Witchy Woman. Part 2.

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Halloween is tomorrow and if you have yet to figure out your costu me, why not go for the all-time classic witch? I know what you are thinking: Boring! Wrong. Being a witch is anything but boring because you don’t have to be just some regular witch, but get inspired by one of many inspirational witches that have graced (or frightened) our small and big screens. Some are obviously more realitic as a Halloween costume because of their distinct look, but no matter. And don’t let your persona of the typical witch fool you. Long gone are the days of big curvy noses, warts and pointy hats. Although that look is still great for the costume, most witches portrayed in movies and tv shows today look nothing of the such! Time to keep on looking at some of the awesome witches we have met over the years from movie and tv shows.

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I remember when Charmed first came out I wished I was a witch and that my name started with a P. Modern, beautiful girls with each having an individual power. Definitely didn’t lead boring lives!

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As modern day witches go, the evil Queen Narissa (played by Susan Sarandon) from Enchanted wasn’t so modern. Her look reminds me of a real life version of the evil witch Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. Regardless, it’s an awesome get up and screams witchcraft (and that is some beautifully done makeup!).

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Vampire Diaries is in my opinion one of the most exciting shows on tv today. Not only are the men beautiful to look at but the storyline is amazing. Although it first started with only vampires, warewolves and witches have taken over and one of the main and most powerful ones is Bonnie Bonnett (played by Kat Graham). Although not a favorite character of mine, even I can admit she’s pretty bad ass.

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Glenda The Good Witch is the perfect example that not all witches are scary looking. In the film “The Great and Powerful Oz” that was a huge hit last year in the box office, Michelle Williams portrayed this character beautifully. It is a great Halloween costume for she is dressed all in white and has blond hair.

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 To finish off, I thought it was only right to talk about my all-time favorite witches: Mary, Winifred and Sarah (played by Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker). These sisters scared the bejeezus of the people of Salem years ago. Not only is it a great movie, but it is the perfect Halloween ritual! Dress up and watch Hocus Pocus! You definitely won’t regret it. 20 years later and these sisters are still my favorite witches! I have always wanted to dress up with 2 of my friends and be these witches for Halloween. Maybe one year!  

Witches may be all sorts of colors and have different kind of personalities, and styles, but at the end of the day don’t forget they are people too. If Wicked taught us anything, is that witches are greatly misunderstood! All of these women I have talked about this week may have been born with magical powers, but their biggest power of all is no doubt their fierceness. Happy Halloween to all, and make sure to not get spooked!

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Witchy Woman.

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Do you smell that? Cause I sure do. That’s right, it smells like Halloween. It’s a bit chilly, the leaves are falling and chocolat is constantly in or around my mouth. There’s something special about this holiday. For the most part I am always really into Halloween. I take my costumes very seirously. I try to be creative and either do something film or pop culture related. However the classic Halloween costumes are based on the goons or goblins from when we were young: vampires, zombies, mummies, monsters, ghosts and of course, witches. I for one have never dressed as a witch for Halloween but there is something cool about it. In my opinion, they’re simply bad-ass. I have always wished I can be a witch, or at least have some kind of powers. Not to mention, witches have come a long way from looking like this:

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The days of big pointy noses and warts are done for witches. They said, we are here and we want to look beautiful. From TV shows to movies, witches have been a prominent topic for the longest time. Whether they are good witches or evil, you can’t help but think they are cool. Unlike other supernatural beings (like vampires) a witch is born with her powers. But enough about the supernatural talk because I can go on all day on this topic! Hollywood has introduced us to many unforgettable witches that have enough personality and spunk that can last a lifetime. Sure some may not have much style, but there was definitely something about them. Let’s go down witchy memory lane and revisit some of my favorite past (and present) witches on the small and big screen.

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Let’s start off with a girl that most late 20’s-early 30’s young adults know very well: Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Was she a bit annoying? Yes. Was she a bit dramatic? Yes. Did you make sure to stay in that Friday night to watch her? Yes (and don’t you dare try to deny it). Every young girl wish they had the power to zap a new outfit in mere seconds like Sabrina always did. Her style was cute and just what a teenage girl would wear. We all wish we could have her powers, have a cat like Salem and a crush like Harvey (sigh).

