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Monday, October 29, 2012

Military Time



I am definitely a sucker for military-inspired pieces...I've pretty much never met a gold-buttoned double-breasted blazer I didn't like (see the proof here & here).  So when I came across this jacket on the girls clearance rack while shopping for my daughter, I quickly reasoned that I could buy it for her to "grow into" and until then, I would just borrow it on occasion.  Needless to say, it's become a new favorite of mine - let's just say, I may have a hard time sharing when she's finally ready to wear it.






What I'm wearing:
Old Navy sweater (similar), GapKids jacket (I wear an XL-XXL in girls tops/jackets, depending on the fit - similar here or here), J. Crew skirt (via eBay; similar here or here), H&M boots (similar here or here), R&J handbag (here), Dockers aviators (similar), c/o Christina M. Boutique bracelet (here), Merona watch (here)

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54 comments :

glitzyblues.com said...

Absolutely love that jacket! Skirt is so adorable, too

Xo, Rachel
Glitzy Blues

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

great skirt
Xo Megan

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

i can't believe that coat is from the kids department!!! LOVE this outfit!!!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Miss Ashleigh said...

That bag reminds me of this 3.1 philip lim bag http://www.31philliplim.com/shop/category/womens_accessories/bags#pashli-satchel-21
but without the price tag!
Lovely look. Your daughter has a great style role model! And I love military inspired pieces too, ever since i saw that pic of Madonna and Michael Jackson where he escorted her to an event. LOVE the glitter skirt as well.
-Ashleigh
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Alice Warren said...

I love military jackets too. I think you are doing the right thing - to make sure it doesn't go to waste while you are waiting for your daughter to grow into it.

Love your gold skirt!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

The Love Hanger said...

Shopping in the kid's section can score you some major deals and cute ones at that! I found a comfy Mickey Mouse sweater in the boy's section and I love it. :)

Your coat is so cute and I think I would have a hard time giving it up as well! <3

toni

Natali said...

Great bag and jacket!!

http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

purecanesugarfashion said...

Love this military inspired look! So classic :)
Your coat is so lovely! I just did a post about fall/winter coats too. Please check it out ...

http://purecanesugarfashion.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/friday-favorites-fallwinter-coats/

xoxo
Cori

dipitblack.com said...

Lovely outfit!
Beautiful military coat
and love your bag!

X
http://dipitblack.com

Styleclouds said...

You look lovely! And I must admit I had a good laugh reading this post. It is just so funny what "excuses" we make to buy certain pieces of clothing. I am looking forward to the time when your daughter comes to claim her coat! :-) Have a wonderful Monday! xo, Christina

www.styleclouds.de

Amy said...

I can't believe that is a girls jacket! I might start shopping in the kids section! Great outfit!

xx Amy

Leopard and Lillies

Sofia Donatelli said...

Good morning Kim,

Hope you had a great weekend with your family.
Love the military jacket! Can't believe it's from the kid's section. Great tip.

Sofia
stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Sofia Donatelli said...

Good morning Kim,
Hope you had a great weekend with your family. Love the military jacket. I can't believe you got in the kid's section. Great tip!

Sofia
stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Sara said...

I need to start shopping the girls' section! I like how you put the sparkly skirt with that military coat too.

MerciBlahBlah said...

More and more I find myself shopping in the kids' section, especially for sweaters and sweatshirts, but the coat is a great idea too. L-O-V-E that gold skirt too. Saw a very similar one at JC Penny last week (Nicole Miller). Now I may have to go back for it. Hmmmm.....

Samantha said...

I adore your thought process here, but there is absolutely NO WAY I can make that work. You buy a jacket for your daughter to grow into and wear it, 1) you're ultra sneaky and 2) your daughter's gonna have the best wardrobe in the history of time. I buy a jacket for my puppy to grow into and wear it, and it's a coin toss between social leper and doggy protective services showing up at my door ;) Love your skirt, too!


Sam
Sam ipsa loquitur

TaraMixandMatch said...

The jacket is so pretty, I don't blame you for snatching it up :)

Alyson said...

Love that skirt! And, is that the burgundy bag? It looks nearly brown,t hough love it just the same.

Kristen said...

Love the military trend!! Great jacket!

Beckerman Girls said...

WOWOWO! that gold skirt is soooooo coool!!!!!
xox Beckerman sisters
www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

brooke said...

Gorgeous setting and your outfit is perfect for Fall!

www.insparisian.blogspot.com

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I have a military inspired coat that I got from LOFT two years ago that is SO cute. Unfortunately I hate coats. I get so dang hot in them! I think I have worn it 2 times in 2 years. Crazy. Love your coat! You probably need it though. I'm in Louisiana and it doesn't get too cold here...

