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Friday, January 25, 2013

Spots and Stripes

I am nothing if not determined to get a ton of use out of this coat. Two blog appearances in one week? Why not? This time I decided to go casual with a couple of my favorite pieces, my ancient trouser jeans, and striped sequined top.

I did have a bit of a concern the other day; does a furry leopard coat look like something you would wear on Halloween if you were going as a pimp?

I've studied these photos long and hard and determined that I do indeed look like a chic, savvy, bargain-hunting fashion blogger. And that I do love this coat.

But the other day in the drugstore this woman was looking at me like I was a crazy person in a costume, and I do have first hand knowledge of that particular look, so you can understand my concern.

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The Rundown
Striped Sequin Shirt The Limited similar
Leopard Coat JCPenney similar, similar
Trouser Jeans TJMaxx similar
Boots Madden Girl similar
Willis Bag Coach Thrifted
Monogram Necklace Amazon similar, similar
Curb Chain and Rhinestone Bracelet c/o AMYO
Hammered Ring Thrifted similar

52 comments:

Tashia said...

I can see how you'd think the coat might look a little bet costumey, but you have managed to style it in a way that is funky/ chic and steers clear from any pimp/ cruella leanings :) Have a good weekend!

Courtney Erin said...

It's definitely a statement piece (I used to get the same looks when I wore mine) but it's so chic. I say embrace and screw what people think!

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Laura Go said...

So uhm, I totally understand the pimp thing. I swagger when I use mine. it's just natural.
♥ laura
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

My dear you look great and you should just rock what you love!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Style Journey said...

A leopard coat is definitely a statement piece, but you wear it well and with confidence. I want one :) Heather

Ali Hval said...

You get use out of that coat, girl! It's such a sharp piece, so don't worry about us getting bored of seeing it. Besides, then I can figure out how to style mine (if it gets cold again... eep!).

It's paired so well with stripes. And I'm glad to see the wide-legged jeans make a comback! That lady obviously doesn't know what style is. You should have thrown a candy bar at her and ran.

Lorena said...

I laughed a little, but i do get the pimp concern.
I think you have to keep it very subtle and simple to avoid going pimp-
I do like the coa.t

Ashley and Jade said...

love your coat! I have that same bag too! about to do a post with it soon! :)

Heather Vazquez said...

I have a vintage leopard coat that I thrifted for $20 It is so pretty and warm and I love leopard. Accually the coat is on my top 5 fav list of all my wardrobe pieces. But anyway, to others who do not have the leopard gene, wearing a coat like this would be uncomfortable and since they feel that way they may trasfer that to other and think they look "funny". However for those os us who have this gene we know leopard is awsome, stylish, warm, and you could never go wrong with a leopard fur coat.

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

You look lovely in this coat, the wide-collar frames your gorgeous face perfectly. And that's not anything that's ever been said about a pimp. Probably.

Stacey said...

gorgeous coat and you look fab! i tend to wear the life out of something when i really love it!:-)

Rebecca said...

It's is a statement piece, but you don't look like a pimp since the rest of the outfit is simple and chic.

Closet Fashionista said...

Woohoo for the fur coat! I do love it, and you look awesome in it! :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

Mica said...

Love the printed coat worn more casually with the jeans :)

AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

neverdreamedaboutthis said...

I like your shirt a lot and your bag is simply amazing! :)

Alex Elizabeth said...

Crazy woman in a costume? I feel like that's a look I know well... sigh. Clearly this woman knew nothing about fashion in the 1960s. Everyone had a leopard coat then. Some were even real leopard (one of my friends has her grandmother's).

Nora Fab said...

I love the way you style this coat. Keep on!

Nora

geetabix said...

This post made me laugh! I think you look fashion forward, not pimpy at all.

vintagelillies said...

Love your outfit, that coat is beautiful! Gorgeous!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Stripes and leopard, gotta love it! Your coat is gorgeous!

