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Jan 19, 2011

Copy Catting Again!








Last night was a long, hard night…much stress in our home right now related to, of all things, sports!! If you look closely at my pictures, you can tell the smile is forced and teeth clenched. But, I will save that discussion for someone else.


Sometimes when I wake up in a bad mood, my inspiration for that day’s look is at the bottom of the bucket! So, I went to the handy clippings file to find a look I could mimic.


Above is another page from a Coldwater Creek  http://www.coldwatercreek.com/ catalog. I looked at it and thought….I have that in my closet….the rewards of a recent purge and serious organization moment are that currently I easily know what is in that closet!


Boyfriend Jacket & black sweater: Lane Bryant
Coldwater Creek Jeans
Boots: Ross
Nine West Scarf: Marshalls
Pink Coral Bracelet: Stein Mart
Pink Coral, brown shell, and pearl earrings: Chicos


The catalog features another boyfriend jacket. I first fell in love with this masculine style years ago when I noticed it in movies like vintage Katharine Hepburn and the last apartment scene of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.


Saw the scarf at Marshall's one day for $12...hesitated...
went back a week longer and bought it for $5!!  It is
one of my favorites.


The boyfriend jacket style is a little controversial for us curvy gals…some think it is slimming, some think it adds on weight much as any oversized garment does. I happen to like this one from Lane Bryant and believe it is slimming. I think even though it goes past the hips that the seaming and proper fit gives it a slimming affect. My jeans are actually new from Coldwater Creek…purchased for half price…and I have always thought the darker denim, trouser jean is slimming. Finally, the long Nine West scarf is elongating and gives a slimming look…..HEY, I JUST LOST ABOUT 20 POUNDS WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING!


I think I will reward myself with a little Dove Dark Chocolate Square…you know, the day wasn’t as bad as it began!!


Clenched teeth this morning, but I feel better now!






Mrs. Joy models her jacket with great seaming as well...the seams make such a difference!


The Front



The back seams...she looked great!

14 comments:

  1. Well, I love the bf jacket! I actually love jackets that are a little bit longer right now instead of the cropped or waist-high jacket that has been so popular for the last decade. I think it looks long and lean on you!
    Sorry for the stress situation!

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  2. boyfriend jackets are ear-marked for my spring looks. and your scarf is delish.

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  3. Pam--amazing, what a jacket can accomplish. Hope things calm down soon. The jacket IS slimming and you are so right about the scarf!

    I had out my boyfriend jacket last weekend and belted it on the outside. Made the long even longer.

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  5. YOu have a great sense of style! I saw that you like Reba McIntyre, she has a great voice! I discovered her after a cartoon, I guess it was Fox & Hound 2. Btw I like your blog it is so inspiring! I have a fashionblog too, if you want check it out! If you want we can follow eachother! XOXO Lidia
    thegirlbehindthefashionmask.blogspot.com

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  6. I love this style of jacket - and the scarf gives it the perfect pop of color!

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  7. I need to find me a lighter weight bf jacket. I have a wool one. That scarf has beautiful colors in it. And it looks great on you, even with clenched teeth!! ;)

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  8. I love the boyfriend jacket on you! It is slimming! I took mine out from last year, and don't like it this year. That happens. I'll wear it when I like it again! Paula

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  9. Isn't it funny how the term 'boyfriend' jacket is so popular when we were sporting those babies for years ;)
    The floral scarf adds the perfect touch!
    (i juts posted my outfit as well with floral top)
    this snow is making me buggy!!!!
    i ate an entire box of mild duds, 6 baby babyruths, a hostess cupcake, just to name a few... no wonder my pants are gettting tight!
    I need to avoid elastic for a month or so ;)
    xXx
    Reva

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  10. HI Hunnie....just wanted you to know that I listed you in my Friend Friday post tonight...luv ya!

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  11. I like the boyfriend jacket and love your scarf and bracelet!

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  12. Love your copycat style
    the scarf as well
    I think the boyfriend jacket works great for you

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