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Updated on Feb 21, 2010
orange vintage coat - orange vintage boots - gray American Apparel skirt
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You may recognize this jacket if you read my blogger blog. It is seen in the close up photo of my blog header. I LOVE this jacket so much but for some reason could never figure out how to wear it properly until just now. It was given to me by the most beautiful (spiritually and physically) woman. She runs an artisan shop in Big Pine, CA called Art From The Heart . Spending even just 30 minutes with this woman is enough to completely realign your priorities to love and selfless giving. She makes you want to become a better person. She has just GIVEN me so many beautiful things, with out any conditions. While I was shopping at Beacon’s Closet last week, Mel and I found a full length version of this jacket and both gasped at how beautiful it was. For more than $200 it was actually very appropriately priced, but I have to say, this jacket is worth SO much more to me. And one day, I know I will GIVE it away, not anytime soon, but when the time is right. The woman who gave it to me always says we should give things away freely while we still love them, that way they carry our love to the next owner. Thank you Victorina for your lesson.

I am not sure what it was that turned the lightbulb on for figuring out this outfit. I think I have always tried to mix the color of the things under the jacket and ended up feeling overwhelmed by the bulk and pattern of it. It seems so obvious to me now that a slim silhouette in monochrome, and a matching scarf make it work. The boots felt like just the right touch to keep things casual in all that black. And now that I think of it, I am sure that skinny black jeans would work too. Hmm. So happy to have learned the key.

Comments (32)

sweetrocket99
sweetrocket99 on October 20
that jacket is amazing
KrystalClear87
KrystalClear87 on September 29
This is nice :) LOVE the boots.
Profashionator
Profashionator on August 01
What a cute picture!
benzerj
benzerj on February 25
i love this jacket! i wish i could find something so unique and beautiful!
jeffsy
jeffsy on February 25
Orange thing! I love!
4everUSMC
4everUSMC on February 22
Nice!
meggstatus
meggstatus on February 22
This coat is beautiful beyond words. The relationship you have with this lady is inspiring. Isn't it great when you mean people that are kind because they want to be, and not because they are trying to get something from you?
coco_jones
coco_jones on February 22
fantastic coat!
diannefuentes
diannefuentes on February 22
chiccc
cin_cinnamon
cin_cinnamon on February 22
so cute and chic!!lovee!!
Annebeth
Annebeth on February 22
I so love how all your outfits and pieces really have a story :) and you styled it perfectly!
_SERENITY_
_SERENITY_ on February 21
ohh, that's sooo cute, dear!! gorgeous coat and boots, looove the whole outfit! chic voted <3
cuppa_tea
cuppa_tea on February 21
amazing jacket!
humanbehavior
humanbehavior on February 21
this is stunning! i love the orange coat!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on February 21
Love the coat!!!!
peanutbutter
peanutbutter on February 21
cute coat (as usual!)
Via_Morgan
Via_Morgan on February 21
love the boots!
tylerjanuary
tylerjanuary on February 21
great jacket!!!
y0m1ndeeezy
y0m1ndeeezy on February 21
this is a really adorable outfit!
productofsociety
productofsociety on February 21
The jacket is beautiful, but the story behind it is even more.
nennen35
nennen35 on February 21
love this whole outfit!
ashley_amourlavie
ashley_amourlavie on February 21
CUTE! YOU WOULD LIKE THIS! www.amourlavie.com/dolman_sleeve_over_sized_sweater_p/zzz1.htm
Coconut
Coconut on February 21
great outfit <3
augustaLOLITA
augustaLOLITA on February 21
i love your coat!!
skinnybuddha
skinnybuddha on February 21
this jacket is amazing. love the way your styled it
4everUSMC
4everUSMC on February 21
Great fit!
glamourvixen
glamourvixen on February 21
What a fabulous jacket!
KellyJoy
KellyJoy on February 21
your friend sounds as lovely as the jacket--i like the way you've styled it!!
amandromeda
amandromeda on February 21
awesome boots!
KierrynG
KierrynG on February 21
Wow, stunning :)
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on February 21
love the blazer!
chubbylumpkin
chubbylumpkin on February 21
Aww what a sweet story! I love the jacket too, very sweet!
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