Friday, April 5, 2013


Charcoal Silk














     This BCBG silk coat needed a dramatic background.  The coat reminds me of a delicate charcoal drawing even though it looks "steely" in these photos.  My husband gave this Ralph Lauren belt to me for Christmas a couple of years ago, so with my trusty thrifted boots the look is complete.

coat--BCBG
belt--ralph lauren
blouse--ellen tracy
skirt--BCBG
boots--folage (thrifted)
tights--hue


links
visible monday
monday bloom
watch out for the woestmans
plane pretty
mingle monday
my thrifty chic
peacoats and plaid
the mrs. and the momma

62 comments:

  1. Wow , you're gorgeous and so elegant!!!!

    I love your blog! Nice outfit!
    I would love for you to stop by my page too and hopefully you support me by following me! I can't wait for your next post.Thanks
    www.be-youtifull.com.

    ps: ShillCat Women's Accessories is given away an amazing jewelry. Take a look at this link:
    http://www.be-youtifull.com/2013/04/shillcat-is-given-away-amazing-jewelry.html

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  2. That coat is fabulous! I love the colors and subtle pattern.

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  3. Perfect look, Ann! The coat is very special and suits you so well, especially given your artistic background.
    Your belt and thrifted boots are great. I always love the Dutchess of Cambridge's shoes and boots. She wears these frequently: http://bit.ly/10CWDxx
    Very similar to yours but unfortunately well above my budget :-(

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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  4. hi!!! :) your look is amazing!
    come and see my blog if you have time
    http://tr3ndygirl.com/

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  5. I love the grey against the red backdrop. It is a very unusual striking coat. I especially like the wide belt.

    Perfect for an artist.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  6. It's a striking coat. I especially like how you pair that ombre grey with brown, lovely.

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    1. Thanks for noticing the brown contrast--seemed like a natural pairing.

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  7. Amazing belt!!! and it compliments the coat perfectly. You have the perfect small waist to pull this off.

    Mysmallwardrobe.com

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    1. Thanks so much. This belt is one of my favorites.

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  8. gorgeous...just found you via the 40plus fashion blog list xxx

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  9. Wow, this coat is gorgeous and fits you perfectly!

    Avec Amber

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  10. Beautiful coat and photos! I love the peeling red backdrop! Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

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  11. I'm so impressed! Looking forward to your next post... and your next...

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  12. That coat is spectacular and I love that you've paired it with orange and brown. Really lovely with your hair color and complexion!
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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  13. The coat, with its lovely subtle pattern, is gorgeous! And the photos are fabulous as well. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  14. Very unusual pattern on your coat, but so attractive and interesting.
    Everyone always seems to find amazing thrifted boots. That's one thing that has eluded me.

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  15. Oooo that coat is awesome! Love the pictures and outfit! :) You look so pretty!

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  16. The coat and belt are both amazing - great details. I can see that they are both quality items.

    Great backgrounds!

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  17. I love this outfit! Please stop by my site at www.mamainheels.com when you have some time. I'm giving away a signature jewelry (seen on celebrities)starting tomorrow :)

    xo,
    Janise

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  18. Your coat reminds me of misty mountains. I like how you've added the brown belt with it - it's unexpected but oh so perfect. Your photography is again brilliant.

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  19. beautiful blog . i found you from butane. i'll be back. love lucyx

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  20. Your style has a contemporary touch that I like very much.

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  21. So wonderful, my dear Anne, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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  22. Hi there!! That is a very stylish coat, you look amazing! I've just started to follow you, would be great if you can follow me back, thanks!!

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  23. This coat is amazing.. definitely a stand out! I love your red backdrop also..gorgeous look altogether!
    Sheree xxx
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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  24. Your coat fits like the second skin. Very nice colour course.
    The boots are great.
    greetings from germany

    Dana :)

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  25. What a gorgeous, classy trench! I adore this color and pattern and that belt! Wow, great look!

