Thursday, October 08, 2009

Never mind what you're selling, it's what you're buying.


You know its that time of year again when I start to break out the legendary phoenix sweater! This thing is like a good luck omen, it always makes me so happy whenever I wear it. It needs a name - I'm thinking Fawkes, is that too obvious?

It's also that time of year when outerwear is just starting to become a necessity. My friend gave me this hand me down military coat a few months ago - free clothes are the best, especially when they fit perfectly and look ridiculously excellent.

32 comments:

Danielle said...

I love that sweaterrrr! I want one just like it so I can be cool just like you. :D Too creepy? Yeah, maybe.... Haha:)

kasmslo said...

RE: DUDE I'M DOWN.
We could even make our own stencils à la Fake Karl:
http://fakekarl.blogspot.com/2009/10/homeage.html
Str8 outta da Hood.

Sylvia said...

That phoenix sweater is absolutely AMAZING. I think I want one just like it but perhaps with an owl. And perhaps name it Hedwig? Um...I mean, what?

Tavi said...

I have a weird nostalgia for that sweater, is that creepy?! It's just that I'm reminded of what the blogworld was like last fall and winter because you wore it back then and stuff. Anyway coat is ACES!

Jocelyne said...

WOW, that is a rad hand me down coat, it looks amazing on you too! Nice friends you have!

Rhiannon said...

Yeah, that sweater again!!! You're the queen of novelty sweaters, I think--somehow you make even the craziest ones look perfectly natural. I love it. :)

hannahlizabeth said...

dude i wish my friends gave me free clothes!

and if i had a phoenix sweater that cool i would totally name it fawkes.

xx

Miles said...

I don't usually gush over clothes but that sweater is fucking excellent.

clairegrenade said...

thast coat is SO EPIC it's ridonkulous

i believe those are the only fitting words i can think of

Ash Fox said...

love that sweater!

x

www.tittees.blogspot.com

michelle said...

I MUST HAVE THAT SWEATER
*cough*

George Washington said...

Dear Isabel,
This is George Washington, the first president of the United States. You may remember me, for I commented on your magnificant blog quite some time ago, which you included in a post, which I might add, gave me great delight. I am reporting back to comment for the sole purpose of retrieving that pheonix sweater that was once in my possesion to be mine once again. Thank you for your time, great Canadian.
-George Washington

Zhcsyra hp said...

well,.i loove ur nice sweater and awesome coat :))

Malthusite said...

Dude, that Ex-Military Greatcoat is freaking me out. In a good way.

Andie said...

oh that sweater is too cool! i wish i had one. hhmmmm maybe you could name it meekoum or something...
and free coats (and free things in general) are awesome!! you lucky duck

http://blair-waldork.blogspot.com

Luna : said...

indeed it does look ridiculously excellent hehe xx

diane said...

Isa, that is a truly excellent post title. The more I think about it, the more I like it. It's sort of like your Phoenix sweater. I wasn't quite sure about it at first, but it's grown on me. Oh, but that coat, heaven. sigh.

CHICMUSE said...

LOVE BOTH LOOKS..
BIG SWEATER IS AMAZING.





XX
CHICMUSE

Hammy said...

That jumper is so cool! I wish my friends gave me nice clothes :(

B a la Moda said...

The coat is SO amazing and you have the style to wear it. What a nice friend!!
xoxo
B* a la Moda

The Fashion Tape said...

It must get cold so suddenly where you live-in your last post your in that cool shift, and now it's sleeves all the way. I hate it when the weather changes so fast. Brrrr. I guess you'll have snow soon.
Also love those miliatry buttons, they funk up the whole coat.
H
xoxo

Amelia said...

That sweater is ridiculously awesome! Personally, my tacky sheep sweater is the only thing that's been keeping me alive lately, so I know where you're coming from.

noirohio vintage said...

that sweater is so good!!

Annie said...

Please, please, please name your sweater Fawkes. It's amazing... and so is Fawkes.

Faux Naif said...

it needs to be called fawkes. does any other phoenix even matter? methinks now.

Damsels said...

agreed there is no better description for this coat ! also love the sweater . istill remember when you first got it .. ive grown to love it

Becca Jane said...

I am pretty much in love with that jacket! Way to score a fabulously free coat.

Robyn said...

That's such an awesome military coat! Stuff that good is so hard to get your hands on~

grace said...

nice sweater and coat!

lauh-ren said...

YES! i love both of those outfits.

rachaelme said...

Love that fuckin Pheonix is so rad!!!! How are you ISA! How is environmental studies?!

Christina said...

such a cute sweater!