My Amazing, Technicolor Dreamcoat.

November 21, 2010

Filed Under: Style


I love Etsy. Etsy, etsy, etsy. Here it goes, adding to my wardrobe.
(kudos to the person who guesses what movie quote this was modified from …)

Anyway, yes. I really do love Etsy. It has some amazing, one of a kind, homemade
items that I think are really special additions to a wardrobe.

My new favorite Etsy love is the vintage section. Now I can utilize those who have access
to great thrift shops and buy retro items through them – Yay!

I found an amazing, technicolor dreamcoat on Etsy that I just loved. I sent the link to
Kai for a second opinion and when he said he liked it, I went to see if it was still available
… and alas, it was not. Bummer.

However, two days ago, a package arrived in the mail and once Kai told me to open it,
I gave him a suspicious eye, tore it open, and there was my vintage dream! The coat I
had seen online had, in fact, sold … but to my husband. What a guy!

So I have a confession to make:
Hi, my name is Kayley … and I am spoiled rotten.

This is my new coat:

My favorite part about this piece is the southwestern feel. Particularly the tribal print
running through some of the stripes.

It was the perfect day for my amber, falling leaves necklace purchased in Texas.

And these earrings my mom gave me. I don’t think I need an explanation for why these
are just right for this jacket.

Okay, if you aren’t new to my blog, you all have seen the boots I am wearing today. I wore
them with socks and bare legs on this day and with socks and jeans on this day … and here is
a picture of me wearing them before I began this blog.

But you’ve never seen them in quite this way. And I’ll be honest, I didn’t even know they
could be worn like this until today. When I was pulling them on this morning, I tugged a
little too hard and the snap popped off. Much to my dismay, I thought I had broken them
… until I realized that they were supposed to snap off. Then I lifted the folded over fabric
to reveal another snap attachment and some awesome leather striping up the side. What
a nice surprise!

Um, hello, new awesome boots that I already owned. Nice to meet you.

Outfit Breakdown:
Earrings: mom’s / Necklace: Purchased in Texas / Jacket: Etsy / Top: J. Crew / Jeans: Gap / Boots: Paperdoll Boutique

Which brings me to what we talked about at Mars Hill this morning. Shane was discussing a
passage in Matthew 13 that talks of the disciples of God’s kingdom bringing out new
treasures as well as the old. The word “new” in this passage actually translates to a word
that means “new to you” – meaning something that already existed and you just discovered it.

Shane used a few examples of these things … like the re-vamped VW Beetle, a new song
with similar chords to an old song
, like falling in love or meeting a new close friend … “I feel
like I’ve known you my whole life”, like that moment an emotion or feeling you’ve never been
able to describe is accurately put into words (poetry does this to me), or my latest additions:

A really great vintage find. This jacket is old. But, to me, it is new.

And these boots. I have owned them for awhile … but this small discovery and now
they seem so new.

It’s like growing up in the church … and then attending Mars Hill for the first time at the
age of 18 and every thing I already know suddenly becomes new.

What do you have in your wardrobe or life that you have/can shed some new light on?

- Kayls.

8 Responses to “My Amazing, Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

  1. Kai says:

    Go, go, go Joseph you know what they say…

  2. Britni H says:


  3. danielle Engerman says:

    love the coat. and the jcrew shirt underneath ;)

  4. Rebecca says:

    Love the “new” boots! A twofer and you didn’t even know it :)

  5. Emily says:

    Damn, Britni beat me to it! Kayley, I’m a friend of Kyle’s and have been silently reading your blog for weeks and meaning to tell you I love it. Apparently I just needed a little Anchorman to motivate me :)

    • admin says:

      Thanks for making yourself known! I love to hear from my readers!

      p.s. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.

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