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Nautical Stripe Challenge Day 6: In which I step it up a notch

L-A: And when I say, “step it up a notch”, I mean “in which I get ridiculous.”

Today’s inspiration was sort of Coco Chanel. Let’s call it, “half-assed Coco Chanel, the early years”.  Here’s a photo of what I had in mind.

You know, wide-legged pants and mixing up the patterns. I had to recycle a few pieces from earlier in the week in order to make the outfit work. I had planned on a green boatneck from Zen Essentials, but it wasn’t working quite the way I needed it to. Anyway, here it is and it’s pretty ridiculous:

Am I hanging out at an Army/Navy Surplus? Why yes I am!

Actually, I lie. I was hanging out at Fred with J.Lau. Army/Navy Surplus is just down the block and we decided that it provided a good backdrop for the nautical stripe challenge.

I’m also lying about wearing that outfit all day. Because seriously? Do you know how humid it was out there? It is unseasonably warm in this city. Where is the crispy fall weather I love?

The jacket and scarf were only on for the photo. Had I tried to wear them around today, I would have been a sweaty mess and that wouldn’t look good at all.

But I can justify my lies.  According to the book I’m holding, Coco Chanel: The Legend and The Life by Justine Picardie,  Mademoiselle Chanel played fast and loose with the truth. (I’ll tell you more about the book later, once I read and review it for Edwards Book Club). If Coco can tell a few untruths, then so can I. Besides, even if it was only for a few minutes, I still wore that outift in public on a busy street and posed with a book. A few points for humiliation must be in order, non?

So here’s the outfit breakdown:

Nautical Stripes: Joe Fresh, as seen on Monday.

jeans: brand I can’t remember, but do remember purchasing them at Biscuit, as seen on Wednesday.

jacket: Penguin, belongs to J.Lau (I had originally borrowed it for the Heather’s challenge).

belt: Michael Kors.

scarf: Coach (my mommy loves me and buys me pretty scarves. She also got me a matching purse and umbrella).

jewellery: Tiffany’s key (best. Christmas. present. ever. And I thought the husband couldn’t top the year he got me my kick ass Kitchenaid mixer).

sandals: DVF (like I said, my mommy loves me. She is also a pro at outlet shopping).

sunglasses: Cole Haan

I will admit that I dropped the ball on this outfit. If I really was going to take inspiration from Coco Chanel, I would have worked a few strands of pearls into the outfit. I’ve got just the necklace to remedy that oversight. I promise I’ll bring it out tomorrow.

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