Thursday, November 8, 2012

Classic Cool

BrooklynBlonde
BrooklynBlonde2
2012-11-05 03.17.03
Helena1
Helena
Valentino
Coat: J Crew (25% off sale ends today with code OURTREAT), Jeans: 7FAM (new favs! Also here), Top: J Crew, Shoes: Valentino (eBay score), Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Bag: Vintage Chanel, Ring: YSL, Necklace: Jennifer Zeuner, Lipstick: Nars Schiap

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the Westfield Field Mall Style Lounge, as some of you might remember from this post. Along with that, Stacy London put together this (free) Style Manual, which features real women and a few bloggers as models. When putting this particular outfit together, I took inspiration from the Style Manual and used classic pieces from my current wardrobe (a skinny jean + a patterned top) with my coat being the major pop of color. One thing I'm a big believer in, invest in your outerwear pieces. That's the item you'll be wearing over and over again and one of the first things people will see on you. It's like the wrapping on a present!

photos by: Keith Hodne

80 comments

  1. love the coat and the shoes! great!

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  2. Love the jewel toned coat and those shoes are AMAZING! Love your style!

    The Style Storm

    xo, Christina

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  3. the pop of turqouise looks great! <3

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  4. Love the color of your coat and how fun are those shoes! Great look!

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  5. I'm in love with that coat. The vibrant green color is so beautiful!

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
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  6. gorgeous shoes and coat!!! xo, Alma
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  7. The entire outfit is great but that cost and those shoes are just gorgeous!
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  8. I love the shoes they are gorgeous

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  9. I love your skinny jeans.. the color and the fit. Wow the shoes are gorgeous!

    Sofia

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  10. The coat looks so fabulous. Love the color and these amazing Valentino heels <3
    xo

    glamDevils

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  11. Perfect classic outfit, love the color of the coat, and those shoes! Perfect. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

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  12. Wonderful shoes and coat! You look so classy and pretty!

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  13. So obsessed with this coat - love the color you chose and those shoes are amazing!!

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  14. those shoes are so amazing!!

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  15. This coat is the most gorgeous color ever, and perfect for fall.
    And who doesn't love polka dots!

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  16. Like it!

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  17. Love the green coat and shoes!!

    Have a great day honey! :)

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  18. Love your jacket & those shoes are great too!
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  19. Awesome heels!
    Have a fab Thursday Hun xoxo
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  20. Helena,
    You look absolutely stunning, and you are such an inspiration to all fashionistas out there! I hope one day I can be as fierce and fabulous as you!
    xo
    Meaghann

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  21. very chic! the pop of colour is perfect!

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  22. So good!!! Love that green on you an those shoes are beyond amaaazing!
    -Adrienne. xo

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  23. OMG...your shoes! They're amazing. That's why I love eBay...sometimes you can get some items for much less.

    And I love your bag. The green coat makes it stand out more :)

    xoxo Azu

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  24. What an amazing ebay find!

    Don't miss our necklace giveaway on The Glitter Life! http://the-glitter-life.com/2012/11/06/necklace-giveaway/

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  25. You look amazing girl.
    xo
    Rachelle
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  26. I love the color of your coat!
    xoxo

    Kareena
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  27. the heels and coat pared together are amazing.

    Lauren
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  28. fantastic pop of colors!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
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  29. Such a cute look! Obsessed with your coat! The color is amazing!

    xx
    Giovanna
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  30. I love the coat, and the color is like any other coat I have seen! Thank you for the coupon code!

    XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com

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  31. I'm speechless - the coat is beyond beautiful and your heels, I can't - I just want them!!

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  32. Love the shoes! you look amazing :)


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  33. GAHHHH THOSE SHOES! <3

    Typhanie
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  34. I've been watching these shoes on eBay too - wondering how does the sizing work? True to size? Narrow? Would love some feedback before I buy! Thanks BB!

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  35. What an amazing ebay purchase .. thanks for sharing the style manual .. Love the
    outfit very beautiful.

    xoxo
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  36. Such a great look! I love the polka dots combined with the pink lip. And that's a phenomenal color on you!

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  37. Wow! The shoes are fabulous!!! You look lovely! xo, Christina

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  38. Those shoes are fabulous! Great find! xo
    Best, M.
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  39. love the green coat!
    Those shoes are one of a kind

    xx
    Jen
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  40. Growing up in Wisconsin and Minnesota, I definitely learned to invest in outerwear early. If you're putting something on nearly every day from November to March you better love it! Gorgeous post, as always. Love those shoes!

    <3 Josephine
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  41. Great coat & shoes...

    xo, Violeta

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  42. these shoes are amazing! And I love the gorgeous coat!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  43. The shoes look so cool!

    xo
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  44. The shoes are awesome!!!

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  45. Beautiful shoes, you look amazing as always!

    Xx
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  46. I love the coat more every time I see it.

    xo Ashley
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  47. A. I dominated that JCrew sale today. LOVE 25% off, especially with the student discount they offer on top of that! B. LOVE those shoes. At first I thought you had some sort of funky, crocheted stocking on. They're amazing!

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  49. I have fallen in LOVE with those shoes!
    ox,C.

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  50. Love the polka dot top back to that gorgeous green jacket!!

    Happy weekend!

    xx,

    Abby

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  51. Ah this gorgeous coat again (love its color!) and your beautiful Valentino shoes you showed on FB. Amazing outfit.

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  52. Really amazing outfit. Perfect style. Have a nice weekend.

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  53. Very cute outfit but those shoes are everything!!
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  54. LOVE your green coat!


    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from the PS BANANAS! fashion blog: http://psbananas.com

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  55. Those shoes are stunners however isn't NYC freezing? Are your feet cold? lol

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  56. Holy sweet shoes! Love them!! An thy coat...

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  57. Adorei o blog, muito lindo, amei tudo. Parabéns mesmo, vou sempre estar aqui (:

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  58. You are so right about investing in outerwear. Your coat makes your classic outfit pop and looks really unique! I'm also in love with your new Valentino heels. You always find the best designer goods on eBay!

    Marisa
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  59. Tres jellie! Love the bag

    BLEURGH
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  60. love your sunnies and bag!

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    reece xx

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  61. admire your chic shoes! ♥ you match them perfectly
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  62. I love that coat! Such a fantastic color!

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  63. Hi doll,

    You're rocked a haute look, and Pearls and Peacocks would like to congratulate you.

    Thanks for inspiring all with your haute style.

    ~Kanae at pearls and peacocks

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  64. Great shoes! Love the coat too! I just saved about $100 on a J Crew coat with that sale :)


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  65. Great shoes! Love the coat too! I just saved about $100 on a J Crew coat with that sale :)


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  66. Seriously you always look stunning!!!!

    I just started a blog and I would love that you and your followers could check it out!
    If you like it, Follow each other on bloglovin??
    <3

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  68. OMG!!!!! I love the coat so much!!!

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  69. Nice outfit and generally i really love your blog!!!
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Thank you for taking out the time to leave a comment! xx,
Helena