Set Me Free in the Valley of the Butterflies

60s look_leopard coat_stella mccartney bag

What I’m Wearing…

* Black and white side pleat dress by re:named
* Vintage leopard coat from the ’60s made by my grandma // similar leopard coat here
* Vintage ’80s hair bow // similar hair bow here
* Vintage beaded statement necklace was a gift // also seen on Kim Kardashian
* 3chain ‘Falabella’ shaggy faux deer bag by Stella McCartney
* Black suede thigh high boots by Free People

* Red nails : Wet n’ Wild megalast ‘Rouge 66’ – seriously, my favorite red ever.

* Title: lyrics from Laurel ‘Holy Water’

I just love the combination of these two prints together, and really the entire look. If I could wear it every single day, I think I just might… for now anyway. I’ve been looking for the perfect flat over the knee boots for what seems like an eternity, and these are the sure winners. I love the retro, boho vibe and so far, they’re staying up where they should. I think high socks may help do the trick even more, but for now, they’re working. They’re black but almost feel brown… they are new faves paired with old faves, and I love that about my closet. I was thinking the other night that I should probably go through my wardrobe and sell some items… and then almost immediately I had this feeling that hoarders must get, and decided not to. I definitely am one of those who has been building her wardrobe over time, so there are very few pieces that “don’t belong” but there definitely are some that don’t fit right or just aren’t flattering. And then I have the thought of Halloween costumes and want to save old items for those purposes, which I do tend on using. But this is the way my brain works when it comes to my closet. Maybe one day I’ll filter through it and list things for sale. Until then, I’ll be a hoarder, I suppose.

In other news, my actual closet, the walk-in I’ve dreamed of having my entire life and finally have, is a total and complete utter MESS. And I mean, mess… like can’t see the floor in a teenager’s room, mess. It’s at the point where I don’t even want to begin, it’s so overwhelming, and I just want someone to come do it for me… and then that thought immediately sends hoarder doubts back into my being. I think the main reason is the closet design isn’t the best for function and need and I’d love to redo the entire thing, but I’m worried it won’t live up to my dreams, and so I neglect it.

You’re welcome for that hump day stream of thought 😉 & far too many photos below.

60s leopard coat_boots_hair bow

stella mccartney falabella bag

60s leopard coat_bow with bangs

black and white+leopard print

blonde hair with bow

60s look_leopard coat _black and white  dress

Leopard Coat_Hair with bow

leopard coat_stella mccartney chain bag_free people boots

stella mccartney chain bag

stella mc cartney bag_leopard coat

leopard coat_thigh high boots

Happy Hump Day Lovecats!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

7 Comments

  • kelley

    February 4, 2015 | Reply

    This is a topic I would love you to write more about. You have referenced before the amount of clothing you own and have stuff from your grandmother to your own “vintage” items from the 80s/90s. I would LOVE to know how you decide what to keep and what not to keep.
    And how do you keep it all organized so that you can easily find something ( okay maybe not this part now b/c you said it’s currently on the floor :)).
    As someone who has limited space, I’d love to know what you edit out and why .. and why the keepers are keepers. Love your blog!!!

  • Kerri Haydel

    February 4, 2015 | Reply

    I am a clothing hoarder too!!!!!!!!!! I think it is because I am a twin and growing up I had to share my clothing with my sister. So as soon as I was old enough to get a job, I started purchasing my own clothing and put a lock on my closet door! I think clothing is such a personal thing…I just couldn’t imagine seeing someone wearing them…even if I can’t fit in it anymore. 🙂

  • liz

    February 4, 2015 | Reply

    love the leo coat

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  • MA

    February 4, 2015 | Reply

    Great combo! x

  • Jeanne

    February 4, 2015 | Reply

    In love with your leo coat!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingdiary.com

  • Trina

    February 5, 2015 | Reply

    I didn’t think this was you at first, the bangs transform your face totally. Looks great. Love that bag with the chain handles. Also, this may sound weird but I was seriously just thinking I wish you’d sell some of your clothes because, I for one, would buy them.

  • Suzanne

    November 17, 2015 | Reply

    serious vaca envy!

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