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

It is a lovely coat. I pinned one similar to that on my Pinterest board last year.

dotty said...

i might be a wee bit biased since i ordered a clearance furry leopard coat last week, but i think they look AMAZING! maybe just stay away from pairing it with fedoras and excessive gold chains to avoid the pimp look. :)

dash dot dotty

bridechic said...

I'm a total leopard fan. I have purses, collars, gloves, you name it I've got it if its leopard! You look stunning.
oxoxoxo from San Francisco
Amy
http://bridechic.blogspot.com

everythingsalwayssunny said...

love this outfit!

kristin
xx

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

At first, I was like...I read this post! HAHAHA Glad you're enjoying your jacket. Looks great on you.
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

That lady is the crazy one! You look quite chic and savvy to me!

Valerie said...

I love your look- so chic and pretty! The look would take a turn for "pimpland" if you added a cane and wore a baby blue leisure suit underneath it...hahaha!

Keep Warm (Danielle) said...

If anything you look like a fabulous socialite rather than a pimp!

fashionforbeauty said...

I love leopard prints as well. I wore a peplum leopard skirt days ago! :)

Cee said...

This coat is an absolute dream! Honestly, a good leopard print is hard to find and you struck gold with this beauty; it's deserving of a wholeweek of styling on the blog, I think! There are just so many different ways you could wear it, but I love the classic pairing of a striped blosue and wide-legged jeans :)
xox,
Cee

Katie Q. said...

I dunno, you paired the leopard coat with such a classic look, it doesn't look pimp-ish at all to me. (But then, I own a leopard coat o I might have leopard blinders on...) It looks very stylish to me, she must have been staring in envy of such a gorgeous coat.

Krystal said...

no! i like it so much!

Inez said...

You look fab. Pay no mind to the woman. Love the coat. It's glam.

Angela said...

Stripes and print is amazing together!
Method Clothe

Natasha xoxo said...

Two things I LOVE in one - stripes and sequins! :)

xo, tasha
twenty-something blog

silvergirl said...

i would wear that coat ALL the time
brett

poziomka said...

Love the bag!!
xoxo

Courtney Starr said...

Absolutely love that coat!! Ive been searching for the perfect version for myself!

xo, Courtney
girlavantgarde.com

Jonna said...

nice coat!!!! i've followed you on GFC~ please visit me and follow back? i think you'll like my fashion/art posts!~

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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

i want that coat! Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

herphilly.com said...

You always have the most fabulous bags ... I nearly fainted when I saw your Willis was THRIFTED. Obsessed with your skills! ;)

-Emily
www.herphilly.com

christine said...

Not alot of people can pull off the leopard coat, and you definitely can rock it. This doesn't scream pimp unless you're going to be walking down the street with a cane and a pimp cup...which I'm sure you won't. Definitely a chic, savvy, bargain hunting fashion blogger wear!

Rachel Ashely said...

Love your outfit! That jacket is awesome!

Xo,
Rachel Ashley
http://fashionablyliving.com

Eli said...

I see people in leopard coats all the time! I think the lady was nuts! It looks so great and warm on you!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Keep rockin' it lady! It looks fab with stripes!

Diana Mieczan said...

I love the pattern mix of your outfit. It looks super sassy and stylish. Muah

Benlovesting said...

Awesome outfit, I love stripes!!

Jill said...

I feel ya! I think what we know that the rest f the world doesnt is that in the blog world these coats are on point. surrounded by a bunch of normal folk, we wind up feeling crazy. Mine is in the mail coming from ASOS any day now. I think the trick is to be classy and simple underneath the crazy print, but yeah I get you. Kudos for 2 wears in a week!:)
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Nikki said...

So cute! The print mixing is fabulous - and looks fab on you! :)
xoxo,
Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

Lynne DeVenny said...

And jcpenney - very cute coat! I get that weird look too sometimes, but as long as I feel good in what I have on, I don't worry too much about it. Life is short and style is fun.

Zuley said...

Hahahahaha Oh my god. That was funny. There is NO way this looks like a pimp outfit. No worries there.



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Samantha said...

love love love this look!! jelly of your coat bc i still haven't gotten one - toss up b/t asos and f21, but now i see yours is from jcp!

xo, sam