As fall weather creeps in closer and closer I find myself reaching for the warm and cozy clothes in my closet. This awesome cocoon coat I've had for a few years after picking it up at an epic Urban Outfitters sale for only $5. It's got a nice big neckline, deep pockets and a chunky knit. The perfect thing to keep we warm on a rainy Sunday when Ashley, Jen and I ventured out to the Alemany Flea Market and then to Mission Cheese for brunch. 

The velvet skirt takes me back to my grungier gothic days. Add with it a simple lace top, tights and boots and you're set. I used to carry my pet rat, MiseryWinter, around town with me, hiding in the sleeves of my jacket or sitting on my shoulder. I know that rats are not everyones cup of tea, but my little lady was such a sweetheart and was super smart too. Are there any other ratty lovers out there?
Coat: Urban Outfitters
Skirt: Thrifted
Top: Thrifted
Boots: Thrifted
Necklace: Renegade Craft Fair
Bag: Thrifted
Listening to: Bullet with Butterfly Wings/ The Smashing Pumpkins
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Alice, Pretty Confused :

This is such a lovely outfit, I cannot believe you got that coat for only $5, so cool! You've totally inspired me to look through some of my old clothes too, I was a little mini mosher during my teenage years and I would love to see if I can style any of it into something pretty now xo

The Dainty Doll's House :

That coat is sweet, love the colour!! The velvet skirt is a beauty, love velvet :) You look gorgeous!! xx

Jennifer King :

Can't say I'm a rat lover ;) But I love the idea of having a pet that you can carry around with you in your pockets! I'm more of a mid-size dog kinda gal I guess. I also love the coat. At first I didn't see it until I scrolled down a bit. The colors are great. I also like the velvet skirt, a lot.

Rae Veda :

That sweater is so pretty. I love the rich shade of blue. xo, rv


Emily :

That sweater/coat/jacket thing whatever it is, is totally adorable. Looks great on you.

Hannah :

I love that skirt! I have been lusting after a velvet skirt so hard. I like how you paired it over the gray slip. And I can't believe you scored that coat for 5!

witch hare :

I really like how you've paired the skirt and top together, the textures look so luxuriant.
Also, I've never had a rat but I used have pet gerbils, so I can definitely appreciate rodents! I always wanted a rat when I was a goth, but sadly it was never meant to :(

JennaStevie :

This outfit is seriously amazing, I looove that jacket and the velvet skirt? Who could ask for anything better, so perfect for cool fall weather. I want to see pictures of this pet rat, rats in the gutter = gross, demostic pet rats = cute.

Heather, 29 Skirts :

Nice textures! This is so cool, and the pattern and color of the coat are gorgeous.

out of order :

ooh la la I loove that coat so much!!!! Cocoons and houndstooth, perfection; you look fab in that black velvet underneath, too :)


Sophie :

This is such a gorgeous outfit, got such a soft spot for velvet!

Jenni :

Your outfit is amazing. I love velvet so much! Once fall comes around all I want to do is dress like Wednesday Addams and eat pumpkin-flavored things.

Lydia :

I love every piece here! Everything looks great together. And what a steal for that coat.

Jo :

Your velvet skirt is so gorgeous! <3 It goes so perfectly with your flame coloured hair!

Lost in the Haze

Caitlin :

i'm not a rat lover {especially after the one that found it's way into our basement last year}... but i love how well you pull off all the dark shades and still look so dainty & ladylike. it looks amazing on you!

Elyse (Give Me Bows) :

LOVE the velvet skirt on you, it looks so soft and cosey, perfect for autumn :)

hellotampon :

I love rats! When i was in high school I had one named Ramona. I would wear hooded sweatshirts and she would ride around in the hood. She would also take a nap with me every day after school. I was allergic to her though so i always had welts from her crawling around on me and I couldn't touch my eyes after I'd handled her. She was so cute though.

Monique :

love that coat and that amazing necklace.

Closet Hound :

I love your thrifted velvet skirt. Velvet anything on an all black outfit looks great

xo Sherrie
Closet Hound

Emma :

gorgeous dress, love that velvet

Mongs :

so pretty and romantic, love all that velvet and black lace, ultra feminine chic! The blue coat is fabulous too. The length is just perfect for your skirt


dani :

love everything about this outfit! x

Meanz (Koi Story) :

Love your velvet skirt and blue houndstooth sweater! :D

Llara is the Little Scribbler :

That is one tres awesome cardigan!

dani :

ahhh i have seen those boots yes! thank you, they are pretty amazing. my plan is to just find some nice cat fabric and make up a whole wardrobe of cat clothing :) x

Jamie Rose :

I'm kind of in love with your coat! It's so cool. And I really love the velvet skirt too.