Sunday, December 5, 2010

The redcoats are coming

 Band Jacket: Ecru, thrifted; Dress: French Connection; 
Belt: LOFT; Boots, tights: Target; 
Bracelet: Ciner, Finder's Keepers (Lawrenceville), vintage.
Shop similar: Jacket, dress, boots, bracelet.

This outfit is a little more dressed up than usual for a Saturday afternoon, but I feel like experimentation comes easier on weekends. How have I never worn this combination before? I think it's a little Christmas-y, as if I'm a modernized character in the Nutcracker.

This ensemble literally stopped traffic and turned heads when I was on the way back from taking photos. I know what you're thinking. "Wow, that's ridiculously awesome, JoAnn!"  Just play along with me here.

It turns out the car that stopped turned out to be my lovely sister-in-law, who goes to the university and was on campus near these tracks. Rachel saw me walking down the street and thought, There's only one person I know who dresses like that ...

My dream of finally earning the title of "Family Eccentric" is almost complete.




21 comments:

  1. That first picture is seriously fantastic. I mean, they all are, but there's something so great about that first one. I love how the jacket/cardigan/redcoat looks all buttoned up!

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  2. Oh my, where do I begin???
    Red is definitely one of your colors. I love this jacket (one of my favorite remix items of yours) matched with this dress (another favorite). The photos are awesome. You look beautiful!
    If that's eccentric, I'll take eccentric any day!

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  3. Gorgeous! I think the dress/jacket is such an unexpected pairing...but it absolutely works. You look great!

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  4. You look amazing in this. I love the dress and the jacket is awesome. You're right, it is very like a Nutcracker look. If this is eccentric, I want some of it.

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  5. I agree with everyone else. This is a beautiful outfit. That color is wonderful on you and looks so striking against the white.
    The reference to the Nutcracker made me laugh because at second glance, you are totally right. But a chic nutcracker!
    The Auspicious Life

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  6. These photos are INCREDIBLE Joann. You and your tripod really knocked it out of the park on this shoot :)

    Totally the most wearable/adorable Nutracker outfit possible!

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  7. LOVE your look!! especially how you paired lace with the military-style jacket. it looks great!

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  8. LOVE the dress and the bright red coat! The texture on the dress is particularly beautiful

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  9. this is fantastic. And that location is amazing. Makes me think I really need to rally and go out to the old unused tracks I found in town for pictures. It's just so farrrr. haha.

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  10. This outfit has me adding a lace dress & red military jacket to my wishlist. If this is 'eccentric', sign me up for eccentric please. I think you look fab!

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  11. The red coat look so incredible on you JoAnn!! And I love the train track photo location... we have tracks here.. I want to go take pics there now... maybe next week. :)

    xx Love & Aloha
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  12. I love the first photo too. I wish I could wear a bright bold red near my face like you can ... my husband is Malaysian chinese and always wants me to wear red ... at least burgundy works for me!!

    I love the cream, and the brown, and the red. Beautiful. Perfect for a dreary Sunday.

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  13. That jacket is so awesome! I love how you tamed it down with the lacey dress and classic boots :) And hey... family eccentric is a great title if you ask me!

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  14. What a beautiful, beautiful jacket! I've been looking for the perfect band jacket forever!

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  15. Hey,Joann! You are right about the red jacket! It's so "in" lately! And you look lovely as always! Gosh, I don't know how you bloggers do the 30 day challenge!

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  16. I love this picture and your jacket is seriously amazing. I can't imagine finding something so fabulous EXCEPT at a thrift shop -- count on them for some unique and gorgeous finds!

    And I loved your previous post about Medieval Times and your cocktail ring. During my second year of grad school, my BF planned a big surprise for us. I was afraid it was going to be a proposal. Luckily, we just went to see a ballet in Philadelphia. Whew!

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  17. I love all these photos, JoAnn - they turned out just gorgeous! But that red jacket is such an amazing piece. I love it with the white and black - very vibrant and chic.

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  18. Your coat and dress combined look amazing. I love the details on the dress with the buttons and piping on the jacket. So pretty.

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  19. Oh that jacket is amazing!! Great find :)

    Kristine. Or Polly

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  20. I love the jacket and the white ruffled dress! You pull off the jacket really well. I don't think I am brave enough to wear a red that bright.


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