Friday, January 28, 2011

Look of the Day: Not Your Average

"Don't think you're on the right road just because it’s a well-beaten path. "
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Every once in awhile I see a item of clothing, a pair of shoes, or a piece of jewelry, that stands out to me so much. I have to have it. For instance my new Marc by Marc Jacobs purse. For a girl who doesn't own a collection of purses, was pink a practical color to buy? Maybe not, but I didn't think about that; I just loved it so much it didn't matter - and I've worn it every day since. I find that the items that I fall in love with at first sight are the pieces I wear the most, I receive the most compliments for and are the longest standing pieces that I own. I purchased this coat about four years ago and it is still one of my favorite pieces. While it doesn't get worn a whole lot in the California weather, when it does get worn, it gets noticed. I had quite a few people ask me where I got my jacket and I felt a little bad when I told them that it's not longer available, but it's kind of nice to know you're not going to be wearing the same {black} jacket as everyone else on the block. So go dig up some old favorites in your closet, search around on Ebay or hit your local vintage store. Go find something to make yourself stand out in the crowd.
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While the jacket was needed for the foggy morning, I shed it later in the day when the sun and warmth came out.
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I love the button back that this blouse has.
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Juicy Jacket (similar Juicy coat with faux fur in red), Citizens of Humanity Morrison jeans, Urban Outfitters Blouse (similar color,
and with a similar button back)and my go-to Deena and Ozzy boots.
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Sometimes it's nice to reach for anything other then typical, don't you agree?

28 comments:

  1. Ha, the first thing I thought was that this might be a Juicy Jacket. It's AMAZING! And so unique. You'll be wearing this well into the future I'm sure. I'm reminded of this Juicy Jacket I saw back in 2007. I fell in love with it but it cost $600. Way too much for me. Now it's lost forever. I guess it wasn't meant to be...

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  2. Love the jacket. The color takes it from cute to fabulous!

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

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  3. that jeans suits you very well! x

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  4. I love the jacket! It certainly would stand out in a sea of black wool peacoats. I'm on a search for a special white blouse, I love that one!

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  5. So chic! Love it! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  6. Agreed! And the coat looks fabulous on you. I bet it's compliments galore when you wear it!

    Weeeeeeeeekend,
    Carrie

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  7. I absolutely love that blouse. The v cut in the back is total perfection!
    Wearing It On My Sleeves

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  8. I couldn't agree more, I love wearing pieces I've had for years and randomly will rediscover while hunthing through my closet!

    I'm loving that button back blouse!!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    http://fiveminutestyle.blogspot.com/

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  9. Wow! This is by far my favorite outfit that you've featured on your blog. I love that coat! Talk about major =) And that creamy top is beautiful and feminine too. Love!

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  10. AWESOME jacket. i like to make my coats/accessories noticeable as well

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  11. That coat is really fun...love it!

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  12. The more you post with those boots the more I am tempted to buy! Cute outfit!

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  13. That coat is definitely a show stopper! If I saw you on the street, I'll for sure ask you where you got it! Color is so unique and fur trim makes it even cooler!

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  14. I love your entire look! It's the perfect pick-me-up color for a gray and dreary day in San Francisco.

    I absolutely agree with you on choosing something different. I wear black and gray nearly every day (to match the weather?), but sometimes, my hands will gravitate for a bright color at the store. There's just no point in frowning if you're in orange and in my case today, turquoise.

    Have a good weekend!

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  15. Your coat is gorgeous and so fun!
    I think that my favorite items in my closet are things that I bought because they were different and fun.

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  16. Your blouse is gorgeous - and I am loving the jeans!!! I am so glad this style is coming back! Cheers!

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  17. i love those jeans! i'm actually really glad the flare and high/mid rise jeans are back in. they are definitely a lot easier to wear.

    i love pink purses. they are surprisingly easy to work with. especially if you wear a lot of neutrals.

    love your blog!

    cheers,
    yvonne
    http://moderngirlblog.com

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  18. Oh, that coat is just terrific, Amber! I love the yellow and the fur collar and oh, those sleeves! Haha, did I mention I love it?

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  19. That coat looks so cute on you, Amber! You look lovely in yellow!

    Liesl :)

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  20. LOVE!! I always wanted this jacket. Such a great piece.


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  21. Such a cute outfit. I love the jacket!

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  22. I love that jacket! very pretty :) I
    like the low back on that shirt too!

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  23. great outfit! you look amazing

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  24. The jacket is so fantastic on you and the blouse is equally gorgeous! SO great to invest in certain pieces that get noticed!

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  25. omg that jacket is adorable!! love love love!

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