Friday, December 12, 2014

Retrofit: Cashmere and Mink on the Highline

A couple weeks ago, when it wasn't too brutally cold, I took a nice long walk along the High Line. The High Line, for my readers outside of New York, is a park built on an old section of elevated train tracks on the west side of Manhattan from about 14th Street up to 34th Street. You get gorgeous views of New Jersey and all the neighborhoods below.

I took it as a chance to wear essentially all of my fall favorites at once.


This coat is so amazing. I got it a few years ago from a vintage store near my home in Brooklyn and it was on sale. I felt like I was actually stealing from the woman who sold it. It's a 1960s cashmere swing coat with mink collar from Hess's, a Pennsylvania-based department store that shuttered in the mid-90s. It is a dream and I get compliments on it wherever I go. 

And then this sweater. I cannot get enough of this sweater.
I picked up this beaded beauty at the New England Shake-Up in September and I wear it all the time. 

The skirt is the softest knit skirt that's part of a two-piece Jantzen set from the 1950s. So basically, my entire body was wearing a sweater and I was okay with that.

It was such a nice time. I highly recommend the High Line, even in the colder months.


  1. Beautiful lady! I can see why you got (get) complements with your coat. I really like the color lipstick you are wearing too. A smashing outfit:)

  2. I remember when you bought that sweater! It's so nice to see pics of you in it again, and that swing coat is amazing!


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