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The Craft. If you haven’t watched it, definitely make sure you do. A film full of suspence, of 4 high school girls toying with magic. They made their school uniforms their own and each one had a different style. Kind of made me want to go to a private high school (until I did and realized that the movie lied to me and I could not change up my uniform as I see pleased). Still, they made witchcraft seem so cool and if you have watched it, I am sure you tried the spell “Light as a feather, stiff as a board” on one of your friends (or was that just my group of friends?).

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If The Witches of Eastwick taught us anything is do NOT mess with a scorn woman. Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer lured us in and most importantly made us want to have big puffy out-of-control hair.????????????????????????????????????????

Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series is a modern day witch with exceptional talents and a fierce personality. She dresses just right for a girl her age. Sweaters and jeans are her go-to look when she’s not running around in her black cloak around Hogwarts hallways. This british beauty mustn’t be messed with for she will stupify you with a whisk of her wand!     

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Although most people’s favorite is in fact Hermione, I am a HUGE Minerva Mcgonagall fan from the Harry Potter series. She is a stern professor but with a warm heart and the head of the Griffindor house, How can one not love her? (this is when my boyfriend would be making fun of my extensive knowledge and love of Harry Potter books/movies).

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One of my all-time favorite movies (and my sister’s): Practical Magic. Sally and Gillian Owens (played by Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman) are sisters born from a long line of witches. Sounds great right? Wrong. Unfortunately for these beautiful women, any man to fall in love with an Owens woman is cursed to die an unfortunate and early death. The fashion of this film is absolutely great and I am bound to talk about it some other time as well. However let me just say for now the 2 things I learned from this movie is: there is almost nothing stronger than a sister’s bond, and really long hair is absolutely beautiful and definitely a good look for a witch. 

If you are still unsure about your Halloween costume, inspire yourself from one of these powerful women. Or wait until Wednesday to see even more powerful witches from the past and present who have made quite the impact on our view of witches today!

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Having only 2 posts about Blair Waldorf (played by Leighton Meester) from Gossip Girl has proven to be very difficult. Not only has she previously appeared in other posts like “Dot.Me.Crazy.” and “Here Comes The Bride“, but having only 2 posts about her this week is nearly impossible considering the amount of outfits I had to choose from. This simply means I will have to write about her again some other time because there is just so much fashion inspiration flowing from her images! It makes me want to just go out and refresh my wardrobe and fill it up with colorful patterns, and buy a different headband for every outfit I own!

At first glance you think between her and Serena Van Der Woodsen (played by Blake Lively) she’s the one with the preppier style. This may be true, but throughout the seasons, a burst of patterns and colors overload came forth and it came to the point that we sometimes forgot we were watching a tv show, and not a fashion show. Each outfit was a surprise and you never knew what to expect. Needless to say, the outfits we will review here are definitely unique and note-worthy.

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We all know how much I love a good coat, and this one is no exception. A cream coat is something I would love to own one day, but due to my extreme clumsiness I am not sure how quite feasible that is because I will probably dirty it within a week! Regardless, it oozes sophistication and I love that she matched it with a white scarf. Instead of going the colorful route, she chose to stay monochromatic and classy.

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This is the colorful Blair we know. This floral pink dress is adorable and her fuscia pink head accessory is something that we all can’t pull off, but definitely worth the try because the results would be unforgettable!

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As I mentioned previously, she was also reviewed in my post about polka dots, but not for this dress. Clearly, the girl like her dots. Considering she gears towards the preppy side it is no surprise that she would. This elegant under-the-knees dress sinched at the waist is ideal for a number of occasions. It’s simplicity is classic, but not boring because the polka dots add a bit of personality to it.

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One of my favorite Blair outfits is one I can’t pull off, unfortunately. Her slender legs looks amazing in this patterned stocking and short dress. The little poncho is the sweetest touch to this boho chic look.

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This may be a little tropic for your taste, but we all know she looks adorable. The cut of the dress is something I would wear 100%, whereas the pattern I feel like I would be a tad out of place in Montreal. However, if I were in a warmer climate, on vacation, I could definitely see myself sporting it! Sometimes it’s not so much what event, but also, what area!

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Navy and red is one of my favorite color combinations and this sailor-esque outfit of Blair’s is an eye catcher. I love the headband (no surprise there) and the preppiness of it all!

