Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Outfit Post: Canadian Cashmere




There was a brief moment of sunshine filtering through the slats of the window blinds. I seized the opportunity, grabbed the camera and tripod and ran out of the house. Bright sunshine, unfiltered by cloud, bled on my face and shoulders. It was a cold shot of sun- not having enough time to warm the walls, rocks or walks of my neighborhood. But the bright light seemed a good match for the pale sky blue  coat I was wearing- an icy pastel of cashmere blazer that seems something a beautiful  blonde Swedish woman would wear for a winter outing.
Trail Blazer: Stepping out in a chic lapelless cashmere blazer from Louben.
The coat is in mint condition- a garment of quiet beauty. It's soft as a whisper in a library, a blend of cashmere, wool and polyester. It is from Louben, an 65 year old Canadian company, that has an uncanny way of creating classic killer blazers. Perfect for soaking up some winter sun. 

Also perfect, are my second pair of Sofft shoes, another thrifted find from Value Village. This time they are a comfortable pair of black leather pumps. I feel like such a grown up wearing pumps and a blazer. You might almost take me for a +40 year old fashionista!

Now Wearing: 
  • Prada shades c/o Sunglasses Shop
  • GAP striped sweater, thrifted
  • Louben cashmere blend blazer, available HERE 
  • Boyfriend jeans, c/o boyfriend
  • We Love Colors striped tights
  • Sofft leather pumps, similar HERE
Shoe Bonus: The wicked striped tights and Sofft pumps get their own starring role ala Seattle Street Feet. You can peeps the stylish feets HERE.

22 comments:

Kristin Buchholz-MacKillop said...

OMG Value village!!! Oh the HOURS I used to spend in there. Is the one off of pike and pink on Capitol Hill still there? I used to go there and the huge Salvation Army place under the bridge....is it still there? That blazer is a FANTASTIC find! Love that colour. Well done. And you found Sofft shoes at Value Village!?!? No EFFING WAY! I was just looking at Sofft summer sandals online to the tune of over a hundred bucks. Well played, Ma'am. Well played.

www.highlandfashionista.com

Vix said...

I just adore those rolled up jeans and striped tights together, who'd have thought that court shoes and a blazer could look so cool and edgy? Your hair is looking fabulous! xxx

Adrienne Shubin said...

Great spring look, Bella!
I love that you are wearing 100% real 'boyfriend' jeans.
xoxo, A

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Cool jeans and the jacket is such a beautiful shade of green..happy to see a little sunshine enter your world!

Carina Rosenholm said...

Oh what an edgy look with the rulled up jeans and the striped socks! Perfect with the jacket!

Monica P said...

Great finds! I'll have to re-thing my anti second hand nature!

Monica
www.pear-shaped-gal.com

Franca said...

what a brilliant find!

Sacramento Amate said...

The blue jacket, and the pop of stripes is perfection, my dear Bella. How lucky the sun kissed to be able to shine on you.
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Anupriya DG said...

Aah! Those monochrome stripes are going so well with the soft blue of the blazer!!!!! You are shining brighter than the sun, dear lady! :))

menopauselsupermodel said...

I am crushing on the stripey tights and top paired with the icy blue and denim--unexpected and so so cool!!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Great striped sweater and blazer!
becky :)

Frocktasia said...

"It's soft as a whisper in a library" love your description :)
Very cool outfit, the double stripes are are wicked and the blazer is super stylish...xXx

Patti said...

Those boyfriend jeans really are fab - I will have to start looking in my husband's closet. And your new blazer is the *most* elegant shape and color. xoxoxo

Jacquelineand.... said...

This is the perfect look; love everything about it.

pastcaring said...

You have an uncanny knack of putting unlikely pieces together to make such a satisfying whole! I would never have thought a little jacket like that would look so funky, but that's the Bella trick! xxxx

Lisa said...

Oh we need a Value Village here.
You look great; I love this outfit. I'm glad you are enjoying your Sofft shoes. I have several and love them all. I do have to tell you that not ALL of them are comfy...some you must size up considerably for comfort; but most of them are just right.
Love your crazy socks....

The Style Crone said...

The soft cashmere blazer in beautiful blue makes me believe in Spring and the repeat of stripes is a playful surprise. And the pairing of pumps with boyfriend jeans is Bella to the nines.

Debbie Baker Burns said...

Those tights are the bomb! And I am loving them with the striped top. Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

I adore the double-stripes and jeans with the luxurious quality of the great jacket! Ever sharp, Bella!

seƱora Allnut said...

your double striped outfit is just great!, love your blazer and pumps sharp elegance with that striped t-s and tights, you just give them a twist!
glad you've enjoyed the sunny moment and shared it with us!!
besos

Miss Simmonds Says said...

definitely going to do that rolled up jeans with stripey socks look. the coat is luscious, I adore that colour! powder aqua

LaTonya Baldwin said...

Way cool!

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