Little Red Stripe Coat

10th October 2014

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Every girl needs a little red stripey coat, and red bow shoes to match 😉

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Wednesday Night I attended a mini runway at Saks 5th Avenue featuring Polo by Ralph Lauren’s new Winter/Holiday collection (can you believe we are there already? what happened to Fall?) hosted by Elle Mag! I brought my favorite wedding photographer Claire Eliza as my date (p.s. she now does blog photos too) oh and my boyfriend/paparazzi came too 😉 to snap my picture… jk Paris you know I love you!

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I don’t consider myself particularly preppy, or edgy, or cool… I guess my style doesn’t really fit into a category because it’s constantly changing. But I do try and dip my toes heels into different trends. This stripey coat was a little outside my normal wardrobe window (it’s navy, and now the only navy thing I own… navy is one of those colors I used to despise, just like brown, but I am learning to love it :) ).

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Anyways, I thought a preppy, stripey coat would fit right in at the Polo show, but I was actually pleasantly surprised that it was some-what of a lone wolf at the presentation. Basically, the polo you know has evolved into something new, modern, effortless and chic. It was fun to see first hand how this brand has transformed under it’s new creative director. Since I work for Coach, a company that is on the same transformative path, I really appreciate the new direction Polo Ralph Lauren is taking – pops of neon and funky hats sprinkled the runway paired with 90’s floral, nonchalant plaid maxi’s, the ultimate LBD’s and of course, the classic Polo RL structured coats we know and love.

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This military inspired coat (jacket version here) was definitely one of my favorite piece of the night, I was crazy about the contrasting color pop in the collar mixed with the historic shape and military-esque details – It actually reminded me of the Originals on the CW in the best way, please tell me I’m not the only one who watches trashy teen television…. please!

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p.s congrats to the winners of our three part Blair inspired giveaway with the Trendy Sparrow! The winners are…
Have a lot of Mimosas – Courtney via pinterest @courtdan1992
Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness Maggie Stokes
What would Blair Do Stephanie via @tragicwardrobe

The Trendy Sparrow is so sweet she gifted me one more of these darling prints, but I was so inspired by all of your love for Blair and this week of give aways, I’ve decided to pay it forward by gifting mine to one other winner chosen randomly from all three entries, congrats Melissa Kimber you’re our lucky 3rd surprise winner :) Oh and don’t worry, I will definitely be heading over to Trendy Sparrow to buy myself a Blair Print to replace it 😉

If you didn’t win, you can still pick up your own print here and be sure to take another peek at my 3 blair waldorf inspired outfits here! Winners – you have 48 hours to email me at courtney@colormecourtney with your full name and shipping address and I will send those prints your way :)

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Banana Republic Coat (on sale plus 40% off this weekend)
White Button Up || Joe Fresh Jeans || Red Bow Heels (similar)
Leopard Belt (similar) || Ruby Woo Lips

Until next time, XOXO 😉

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