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  26. that coat is fabulous!

    Nicole
    http://www.momtrends.com/2013/04/shorts-you-need-this-summer/

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  27. I found your beautiful blog through Amber of Butane Anvil. Stunning coat, and your photos are perfection!

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  28. My dear Ann, visit my blog and comment there too.
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  29. Amazing coat. Really like the red background for the photo.

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  30. Wow! What a gorgeous coat! You look fabulous.

    -Jenny
    http://www.babblingsofamommy.com/2013/04/ootd-swak-vienna-maxi.html

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  31. OMG, such a chic coat and totally love the background of your pics! You look so chic, right from inside the pages of a fashion mag! Love this look! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style Delights Blog

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  32. Great look and i appreciate how you set the outfit off with such dramatic backdrops. Kudos for such an artistic presentation and beautiful look!

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  33. Great look!! beautiful coat!!!!

    would u like to follow each other?
    let me know!

    http://www.ilmiopiccolocapricciobyfabiola.com

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  34. What an extrordinary coat, I love how you paired it with brown. The vintage belt is beautiful too!

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  35. Great ombre jacket!!Visiting from the link up. I'm also hosting one this Thursday April 11. Show me your favorite Spring Trend. HOpe you can join. I'm also doing a giveaway for a $300 gift card to Gap. Check it out.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  36. Hi,

    That coat is so pretty, I really like how you added a different belt with the coat.
    The backgrounds of the photos are beautiful.

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  37. Your artistic eye and the choice of backgrounds is simply awe-inspiring. You make the entire picture seem effortless and peaceful. Every blog post you do is beautiful.

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  38. Stunning coat- dramatic yet subtle. I think you've got amazing taste in coats. Scratch that: I KNOW!

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  39. Yes, Ma'am! So beautiful, especially bringing out the deep brown tones with your belt and boots. Happy to see you come out for Vis Mon, again!

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  40. That is such an amazing coat!! It really stands out against the snowy background :)

    xx
    Sophisticated Lace

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  41. Ann will you visit my blog ( inside) ? LOL
    I will be waiting.
    Much love and admiration
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  42. Loving you coat and great shots :)

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  43. Hello! I adore your style! Our taste seems to be very similar. You look so beautiful in pics of your posts.

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  44. Ann - You DO have a marvelous coat collection. I am a great believer in having wonderful coats because even if the clothes underneath are a little "meh" one day, the coat assures that I am well dressed. Your posts inspire me to do a post on the necessity of buying beautiful coats. Thank you!

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  45. I really really really want that jacket!!

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  46. Wow, that is a truly gorgeous coat! I've never seen anything quite like it!

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  47. I have only recently discovered that I like everything BCBG! I found a great jacket at a consignment shop recently and scooped it up. You look fabulous in this coat! I've rarely seen a coat that it belt-able (if that's a word) but this one has such a trim shape that it's perfect! Adorable on you, Ann!

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    1. I really love BCBG, especially the jackets and coats. Some of the items are to youthful for me but the overall styling is great. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  48. Hi Ann,

    Love the coat but for me the belt steals the look. Stunning!

    Regards
    Wendy

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  49. hi Ann! Thanks for spying in on my 'Fashion' page on my site. You inspire me because you pose like a model. I pose like a dork wanting my 6th grade photo to look better than my uggy 5th grade photo. I have a lot to learn about putting myself out there. You have helped me. Hey, I really dig this coat; color, style and fit. NICE!

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  50. Hello.....just found your blog whilst on Boutiquebootcamp. Love the boots in this post. I have a pair I bought from Marks and Spencer here in North Wales about 2 years ago. I bought them in black and browny grey. Was thinking of selling them....don't know why.....but having seen them on you has rekindled my love for them. Thanks.

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  51. THANKS FOR THE LOVELY COMMENTS! I AM GLAD YOU LIKE THE POST ASWELL! MORE TO COME!

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  52. Gorgeous coat!

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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