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.
Absolutely love that jacket! Skirt is so adorable, too
Megan, TfDiaries.com says
jenn~the stylish housewife says
i can't believe that coat is from the kids department!!! LOVE this outfit!!!
the stylish housewife
Miss Ashleigh says
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.
Alice Warren says
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!
The Love Hanger says
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
Great bag and jacket!!
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 …
Beautiful military coat
and love your bag!
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
I can't believe that is a girls jacket! I might start shopping in the kids section! Great outfit!
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Sofia Donatelli says
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 Donatelli says
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!
I need to start shopping the girls' section! I like how you put the sparkly skirt with that military coat too.
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…..
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 ipsa loquitur
The jacket is so pretty, I don't blame you for snatching it up 🙂
Love that skirt! And, is that the burgundy bag? It looks nearly brown,t hough love it just the same.
Love the military trend!! Great jacket!
Beckerman Girls says
WOWOWO! that gold skirt is soooooo coool!!!!!
xox Beckerman sisters
Gorgeous setting and your outfit is perfect for Fall!
Amy Shaughnessy says
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…
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ive been looking everywhere for a sequin skirt, never thought to look on ebay! yaya!
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!
I love the contrast of these bulkier pieces with the sleek gold pencil skirt. And I love a good military inspired piece!
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Kim // Six2Eleven says
This is right up my alley! Love that you found that jacket in the kids section! It's beautiful!
Terry S says
LOVE the coat. LOVE the skirt. <3
Rachel Lynne says
Love your metallic skirt and boots!
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.
love that jacket girl! i just found your blog, it is adorable.
Military inspired pieces are among my favorite too! Love how you paired your jacket w/that feminine gold skirt! xx
Chelsea Davis says
Love Military jackets, this one is amazing! The gold accents you added makes the jacket stand out. Also very pretty photos and background!
Jeans and a Teacup says
Love the look! Especially the cream top and gold skirt!
Krystal Schlegel says
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!
Marissa at Style Cusp says
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 😉
What, the coat is from the childrens department? How great is that? Love how your paired it with the glitter skirt, amazing mix 🙂
Finance Girl says
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!
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!!
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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).
Pretty skirt! I love how you dressed it down!
I absolutely love that skirt! This look is flawless.
Libby at http://libbysoutlook.blogspot.com/
Great find! Loving that coat and your boots!
Just Another Shopaholic says
I am in love with that coat.
I love how you combined hard core elements with something glitzy….that for me is a great fashion thing!!!
Amanda Weiss says
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!!
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 says
i love the military with the gold and glimmer, and those booties are so cute!
A J says
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.
Love the contrast with the glittery skirt!
Tiffany M* says
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 🙂
Kristin Clark says
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!
Jessica @ Here(and)Now says
"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!
Whitney English, To Live and Diet in L.A. says
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 says
Love the sparkle skirt and how you dressed it down for a more casual feel.