Monday, November 26, 2012

Checkmate

A few weeks back, I saw a J.Crew store mannequin wearing a navy peacoat with lilac pants (looked to be these two items). I immediately fell in love with the color combo and mentally added the items to my wishlist (even though I wasn't sure how many wears I'd get out of lilac pants).

Then while rummaging through my closet for a scarf, I re-discovered this lilac colored one hidden in the back. Two things immediately came to mind: (1) you know your closet's too big if you can't keep track of all the items in it :( and (2) even knowing the first point, I'm still itching to find a navy peacoat (with gold buttons). Perhaps this will be the perfect opportunity to donate the beige peacoat in my possession.

In the meantime, here's today's outfit featuring the navy + lilac color combo that's been on my mind far too long.
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
top: Uniqlo heattech tee (sold here)
rings: Forever 21 textured horse shoe (similar);
Forever 21 braid & chain stack ring set (similar)
belt: Old Navy (similar)
jeans: Hollister boot destroyed (sold here)

15 comments:

  1. You're a layering pro, girl. I always love your preppy-trendy vibe!

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  2. Love that color combo - gorgeous!

    Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

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  3. love the combination of those colors! That's why I enjoy window-shopping so much. Getting new ideas to style outfits and realize you have something similar at home is even better :)

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    1. Count me in as a window-shopping fan as well :) Though with the ease of online shopping now, I find myself window shopping in real life less often than before. I kinda miss it, now I think about it.

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  4. The navy and lilac combo is pretty!

    I agree with Lisa...layering pro! :p You made the gingham top and striped belt work by leaving your top open and with a white shirt.

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  5. I have the crew Factory peacoat - $99 today? Navy with gold buttons! :)

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    1. I saw the Factory sale too late! By the time I clicked over, only yellow and purple peacoats were left :( I'm hoping there will be returns after the holidays!

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  6. this is so fun - i concur with the ladies: you are the layering queen!

    xox P

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  7. very very nice. You always look good with layering and a pro. I do look like a stuff sausage, lol.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  8. I love your style! I agree with the other posts-you truly are a layering pro!

    Tese

    Frugalpetitefashion.blogspot.com



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  9. I love how you have layered this outfit. It look great on you!

    www.petitestyleonline.com

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  10. Such a pretty color combo, Cee! I love how effortless your layers always look. Great outfit!

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  11. I love this interpretation and if you ever find lavender pants and a peacoat, I'd love to see that too! What about buying a peacoat and switching out the buttons yourself? I seem to recall you mentioning button sewing ;)

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    1. I was at the mall tonight and saw C.Wonder's navy peacoat in person -- floor samples already had a lot of lint gathered =/ Then I ventured out to J.Crew and saw the majesty peacoat up close and really loved the texture and feel. If the price drops low enough, I may just put up with the less-than-ideal sleeve length. I also tried on the wool cafe capris in this light lilac color but the fit just doesn't flatter me. The hunt continues!

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    2. Oh yeah, sewing buttons. I've only tried it on small and light buttons in the past, but I bet I can try sewing heavier/bigger ones too. If not, I can ask SIL to fix up my shoddy work, haha. Thanks for the idea, S!

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