Sunday, December 16, 2012

Purple Coat











I wore this ensemble for Mass today on the first "real-feeling" Winter day. We had a little bit of snow though it all melted quickly. I had been waiting to wear this coat all Fall long and now FINALLY it is cold enough.

I first saw Pink and Navy captoe shoes on The Pink Peonies here. Even though I thought Rachels shoes were gorgeous-I would never have thought they could be a "go-to" shoe. I try to buy shoes that I can wear with many outfits so that I can stretch the budget and my wardrobe. Rachel though showed me these are a "go-to" by rocking these shoes throughout the Summer and Fall with many different outfits in all color ranges. She is great at putting on colorful but classy outfits with lots of fun color.

However, we are on a "still graduate school-with two kids-budget" so I needed to find something a little more in my price range. After searching the web for the last two months for similar shoes-I found some that were pretty close and at a lower heel height all for $24 at JCP! The lower heel and light padding at the ball of the shoe allows me to wear these all day, sans kiddoes or with one on my hip.

As for the coat, it was a splurge for me 7 years ago while I was still in college and had received an internship that required very exceptional dressing. I figured I would get my wear out of it and it was quality. Even though I thrift all the time-sometimes it is worth to get the quality pieces because it feels SOOO good to have a coat for 7 years, have it still look new, and have it be as current and trendy as the day you bought it.


Dress; Merona for Target (Goodwill $7)
Shoes, JCP $24
Gloves; Target $16
Necklace; Goodwill $4
Bracelets; Orange accents Forever 21 and Chain circle $3 at Goodwill
Turtle Neck; unknown brand; $2 Savers
Coat; Antonio Melani; Dillards ($125 7 years ago)


 Have a blessed Sunday.Linking up at Fine Linen and Purple, Watch Out for the Woestmans, A Bowl Full of Lemons, The Pleated Poppy


26 comments:

  1. Love the pink toes on those shoes! Very stylish

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    1. Thanks, soooo long did I search and wait-and it finally paid off!

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  2. LOVING all your color this week! Especially those shoes and gloves!!! Love the classic coat in an unexpected color. Hope you got some rest!

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    1. I sure did get a little nap. I am still on cloud nine about my shoes find. And the hubs is grateful my search for those shoes is over!

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  3. Pink toes- now that's a fun way to celebrate Gaudete Sunday ;-)

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    1. Funny, I so didn't even dress to match the Church Cal-it was finally just cold enough.

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  4. Love the pink coat! And the dress is very nice too! Found you on WOFTW link-up! I'm hosting a link-up too if you'd like to join the fun!

    Blessings!!!

    Rubi
    www.lilyamongthornsblog.blogspot.com

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    1. I am so excited to style this dress so many different ways just by switching up the accessories! Thanks for the invite. I just linked up.

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  5. I am DYING over those shoes! Such a good way to punch up a whole outfit, and I love how you matched the pops of pink with your gloves and your lips!

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    1. Lipstick is new for me but I love how it really enforces the color theme.

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  6. I love the shoes. And the pink coat! You look fabulous! Thanks for linking up with us!

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    1. I guess the coat looks pink because you are not the first to say so but I promise it really is purple like lilac. Thanks for hosting Emily!

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  7. You look so fantastic! I am just loving your coat and heels!!! :)

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    1. This coat and I have had a lovely relationship for 7 years and I don't regret it at all!

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  8. Love all the pops of pink! Those shoes are awesome, and I love your coat! Such a fun outfit. I love blogs (like Pink Peonies) that show how to wear things for different seasons and occasions.

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    1. Rachel's style truly is fabulous. I would love to raid her closet!

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  9. Those shoes are great, Andie!

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    1. Thanks Mary, I have to admit-I am smitten.

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  10. Cute look! Loving your coat and pumps! So fun!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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    1. Thanks Giovanna! I checked out your blog and really liked it too.

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  11. Love your outfit. I have a similar style coat in a slightly darker purple. Mine isn't quite as nice as yours though...it's GAP a few years back.

    ~FringeGirl

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    1. It never ceases to amaze me how many different but same items there are out there of one trend! It makes deciding too hard sometimes :)

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  13. What a lovely outfit! I can't believe someone gave that dress to Goodwill-- I could have sworn I saw that same dress in Target this past summer!

    Kate @ A Journey in Style

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    1. You are right Kate! It actually IS from Target. Target sells their left over clearances to Goodwill. I have found new skirts, dresses, tops, pants and many shoes. I check weekly at Target and Goodwill to see what goodies have gone extreme clearance.

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  14. Gorgeous coat! I love seeing the stripes from the dress peek out at the bottom.

    http://fieryfinish.blogspot.com

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