What I Wore This Week

A blonde woman is wearing a Bjork sweatshirt, houndstooth trousers, a vintage coat, red Sambas, and a vintage Longchamp bag.

A blonde woman is wearing a leather shirt, vintage Levi's kitten-heeled boots, and a Ferragamo handbag.

A blonde woman is wearing a grey cardigan, grey trousers, Onituska sneakers, a vintage Ralph Lauren bag, and vintage Longchamp bag.

A blonde woman is wearing an asymmetrical cardigan. vintage Levi's, Birkenstock Boston's, and a vintage bucket bag.

Outfit 1 – Sweatshirt | Trousers (secondhand) | Vintage Coat | Sneakers | Vintage Bag (similar)
Outfit 2- Shirt | Vintage Jeans | Boots | Bag (similar)
Outfit 3 – Sweater | Trousers | Vintage Coat | Sneakers | Vintage Bag
Outfit 4 – Sweater | Turtleneck | Vintage Jeans | Bag (similar) | Socks | Birks

When I was in my second year of college I lived in an apartment building that was right beside the campus. There were no dorms at that particular school at that time (there are now), so an apartment with a roommate was the only option.

The roommate is a whole other story. That was an experience.

Because of its location it was filled with mostly students which means chaos.

Every single night of every single weekend the fire alarm went off in the early hours of the morning and in those days everyone left their unit, walked down the stairs, and stood outside until they got the all-clear.

It sucked.

The fire alarm often goes off in our current building, but it is such a different experience.

No one goes outside and they come over the building intercom and tell you to stay in your units and wait until further instructions.

I guess when everything is made of concrete it is probably safer to just wait unless the fire is on your floor.

That being said, I don’t think any of the alarms have ever been anything but false yet in all the years living in this building.

But the actual alarm sound is horrendous.

It goes over speakers and each unit has several speakers on its ceiling. It is loud, and the poor kitten gets really upset and stressed.

So I just spent the last 45 minuted hiding under the covers with him in my bed to try and muffle the sound and make him feel secure.

It went on for so long and there were so many firetruck sirens outside that I thought this was an actual fire today, but it wasn’t thankfully.

That was my long and convoluted way of saying that my kitten doesn’t like loud noises, and it was really sad.

Fast forward to fashion, I said in my 80s capsule wardrobe post this week that I bought this vintage leather jacket. Did I mention that I also bought this accessory and this sweater?

I like that sweater because it looks slightly cropped, but also slouchy and oversized. It is like the classic striped sweater with a twist.

I always love a good twist in clothes, so I hope it works as I envision it.

I will wear it when it arrives early this week.

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Sara is the founder and creative behind livelovesara. A George Brown College Fashion Styling Graduate, she provides advice on finding your personal style regardless of age and budget. She is always on the hunt for the perfect wardrobe piece and is a vintage and thrifting enthusiast who can't wait to share her newest finds. She is also trying to learn French.

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