This outfit really reminds me of my old childhood favorite, Lisa Frank. Famous for her bright neon colors, rainbows, crazy patterns and mythical creatures, as a kid I was mesmerized by her art and thought "if only the world could look a little more like this." Her collection recently had a revival on UrbanOutfitters, with vintage folder sets, stickers, and book covers available to those nostalgic fans from the 80s and 90s. I think I might have to drop $3.99 on a vintage folder before they're all gone!
So I must tell you about this coat. I am in LOVE with this coat. Like, if realtionship statuses were possible between clothing items, this is the one I'd be involved with..(ok, that sounded a little strange). But this coat really does tickle my fancy. I found it on Etsy about 4 years ago, and though it arrived to me with a very damaged lining I wore it around everywhere, until it was almost impossible to get my arm in the sleeve (the ripped lining had taken residence there). Daniel took it to get relined for my birthday last year and it was a total surprise. I opened the coat closet and said "honey, where's my plaid coat?!?" He was pretty good at keeping a secret, and I couldn't have been more happy when it arrived home with a delightful orange lining, all fixed and no worse for wear!
These rainbow gloves are amazing. I got them from Daniel's mom for Christmas and not only are they surprisingly warm, but they are also fair trade and were sold to support a small village, and did I mention SO much fun to wear!?!? She knows me too well.
And this house is one of my favorites for pictures. It's about 2 minutes from where I live (hop, skip, jump) and I love the place. Sort of sad how much it's gone down hill in just the year and a half that we've lived here, but I see so much beauty in its decay, and it makes a wonderful backdrop for my crazy bright outfits.
There I go jumping again! :D
Here is my kitty skirt! I found this sweet skirt on etsy a few years ago and though I absolutely love it, I have not worn it in a while because it was sitting in a bag in the corner of my closet and was all balled up (and very wrinkly) I took it to work for some steaming and it was as good as new! I love the kitten print and yellow peplum on this skirt, it's so much fun and really livens things up! The talented lady who made it has a shop HERE
Coat: vintage, scarf: Forever 21, Cardigan: Target, Belt: vintage, Tights: WeLoveColors, Shoes: Forever21, Gloves: an amazing fair trade shop, Bow: Target, Skirt: Etsy by the present "noslowjams"
Thanks for coming by and checking out my rainbow outfit :)
And if you're feeling nostalgic, (and can relate to my childhood obsession) here are some Lisa Frank delights from the 90's!
and you can find your vintage favorites here: Vintage Lisa Frank Collection <3
Did you love Lisa Frank as a kid?
Have a fabulous day!