I have been wearing this red coat all week because I just can’t get enough. There is something about this coat that reminds me of the 70’s and so I decided to go full on retro today with this look. I wanted to avoid looking too costume-y so I made sure to keep this look fresh by not wearing polyester and high-waisted jeans. Instead, I opted for a form fitting turtleneck, a pair of Calvin Klein mid rise bell bottom jeans, (purchased BNWT at Goodwill) a pair of leopard platform booties and a drawstring (bucket) purse. Of course, I had to accessorize with one of the most iconic looks of the seventies by wearing the floppy fedora hat! I also wore gloves because it was freezing cold, which explains why I don’t have photos of the top and jeans only; there was no way I was taking the coat off. I did get a little creative with the gloves by accessorizing with a gold plated chain wrapped around my gloves. The bag is actually a splurge purchase I made about 4/5 years ago and it is one of my favorite bags. How do you know its my favorite purse? I rarely wear them, lol. I’m trying to be better about that but I just don’t want to ruin it.
Top: Talbots, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Jeans: Calvin Klein Mid Rise Bell Bottom Jeans, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Coat: Ann Taylor, Sale Price: $80.00 / Purse: Coach / Shoes: Vince Camuto / Gloves: Fownes, purchased at Goodwill: $2.00 / Hat: Wool Floppy Fedora Hat, purchased at Goodwill: $2.00 / Thrift Total: $13.00
Calvin Klein Mid Rise Bell Bottom Jeans, similar here
Coach Drawstring Purse, similar here
Vince Camuto Leopard Booties, similar here
Wool Fedora Floppy Hat, similar here
Ann Taylor Plaid Funnel Neck Coat, available here
Fownes Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves, similar here
My once a year blow out is here! I usually get a blow out once a year because I like to minimize hair damage. After my blow out, I was finally able to see the highlights I got a few months ago and I must say they look really nice. I’m a natural brunette but I haven’t rocked my natural hair color in a really long time. I let me natural hair color grow in along with my “whitelights” (I’ve been graying since the 4th grade) because I have not been able to decide on a new hair color. I’ve been debating whether I should go back to the honey brown or if I should try something different. For now, I’ll continue to rock this look until I can decide what I want next.
So I got hooked to the Mindy Project show, mostly because of the fashion on the show; I loved every outfit on the show. To see her most iconic looks, check this blog out; The Mindy Project Style. Anyway, ever since I saw her wear a beautiful Oscar de la Renta Tweed suit; see here, I knew I either wanted a suit like that our at least a plaid coat. I settled for the coat when I saw this one on sale at Ann Taylor. I typically allow myself seasonal splurges and this was definitely one of them. I saw the coat on Christmas Eve and it was at 50% off (original price $269.00) but I decided to wait until there was a price drop and boy did that pay off. The day after Christmas, I happened to go back to the mall and I was able to snag it at $80.00! This was definitely an investment piece as it is absolutely warm and plaid is ALWAYS on trend.
Of course, once I got the coat home, I couldn’t wait to wear it, so here’s my first of many outfits with this coat. I purchased this speckle sweater dress last year BNWT at Goodwill and it’s one of my favorite sweater dresses. It fits my figure nicely and it sits right above the knees which makes it perfect for work. It’s a crew neck dress and the neck sits a bit too low/far from the neck so I wore a peter pan collar blouse underneath in order to cover my chest more. The dress is navy blue so I wore my velvet booties in order to make the dress and coat pop. I accessorized with a peter pan necklace, a faux-fur, faux-leather clutch and a bold purple lip.
Dress: Marc New York Andrew Marc, purchased at Goodwill, $5.00 / Coat: Ann Taylor $80.00 / Boots: Shoedazzle / Clutch: Gap
Plaid Flannel Neck Coat, available here
Marc New York by Andrew Marc similar, here
Shoedazzle Velvet Booties, similar here
Gap Faux Fur Charm Clutch, similar here and Fownes Cashmere lined Leather Gloves, similar here