Saturday, July 25, 2015
"I created flower women with gentle shoulders and generous bosoms, with tiny waists like stems and skirts belling out like petals”. - Christian Dior
Welcome back FI readers!
I had a great week. No scratch that. I had a better than great week. You? You did too right? I heard you loud and clear, YES!
Hot Pink Please!!! How about today’s outfit? A coat dress. A statement coat dress with pretty hot pink feather details on the cuffs and collar and made out of light weight, textured, shiny fabric with a hint of quilting to it. This outfit needs no introduction as it pretty much speaks for itself. Paired with beautiful slingback sandals and an ornate gold bag. Bold. Stunning. Did someone say more? As in keep going? Alright. How about style? How about couture? How about charming? How about Parisian glamour? How about so Fashionably Idu?
There are probably one million and one reasons why I love a coat dress so! From the double breasted very professional looking ones to the single button closure, to the fitted and to the flayed but top most on the list you’d agree is the ability of a coat dress to double both as a dress and as a coat. Duh, the name gives that away right? Summer is the perfect time to wear your coat dress as a dress and show some skin albeit a little. Layering it as a coat over a fitted dress or a skirt would be perfect in the colder winter or mild spring days.
I wore this as a dress and in the near future hope to show how I’ll style it as a coat for winter street style. Somebody remind me please, hehe. If you’re thinking ummmm, I don’t know about that just because it’s pretty brightly colored I say hold your horses. Let's not forget that there’s never too much color when you set out to brighten those dark dreary winter days with a pop of very well deserved color.
Not sure if it’s just me but when I think coat dresses Diana the Princess of Wales comes to mind. Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t she wear a lot of those in the 90’s? And if she did then that must have helped project this style to even greater popularity, worn by millions of her fans and gals all over the world. Today we see the Duchess of Cambridge championing the coat dress cause from time to time as well. So it’s safe to say it’s also a preferred style with the royals. Dress code? Nah, not for Kate I don’t think.
As I walked out of my car in this dress, a teenager called out the loudest ever "You are killing the game, are you a model"? And this happens quite a bit. No I’m not young one I replied. I’m just documenting my style for my online magazine aka style/fashion blog. "Do you have your card"? Yes I do actually. Here’s a few for you and your friends. I was tickled pink and was literally tickled the rest of the time by the beautiful feathers on my coat dress that just so happen to be pink.
Dare I end this post with another quote that really speaks to me.
"I have eclectic taste and I love vintage style mixed with glamour and old world charm” - Sonam Kapoor
Huge thank you for all the lovely comments on my one year anniversary post. A lot of love and warmth. I am humbled and truly feel blessed to know each and everyone of you (clap emoji ). And to the entrants, one more week until reveal time. Yes, one more week so if you haven’t had a chance to enter... STOP! What is that I hear, "Tick Tock, Tick Tock". Sounds like the clock ticking away. Uh oh, yes it is! But guess what? You still have the gift of time, so go for it!
Coat Dress By Miss Dior
Glitter Sandals By Christian Louboutin
Gold Clutch - Vintage
Thank you for stopping by. Keep thinking the purple thoughts, Xx...