Amy


Fashion and Beauty Finds

Amy said...

ive been looking everywhere for a sequin skirt, never thought to look on ebay! yaya!


http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

So has your daughter grown into that wonderful jacket yet? Hee Hee

Fantastic outfit! I just LOVE your classic sense of style!

BTW... great skirt!

http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

LyddieGal said...

I love the contrast of these bulkier pieces with the sleek gold pencil skirt. And I love a good military inspired piece!
Chic on the Cheap

Kim // Six2Eleven said...

This is right up my alley! Love that you found that jacket in the kids section! It's beautiful!

Kim
Six2Eleven

Terry S said...

LOVE the coat. LOVE the skirt. <3

xo,
Terry

http://terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

Rachel Lynne said...

Love your metallic skirt and boots!

stylewithandie said...

I am loving the entire outfit! I have never been a fan of gold but this fall all the cute gold accents from buttons to bracelets has won me over! Excellent on matching the boots and handbag.

Ragan said...

love that jacket girl! i just found your blog, it is adorable.

Audrey said...

Military inspired pieces are among my favorite too! Love how you paired your jacket w/that feminine gold skirt! xx

Chelsea Davis said...

Love Military jackets, this one is amazing! The gold accents you added makes the jacket stand out. Also very pretty photos and background!

XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Love the look! Especially the cream top and gold skirt!
~Jessica
http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/

Krystal Schlegel said...

Such a great jacket- and love the idea to save it for your daughter :). The turning trees and colorful leaves are so pretty in the background- can't wait for it to happen in Dallas!
xo
Krystal

Marissa at Style Cusp said...

I can be quite the sucker for military items too. This jacket is amazing - I wouldn't give it to your daughter either if I were you ;)

fleurani said...

What, the coat is from the childrens department? How great is that? Love how your paired it with the glitter skirt, amazing mix :-)

Ani
www.fleurani.blogspot.de

Finance Girl said...

i love this outfit. i tend to stay away from sparkly clothes because i always worry that it'll look like a party outfit. i like how the coat and sweater kind of subdues the sparkles!

Diana said...

agreed! military style will never get old, and i bet this look will still be chic years from now and i love that! also i love that you shop in the kids section too -- i weirdly always find great pieces there -- and this jacket was such a score!!

xo Diana

Dressed Up Alligators

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Jen said...

Love the look. I'm glad someone else shops in the kids dept occasionally too :)
I've scored great kids finds at Joe Fresh and most recently Zara (a great faux fur vest).

www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

Kacie said...

Pretty skirt! I love how you dressed it down!

www.daisyraeboutique.com
www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

Libby said...

I absolutely love that skirt! This look is flawless.
-XOXO-
Libby at http://libbysoutlook.blogspot.com/

Giovanna said...

Great find! Loving that coat and your boots!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Just Another Shopaholic said...

I am in love with that coat.

Rebecca said...

I love how you combined hard core elements with something glitzy....that for me is a great fashion thing!!!

REBECCA
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Amanda Weiss said...

Yup, I am definintely obsessed with this whole look! It is the perfect fall look that has that dash of sparkle amazingness! And the fall leaves are beautiful!!

<3 Amanda
FashionableeMe

secretivestyle.com said...

Absolutely love that skirt! I saw one almost identical on Pinterest the other day and can't wait to grab it! You look phenomenal!

two birds said...

i love the military with the gold and glimmer, and those booties are so cute!

A J said...

The jacket is cute, love the military look. That skirt is my favorite though! SO fun, and I like how you made it a bit more casual here.

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

christineincolor said...

Love the contrast with the glittery skirt!

http://christineincolor.wordpress.com/

Tiffany M* said...

Can't believe this jacket is a kids jacket! It's stunning! Also, loving that we're bag twins. Such a great bag at a great price!
Love the outfit :)
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Kristin Clark said...

I always love a good military inspired jacket and the way you've paired yours with a feminine sparkly skirt is just brilliant! Love it!

xo
Kristin
www.LivingInColorPrint.com

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

"Never met a gold button double breasted blazer you didn't like"... you just described ME, and I am in LOVE with this whole look pretty lady!
xx
Here&Now

Whitney English, To Live and Diet in L.A. said...

Love that you got this jacket from the kids section! I've done that before and thought I was definitely the only one. Even ventured into the little boys for various items, haha!

Sense and Sequins said...

Love the sparkle skirt and how you dressed it down for a more casual feel.

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