Unleashing my inner old man

He’s British I think. Judging by all the plaid and tweed. Or he could be Irish.


Either way, with the hunter rain boots and the men’s plaid shirt, my inner old man would be well dressed for the foggy countryside.


I sewed on the elbow patches myself. How shocked are you that I’m actually doing my own DIYing?


And then there’s my hat. Which is from an old man hat shop. In Dublin. Obviously.

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  • Reply janis November 15, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    you are a funny lady…or maybe it’s your inner old man that’s funny. not sure.

    nice outfit! {and is that a picture with your face showing?!?!}

  • Reply la flore et la faune November 16, 2009 at 2:25 am

    I must say
    it’s very rare that I find irish old men’s legs so pretty.

  • Reply Nicole November 16, 2009 at 4:08 am

    Kelsey, you’re my hero. I LOVE elbow patches on blazers but I know that I could never “do them myself” hahaha my sewing skills are mediocre at best. Not even actually. Your inner old man is chic! Great fall outfit :)

  • Reply reex November 16, 2009 at 11:45 am

    great bag!! I remember you telling me you wanted something in that style.. it’s similar to my old man bag that you saw me with (and complete with the old man smell inside). gotta love the church sales!

  • Reply dreamsequins November 16, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    The old man cap and the DIY elbow patches really make your outfit work!

    BTW- that last picture– what are you pointing at? :) Inquiring minds want to know.

  • Reply sofiasophie November 16, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    I love your bag…..

  • Reply Teresa November 16, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    The blazer is such a nice mix of feminine sweetness and musky masculinity. I’ve been to Dublin too! Miss that friendly cool city

  • Reply Melissa November 16, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    I love all of your outfits. I seriously envy your sense of style!

  • Reply Miss Neira November 16, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Love this look and that hat! definite old man style, and awesome at that!

  • Reply alixrose November 16, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    I never really thought I would say I like the old man look, but the old man does look like a distinguished professor.. I say that in the best way. I like it elbow patches and that amazing bag.

  • Reply erin November 17, 2009 at 1:01 am

    love the outfit!! so cute! and the DIY?! great!

  • Reply Paulette November 17, 2009 at 2:15 am


    I answered your question about Le Chic
    on http://lafloreetlafaune.blogspot.com/2009/11/ask-paulette-le-chic.html



  • Reply Patrick November 17, 2009 at 3:00 am

    Where is this old-man-hat-shop in Dublin you speak of?

  • Reply Fee-AMore November 17, 2009 at 8:08 am

    I love the last photo, pretty! It’s like after following your site for a while, i am glad you are revealing your looks, ok at least the side face for now! xo

    I think you did an amazing job on sewing the elbow patch and that hat must have been a great find.


  • Reply Liv November 17, 2009 at 10:06 am

    hey grampa. where’s your bag from?

    love the elbow patch. i can’t sew worth sh*t

  • Reply Gerri Ward November 17, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    WOW! This is what I have missed, your FABULOUS Fashionable outfits! This is one of my fave outfits from head to toe of yours! I must say I am very happy to be back in the blogosphere unfortunately due to working two jobs since my permanent one cut my hours in half I haven’t been able to post or comment!
    Now I can get my daily dose of the Anthology!:))

  • Reply hauteworld November 17, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Love this look! A friend of mine actually dresses like this constantly (he’s a guy though) and people keep thinking he’s British. Haha… I always thought I should try it out, because I do love tweed and the caps.

  • Reply UnoCosa November 17, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    i especially love the first photo …. xx

  • Reply Kristin November 17, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    If loving tweed means you’re an old man…color me geriatric!

  • Reply Larissa November 18, 2009 at 11:37 am

    it’s on Nassau street! I remember when you bought that!
    Great stylo seeester!

  • Reply Bri November 18, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    elbow patches. they make me all tingly inside.

    lookin good Kelsey!

  • Reply Patrick November 19, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Perfect! Nassau St…here I come.

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