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Is this black dress gorgeous? Yes. Are the eccentric sleeve detailings unique? Yes. But what really stands out the most for me is the amazing broach Blair decided to add onto her dress. We don’t see broaches enough on younger women and it is because they have been labelled as an older woman’s accessory. Let’s band together and get rid of this stereotype! Broaches are cool and classy and add that perfect amount of bling to a relatively simple outfit. Broach lovers unite!

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This coat is one of my favorites. It is sophisticated and timeless and the color is something we don’t see often enough. And the fact that she wore ruffle socks make her look like a sweet young girl.

From cute to sexy, modern to timeless, Blair Waldorf has done it all and it is time for all of us to get inspired! She may have the means to purchase herself these items of clothing, but it is her fierceness and confidence that makes them look as good as they do on her! A tip we can all learn from. xoxo

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Describing Blair Waldorf‘s (played by Leighton Meester) from Gossip Girl‘s fashion, is like describing a very abstract painting that is nearly impossible to understand. To say her style is complex is the understatement of the century, But is it beautiful? The answer is YES. Every outfit is attention-grabbing and makes you wonder “How did they come up with that?!”. Even the ones that make you cringe a little bit have a piece that is absolutely breathtaking. There are definitely many outfits that I wouldn’t be caught dead in, however, she pulls each one off because of her captivating confidence and sly smile. Money may have bought her these clothes, but she makes them look good because she knows how to.

For a long time Sex and the City rulled as the tv show with the most fashion forward style. However, as the reigning SATC went off the air it was inevitable that a few short years after that another show would take over and bridge the gap once again between television and the runway. Gossip Girl did not only make our fashion taste buds tingle, but the storylines were intense and the plot kept on thickening as to who was Gossip Girl (don’t worry-for those who still plan to watch it one day, you will find no spoilers here).

Pattern over pattern is usually Blair’s signature look, along with colorful stockings, beautiful hats, matching headbands and striking colors. Subtlety is definitely not her forte and there’s nothing wrong with that, because even if you don’t want your outfit to make as much of a statement as Blair’s usually did, you can still learn a tip or two from this bossy fashionista who rules the Upper East Side of New York City.

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This is a look I would literally copy/paste on myself if I could. The black bow is extremely feminine and her sheer cream top with black lace detailing in the front is great for many occasions such as work, and supper.

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This beautiful gold based dress with interesting pattern is definitely a head turner. The flower necklace is definitely a bit over the top, but on her, it looks perfection. In my opinion the clutch doesn’t match at all with the dress, however, the clutch itself is beautiful with the navy / white / red combo and I would buy it in an instant.

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That’s the Blair we all know and love (to hate?). Her beautiful green coat is combined with a flashy yellow purse and pumps. Over the top? Maybe to some, but for Blair, it’s just right.

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I went to a private school and let me tell you, my uniform did not look like this! She has made her uniform completely her own with this beautiful ruffled white top and pearl bracelets.

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Colorblocking at it’s finest. A beautiful combination of a purple satin skirt, and teal shirt. Colors I wouldn’t normally combine but now that I have seen it, I’ll make sure to try it!

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I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that a red coat has always been on my “must buy” list, therefore it is no surprise that Blair would wear one as well. Also, her plaid matching flats are amazing and perfect for the fall!

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We all know fruit and animal patterns have become more and more popular the last few years so it is no surprise someone as preppy and fashionable as Blair would wear something splattered in big cherries. This sweet sleeveless top is perfect for a sunny summer day and the beret makes me want to all of a sudden own a beret.

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A white dress (as I have mentioned in several posts) is elegant and feminine. Blair’s mini dress with criss cross neck detailing is beautiful and it wouldn’t be a Blair outfit if she didn’t wear a matching headband.

As I mentioned, even if you won’t mimick every inch of her outfits, a little inspiration never hurt anyone, and there is definitely a lot of detailing to her outfits and looks we can get inspired by! Stay tuned for Wednesday’s post as we go further into the complex fashion world of Miss Waldorf! xoxo

As IF. Part 2.

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Clueless is hands down one of my all time favorite movies. It’s funny, quirky and just makes one feel good. Most of us who have grown up with the lingo still refer to the movie til this day. I love meeting another Clueless fan (which is pretty often) because we can bond on the many different scenes and outfits that have remained in our minds. Cher Horowitz considers herself a fashionista and she has every right to considering the amount of clothes she has! She loves clothes and most of all, loves to help people out with their fashion sense. She shows how you can dress well and be put together without losing your identity. I think we would have all loved to have a friend like Cher (mostly because we could borrow anything we wanted). Let’s continue taking a look through her closet to see what is left in store for us!

