Outfit of the Week: In Your Face Mom!

I know this seems like a cruel comment to make toward my mother (whom I love very much, by the way). It’s something you’d expect those horrible teenage girls who are guests on The Jerry Springer Show to say during a striptease in front of a live studio audience. But there’s a small pearl of resentment that’s been building in me for years that I feel I must unleash. Growing up, my mother refused to buy me a white coat – no matter how much I wanted one. She always proclaimed, “It will get dirty,” and if I had a filthy coat, no one would want to be my friend (okay, that part I probably inferred). So it is that mild offense that inspired me to style my Outfit of the Week around The Ivory Tower Coat by Steve Madden. This beautiful belted coat, with its oversized collar and gold-rimmed buttons, makes up for all those disappointing shopping trips with mom.

Once I had my dream coat in grasp, putting together a savvy outfit was a cinch. A casual alternative to your standard little black dress, the Open Shutter Dress will take you all the way from morning rush hour to late night happy hour, while the Camera Obscura Necklace gives the classic black and white ensemble a playful note. The sophisticated Cloche Encounter of the Cute Kind was a natural partner to the coat, and with a hint of midnight black, I think even mom would approve. For a pop of color, I couldn’t resist our devilishly delightful Red Hots Heels, while the statement Madame Bovary Ring in Coral is a great addition to any jilted daughter’s (or mother’s) jewelry box!
So no hard feelings Mom – all is finally forgiven with this chic ensemble!
What was that one thing your mom always refused to buy you?
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17 Responses to Outfit of the Week: In Your Face Mom!

  1. crystal 10/22/2009 at 5:15 pm #

    Great post!! And great outfit, too =)

  2. Turi 10/22/2009 at 5:19 pm #

    I love the winter white hat and coat and the pop of red! Great photo!

  3. Jen 10/22/2009 at 5:34 pm #

    You look fabulous!

  4. Tara 10/22/2009 at 5:56 pm #

    You look awesome…I want that coat!

  5. Ann 10/22/2009 at 6:36 pm #

    If you found this when you were 10 I would have bought it for you!

  6. Charlene 10/23/2009 at 12:55 am #

    White + Black + Red = LOVE!

    I love and want this outfit very much. :)

  7. katrina 10/23/2009 at 1:02 am #

    I adore this ensemble and I’m sure your mom loves it, too. :)

  8. Richard 10/23/2009 at 9:35 am #

    Dang, girl. That’s some sass you got! Awesome post!

  9. Krista 10/23/2009 at 11:33 am #

    Nice nice I love it! The orange ring is a nice little touch. :)

  10. coralamber 10/23/2009 at 11:50 am #

    My mom says the same thing. I still have yet to get a white coat.

  11. Chris 10/23/2009 at 12:01 pm #

    I bought myself a white coat last year and will never (if I have any say in the matter) go without a white coat again.

  12. Dawn 10/23/2009 at 12:36 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful!

  13. Lauren 10/23/2009 at 12:54 pm #

    I do love your outfit, except for the hat with the coat. I think it would have looked much better with your hair swept back into a bun with a red or even teal accessory in it :)

  14. Sydney 10/24/2009 at 12:49 am #

    I have a white suede winter coat with a gray faux-fur lining and a rhinestone-buckle belt. It’s very movie-star chic. I can’t imagine not having a white coat.

  15. Kelly 10/26/2009 at 10:29 am #

    Lookin’ good lady! I too just bought myself a white coat.

  16. Susie 10/26/2009 at 10:55 am #

    Stunning. Perfect use of color and accessories.

  17. Lindsay 10/27/2009 at 4:21 pm #

    you look great! awesome post :)

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