Christmas is only days away now! Who else is excited?! Who else still has shopping to do? I know this time of year can be a bit stressful, but I -well as of the last two or three years- have really tried to enjoy the hustle, the decorations -the lights especially. I have been trying to just absorb and enjoy it all.
On to this post, which I feel like may either leave you loving it or leave you scratching your head. Bear with me! This coat my Aunt gave me has inspired me in so many ways. You saw it two posts ago, and it is back again! This pairing popped in my head one day and I don't know why exactly but it spoke to me. I decided to try it. Personally I LOVE it! I cannot explain why exactly. Part of it, I think, is I like the length difference. The shorter coat with a maxi dress. I didn't know I would like it, until I paired it together.
Another element to this look is that the while the prints clash, the actual colors of the dress and coat go together very well. I believe that the key to mixing prints is more about color than prints. I'm actually just realizing that, even as I type this out. The prints are what bring the look to life.
As much as I enjoy this pairing, part of me was hesitant to share it. 'Will other people get it?' 'Is it TOO out there?' 'Am I thinking it looks better than it actually does?' Yes, I go through these thought processes a lot actually.. And usually when I think these things about a look, they end up getting the best responses. But while I was questioning myself, I texted a picture of the look to my good friend, Terry. You know from his blog, Style of Terry! Soon to be Secure in Style -and how appropriate! I wanted a second opinion before I posted and explained to him my thoughts. He said, 'if YOU love it, that's all that matters!"
That's the support I needed. Coincidentally, Terry said he loved it too! So here I am posting this! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Have a great weekend! See you Monday!
Coat: Aunt Sherry! (Love you!)
Shoes: Rack Room
Shades: Hashtag Sunglasses