Thursday, January 30, 2020

Copy Cat Coat

Believe it or not, I actually have this Daphne tweed topcoat from J. Crew in three colors! That's how much I adore it! The first two colors, green and yellow, were acquired last year. This year, I loved this pink color so much that I had to purchase it yet again. The fact that the coat was marked an extra 60% off also factored heavily into my decision to buy it yet again! Once it arrived, I couldn't wait to wear it, especially once I got some inspiration for how to style it. This particular outfit with the Burgundy sweater and pink pants was inspired by a mannequin that I spied last weekend at J. Crew. When I came into the store and saw my coat and this lovely color palette, I whipped out my phone to capture the look for future reference. As it turns out, it was pretty easy to recreate the outfit, as I already had most of the pieces or similar ones in my closet!

I did, however, add my own touch to the look. For example, the idea of adding the leopard loafers was all me! The other thing that the outfit on the mannequin lacked was this gorgeous butterfly brooch! My husband was skeptical that I would get much use out of this particular purchase, which he deemed overpriced, however, I would like to think that I have proven him wrong because I've already worn it several times since it arrived last week! It's truly the perfect accent to any look, be it pinned on a scarf or on the collar of a coat like this one. I also love the way the butterfly seems right at home among this wall of pretty, yellow flowers!

Above, you will see the inspiration for the look I created in this post! As I stated before, except for the coat, all of the other pieces I already had in my closet. All in all, I think I did a pretty good job recreating the look and I think I'm going to be on the lookout more often for inspiring mannequins!

Coat: J. Crew here
Sweater: similar cashmere sweater here
Pants: similar here
Shoes: here
Pin: Loren Hope similar here and here
Bag: Mansur Gavriel here

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  1. What a gorgeous coat, Katie! I love that you have it in 3 colors. I mean if something strikes that much, why not have it in all the colors?! I love the little extra details that you added to the mannequin inspired look. The leopard shoes and that beautiful brooch are perfect! Thanks for linking up.


  2. What a great coat, I can see why you have it in 3 colours! I like that you got inspiration from the display in the store too, it worked so well with the pieces you had in your wardrobe! :)

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :)

    Away From Blue

  3. You just wear it so well - love that coat. Jacqui x

  4. Love your coat! I do that if I love something, buy it in more that one color! The mix of pink and burgundy shades look great -perfect for Vday! and you know I love your brooch!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx


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