Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Getting Cozy

I have to admit, I'm a sucker for surprises. But what I love just as much is planning and scheming ways to surprise others (read: did I mention that I love all things surprises?). While Valentine's Day isn't an especially celebrated halmark in our books, the boyfriend and I do make the effort of planning (at minimum) a romantic evening for two.  Although gifts aren't a customary component to this annual affair, I do believe that my latest endeavour will rock his world. One, because he won't see it coming (I hope) and two, because it's the kind of gift that keeps on giving...

DENIM JACKET: Vintage, SWEATER: Oak & Fort, JEANS: Acne, BAG: Talula, EARRINGS & NECKLACE: Rukus, WATCH: Movado, BOOTS: Frye

I've planned the unveiling and delivery to a T, down to the timing and location, including a possible ambush at work - but more details post V-Day since it's still a surprise of course!  I'd be lying if I didn't admit that the anticipation is kind of killing me.

On a side note, I've recently completed my first successful DIY that hasn't actually looked like it's been through a garb-orator and back. Having been immensely frustrated with the lack of denim vests available (namely due to 1. a lack of good vintage finds, and 2. my impatience for Spring '13 retail arrivals), I was recently inspired by a friend of a friend, to convert a denim jacket into the very item I've been searching for. Hence, why the very boxy, 80's style jacket you see above required some documenting before its eminent re-work.  Proof of my craftiness to come!

Photos by Christine.

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