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Monday, January 21, 2013

The more I see it, the more I like it.

Another shopping... oversight on my part. I wandered into JCPenney (which is full of surprisingly awesome things) and noticed this leopard fur coat was on sale for $50. I blame you, other bloggers, for wearing your leopard coats and making me buy this.

Anyway, I was anxious for a chance to style up this leather skirt I thrifted for $7, so when a last minute blogger dinner came together, I slipped it on, and it is beautiful. I wasn't sure I could get away with tucking a sweater into it, but it mostly works and at least I was warm!

I really love going out to dinner with other bloggers, while other company might want to part ways after food and coffee, they can always be relied upon to say things like, "What time is TJMaxx open until? Oh, 9:30... so we've still got over an hour, we should go."

And then I bought another sweater. But I had a gift card, so it's totally okay.

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The Rundown
Silver Coated Sweater Rock and Republic for Kohls
Leather Pencil Skirt Lord and Taylor Thrifted
Leopard Coat JCPenney similar, similar
Shoes Adrienne Vittadini via TJMaxx similar
Bag Tahari c/o TJMaxx similar
Spike Necklace TJMaxx similar
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade
Earrings Aldo
Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Boyfriend RB4147 c/o SmartBuyGlasses

Sunglasses provided by SmartBuyGlasses

69 comments:

Ali Hval said...

Thankfully, I just bought a leopard coat on sale, so I don't have to worry about you making me want to buy one since this coat is so cute and totally worth it. I definitely am a stronger believer in that seeing other bloggers wearing cute things makes me want them, too... woops!

But hey, that coat is totally versatile, and there is no such thing as too much leopard.

Tiffany Auerbach said...

wow that coat is amazing! the price isn't so shabby either ;)
tiffany
www.hydrangeasandhandbags.com

Alissa said...

I blame TJ Maxx for not opening early enough, more than one time I have shopped at another store to kill time because of this! :)

saumya shiohare said...

I agree that other bloggers sure manipulate your buying decisions. I have fallen prey do this but its all worth celebrating when you put that purchase to maximum use. So a good buy girl and love how u have paired it with black and metallic. To see how I wore my leopard coat, visit http://www.myriadmusings.net/

Style Journey said...

I would love a leopard coat like yours. JCPenney has been kicking butt lately. You look great with all the pieces pulled together. That sweater looks great with the leather skirt. Heather

Jessica said...

The coat is beautiful! I totally know what you mean - I've also been considering a leopard coat, thanks to bloggers like you! ;-)

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I love this leopard coat! You look so awesome. It is perfect with the leather skirt too.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Federica said...

love ur style :P

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Rachel Lynne said...

I adore your leopard coat and coated metallic sweater! I have a similar one that I got for Xmas that I just love!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

That sweater is gorgeous on you dear! Oh and I would totally shop at T.J. Maxx with you too!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Jenny Habjan said...

Fab find! Definitely worth the $50 Xoxo

Frannie Pantz said...

LOL Oh how I would love to meet another blogger! Darn you Colorado! Also I've been looking for a leopard print coat too (darn you other bloggers!). Thanks for the tip! This one looks great on you Lydia!

Pia J said...

Your coat is beautiful! Can't believe the deal you got on that skirt. I love people who want to go shopping after dinner.

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Pia J said...

Your coat is beautiful! Can't believe the deal you got on that skirt. I love people who want to go shopping after dinner.

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Rachel Ashely said...

This coat is amazing and looks amazing on you! Nice find!

Xo,
Rachel Ashley
http://fashionablyliving.com

Raquelita said...

I think the coat suits you perfectly!

Also I am going to have to stop cutting through the mall when I use their parking garage because I have to go through JCP and they have really ramped up the cute factor in the past couple of years.

Always Maylee said...

I love this coat on you. Just love. You look so chic and classy!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Keep Warm (Danielle) said...

You look so effortlessly glamourous! Like Old Hollywood!!

Gray Skies said...

Ooh, love the jacket! A leopard-print fur coat is on my wish list, mostly thanks to other bloggers. It's probably not something I ever would have been interested in otherwise!

Closet Fashionista said...

I love this look! You looked so great :)
And yes, shopping with bloggers is fun...but bad ;) Though I wore that vest all weekend, haha
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Londyn said...

You are such a star I love it!

Melissa V said...

i love the coat! x

Crazy Style Love said...

Ha ha ha, I just LOVE that coat! I have a mad obsession with leopard print but have yet to find the perfect coat for me. I definitely need to head to H&M to try this one on. You look fabulous!

xo Jenny
www.crazystylelove.com

Jackie Giardina said...

love it all!!! & a leopard coat is a must I'm sure you'll get a LOT of use out of it!

xo Jackie
...livingaftermidnite

Haylee Mae said...

Love this, love the fur coat its amazing
xoxoHaylee
http://www.dolledupdaily.com/

Lorena said...

Wow - now, THAT is a statement jacket.
I can imagine it worn with a gorgeous red dress.

rlutz said...

That coat looks so luxe...especially with the amazing leather skirt!

lindalind.com said...

What a lovely coat!

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Courtney Erin said...

That jacket may be the most awesome thing I've ever seen!

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Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Your animal print coat - sheer awesomeness!

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

I love love leopard and this coat is amazing on you!

Red Soles and Red Wine

thingstoholdandstir said...

