28.11.09

Not leaving the house


I have not left the house since Wednesday.  It snowed last night and It looks pretty nice from in here by the fire.  I usually end up wearing just layers of knits when I stay in.  I might hop out the door and get more wood for the fire from time to time, but generally I have just been wearing this same thing all weekend, or variations of it.

I did want to ask all of you what you thought of this drummer boy jacket.  Its VERY old, like turn of the century old.  The buttons are original brass Royal Marines buttons (Gary Cain from Westwall Militaria values them at $60 for the set alone.  I took the jacket in to be appraised).  It is on trend I guess.  The red trim has been hand sewn on and is coming off in one place.  Its actually got a great story too.  A woman who owns the Bliss Mansion (one of the oldest mansions in Carson City) found it in the basement when she bought the place and gave it too me because I am "in to that kind of thing."  Do you think its a little TOO vintage?  I have photographed it several times and prepared to sell it probably 4 times and just as I am measuring it and listing it I chicken out.  I just can't do it.  I DO NOT WEAR IT though.  Something tells me I should just put it on a dress form and keep it as decoration.  What do you all think?  Is it something you would actually wear?  It fits nicely, is warm and comfortable.  Feedback please. And you won't hurt my feelings.

13 comments:

Clare said...

Holy crap I LOVE the base layer outfit! My fave ever! And the military jacket is super fab, too.

Krystal said...

WEAR IT!!! Ha, that's all :)

piglet said...

The jacket is amazing! If you don't want to wear it you should definitely display it.

Brittany said...

Um, the jacket is absolutely amazing in my opinion. I'm loving all of the blue and black.. it's my favorite color combination!

Merch said...

That jacket is amazing, and in style right now!
You're so cute, you could definitely pull it off!

Just try to mend the parts that are falling off, for that is truly a treasure!

sarah ann said...

I've done the same thing for a couple days, staying in the same clothes and what not.

I am loving the jacket. Honestly, don't get rid of it. Mend and wear it now, and put it up for decoration later on.

Xo
Sarah Ann

Zhcsyra hp said...

loove ur amazing sweety outfits and really adorable combined <33333

Diana said...

Awesome cozy outfits! That drummer boy jacket is really amazing. I like the idea of using it as a decoration since you don't really wear it much.

Seval said...

hello! i'm swalvs from chictopia! first, thanks so much for your wonderful comments, and tonight i read all of your post and loved your blog so much! wow! you are an inspiration! and, i loved that cozy gray&white cardigan, the exact thing i was looking for! wonderful... about the jacket, try it with a silk or some girly beige shirt or dress, i think you'll like i more... try to wear it, it is really beautiful. and i'm about to buy the "Vtg Lady Shirt Dress" from your etsy shop but i'm still thinking cause i'm in Turkey and have to pay half of the dress' price for shipping! what a pity! but the dress is just that beautiful! ok, still thinking! :) kisses! love!

WILDasaMINK said...

YES keep it! I was just going to suggest you put it on a dressform--that's what I do with all my vintage items that I know I'll never wear--it's always fun to have them on display.
Oh....and I'm sooooo jealous you guys had snow, it's still kinda warm (like 50 something)here in NYC--I'm ready for holiday weather!!

d.rose said...

yesssss wear it!!! it is INSANELY AMAZING!!! and it looks god-awful cute on you tooo! its working! its definitely working! i would just dress it down like you did, with junky, holey, grungy (but chique) (sp?) jeans and layers or dress up a casual outfit with it, but take gooood care of it! ;) that things worth some $$

carly. said...

lovelovelove that grey wooly button down with the sleeves rolled up. you ALWAYS look amazing. it's unfair really.

Eyeliah said...

no way! I don';t think I would wear often but atleast a few times a year! It is stunning.

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