Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Outfit Post: Samuel Dong coat

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Here is the coat I mentioned yesterday!  This is another Samuel Dong piece, and I found it at one of my favorite local boutiques for 50% off its $299 pricetag.  I think it's an offering from Fall 2010, although it's also a nice early spring coat, so it might be a little older - unfortunately I haven't been able to find it online anywhere to show you.

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I love it. It's a little baroque, but the floweriness is offset by the color and the slouchiness.  The belt provides a nice focal point - the coat looks pretty good without it, but the belt really adds a lovely shape and makes the fabric drape in that amazing gathered, cozy-but-refined sort of way.

I've gotten several compliments already, ranging from a "Wow, what an unusual coat!" from a coffee cart employee to an "おしゃれですね!" from my Japanese teacher/Capstone advisor, who knows how much I love clothes.  おしゃれ, oshare, roughly translates to "fashionable" or "smartly dressed". 

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Beauty and quirk.  My favorite.

3 comments:

Melissa said...

Two words: LOVE IT!

Alisa said...

I am a fan of this coat! Suepr cool and fashionable! :) I'm a fan of slouchy florals myself :B Not gonna lie though - for a second, I thought the belt had a huge dollar sign in the middle and I was like 'woah! Cory ben PIMPIN!'

Last statement still remains true though. :D

fecknom said...

I can see why you love this coat. Fab.