Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Outfit Of The Day: New Old Goodie

Blouse: Ann Taylor Factory Store {similar here}
Skirt: Tucker for Target {try here}
Coat: Asos {last seen here}
Heels: Talbots "Riri" {here}
Purse: Vintage
Necklace: Cära NY {similar here}
Bracelets: Asos and vintage
Earrings: Kendra Scott "Andi" {here}
Ring: Kendra Scott "Tela" {here}
Watch: Michael Kors {here} {and similar here}

Here's another recent thrifted goodie - I found this snakeskin purse at a local consignment shop and loved the little gold handle plus shoulder strap chain. Once I got it home, I discovered another interesting "left behind" inside it - an old business card for Wexner's / Houston  San Antonio • Atlanta, with the Atlanta address and a handwritten name and number. I googled this business and discovered it opened in 1969 in Atlanta, but alas, no longer exists. After a bit more googling, I found out that The Wexner Brothers, establish by Philip and Henry Wexner in the 1930s, started leased shoe department operations in larger stores. Throughout the years, they flourished and expanded and eventually started their own stores. In the 1980s, they bought the Chicago-based Joseph stores and have since undergone growth in luxury designer shoes, handbags, jewelry, apparel, and cosmetics.

Also, if you like my hairstyle, find out how to do it {here}.

25 comments:

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Beautiful look...the coat is fabulous. I do not ever remember seeing this business in San Antonio, but I arrived here in the early 80s. Your bunny is the cutest blog graphic idea (I know it is real) I have seen in a long time!!

Biser Sable said...

Love this look!<3 The coat is gorgeous!<3 Cute photos!^^

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

What a cool find and I love your earrings - they give such a great pop!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

Super cute and classy! That blouse looks great on you!

Juneli said...

Wow, that cot is so pretty!!

LPFashionPhilosophy said...

So pretty! We adore the color of your blouse!

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Girlie Blogger said...

Good find with the purse. You rock.

Annie Louise said...

wow! I love your style!! the color mix here is perfect. Can't wait to see more from you. followed xx

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Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) said...

That is so cool, I love hearing the little bit of history behind these finds!

Thanks for the link to the hair tutorial! I love your hair, if I decide to grow mine out again I want to try to put it up like yours!

Wendy said...

I love your "left behind" stories. I haven't forgotten about taking a picture with your clutch! I mean to do it in the mornings and I end up coming home looking like a worn out gal. I'll send it soon!

Am2Pm Chic said...

love this look, so chic. I adore your statement jewelries. OMG you bunny so so cute, melt my heart !!!

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Am2Pm Chic said...

love this look, so chic. I adore your statement jewelries. OMG you bunny so so cute, melt my heart !!!
Christy

http://am2pmchic.blogspot.com/

Lilly said...

Another great look! That bag was an amazing find.

BlueVanilla said...

Pretty! Love the burgundy on you and those earrings are stunning!
xx

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Ally Garner said...

LOVE the outfit! Great work inspiration. But the swing coat is captivating. As well as all the Kendra Scott baubles. So cute!

Marion said...

First off, love how Bandit is trying to say hi to his mommy here! haha!
And second, I love your thrifting stories! So cool to have a little piece of history in a find like this. It is gorgeous and perfectly paired with the Kendra Scott baubles!
Beautiful as always Mary Ann!
XO - Marion

Bravoe Runway said...

Your hair looks gorgeous, and what an interesting find! You always find the most interesting things in your thrifted items :)

Francesca said...

You look stunning, I love the lipstick, gorgeous outfit. The bunny is so cute! I am following you immediately. Come on over to Rome, I just made some cookies:)

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I love your hair, that coat and bag Mary Ann. Exquisite girl :D
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Carly said...

Awesome purse...I am not a huge thrifter but do the occasional excursion with my thrifting buddies- what an amazing find..and then the history to go along with it...I am imagining the super chic lady who wore it then and her power meeting with the Wexner Brothers- so fun!
C

Style Eyes said...

I love your outfit, the earrings and the hairstyle are amazing.Such a cute bunny too!

Canadianpetite said...

I was reading in our local papers about how ladylike elegance is being brought back -- that's you in this pic! The whole ensemble from the coat to the accessories is so elegant but modern. You sure find excellent thrifted items. Will be checking out your hair tutorial next.

Fash Boulevard said...

so stunning. love it. your blog never lets me down. fabulous. xo

www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

Samantha said...

I LOVE this look! Those earrings make the outfit!! I have a pair of Kendra Scott earrings that I LOVE also! And what a great thrift find! I love all the detective work you did!! It's always fun to find some kind of memento so you can find out the "story" behind the item!

xo, sam