jacket + jacket = coat

posted on: January 21, 2012

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brooklyn industries striped tee // oxmo jacket and purse from plum // faux leather jacket from le chateau // yoga skinny jeans by second // scarf from zara // ring c/o social experiment // pointed toe suede flats with bows from joe fresh

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was growing rather tired of my winter coat collection lately and feeling desperate for a new piece of outerwear.  being on a budget really limits one's options then for something shiny and new.  in search of alternatives, i came up with an interesting fashion equation: jacket + jacket = coat.  now, i do realize that i am on the west coast and temperatures are far milder than most, but i did wear this earlier in the week when we were below zero as well (with boots, gloves, and ear muffs).  that's the beauty of layering, that you can just keep adding until you can't really move!

city and colour – the grand optimist

28 comments:

  1. gorgeous look love the scarf!!!

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  2. it works! can't do that in New England right now, but I like it!

    Best,
    Casey
    Girl in the Poodle Shoes

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  3. Great idea - and you know what, it kinda looks like a single jacket anyway! Very nice outfit, I also like the pointy bow flats and bright red scarf.

    Hope you're having a good weekend so far! See you on Monday :-)

    www.thesignaturebow.com

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  4. This outfit looks great Alicia! I've really been liking stripes lately. The red scarf finishes off the outfit perfectly.

    Sarah

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  5. Very cute! Great layering! Funny I was just thinking about those Joe shoes today, thinking about getting them in red!
    <3 Kastles

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  6. Oh Alicia, you crack me up. Fashion math is the best - I'm going to have to try this jacket + jacket coat equation because I am getting really tired of my toation of winter coats and spring is nowhere in sight at this point.

    Love the colour of your scarf. So gorgeous on you!
    xox,
    Cee

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  7. This look is incredible. You are so inventive! I adore the "under" coat ^^ x

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  8. I sometimes do the same thing with jackets. It's like having a new coat for your wardrobe! Also love that scarf. THe pattern and the color are great!

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  9. I love the bright scarf! I have one that color as well and I love how it brightens up an outfit!

    Hayley
    http://theweekendfile.blogspot.com

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  10. Guilty of doing the very same thing, here. :) Looks good!

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  11. I am loving the jacket + jacket = coat! So cool :) Fabulous scarf too! xx

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  12. it totally works! and i agree with you completely, I am so sick of my winter coat at the moment.. i keep layering on different pieces in order to keep warm just so that I don't have to wear it! :)

    xx Aarti
    http://aartifiit.wordpress.com

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  13. really great jacket, love the layering!

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  14. What a beautiful outfit. It's so casual & chic.

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  15. Beautiful outfit! You make winter look so lovely, I simply cannot get up the energy to even try and look nice in this weather!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://urbanumbrella.blogspot.com/

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  16. I'm a huge fan of stripes which means I'm a HUGE fan of your outfit! I also love the texture of your scarf. Looking gorgeous as always!

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  17. Haha, love this - aren't layered jackets the best?! Warm & totally chic! Love how you styled these two beauties up. I'm all about stripes & pops of bright colour lately too. Gorgeous, as always. Hope your Monday is swell. xo

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  18. I looove this layered look! The stripes and red accent are amazing. Lovely as ever pally!

    Alex xoxo

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  19. Haha - I love this equation - it totally makes sense AND you look so cute & warm :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  20. Love the edge with the sweet combo, too cute. Great flats, too!

    Delaney
    xx

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  21. Next time you're in Portland, you HAVE to get a voodoo doughnut. They are UNREAL.

    There's nothing I love more than layering in winter so that I don't have to always wear a bulky coat! Cute.

    x The Pretty Secrets

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  22. hey now, i LIKE this jacket layered protocol Alicia - total delight! and the red with stripes with jeans and best pointy toes EVER is a heck of a combo treat too!!! gosh, i seriously wish i could have a hair swap with you, i love and covet your healthy, frizz free locks a bunch.

    i think i learned my most beneficial layering techniques while living in Toronto, you had to be prepared for anything weather-wise. thanks for the reminder to enlist some outta the box thinking for my next closet coat reach. good show!

    i LOVED the Insta-goodness too, fab variety of fun. happy Jimmy-Choos-day. xo ♥

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  23. I love those Joe Fresh Bow shoes - so cute!

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  24. Great layering idea :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  25. Very cute! Great layering! Funny I was just thinking about those Joe shoes today, thinking about getting them in red!

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  28. You appear fantastic! Love the jacket. It fits pretty well. I'm pleased to see a fitted jacket and not an extra-large one. Love your whole look. Elegant girl!

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