Snow Cowgirl

Well, it’s officially a snowpocalypse here in Portland.  While our eight inches of snow may be nothing to you people in the upper mid-west or east coast, our City of Roses basically shuts down, as we are not equipped to handle snow (our city doesn’t have many snow plows, and schools close when we have two inches).  Meanwhile I’m sure every little girl who fell in love with Frozen is outside frolicking pretending to be Elsa. Here on our little homefront, Patrick and I have enjoyed some snowy, although treacherous, walks…

I’ve been wanting a coat like this for a few months now, something a bit Native American or Mexican blanket inspired in fabric, long, and with a hood, and I scored this beauty about a week ago at Buffalo Exchange, so just in time for the snow!  I feel a bit like Han Solo in Empire Strikes Back with it, seriously, with this weather where is my Tauntaun!? Anyway, the coat was a pretty good score I found out at $46, since coats like this by the brand, BB Dakota, retail for the $118 range when not on sale, and when on sale are still $80 or so. Yay for shopping resale!

Well, back to the warmth of our little apartment to do some Etsy listing! If you’re a fan of sewing, be sure to keep tabs on my Etsy shop as it is getting a huge influx of vintage sewing patterns!

Coat & Skirt: Buffalo Exchange, Portland
Sweater: Red Light, Portland
Tights: Target
Boots: Antique Alley, Portland
Native American Brooch: Christmas gift from my friend Alicia
Gloves: Expo maybe?

12 thoughts on “Snow Cowgirl

  1. You look darling. We got snow here too which is unusual for TN. That blanket coat is great, I’ve been wanting one of those original ones with the red yellow blue stripes (forgot what the brand is) for a while but they are so darned expensive. Nice skirt also.

  2. You look adorable! I love the blanket coat, and that skirt is so fun (and so unexpected, but very you.) I have to admit that my first driving in the snow experience was terrifying, but I’ve almost acclimated to all of the fluffy white stuff on the ground. It does make for gorgeous pictures, though, doesn’t it?

  3. Love the title of this post and of course the delightfully vibrant outfit within (that coat is a rainbow of happy hues if ever there was!). Eight inches is a respectable fall wherever one lives. We’ve been getting treated to some mighty chilly temps (and further snow) here ourselves for the past several days as well. Clearly the groundhog must have seen his shadow and ushered in six more weeks of winter this year!

    ♥ Jessica

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