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Britney Spears may have struck the world with her “hit me baby” school girl look but clearly she wasn’t the first to do so. Cher sported the school girl outfit long before Brit-Brit and looked classy doing so (don’t get me wrong, I still love Brit).

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Cher looks beautiful in this burgandy sweater dress and matching headband. This color is extemely popular this upcoming season, especially with pants!

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I’ll never forget how cool my sister looked when she wore her white t-shirts under a spaghetti strap tank top. Cher sported this look for gym class and she taught us all the lesson that we don’t need to look frumpy while working out (I should learn that lesson).

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I wouldn’t wear a beret anytime soon, however Cher’s choice of white shirt with blazer is a sophisticated look and can easily be worn today.

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Another fine example of Cher being way ahead of her time! Her sheer top (minus the ruffles) is in so many stores you’d think Cher knew what the 2013 fashion would consist of!

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It’s no secret that a red dress catches everyone’s eye. I remember the first time I wore a red dress, it felt…good. Without being over the top, I was wearing something that made a statement. A red dress is a show stopper and an attention grabber and can be worn for a fun event, as much as a classy one. Cher’s red dress caught the attention of many people that night, and unfortunately for her, this robber as well (don’t let this scare you off from wearing a red dress though).

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This is actually one of my favorite Cher looks of the movie. It is preppy and just cute. I love the tone of pink of her sweater and headband. Also, her patterned pants would fit right into the wild and funky patterns that have taken up the racks today.

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This is probably one of my 5 top favorite scenes of all time. Cher’s simple and adorable outfit with pastel lilac pants (which we see in the summer all the time these last few years) and Josh’s shy smile makes this scene perfection. Not to mention, the perfect kiss that follows. Even til this day, I smile from ear to ear when it happens.

Clueless has and will forever be a fashion forward movie and I have no doubt that in another 18 years from now, I will still love and quote it!

As IF!

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The Godfather, Pretty Woman, Schindler’s List, Shawshank Dedemption…..Clueless. Classics. You might ask yourself “Clueless? Really?”. Yes really. It is a timeless classic and if you are in your late 20’s to mid-to-late 30’s you know exactly what I am talking about. This film came out in 1995 and has stayed in our minds til this day. There’s not a girl I know who doesn’t quote it or know everything about it! It was an inspiration to many of us fashion wise (who didn’t want knee-high white socks after they watched this movie?) and let’s not forget the amazing one-liners that have been derived from this movie (and have remained in my vocabulary til this day).

Cher Horowitz (played by Alicia Silverstone) was the popular and beautiful daughter of a powerful lawyer but who I find to be a good role model for girls. Sure she may be a tad on the spoiled side, however, she was still a good student, obeyed her father’s wishes and wasn’t promiscuous with boys. She believed that what you wore said a lot about yourself and helped people feel better about themselves. When she helped the adorable Tai (played by the late Brittany Murphy) not only did she change her wardrobe, but also wanted her to strengthen her vocabulary (“Yeah, I hope not sporadically”), and ultimately, wanted to be her friend. Through the funny jokes and quirky scenes, there is so much  more to take away from this film than meets the eye.

This movie was released 18 years ago and fashion has obviously changed and evolved since then but that doesn’t mean that aspects of the fashion of the film isn’t still inspirational and relevant today. We can all take a few tips from Cher’s massive closet (God how I wish I had that revolving closet, which I recently found out actually exists!).

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Simple, adorable, basic. If you don’t own a plain white fitted t-shirt, then go out and buy yourself one pronto! It is a must in every girl’s (and guy’s ) closet. You can dress it up with accessories as did Cher to make it appropriate for work or to hang out with friends! Sometimes simple is the way to go. Also would it appropriate if I brought that pen to my next important meeting?

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Candy, popcorn and cardigans, those are my 3 weaknesses. The amount of cardigans I own is probably abnormal to most, but to me, I don’t have enough! A cardigan is basic yet preppy and convenient. I usually always sport it as Cher did, with a white t-shirt from under. It’s perfect for when I go to work, and when I go to some informal suppers. It looks put together without being too professional looking. What I love the most about them is that you can get them in any color and pattern! You don’t have to do the boring black one. By all means, take it up a knotch as Cher did with her banana yellow one!

