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Dressing Up a Coat




Coat: Moda International (old); Skinnies: H&M; Striped shirt: Forever 21; Button down: Downeast Basics; Leopard flats: Target; Bow: Belt from a dress; Earrings: Nordstrom; Sunglasses: Forever 21
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Today, it was 63 degrees outside. At the end of January. In DC. Logically, this was also the day of the "Dress Up a Coat" challenge.

Because it was so gorgeous out, Nat (baby) & I decided to walk the 2.5 miles to the library, from where Dan (husband/photographer) would retrieve us in the car after he returned from work. I find out while we are at the library that something came up and D had to stay late at work (not his fault). The light is now starting to wane and I know that I won't see him before it's well into evening.

I'm AT the library. Having not taken outfit pictures. And not having time to walk home before the light faded.

So. I took outfit pictures. On self-timer, with the camera awkwardly propped on a brick wall, in public, with a wool coat on in 60+ degree weather. If in these pictures I look like I'm trying not to notice that there's a camera awkwardly propped on a brick wall taking self-timered pictures of me in a wool coat when it's 60+ outside, well, you'd be spot on.

#awkward.

(Did I really just use a hashtag in a blog post? Who am I?)

On a less awkward note, this pink herringbone coat. I love it dearly. I got it before my senior year of college and was pretty much known as That One Pink Coat Girl in a land of black peacoats. I wore it like crazy for a couple of years and then all but retired it in favor of my even-more-conservative yellow plaid one. Pretty sure this one is going to make a comeback if winter ever decides to hit this year.

See other dressed up coats here!

20 comments

  1. I decided to skip this challenge because it was also really warm yesterday in Jersey. :) I love all the layering you have going on and that coat is really gorgeous! I heart herringbone.

    -Sharon
    PS Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  2. LOVE the bow idea!! Looks great with the striped shirt underneath :)

    From Brooklyn with love,

    Jen

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  3. Haha, it's warm here today too! :) Cute tie though!

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  4. What a great idea...may have to "pin it!" Happy Wednesday:D

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  5. The coat is cute! And I'm in LOVE with the outfit underneath, so adorable!
    Kayla
    Seekaylago.blogspot.com

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  6. Love the bow! And way to be brave, taking pics of yourself in public! I have yet to master that skill. I'm such a wimp. :)

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  7. thanks so much for your nice comment! wow a wonderful coat!
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    xxx Anita

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  8. i'm in love with this whole outfit! you totally have the same style as me, and give me so much inspiration. oh and i might be coveting your shoes just a little bit.

    Chelsea

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  9. Adorable coat, and what a fun idea with the bow! Love how the coat pulls together the whole chic outfit - even if it was a little warm for wearing it...

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  10. Oooh, I like the idea of a ribbon and how that can instantly make an outfit more feminine.

    Cable Car Couture

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  11. It's official. I love every outfit you put together. Such a cute way to dress up a coat too! Nice work.

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  12. The coat + outfit are so cute, & I love the touch with the bow!

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  13. Ha! We're like twins today! Beautifully executed and so very chic!

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  14. Dude, you have the best coats! Love this pink one!

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  15. I love the way everyone has done the bows :) And I love the colour of yours!

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  16. Love this look - that coat is fabulous, and I love the cute bow :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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