Thursday, October 8, 2015

LOVING MY HAND-ME-DOWN CORDUROY


A couple years ago I walked into a store called Talbots here in Canada. They had beautiful corduroy pants in a variety of colors. Unfortunately, I ended up leaving the store empty handed due to them being a bit pricey. I will get back to the Talbots experiece shortly but first let me share with you why I started loving the corduroy material. 

I consider myself lucky to receive a hand-me-down every once in a while from my stylish mother. This fall, she handed me a black corduroy jacket. At first, I was hesitant to accept since I tend to think of corduroy of somewhat an old fashioned term and material. However, as I wore it for the first time, I had changed my mind about my preconceiving opinion. Since this piece is black,  I will be able to pair it with pretty much anything this fall. It keeps me warm on those around 10 degrees C days. It feels light and roomy enough to wear a sweater underneath it. Now back to the Talbots story. I ended up regretting not buying the pants that day for quite some time. Therefore, I can't wait for this years winter sales and for sure will be heading to Talbots to pick me up some beautiful corduroy pants. 

Today, I paired my black jacket with a Marled Forever 21 cardigan (purchased from last years winter sale), a pair of Gap streight denims, gold toned jewelry and a pair of classic grey moccasins (old). My companion for today is my all time favorite Tory Burch bag (double zip tote). I purchased this bag at the Tory Burch premium outlets for a fraction of the original price. So far it is holding up well and I think it is a stunning bag that can be paired with any outfit. The necklace is from H&M (summer 2015 collection). 





Heading out for a lunch meeting today. 
My mother's hand-me-down corduroy jacket.


The materials feel very comfortable and cozy on the skin.



Tory Burch double zip tote. (old version)

Marled textures go nicely with grey shoes. 

I love to combine different textures and colors into my outfits. Today I mixed gold, grey, black and denim blue colors. This outfit includes a multi-toned effect cardigan, blue real straight denim jeans, black corduroy jacket and grey moccasins. 




This is how gold toned jewelry on a marled cardigan looks like. The Bracelet is from H&M and the over sized ring I was gifted. 


Here you can see how the textures and colors blend
 nicely together. 


75 comments:

  1. I love this sooo much--beautiful!!
    Leigh
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  2. It is great to get this kind of stuff form your mother. My mum usually provides me with beauty bits she bought but didn't like as much as she thought she would.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Yes, we are lucky to have mothers that like to give. :) Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much dear. Have a great weekend. !

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  4. I love this outfit! You look very chic and I also love Cord! It's quite a traditional fabric here in the English countryside. You look really pretty Michele. Have a lovely weekend. Gemma xx
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    1. Thank you Gemma. Have a great weekend. xx

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  5. What a nice fall look! This corduroy jacket is a great piece! I like how you styled it. Have a nice weekend!

    Danielle
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    1. Thank you dear. Have a great weekend.!

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  6. Love your corduroy jacket. I love how you styled it by mixing different textures and colors. You look great! Have a great weekend!

    Kathy
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    1. Thank you Kathy. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Oh very cute outfit
    xx

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  8. That jacket looks great on you! Have a nice weekend :)

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  9. You look wonderful! I love your bag.

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

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    1. Thank you dear Bella! Have a great week :)

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  10. What a beautiful classic look! Your corduroy jacket is gorgeous. Your mom has a great taste.
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    1. Thank you so much Doreen. Have a great week!

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  11. This entire look is so chic! That's a great blazer!

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    1. Thank you Katie. :) Have a great week!

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  12. Love your look!! Love your jacket and bag!!!
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  13. I love this outfit a lot. So simple but stylish.
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  14. I really love your sweater !
    xoxo,

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  15. Such a precious jacket! I love the look!
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    1. Thank you Dora! Have a great week. :)

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  17. Very sophisticated outfit....I really like this jacket. It is so well matched with those jeans and pants.
    Such a great sweater...and the jewellery is so perfect. Wonderful necklace and ring.

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  18. Love your monochrome cardigan :) x

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    1. Thank you Shannon! Have a great week. :)

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  19. Glad you changed your mind because you look amazing in this OOTD, Michele. Love the casual yet kinda elegant look you created here. Lovely blog here btw! Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.
    xox
    Lenya
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  20. Such a stunning corduroy jacket. Wow! It's always nice to have a stylish mother to hand down gorgeous items. :]

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  21. I really like this outfit, you look adorable !!

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    1. Thank you Kamila. Have a great week!:)

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  22. I really love you :)

    Can you follow me? I follow you :)
    If you comment my post, I will comment your five posts! :)
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  23. You look amazing babe
    I love your bag as well

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  24. what a sweet girl..:)
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  25. I too like to put different fabrics and textures together. This look works so well :)

    Victoria xx thedaisyjaynes.com

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  26. I love that sweater! Such a great fabric! Thanks for your comment on my blog.:)

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  27. I love the top, very classy. Wow your cheekbones are so perfect!

    besos,
    M
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  28. Amazing post!!!
    Would you like if we were to follow each other ? I would be happy . this is my link
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  29. I really love your purse. <3

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  30. I think you've styled it like no other and it definitely looks like a trendy thing!

    Tanya
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  31. Simply stunning! Great styling! Hope you’re having a great day!!
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  32. The jacket your mother gave to you is a wonderful and very classy piece! How good you decided finally to take it and the outfit you created with this classy pieces also also a paragon on taste <3 I have never been to Talbot - sounds like this is a fail :) I have to admit that I even don't know if we have Talbot shops here in Germany ...
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  33. Absolutely love the styling here! How comfy and casual this outfit is! And I love the color palette you’ve chosen. Gorgeous!

    Diana Cloudlet
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  34. Hi dear, lovely look!! Stunning bag!
    kiss
    Chiara
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  35. classic combo! love the rich jacket for fall
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  36. Very stylish!!!
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