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Now I am not saying I would wear this jacket, but how fabulous does she look? The boa detailing on the collar screams out glam. But I would like to point out the slight peplum accent this jacket has. And what is extremely popular nowadays? You guessed correctly: peplum! For 1995 Cher was way ahead of her time!

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Cher is wearing this sweet girly dress like she’s doing it a favor. It’s pastel color is flattering and I love how her hair is just so soft looking and natural.

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I’ve said time and time again how much I love a simple white dress. For her first “date” with Christian, Cher decided to wear this very form-fitting Calvin Klein dress that made her father not very pleased but definitely caught the attention of her ex-step-brother (and the love of my life) Josh (played by the adorable Paul Rudd).

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Sheer tops with tank tops from under are seen more and more in stores now. The tops may not be as sheer however, Cher was definitely onto something here!

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One of my favorite outfits of the movie and for so many different reasons. Firstly, who doesn’t love a good blazer? The black blazer with the white shirt from under is classic and ultimately, timeless. Secondly, my sister had that exact same skirt and I was in absolute awe of her. Argile is always preppy and I love how the pattern makes a simple short skirt, pop from the outfit.

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Every time I go on a website to do some online shopping (Mom I promise it’s not that often) I see plaid everywhere. Fitted or loose plaid shirts are all the rage right now and other than Nirvana, I believe Cher had a huge say as to why (maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but let me believe whatever I want). She took plaid to a whole other level but needless to say, she looked good in every outfit! Not everyone can pull off an entire yellow plaid ensemble!  

Now if you think this is the end of the Clueless fashion analysis, AS IF! Stay tuned for more Clueless on Wednesday as we keep on rummaging through Cher’s infiinte closet of goodies!

Baby it’s cold outside. Part 2.

Ah Fall, my favorite time of the year. Don’t get me wrong, I love Summer. I love the sun and tanning on the beach and having sun kissed skin, however there is something about Fall. Whether it’s the crisp air, or beautiful colors of the leaves, Fall is a season that awakens many people. My favorite aspect of this season though is its fashion. High boots, scarves, earth tones, warmer coats and so much more, Fall offers a variety in a wardrobe that allows you to layer more items without being completely covered like in the Winter time. On Monday we took a look at Jessica Day’s (played by Zooey Deschanel) from New Girl coat choices because well, needless to say, they’re awesome. From every color and style, she’s covered them all and all the while being comfortable she makes sure she looks chic as well. Let’s continue to take a look at my favorite coat choices made by Jess!

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Last post I mentioned that one of my favorite color combinations is navy and red and this jacket proves exactly why.The 2 colors give off a rich look and I would just like to point out that this whole outfit is everything I love about Fall. The knee-high cognac colored boots with the comfy coat is a cozy look that works for many occasions!

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Ever since the movie Love Actually it has been my dream to buy a red coat. There is something so feminine yet classic to the look and this particular coat with the big black buttons is something I would definitely purchase.

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Navy coats are the best thing that happened to the coat world because it is the perfect alternative to the black coat. It is something different without standing out too much. I have something extremely similar with the same big collar and gold buttons.

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I am one of those weird people that loves a good lining. Obviously I want the coat itself to be beautiful, but when something has a good inside lining, it makes me even happier. If people can get a 5 second glimpse of the lining of my coat (if it’s nice) then i’m happy. This coat is no exception. To begin, the color and style of it is adorable. It’s collar is bow shaped when closed and therefore ultra-feminine. But what’s even greater is the polka dot lining. It has completely won me over!

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If you know me then you know it is no secret how much I love the color pink. As much as I love it though, I have never owned a fuscia pink coat like this and I strongly believe that next year I will take the plunge and go for it! It’s vibrant and girly, and just brings in fun to an outfit.

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This semi red coat with black and white sleeves is something we rarely see and I am not exactly sure why. It looks like a great sweater made into a beautiful coat. It’s casual without being boring and adds in a lot of personality into your look.

So now that you’ve seen all the different styles of Jessica Day’s coat selection, it is time to prep up for the season and buy yourself a coat! Don’t always go for the classic black coat, this is your chance to think outside the box and try something different. No matter what coat you decide to choose though, make sure it suits your personality and style for this is the first item people will notice of you!