whith yellow cabs 🙂

  4. Izma says:

    Wow I adore the outfit! totally rock :p Leather and lace also and the tomboy shoes!
    Well I just adore lol

  5. Denise says:

    love the jacket and lace top.

  6. Nat says:

    Karen, you are SO awesome. I totally adore you.

  7. lovert says:

    wauw a really nice combi!! i love the top! and the shoes are gorgeous:)

  8. Katsku says:

    oh my god I love ur style and blog!

  9. laura says:

    Love it, especially that silver necklace and lace top! And everything else!

  10. Cindy Khor says:

    omg, you could fit into a kids jacket?? you really could be a size 0 and i adore slim people. ok, its really time for me to work out and go on a diet. but its so weird that the kids jacket could look all so grown up and cool too

  11. The style strutter says:

    love the combination of the lace and leather!! gorgeous:)!

  12. Tereza Š. says:

    the jacket is pretty cool!

  13. Ashley says:

    I just discovered what brogues meant! Thanks Wikipedia! =]

  14. Lea says:

    Please tell us what nailpolish that is! You’ve been wearing it throughout your blog but I don’t think you’ve mentioned it.. Love your style!

  15. Karen says:

    Cindy Kohr – No I’m not THAT small but their kid’s jackets actually run up to ‘large’ sizes ie. large enough to fit the average adult female. Very handy.

    Phoebe Rose – thanks. I still love pics with NY cabs. Always have!!!

    Ashley – Thats not what they call them here? its not Brogues? ; )) Either way, its shoes. LOL!! :-))

    Lea – I’ve mentioned it under the comments of other postings where I’m asked about this polish. Its PIXEL PRETTY by Sally Hanson. THank you!!!!!!!

    Damsels – yes whenever you can for anything its worth it since its so much cheaper!

  16. Anonymous says:

    love love love

  17. Neekoh says:

    One of my favorites, for sure! Love that it’s so transitional.

  18. STYLEEZTA says:

    looking for a pro camera! what do you use?

  19. Karen says:

    Styleezta – I use a Nikon D90. LOVE it. Not cheap but I feel it’s worth it for not only blogging but just whenever you need to use a camera.

    Neekoh – thanks. I still can’t believe summer is over and talk of ‘transition’ abound : (

  20. SnakeCharmer says:

    I loved your previous post! You’re definitely the ultimate recessionista 😉
    Personally, I love to go thrifting, and I must say my most beloved items are pre-loved hahahah
    Much love to you Karen! Your blog is a great source of inspiration to me

  21. YAIYA says:

    I just fell in love.. im totally subscribing this blog!! flawless outfit!

  22. Anonymous says:

    The longer the weekend, the shorter the shorts….

    Youre always looking lovely, thanx for all the inspiration!!!

  23. Moomby says:

    this is one of my favorite outfits of yours!

  24. caylee says:

    i love these pictures of you, especially the third one, and your layers, cutoffs, and that indian necklace are AMAZING!

    p.s. so cool that you found that jacket in the kids section!

  25. MizzJ says:

    Love your jewellery! Hope you had a good long weekend in the city!

  26. Karen says:

    wow I’ve noticed a few like that 3rd pic!! (I’m wearing winged out eye liner and that one shows it the best I think?).

    Anyway, I’m practising…it’s my first attempt. God. I’m digressing..

    Thanks guys.

    Caylee – yes the jkt thing is a cool cheap find!

    Yaiya – helloooo!! welcome : )

    SnakeCharmer – thats a great name recessionista!! ? Thank you for finding all of this inspiring : ))

  27. PUNKIE says:

    wow that’s amazing! love this mix of feminine and masculine details… so sexi!

  28. Diana says:

    I can’t wait to see that jacket smoosh!

  29. Anonymous says:

    I love your style!!!!!!!! great pics too!!!

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