Week 9 :: of Selah, pink fuzz and outrageousness

Be careful what you wish for, eh?

When I solidified my intent of going through with Challenge Week, I’d unthinkingly mentioned “the more outlandish and expensive the better”.  I really need to learn to watch my words, because invariably, some literal albeit well-intentioned reader will take me at face value and send something that flirts with the slightly risqué.

I’m not complaining or censuring, just stating fact.  Of course, I have the power to choose to be safe, but today’s submission, courtesy of the lovely Selah, intrigued me to no end.  It was begging to be duped.  And really,  it’s not even risqué in the truest sense of the word; in fact, I feel very modest and covered up.  No, I meant it was a bit over-the-top for work, even in an environment as liberal as my PBL school.

But for the sake of fashion, I shall attempt to dupe it.  Let’s see how successful I am.

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The first question we should all be asking ourselves is why in Hades do I own a fuzzy pink coat when I live in sunny So. Cal.?  Well, because it was on sale and I’m never one to turn down a sale.  Also, all my sisters told me to return it because it made me look huge and when they get unanimous, I get mutinous.  And so the coat stayed.

I missed the glamor club days – my heyday was smack dab in the middle of grunge; there were no sparkly bits to be had – so the sequined leggings promised to be a true challenge.  Lucky for me, I owned this pair of coated denim that, if you look closely but which probably doesn’t photograph well, has a bit of the glittery to it.  Plus, it uncannily matches the shade of pink from the coat, so I’m calling this a win.

The top is an oldie but goodie from New York and Co.  It’s become a closet orphan during my weight fluctuation periods, almost destined for the donate pile time and time again.  It’s got an odd neckline that requires underpinnings to be decent, and I’d not owned a cami of coordinating color until now.  My acquisition of said cami and my current weight loss puts this top in the spotlight once again.  I do love it’s drape so I’m glad I hung on to it.

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You know you love these shoes.  Admit it.  Even if you’re a professed anti girly-girl like I am.  Look at the bow!  Look at that perfect shade of Breakfast at Tiffany‘s pink!  Look at the cunning weaving in of black!  Can you believe it was a Payless find?  I know, right?!  And the necklace was once again an eBay purchase.  Took me two weeks to research, decide and bid on it but I think it was totally worth it, especially for this top because it fills the blank expanse so nicely.

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So, how’d I do, my friends?  Selah?  Care to chime in?  I think this is the most daring of all the looks and the jury is still out to see if I get reproof or approval.  I’ll keep you posted.

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:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – New York and Co.
Cami – SONOMA life + style @  Kohl’s
Coat – Mossimo @ Target
Jeans – Mossimo @ Target
Heels – Fioni Kipsie @ Payless

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18 thoughts on “Week 9 :: of Selah, pink fuzz and outrageousness

    • Yay! Ciku! Thanks for visiting! And thanks for the compliment! We’ve come a long way from the days when I’d run and hide from the camera, eh?

  1. and so the fuzzy jacket returns…it’s actually not so bad compared to the first time you showed it to me. it looked a lot bulkier then. love the outfit though!

  2. I do have to say this is one of my favorites! Come to think of it, I just love you in this shade of pink. I think it is your color (think pattern mixing from our Distinguished School visit). The drape of the blouse wasn’t so obvious to me when I photographed it, but I adored it in the pics.

    • “Blush and bashful are my signature colors”? LOL. Who knew pastels would be my friend? So is it disorienting to read the copy after having taken the photos? Coz you actually get a sneak peek of the outfits before they post…

  3. Are you sure your closet doesn’t open up into a storefront somewhere? You look very glam and I am flabbergasted that you just happened to have a pink fuzzy coat! What fun!

    • How awesome would that be…walking from a wardrobe, not into Narnia, but into your own private mall?! Hrm…there’s a story lurking in that there idea!

  4. The necklace does fill the empty space quite nicely, and I’m digging the use of the furry/fuzzy jacket! And I must say, I know you had apprehension (at one point) of the hair pulled back, but bringing it over the shoulder makes it work. One of the best dupes, I’d say.

    • Yay! The verdict is in! Sarahtaylor approves of this message! ;p

      Okay, all facetiousness aside, I DID get loads of good vibes for this outfit so I’ll be filing this away as a definite keeper (am thinking of doing The Best Of… as another theme week).

    • Ha! So you did intend to leave a reply and aren’t a Spam bot! 😀 Anyhow, thanks for the compliments and I’ll add you to my Bloglovin’ reader even if you can’t me, but I hope you stop by and visit from time to time.

  5. Hello great outfit of WIN! Best dupe to date I dare say. Oh, and the shoes (I, who loath all high heels) are FABULOUSLY CUTE! I did wonder why your owned that coat and then decided I didn’t care because it’s pretty cool that you do.

    • I think we all need to have at least one impractical, outrageous and/or luxe item in our closets; I think that’s what it means to enjoy being a girl. And since I can never afford, let alone justify buying, a pair of Louboutins, then fuzzy pink jacket it is!

  6. I think you did an awesome job! Honestly, I submitted this one almost as a joke because of your “outlandish and expensive” comment, so I love that you actually DID it! I can’t believe you have a fuzzy pink jacket – your closet is truly amazing!
    I really like how you took an extreme outfit and toned it down into something wearable (and still completely recognizable).

    • I had SO much fun with this look! It gave me a reason to use my jacket. Thanks so much for submitting and participating in my madness! You rock!

    • Why, thank you! I appreciate the vote of confidence because, if it wasn’t apparent in my text, I was a bit apprehensive about this look. 🙂

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