The Compliment Coat

Thursday, December 4, 2014

I have never once worn this coat without getting complimented on it, usually by multiple people. It's funny because the truth is, I don't really wear it that much. It usually gets 1-3 wears per winter season and then hangs untouched throughout the warmer months. I think it's the length that makes it feel limiting for me. Being only 5' tall, I think it hits me in kind of an odd place if I'm not wearing a dress, so, since I'm not much of a fall/winter dress wearer (I'm getting better!) it remains mostly unworn. I should probably just try it on with jeans again, seeing as I only wore it that way all of one time, haha. All that aside, I am quite happy I put it with this outfit, as I rather liked the ridiculous amount of red that I had on.










::photos by M::
coat::modcloth  dress::target  scarf::?  belt::from another dress  tights::target  shoes::marshalls

The last time I wore this dress was during Thanksgiving last year, only I was in Arizona, so it was styled for much warmed weather. I really like the cut and pattern of the dress, but the material does not breathe well at all. Oh well. I'll deal with a bit of nasty fabric for the sake of the outfit I'm trying to build.

In other news, M and I are busy decorating the house for Christmas, and we need to head back to the dollar store for a few more items, but I'm loving how festive it looks in here, and will probably share some photos soon!

4 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see your Christmas decorations! I feel like we can't really decorate since we're house-sitting, but I think I will take down their decorations and stash them in the guest room so that I can put my own up. I need Christmas!
    That coat is so adorable, but I totally would only wear it a few times a season, too! It's such a bold piece it's harder to style. I love the ruffles, though! And I have a dress with the exact same pattern as yours, in slightly different colors, and a summer silhouette. We could be twins! Haha! Sort of.
    Happy Thursday!
    xo
    Kristina
    Eccentric Owl

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    1. You should definitely put up your own decorations! They never need to know!
      I'm happy you understand my feelings about the coat! It's just such a tricky piece to style with things because it has so much personality all on its own!
      And I would definitely twin with you anytime!
      <3

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  2. Allow me to join the chorus of compliments! This whole outfit has such a flamboyant flamenco feel. I particularly enjoy all the subtly different shades of red.

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    1. Well thank you so much! I was worried about all the red initially, so I'm glad you like it!

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