Virginia This Morning – Second Hand Outerwear

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Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of appearing on Virginia This Morning, think the TODAY show but for Central Virginia, for a segment on second hand outerwear. It was my first live TV appearance and I had a ton of fun. The CBS 6 Richmond crew was amazing and of course I had the best team – Trevor for moral support and as a TV appearance pro, my husband, sister and her friends as models. We had been planning this segment for just over a month and it went off perfectly. You can watch it here.

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Set 1 – Classic outerwear pieces for women: Look 1 – Black puffer coat worn with beanie and scarf modeled by Alexandra. Coat – Brand: Nicole Miller Outerwear. Price: $79. Retails: $325. Store: It’s Chic Again. Beanie – Brand: unknown/vintage. Price: $6. Store: Yesterday’s Heroes Vintage. Scarf – brand: unknown. Price: $18. Store: It’s Chic Again. Look 2 – White pea coat worn with grey wool beret, modeled by Hannah. Coat – Brand: RED Valentino. Price: $420. Retails: $950. Store: Alice McQueen Consignment. Beret – Brand: unknown/vintage. Price: $6. Store: Yesterday’s Heroes Vintage. Scarf – Stylist’s own.

I planned a series of looks focused around outwear – classic looks for women and men and unique looks for women and men and was fortunate to have some great stores on board: It’s Chic Again, Alice McQueen Consignment and Yesterday’s Heroes Vintage. The first set of looks were very classic – the pea coat and puffer coat. I loved these because they could be styled in so many different ways by adding different hats, scarves or even your own belt.

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Set 2 – Classic outerwear pieces for men. Look 1 – Denim jacket worn with scarf, modeled by Stephen. Coat – brand: Levi’s, 1970s/ 1980s. Price: $75. Store: Yesterday’s Heroes Vintage, Scarf – brand: Lochcarron vintage. Price: $16. Store: Yesterday’s Heroes Vintage. Look 2 – Camel pea coat, modeled by Andrew. Coat – Brand: Land’s End. Price $82. Retails: $150. Store: It’s Chic Again. Scarf – stylist’s own.

I owe my husband so much for agreeing to model for me. I pulled him in last minute as the segment was taking shape because I needed another male to create the sets of looks. The looks had to be pulled and confirmed by 12/29 even though the show wasn’t being taped for another two weeks. Each of these guys were so awesome and accommodating and they look pretty darn good.

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Set 3 – Unique outerwear pieces for women. Look 1 – Long knit with fringe details worn with hat, modeled by Alexandra. Coat – Brand: St. John. Price: $159.00. Retails ~ $800-$1,000. Store: Alice McQueen Consignment. Hat – Brand: Lord & Taylor. Price: $18. Retails ~ $70. Store: It’s Chic Again. Look 2 – Chunky knit cardi coat, modeled by Hannah. Coat – Brand: M Missoni. Price: $395. Retails ~$900. Store: Alice McQueen Consignment. Belt – model’s own.

This was my favorite set of looks for women. Investing in quality and fun outerwear should be a must have on every woman’s fall/winter wardrobe list. Both of these pieces are from Alice McQueen Consignment. Their selection of outerwear is amazing. Hannah (the tall blonde and my sister) was amazing in helping me set up this segment. She coordinated securing the other two models and set up the fittings.

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Set 4 – Unique outerwear pieces for men. Look 1 – Buffalo plaid coat, modeled by Stephan. Coat – Brand: 5 Brothers. Price: $60. Store: Yesterday’s Heroes Vintage. Hat – Brand: Borsalino. Price: $35 Store: Yesterday’s Heroes Vintage. Look 2 – Army jacket, with red plaid scarf, modeled by Andrew. Coat – M-1943 field jacket. Price: $100. Store: Yesterday’s Heroes Vintage. Scarf – brand: Lochcarron vintage. Price: $16. Store: Yesterday’s Heroes Vintage.

The last set of looks were unique pieces for men. The green field jacket is amazing and everyone was ohhing and ahhing over it after the segment (seriously, it’s a great piece).

IMG_1206My team! Thank you Virginia This Morning and CBS 6 for having me and for inviting us back in the spring to share summer fashions – #2ndhand1st of course!

Special thanks to Mimi at Alice McQueen, Drew at Yesterday’s Hereos Vintage and Debbie at It’s Chic Again for your support and letting me borrow your fabulous pieces.

Virginia This Morning logo photo c/o VTM. All other photos c/o Trevor Dickerson.

 

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