Did I mention my aversion to regular shopping yet? That said, obtaining new (or not so new) stuff to wear from time to time is inevitable, and this outfit actually illustrates some of my favorite ways of doing that: buying second hand, customizing, reusing old, sometimes even forgotten items, and only buying new when it's really necessary (or when I'm so delighted with an item that I'm positive I'll get a great deal of use from it). I bought this turtleneck tee at my favorite second hand shop. The pants used to be my mom's; she decided it was time to let them go this summer and apart from being too short, they fit me perfectly, so I just had them shortened some more and turned into cropped pants. The jacket is another thing that got passed on from my mom to me and then to a friend, and after several years it found its way back to me this year; I gladly embraced it due to its color, quilted texture, and the neoprene-like fabric. The boots were a gift from another friend who noticed them on my wishlist and gave them to me for my birthday last year. It was a "love at first sight" kind of affair; I liked them immediately and knew I'd wear them constantly (which I did and still do). The bag is second hand, too (bought on eBay), while the necklace is something I had bought a long time ago and found it in my jewelry stash during a recent purge.
turtleneck: Giorgio (second hand) / pants: no name, customized / jacket: Mango / boots: ASOS / bag: via eBay / necklace: H&M