Monday, February 2, 2015

Orange Suede in Geneva


Hey there everyone! 

You might have noticed a few small changes around here - hopefully there will be more to come! I'm working on updating my blog a little bit; one of my friends is one of the IT guys at my office and has been helping CSS clueless me. He actually took these pictures too (thanks, Don!) 

These pictures were taken in the cutest little town called Geneva that isn't too far from where I'm living. This has been my third time there since I moved to Illinois and definitely not my last. The weekend these shots were taken, my housemates and I were doing some window shopping at the antique stores there. We also stopped at this awesome consignment shop that used to be an old church; half their sales are consignment and half of them are donated to the local hospital! Whenever I'm at a new thrift store or something of the like, I always try to ask what their proceeds go to - it reminds me one of the main reasons why I love to thrift - supporting local business/organizations!

This outfit is a little different from what I have posted on the blog before, but I love it. It feels very me, which is kind of surprising. I have been leaning towards more casual outfits and making them unique with some interesting accessories. But, my favorite part of this outfit? My jacket. I got it at a yard sale about a year and half ago; my aunt's 55+ community was having their community sale on a weekend I was home from school. It was one of the last sales that my mom and I stopped at and I was running low on cash. So, of course, I found this amazing vintage suede jacket that was only $5 being sold by the cutest elderly couple ever. I tried it on and fell even more in love. But, I only had $3.50 in my wallet. I don't mind haggling, but I knew that this jacket was completely worth the price they had and didn't want to rip them off. The lady saw that I had some ones in my hand and that my mom and I were digging for quarters, so she said to her husband, "oh, take the $3.50 - she will really appreciate the jacket." I think she was tickled that I liked this jacket so much. And I still do! 

Other than fun weekend trips, life is pretty routine here! I'm about to start traveling a lot for work, but not before the boyfriend comes to visit for Valentine's Day! I'm super excited; I've only been in Chicago once since I moved, so I'm glad he and are going to be able to explore it more together! 
What about you all? Any fun Valentine's Day plans in the works?








Vintage Jacket - Sears Roebuck - Yardsale
Cardigan - Hand me down from my sister
Jeans - Gap - Thrifted
T-Shirt - Old Navy 
Necklace - Gift from Amy 
Pearl beanie - Charlotte Russe (on super clearance! Also probably the first "new" thing I bought in months.)
Shoes - Target - Thrifted


xoxo, 

Laura 



9 comments:

Edyta said...

Nice! Pretty smile! :)

Linda B said...

This definitely is a different look from you, but it still fits your aesthetic for some reason. Haha, love how you've made casual style your own! Love the jacket - glad that old lady recognized your appreciation for it :)
And as for Valentine's Day, I'm taking myself out to an electronic music concert. Hehe, I'm actually excited too ^^

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Marisa Noelle said...

I always wanted to explore Chicago. Sounds like it will be a lovely time for you two :). The Mr. and I are celebrating this weekend in Philly.

Loving the orange jacket. I swear I had the exact one in high school but in hunter green. That hat is adorable too!

Marlen said...

Isn't having computer savvy friends just the best? It's like they work magic on a website- I can't even begin to understand 1/10th of their jargon haha. And woah, this really IS a different look for you! I really like it though- especially that amazing suede jacket that you practically stole. I mean, $5?! Crazy. And woooot, you're coming to Chicago! Do you two know what you'll be up to? There's lots to do here ;)

xo marlen
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Sonia Verardo said...

I love your outfits, you're very stylish!
Let me know if you'd like to keep in touch by following eachother on GFC?
Have a nice day!
xo from Italy,
Sonia Verardo
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Wioletta M. said...

Love the jacket on the first photo <3

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Carla Florendo said...

you look so adorable. love your jacket! it pops!

xo, Carla
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Yasmine M said...

Looks great! I really like your hat!
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Love and Ace said...

You are adorable - I love that orange jacket, what a great piece! Loving your blog and style! xx Kat

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