Thursday, December 18, 2014


Hi darlings hope you are making a dent on that shopping list. I am. I’m also still loving my surprise from a couple posts back. (here

I imagine that cold blogging will be a bit of a challenge. Bundle up while looking stylish in freezing temps. I’m already bursting out the layers at the slightest breeze (lol) and winter is not even officially here, not for another little less than a week.

If you are one of those that enjoy a very lasting love affair with your coats from seasons past then you’re all set. All you have to do is pull those winter staples to the front of the closet. But if you feel the need to add a couple or more coats to your arsenal, you’ll agree with me that it’s getting increasingly harder to narrow your finds down to one or a few for that matter. You are seriously coveting every style, finish, print, color, length and trend. There are a lot of fish in the sartorial sea, what’s a gal or dude to do?

Some things that might help and should be considered include your geographical location and its climate, your build/shape and what styles look great on you (you want to accentuate certain parts and downplay others), pricing/durability (you want to get the best bang for your buck), and how warm the coat is. 
It doesn't get freezing cold in my part of the world so I can get away with not so thick coats.

Last year I committed to four coats - a pea coat with an exaggerated and detachable fur lapel, a leather coat, a double breasted trench and a lovely fur coat. I planned to wear one of the four to meet up with friends. I switched up the plans and wore this coat that just arrived in the mail, yayy.

A regular belted coat with an added luxury of an elaborate shawl collar, this chic piece was fun, trendy and versatile. Teamed with a matching skirt and lilac tank top underneath, this coat turned my look up a several notches. I finished off the look with thigh high boots. I didn’t get to experiment with a bold color in the form of an item of clothing so I went for bold bright lips. What else I added to the mix? A funky draped statement necklace that would literally breath life to the most simplistic ensemble. I say instant fashion impact. Your thoughts...

It’s definitely time to recommit to the coat. Are you coat shopping this season?  Done with that? Or are you in a long term relationship with finds from years past? I've have a certain statement coat from fashion week etched on my mind. I’ve thought of a million and one possible ways to style it, lol.

Enjoy your finds, I trust they are all great, :).




















Outfit Deets

Shawl Coat By Bebe
Fedora By Eric Javits
Bag By Jimmy Choo
Boots By Bebe
Scarf By Burberry
Skirt By H&M
Keep thinking those fabulous purple thoughts and have a fab day, XO...

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54 comments:

  1. Great outfit.. love those boots! :)

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  2. I adore the cold time for blogging, I can put and combine more clothes! This looks is amazing, so classy and feminine!
    You have a very nice blog dear and I will be glad if we follow each other, just let me know and I follow back!
    Happy weekend!

    http://www.alisagromova.com/

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    1. Thanks Alisa, I'm having fun with it for sure. I will stop by, :)...

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  3. Tell me about it! I said I was going to get just one coat fr the cold weather I ended up leaving the store with three. I am loving that statement neck piece and your boots are soo hot. Great look Idu!

    www.stylenbeautylounge.com

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    1. Uzo you sure you only got 3? I'm thinking more like 5? LOL. Thanks a whole lot...

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  4. You never fail to impress me with your beauty and out-of-the-box amazing style! I have an almost identical coat but I can't wear it without looking like a nun. I will take inspiration! Also adore your makeup
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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    1. So sweet of you Coco. That is too funny but I'm pretty sure you look hot in the coat. Post some pics and let us be the judges. Happy Holidays...

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  5. WoW! So unique and outstanding! Love your style! Gorgeous coat and cool bag. That necklace is fantastic. You look stunning and chic :*

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    1. Don't you just love that necklace? Thanks Hajdi and happy holidays to you...

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  6. You look stunning, drop dead gorgeous, stunning.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  7. Oh, I love the soft grey and lilac colors with the outstanding scarf!
    I often buy a new coat every year ;) This year I would love to have a light one. Just ordered one for Christmas! :)

    X, Marky
    www.mypinkboudoir.eu

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    1. I am showing gray such love this season. I can't wait to see your new coat. Thanks for stopping by...

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  8. Hi sweetie
    what amazing style babe
    You look stunning as always
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

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    1. Thanks a lot Maggie. Ready for Christmas yet? Have fun, :)...

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  9. You celebrate fashion Idu. Love your shawl neck coat darling and you are looking superb in it. I cheated and just totally skipped winter...but i do tend to miss the knee high and over the knee boots with a really nice coat. You are fabulous!

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com
    http://www.maagnifik.com

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    1. Busola, you are having too much fun! Yes, you have totally skipped winter, fabulously so. I thought I loved colors but you celebrate colors girl. Just amazing. Thanks love...

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  10. Wow, photos are so bright, great look!

    http://anna-alina.blogspot.com/

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    1. The weather god was pleased with me on that day, :). Thanks a lot...

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  11. nice outfit, love it :)

    yellowpumpkiin.blogspot.de/2014/12/sweater-weather.html

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  12. Love your sense of style!
    Xox,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  13. gorge gorge
    http://www.islandchic77.com/

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  14. You look absolutely amazing as always with such a style. Amazing look, i really love those boots! Great job! Gorgeous!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

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    1. Cvety Baby, thanks for stopping by. Happy Holidays...

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  15. Stunnin look!! Love everything about it!
    www.effortlesslady. com

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    1. Thanks a lot Diana. Done with your shopping yet?

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  16. Love love love everything!! Isn't it so much fun to layer up! Haha! LOVE that lip color too!

    Ro
    www.twentyeightvia.blogspot.com

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    1. I know, right? Such fun! Loving it. Thanks a lot, :)...

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  17. So chic from head to toe, love it!!! xoxo

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  18. What lipstick do you use? It looks so lovely!

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    1. Thanks Gail, I'm wearing Mac Flat Out Fabulous here...

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  19. Here in Italy today is really cold. This coat would be perfect also here!!!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

    http://eniwherefashion.blogspot.it/
    https://www.facebook.com/eniwherefashion

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    1. Italy does get super cold but it sure will keep the chill off even there. Properly layered of course hehe. Thanks Eni, Happy Holidays...

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  20. Gorgeous from head to toe, can't get enough of the hint of purple with the top and lipstick!! xo~ Lena
    www.felinecreatures.com

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    1. Thanks Lena. I so love purple and I love your blog. Happy Holidays...

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  21. Love, love, love your coat! So pretty!

    www.simplydavelyn.com

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    1. It really is pretty. Kept me so warm too. Thanks Davelyn...

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  22. these are some amazing shots girl!

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    1. Thanks a bunch Annie, it was a great day for pics. Happy Holidays...

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  23. Accessori favolosi, rossetto top!
    Auguroni
    www.theladycracy.it

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  24. Super nice Look

    FOLLOW my Blog!!! Maybe we can follow each other!!!
    http://rimanerenellamemoria.blogspot.de

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  25. Loving the shawl coat. So so trendy and hot. You rock Idu x

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  26. I love the shawl silhouette especially on you. The look is immaculate. And I find myself having to recommit to my coats/shoes/bags daily. I always find some other style I need!! (especially during the sale season like right now!)

    Yvonne
    Dear Sunny

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  27. It is hard for me to commit to one type of coat because coats like yours are just too glam to pass up. You look so good in gray. Beautiful from hat to toe. Love your style and this is just wonderful.

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

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