I've never been to a JCPenney but this outfit is reason enough! Love it!

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B. Landers said...

JCP has really stepped up their game lately! Our mall is the pitts, but I can always find something cute (and affordable) there. Also, wish I had bloggy pals to share stuff with in person too! That would be so nice.

-Brittany of @suburbchicblog
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Lisa said...

Love the way you styled this, Lyddie. The coat is very pretty.
I know I asked you before and you said you don't work as a stylist....I don't know what your career is, but I think all I've seen has lead me to think that you would be so suited for fashion merchandising, fashion buyer or stylist. Hmmmm...stylist to the stars?

Jill said...

Bloggers are life life suckers of my wallet! I saw one on atlantic-pacific yesterday and bought it from asos with the 15% off sale code today for 47bucks! Wish i had a j c penny in the city! One thing that stinks about living in downtown chicago, no jcpenny! I got that silver sweater too. Cant wait to see the gold one you were talking about too!

TaraMixandMatch said...

That coat is gorgeous , I so would have bought it too!

Heather said...

That jacket is AMAZING - I want it too!

XO
Pearls & Paws

Inez said...

That's a gorgeous coat. It's a good thing you bought it.

CodeOverdressed said...

Oh now that's the coat of a diva! And you sure know how to rock it dear!

Cee. ♥

Shey said...

oh no Lyddie! Now I need to wander in to JCP and get a coat like yours! I love it! =)

christine said...

You already know that I love this outfit, especially that skirt!! I do love dinner dates with bloggers too - because it's never just dinner...there's some kind of shopping somewhere in there haha!

Ashley Udoh said...

Love love love that coat. Great look.
www.ashleyudoh.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

This coat is so gorgeous and it's perfect to glam and take any outfit to another level! I don't blame you for buying it, I'm sure you'll create very elegant and chic outfits around it! And I like your metallic sweater; I have something similar and you just gave me an extra idea to wear it tucked into a pencil skirt!

Jenny
www.jensoutfitjournal.com

Di Oro said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous coat! Very unique and I'm sure you will wear it for years!

silvergirl said...

What a fabulous coat and I love it with the leather skirt
Agree about the...what time do the shops stay open until.
Only a few of my friends think that way
Brett

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Beautiful coat!

Giovanna said...

Great look! Love love love that coat!! Great find!

xx
Giovanna
www.HeyLoveBlog.com

Whitney James said...

Swooning over that coat. Anything animal print, I love!

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

Shen Dove said...

Great outfit, I'm in love with your coat! It was totally worth every dime you spent on it in my opinion.

~Jeimy~ said...

wow this is gorgeous the top the coat the skirt everything you look amazing I love it!

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

dangit, now i need one... Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Great coat! Awesome purchase! Looks fabulous on you. Having a common interest with friends (bloggers) is fab!
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FASHION TALES said...

The coat is gorgeous and plush! And what a bargain on that skirt, such a great piece to this outfit! :)

Krystal said...

i LOVE it. and that skirt.

Mica said...

Love the metallic top with the skirt! Hope you had a lovely dinner :)

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Tashia said...

Now this is a class way to wear leather, sparkles, and leopard all in one outfit. I love all of it! Snookie should clearly take some lessons from you.

Brandy Saldana said...

Ahh leopard coats. i still have not found mine and because of other bloggers I am still looking. lol. yours looks great with the sweater and skirt!

Brandy
willbakeforshoes.com

Franziska said...

I know what you mean about seeing something on other bloggers and then wanting it. Every time I see a leopard coat I think how much fun it would...but then how ridiculous I would feel walking into work so I hold off haha

Katie Q. said...

Hahha, I think every girl needs a leopard coat! They're completely over the top but that's the great thing about them. I love the lighter colors on your, it looks like a really expensive coat with that version of the leopard print.) And it's made to go with the leather skirt!

andre michalke said...

Hallo wunderschöne frau..dein foto gefällt mir..du bist echt süsse..hübsche.du siehst super sexy im lederrock aus...geilerlederrock gefällt mir wow geiler lederrock....würde gerne mal live sehen wenn du den lederrock trags....l.g

Nnenna said...

You look so glam! That coat is AH-mazing and I can't believe you thrifted the leather skirt- so fabulous!

Kiara Johnson said...

I love your style.The coat looks great.


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MeganandSydney Scott said...

Love the coat! Absolutely beautiful. JC Penney's is great and has such gems, like this coat!

~Megan
http://scottsisterstyle.blogspot.com/

AMY O. Jewelry said...

I really like leopard coats but I just haven't found one yet. I did look at one at ZARA with a faux leather coloblock at the bottom, but there were no sizes :( This outfit is awesome, totally no better combination than leopard and leather!

Shawna Walker said...

Wow, you look sultry hot, as if in a magazine. Bravo!
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kimbercrafts said...

You look so glamorous! I am obsessed with your leopard coat, I have been looking for one just like that!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Tried to get the F21 coat like yours and it was sold it in my size. Boo. Love yours on you!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Tried to get the F21 coat like yours and it was sold it in my size. Boo. Love yours on you!

Zuley said...

Oh I want a leather skirt! Preferably the skater style that looks better on me.

I understand the whole- you see it so much so you like it more. I've had that lately. Good luck controlling the urges fashion blogs give!


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