Monday, January 6, 2014

Peplum Leather Jacket, Anorak with Leather Sleeves and A New Year's Resolution

"What's a resolution?"
Princess Sparkles wondered after I asked her if she had one for New Year's.
I explained it was kind of like a goal -- something she wanted to do or learn.
She thought for a little bit then smiled,
"I'd like to learn the password to your phone."
Ha!  Good luck with that one, kid.


GRAY PEPLUM JACKET - Bernardo via Loehmanns, $25
BLUE PRINTED TOP - Target, $10
BLACK MULLET SKIRT - Alternative Apparel
NAVY BOOTS - Rag and Bone via American Rag

OLIVE ANORAK WITH LEATHER SLEEVES - Charlotte Russe, $20
BLACK SWEATER - Gap (thrifted)
PLAID LEGGINGS - Hue
OLIVE LACE UP BOOTS - Qupid

I know, I always have my obsessions.  My winter one has been jackets -- kinda impractical since I live in 70 degree weather, but oh so adorable.  The first gray leather jacket is a peplum and I got it at Loehmanns on Black Friday.  I just really liked it.  I paired it with a Target top I forgot to return, an Alternative Apparel mullet skirt and my navy Rag and Bone booties.  The second jacket I got from Charlotte Russe for $20!  It has shearling in it so it's nice and warm.  And the leather sleeves stole my heart.


Sparkles celebrates New Year's with a glass of bubbly... Sparkling Cider.

There's something about a jacket that really pulls together an outfit.  Because let's be honest, you can wear sweats and throw on a cute coat and all people will really notice is that fabulous jacket you're wearing.  So, my New Year's Resolution is going to be looking put together (i.e. wearing the new coats I bought!).  Oh, and not letting my kids find out the password to my cell phone.





16 comments:

Frannie Pantz said...

LOL Good luck! My kids keep figuring out mine. My oldest is a teen now and much more tech savvy than I darn it. But my husband goes one step further and totally parental controls every electronic in the house so it works out. I am in LOVE with your second outfit. I love the leggings (plaid is such a fave of mine), those BOOTS! and the jacket. I wish it was 70 here. We lucked out of the below zero temps, but 16 isn't exactly a heatwave either.

silvergirl said...

Love the cut of that jacket!
We both went with a hi-lo skirt for this challenge.
Brett

Kezzie said...

Oooh, you really matched the look and yours is the nicest leather jacket I've seen! Your kids make me laugh so much, I love their photo bombing!! X

Amy Fashion Blog said...

you look great. your kids are so cute and they are getting big

juliann whicker said...

Cute jacket! I love your big boy's stylin hair :)

Kim Alston said...

HAHAHA Claire, that was hilarious. Your children are something else. How fabulous are your outfits! I LOVE BOTH OF THEM! They look so good.
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Denise Sabs said...

Hahaha, your kids are always so sweet! Your phone's password, haha! Yeah, good luck :) But you know, kids are so fast these days, good luck to hide it! :) I loved the first jacket look, beautiful jacket and the second, the boots (I looove boots!) I will tell you a secret, and hope the other bloggers don't hate me! I totally love the way you do it here - one picture for each outfit. I started posting details of bags and shoes because some bloggers asked me so. Otherwise I think one photo does pretty well! Well done! Always beautiful and sweet! denisesplanet com

two birds said...

i like the high-low skirt with that great jacket!

Maiken said...

hey, Claire. gosh how big your little ones already are! that's crazy! but one thing hasn't changed ;) it's the fact how cool your outfits are. I'm in love with the first one. those booties look SO gorgeous!

Maiken,
Maikeni blogi - part of me

Alicia Mackin said...

Charlotte Ruse has some great deals, that jacket is too cute. Did she really say she wanted to learn the password to your phone? Priceless! 70 degrees I just a post from a blogger and she said it is 105 where she is. Ha, here we just got over the polar vortex and dealing with below zero temps!

Allie of ALLIE NYC
allienyc.com

Jodi H said...

So cute. Tutu has already figured out my phones pass code and her dads. Hope you have better luck

www.highheelsandtutus.com

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Tremendous ensemble. You always look so cute in your photos with your kids, I love it.

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Hena Tayeb said...

love the mullet skirt

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Hahaha what a cheeky little lady Miss Sparkles! You look gorgeous as always!

Karla Bathrick said...

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