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13 September 2011

Style Challenge: Days Six & Seven

Day 6
Duffle Coat - Asos, Top - c/o M&S, Leather Skirt - River Island, Scarf - Urban Outfitters.

I don't follow trends as such but I'm all for the leather (I refuse to use the B-word for fear the type of reader it is likely beckon) trend that is everywhere this season. What I am not fond of is the harsh, brazen look that it seems to be associated with. I've already succumb and purchased a leather skirt but this top is the perfect place to start a flirtation with the look without full committal. I like to keep things uniform so I teamed with my leather skirt and toffee duffle to brave the stormy weather. Five seconds out the door and I looked a bedraggled mess!

Thank you yet again for voting yesterday, especially after all the technical issues! If you like today's outfit, please vote here.




Day 7

I saved this outfit for the final day of the challenge because I needed to work myself up to it. I adore coats, they are my favourite item of clothing but inside my comfort zone coats do not exists in bold colours and they are almost always fitted. While I like the 60's style silhouette, I fully admit that I just did not know how to make this work for me.

Faced with this particular sartorial predicament I did what I always do, I turned to a fictional character for style advice. This time I asked myself what would Trudy Campbell do? In case you don't know Trudy Campbell is the wife of Pete Campbell in the 1960s based drama, Mad Men. She is young, newly married and has little to do aside from shop and have her hair set. She favours the latest fashions and is awful fond of a jolly hat. Anyway, what I think Trudy would do is this - Rock it with a matching frock, an up-do and a fancy headscarf. Since the matching frock was out unavailable and a headscarf out of the question, I put my hair up and resorted to what Cait Harrington would do - Keep it nice and simple. While I'm not sure that this coat will become a regular feature in my day to day wardrobe but it is fun to dress up a someone else once in a while.

I cannot say thank you enough, I'm so grateful to everyone who has voted over the past week! If you like todays outfit, please vote here.


22 comments:

  1. I truly have been enjoying all of your style posts! <3 They are wonderful! Oh, and I love your site makeover! The new photograph of you is super pretty!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  2. Such a darling winter outfit! The toggle coat is adorable paired with the plaid scarf.

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  3. Love, love, love this look! I am so in love with my duffle coat & it makes me wish it was getting colder so I could wear it some more :(
    Kelly xo

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  4. love that coat! so excited for winter... scarves, coats, gloves... bliss!

    MJLSTYLE

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  5. One of my favorite outfits from you. The coat is too perfect.

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  6. This must be one of my favorite outfits so far. hopefully i find a coat like that on my shopping trip on saturday, i've been looking everywhere already!

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  7. I adore your duffle coat! :) x

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  8. I really do like this outfit, it is a lovely classic autumn look!

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  9. Perfect perfect perfect. You hair is looking quite splendid too at the moment :-) xx

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  10. Aw your outfit is really pretty, I have a really similar scarf but found it at a junk shop can you believe, and wear it alll the time in the winter, so cosy!

    Jade x

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  11. Honestly think this colour is great on you, doll. I love the 60s styling, I'd exoect to see you in original footage of a Biba or Beatles documentary x

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  12. i really love the first outfit, and the color of that coat in the second picture is so pretty!

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  13. Oh I adore the red coat, so sweet!!

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  14. love your blog ... really like our outfits <3 check out my blog and if you would like we can become followers :) xoxox

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  15. You look great!! I have only just found your blog and I really love it

    X Zoe X
    http://intrepidinspirations.blogspot.com

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  16. Gorgeous coat! So autumnal
    http://hidinginyousoup.blogspot.com/

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  17. You should definitely consider wearing that coat more often. The colour looks lovely against your dark hair. The shape of it suits you, I think, and I like how simply you've styled it.

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  18. Oh my goodness the first post is the perfect perfect outfit. I would absolutely wear it, and I'm currently on the hunt for a really nice duffle/toggle coat because I've always wanted a really nice once. Either in navy blue or black but preferably black, and I want a gray buret as well. And the scarf is so amazing I want your whole outfit!! This is great inspiration, I'll look for similar pieces when I go winter coat shopping. Great blog, I just started following you and I'm glad I did.
    -Farrah
    Farrah's Muse

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  19. I know what you mean about bold colors - they take me out of my comfort zone, too! But you definitely ROCKED this coat. The color is so bright 'n cheery and the style looks just different enough to get an admiring second glance. Thanks for sharing! :)
    -giedre

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  20. I just cannot stop staring at you in this picture! You look so beautiful!
    Seriously, at first I thought it was Monica Belucci. You look totally like her with your hair up:)
    And love your blog, btw.
    First time I visited, but I'll follow for sure! :)

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  21. I'm right there with you with the leather, never give up eh!!

    Also love your blog layout and design!! :D

    http://fridayisforever.blogspot.com/ xx

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