statement coat (with statement shoes)

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“Be sure to put your feet in the right place, and then stand firm.” -Abraham Lincoln 

…be sure to also put your feet in the right shoes.

Coat: Ann Taylor ($88 marked down from $268)

Blazer: Helmut Lang via Nordstrom Rack ($100 marked down from $1,000)

Top: French Connection via Savers ($3, retails for approx $100)

Skirt: Soprano via Nordstrom Rack ($16 marked down from $60)

Tights: H&M ($5)

Shoes: Cole Haan Lunar Grand ($70 marked down from $400)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) Sadly, I think it’s gotten a little too cold to continue sporting my statement outdoor coat. I’ll be back to my full blown snowsuit now, but statement blazers are still good options! The designer clearance rack at Nordstrom Rack is where it’s at if you are looking for designer pieces at some of the lowest possible prices. I generally find that some of the “odd pieces” are left on the clearance rack because they just look odd on the hanger. This coat looked a little odd on the hanger, but looks really interesting on! So, I always recommend trying things on so you can get a real sense of pieces. 

2) As I’ve been saying for the last few posts, this is a great time to find any winter pieces you’ve had on your list. The sales at places like Loft, Ann Taylor, Gap, and Banana Republic are great sales; however, some winter items are starting to disappear, so it’s really time to grab the last of winter accessories and coats for next year! 

Anyone else have any places they like to find statement blazers? Or how they style them? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! Happy mid-week!

snowy spots and shadows

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I swear, readers, it was significantly warmer when I took these photos outdoors than last time (see last post re: taking photos outside in 0 degrees). And I was wearing a coat part of the time! Woo hoo! Well, I’m in my first winter statement coat, and I’m feeling good about it. Snowy, spotted, shadows, and sun. Perfect combination. Happy weekend, readers!

Dress: Ann Taylor ($20 marked down from $200)

Button down: Banana Republic via thrift ($1, retails for approx $100)

Blazer (part of suit): White House Black Market via thrift ($10, retails for approx $260)

Coat: Ann Taylor ($88 marked down from $268)

Necklace: gift

Tights: Hue via Nordstrom Rack ($3 marked down from approx $18)

Shoes: Not Rated via DSW ($50 marked down from $75)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) I’ve really wanted a statement coat for the past couple of years, but I rarely wanted to get one on sale! It doesn’t really seem like a piece that could be around forever (may go out of style), so I didn’t want to spend too much. This is a good time of year to look for a “trendy” item, if you’re looking for one, since the prices tend to be bottoming out between now and the end of February. As far as statement coats go, Asos has some great ones (generally quite affordable!), as did Ann Taylor. 

2) I’m a big fan of having full suits (and sometimes wearing them), but also wearing them as separates. As you can see from the picture below, this is the full suit. And in this post, I paired the suit coat (blazer) with a dress. I think suits are pretty easy to thrift, as well as finding them at places like TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, and Nordstrom Rack. Plus, you never know when you may need one! So I think it’s always good to be prepared 🙂

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Anyone else have tips for statement coats? Buying or wearing, styling? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so very much!