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Friday, January 27, 2012

Short skirt, long jacket

Today's outfit is a little homage to the show Chuck, which is airing it's series finale this evening. It is such a fun show, and it's pretty remarkable in this day and age of television for a show like it to hold out as long as it did; five years and 91 episodes.

I'm definitely going to miss it, and it's theme song, Cake's Short Skirt/Long Jacket.

I've had this maxi coat for quite some time now, I got it my freshman year of high school, and in all honesty, it was because it made me feel awesome, like Carrie-Anne Moss in the Matirx. I haven't worn it in several years... I don't think maxies are back in yet, but I had my heart set on doing a Chuck inspired outfit, and my other option was just wearing my converse sneakers. The coat was more fun.

I also turned my chunky chain bracelet into an impromptu necklace - which actually worked pretty well.

I hope you all have a great last weekend of January! (Seriously, where did the month go?)

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The Rundown
Top J.Crew - Skirt NY&Co. - Coat Halston - Booties Madden Girl Virtual -
Gloves Belonged to my Grandma - Bag Big Buddha - Necklace Macy's - Earrings Thrifted

P.S.  In case you missed it, this week I made biscotti, fashioned my Target leopard fedora to look like the J.Crew one, reviewed the ONA camera bag insert, and went to the KARL launch in New York City!

50 comments:

SIENA.STYLE said...

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Ki said...

What a gorgeous coat! I also love your striped skirt :)

eek said...

So smart and sophisticated. Love it.

Yes, January has absolutely flown by. Ack!

Shey said...

Love how the coat looks open =)

Tashia said...

That coat looks cozy, and I love the subtle pattern mixing going on with your shirt/ skirt combo. Happy Friday!

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CessOviedo said...

Very classy and chic, love the super long coat, is timeless and will always look sophisticated, not matrix at all!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Courtney Erin said...

I love that bracelet as a necklace and the coat looks great on you - it definitely makes a statement.

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Jessica Gitler said...

love the little pop of color with the red gloves... very glamorous!
jess
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One Girl said...

I've been tempted from time to time about buying a long coat at the thrift store but didn't quite know what to do with it. I didn't want to seem to Melanie Griffith "Working Girl" ya know? I hope they do come back. I really like them - and the warmth factor!

Closet Fashionista said...

Woohoo for maxi coats!! I don't have one, haha....but I feel like they wouldn't look good on me :/
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TrophyBoutique said...

Great print mix! I love the little pops of red too...Where DID January go???

Gray Skies said...

I love Chuck so much, and I'm so sad it's ending! They haven't been putting this last season on Hulu, so I haven't been able to watch it - I guess I'll just have to buy it when it comes out on DVD :)

For the longest time I've been wanting to put together an outfit based on that Cake song! Love that you did it.

Morgan said...

this looks awesome!
LOVE the jacket

Amber said...

I think you just brought maxies back.

geetabix said...

I love this outfit!

Frannie Pantz said...

I have a maxi trench that you have inspired me to wear with a short skirt. I love the proportions of this outfit. And the gloves! Enjoy your weekend!

Lena's Blend said...

Love the necklace...fingers crossed that was a recent purchase and I can still find it :-D

sacramento said...

Absolutely your best look ever, sooooooooo very chic and stylish.
The contrast between the short skirt and the long coat is brilliant.
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Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

Very chic. Love the red gloves every time you wear them.

silvergirl said...

love the red gloves
back in the day son1 would borrow my black maxi coat and his buddies would make videos of them acting out the matrix lol
brett

rlutz said...

I will so miss chuck...such a great show!!! Love an outfit styled around the theme song!!

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

What beautiful red gloves and the pattern mixing is great! I will admit that I've never watched 'Chuck'- will have to check it out!

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

Love that skirt! All that snow is making me shiver!

The Fashionable ESQ said...

Long coat and red gloves - perfect!
I'm such a bad TV watcher (good thing, maybe?) We just recently started watching Californication -- first season...from 2007!
haha!
xo
The Fashionable ESQ
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Tori said...

I love how you tied the shirt, too cute!!


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erica marie said...

Love those red gloves and such a great idea to use your bracelet as a necklace.

xo erica

Meggstatus said...

Those red gloves definately make the outfit for me- such an unexpected twist.

ellenkaminagakura said...

beautiful look! love this music and love your look as well !

Loved the red gloves ! And I totally agree I didn't see this month passing by!


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xoxo from Japan

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Very chic

Claire said...

loving the long jacket and the pattern mixing! seriously fabulous-ness!!! i wore those same booties today too!!!

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Bre said...

Maxi coats are TOTALLY in. They were all over the runways for winter 2012. I have not ever seen "Chuck" but it's sad when good shows end.
You are so good at mixing patterns! Love the red gloves.

TaraMixandMatch said...

I so love it when you tie your blouses :)

wonderfelleworld.com said...

Love the mix of patterns and bright red gloves!

wonderfelleworld.com said...

Love the mix of patterns and bright red gloves!

Fashion Tales.... said...

The red gloves are just perfect with this ensemble. I have heard alot about this Chuck show, but unfortunately don't thonk I've seen it though.

Katya said...

You can honestly pull anything off - how does a jacket that covers your entire body look so freaking fantastic on you... a little jealous over here ;)

PS. The bracelet turned necklace looks great!

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Eli said...

Oooh look how sexy that first photo is! Love the lighting in these photos, so flattering!

Alex Elizabeth said...

Even if they're not in style... I think long coats are cool! I don't have any though, three-quarter is my longest, I think. I've only caught episodes of Chuck here and there. I feel like I've been meaning to watch it for the past five years (oops).

Ali said...

*scrolls through 38 comments*
Whew. That was a workout. Now to post my comment. :'D

GURL.
You know how to rock a long trenchcoat. They may not seem "back in" yet, as you say, I think it looks damn nice on you. Such a lovely coat that is, and the red from your gloves makes it all the more classy!

You still have clothes from your freshman year of high school? That's amazing. Props to you. I'm pretty sure most of mine are gone. Maybe because I had no boobs then. I mean, I still don't have boobs, but they were like concave or something then, I don't know. Stuff was small, bro. I'm envious that you are able to hold onto something that long!

Outside Looking In said...

Just found your blog and I love it--I'm now following on bloglovin.

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bridechic said...

Awesome coat and great overall look!

oxoxoxoxo from San francisco

Amy
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Robyn said...

a classic coat never goes out of style. I never get to buy coats living in FL, but I still believe it. :)

Francesca-Restyle Restore Rejoice said...

Love the pop of color with those gloves!
I'm having a giveaway for a gorgeous Oia Jules bracelet if you want to check it out!
http://www.restylerestorerejoice.blogspot.com/2012/01/oia-jules-giveaway.html

Francesca

Isabel said...

chuck is ending?! im so behind!

cococricketsmama said...

sooo cute!! Love it!

Nnenna said...

Ooo, that coat is just the perfect length on you- I love it! :)

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

omg'sh! i have a coat just like that. i call it my evening/dinner coat because i feel it's so formal. love it girl! great stripey skirt and red gloves.
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Shawna said...

I looked all through Macy's for that necklace and bracelet and couldn’t find it. I love this look, so dramatic.

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Lorena said...

Me encanta!

Life's a shoe said...

great outfit, love that the pop of red is in your gloves