January 9, 2011

Dark & Bright

Vintage Top & Fur Jacket, Forever21 Jeans, Zara Boots & Belt, Noir Ring, H&M Hat, Revlon Perplex Nail Polish, MAC Impassioned Lipstick

Bright lips against a dark outfit will always be one of my favorite combos. Sometimes that’s one of the few accessories I need and I instantly feel better. 
On another note, I’m wearing my favorite faux fur vintage coat (last worn here). I saw this coat at a flea market a few months ago and walked away without buying it. It was one of those situations where I regretted it the instant I got home and couldn’t stop thinking about it. Behind my back, Keith went back to the flea market a few days later (hoping it was still there, which it was) and picked it up for me. So happy he did because it has become one of my favorite pieces. The best part? It cost under $50.


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  • Be your muse.

    love that pictures and the outfit! amazing as always!


  • Vicky

    Gorgeous outfit! The fur coat and hat look so chic. Lovely colour nail varnish as well x

  • Becky

    Love the jacket, the shape of the sleeves are so unusual. Love your nail polish too.

  • Welcome to my jungle

    Perfect outfit! Love every piece of it!!!

  • Lena

    Great outfit! Love the jacket so much! And pants!

  • freyja

    love the outfit and your lipstick πŸ™‚


  • Supergirl

    Love color of the lipstick!!

  • Laura

    beautiful photos!

    the coat & the lipstick = LOVE


  • Anna Jane

    so gorgeous and so nice of your husband to go back and buy the coat for you! he's a keeper πŸ˜‰


  • Aily

    Lovely outfit!


  • vicky h.

    the fur coat is honestly such a great piece!!! loved it in the first outfit a while back and totally love it now with this outfit!!

    xox Vicky
    Bikinis & Passports

  • Jess

    Gorgeous pitures! I love the lip and nail color! and the jacket is such an amazing find..and so is you husband..that was so sweet of him πŸ™‚


  • Be your muse.

    and you have a prize in my blog! πŸ˜‰


  • renerene

    Love your photos!!!


    You are welcome to visit my blog too :))

  • Olga

    Wow love this outfit and how the lipstick looks on you <3


  • Shybiker

    Fabulous shade of lipstick — it makes the whole outfit.

  • Serena

    Gorgeous, Helena! That lipstick looks great on you, as does the hat. Love your outfit πŸ™‚



  • CarmenGonzΓ‘lez

    the boots are amazing!

  • fashion.gossipmk

    beautiful! the whole thing is just way to good! love it! and totally agree w your bright lips – dark outfit idea!

  • Pearls&Politics

    Wow, I love your outfit! Especially the coat, hope it is faux πŸ™‚


    this fur jacket is pure love and those jeans are so cool! <3


  • Babe Jane

    wow, you look so amazing! great outfit!

  • Jandira

    love the boots..:)

  • Belle de Couture

    Love this look girl! You styled it so perfectly… all the pieces are so different, yet they work so well together! Love your vintage pieces, really love how you are starting to like vintage :)))

    Your lip color is fantastic… and let me just tell you, you can pull off hats better than any girl I know! πŸ˜‰

    Hope you had a fab weekend!




    He's a keeper and so is the coat! How thoughtful of him. Love the outfit the makeup and the polish. very pulled together look!

  • Anonymous

    You seem like you never get cold! It's freezing in NYC right now, and that coat hardly seems warm. And many of your outfits do not seem suitable for the weather in NY. Do you choose fashion over comfort?

  • Samantha

    love the lip color and that coat. you look awesome. and YES it is freezing in NY right now but for a great photoshoot like this it's bareable for 20 minutes! πŸ™‚


  • mirjam schuurkamp!

    love the fur (L) omg die for it!
    nd really love the color on your lips!
    it stands out SO pretty!
    what color is it nd what brand?


    model from holland

    new outfit postt(L)

  • Andee Layne

    Fabulous coat and I WILL be purchasing that polish xoxo

  • LivingTheVogue

    Amazing outfit! I love the nailpolish color as well! you have great style πŸ˜‰ following you on bloglovin' xx

  • maphi

    what lipstick did you use ? so cute xx

  • ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR

    Gorgeous look, love those jeans πŸ™‚

    XoXo-Kelli K

  • Leigh

    that's such a cute story! πŸ™‚
    love the jeans, and that coat is amazing!!!


  • Aubrey and Melissa

    Another amazing outfit! Love the striped shirt

  • Rebecca from See You in Sweden

    gosh, he's sweet and so thoughtful. thank goodness he did go back b/c it's amazing!

  • Beautygirl24

    I love everything about this! The lips set against dark clothes make for such a fun play on contrasts. I just bought that Revlon polish myself and I really like it!

  • Jay

    super chic! love this πŸ˜€


  • Michelle Chic

    love the shredded pants!

  • Angga

    that coat is amazing and I cant believe your pants is from F21!!! you look great and totally agree with you on the bright lips for dark outfit

  • BrooklynBlonde

    actually, i was perfectly warm in this outfit on the day I took these pictures, especially since i"m in a car after and not commuting or walking much. And yes, there are some days where I will take off my top layer coat to show what I'm wearing underneath. Not a huge deal for me!

  • simplychic

    i've got to get me faux fur jacket. i love it πŸ™‚ the color is perfect.

  • GlamorousGirl

    you look amazing! love ur blog,girl!
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  • Branislava

    shoes and that hat are AMAZING!

  • Krizia

    The coat is amazing!
    Great purchase!
    And you look stunning, as usual.

    x Krizia


  • Olya Nikol Pishcheva

    Lovely! ~

  • Belen

    Love this look! That vintage faux is amazing, and what a great fiance you have for going back and getting it for you!

  • Je suis Sophie

    I'm so glad I found your blog. I've been looking around on your blog and here is your newest follower!
    Love your shoes, the jeans and the fur is awesome.

    x Je suis Sophie

  • laxfashion

    lovely coat, beautiful outfit


  • Beckerman Girls

    You loooook soooo gorgeous!!! Love the hat and the jeans and everything!! Rockin' loook! And I love how you are making that beach look warm!!
    Lots of love,
    Big kisses,
    xo Beckerman Girls


  • Maryjane

    Love your beautiful look and great background!

    Maryjane xoxo

  • Andi

    Insane! As usual πŸ™‚

  • Chrissy

    Love your whole outfit. The contrast between the dark fur against your light hair and bright lips is amazing.

  • lisa

    LOOOOOOOOOOVE the fur on you so gorgeous!

  • Lynnette

    Love the lipstick against the dark clothing. First thing I noticed!


  • Megan

    I love that lip color. It is so original….


  • Yvette

    you look amazing! love your boots!



  • Mary Ann

    I love your bold lipsticks. I almost bought Impassioned a while back, but I went with Chatterbox.

  • The Must-Have

    I like your style, very modern.

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