Concrete Catwalk // Winter Citrus

January 31, 2013

Sometimes it feels like one of my main fashion missions each winter is to avoid blending into the sea of basic black coats and outerwear that populate the NYC streets and subways during the middle of winter.  A plausible solution?  Wearing one of the fluffiest (and wildest!) warm coats that I own, and adding bright flashes of winter citrus shades to keep things fresh and full of flavor.

Also, do you recognize that tank top worn as a vest?  I wore it last when the temps were probably a whopping 70 degrees warmer, but I thought it was funny how the color scheme stayed almost exactly the same.

Keep reading to see what else I’m wearing underneath all those layers (I promise it’s cute!), and a full shoppable breakdown of the look.

Looking for a tangy little tote of your own?  I scoped out a handful of great options from around the web, and you can check them out here…

Top to Bottom:
Scarf – J. Crew (love this dark paisley version, too)
Coat – Vintage, thrifted (similar)
Blazer – Vintage, thrfited (this one is SO pretty)
Tank top (worn as a vest) – Vintage, thrifted (here’s a sequined one!)
Bell sleeve blouse – c/o PJK Collection
Skinny jeans – c/o Eugene is my Middle Name
Gloves – c/o Madewell (similar in red)
Handbag – c/o Little Black Bag
Boots –  Vintage, eBay (similar)

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  • Reply La Saloperie January 31, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I adore that yellow bag! And while, to be honest, I’m not very fond of the coat, the layers you were hiding underneath are lovely! I love the vest over the blouse, it’s not something you might always think to do but it looks great!

  • Reply Jet January 31, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Definitely no blending in! Love the coat and the way you’ve worn the tank top as a vest with that amazing-coloured shirt!

  • Reply Kimberly January 31, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Absolutely adore your layering here and that bright yellow bag is the perfect punch of color!

  • Reply Naomi January 31, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Your blouse is so pretty!

    The Occasional Indulgence

  • Reply Alissa | Feeling Good January 31, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    LOVE how you layered the tops – and ok everything. That bag — so amazing!


  • Reply rachael | for the love of design January 31, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    cannot get over how cute your new haircut is lady!

  • Reply christin January 31, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    ah! i love this!

  • Reply Krissy January 31, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    That’s a cute idea! Love the tank top over the shirt, it works perfectly.

  • Reply Merritt Beck January 31, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Your hair looks AMAZING and I love the way you styled that blazer + vest + blouse! Great look.

    The Style Scribe

  • Reply Katie Meyers January 31, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    I’m obsessed w/ that top & “vest” Jessie! Adorable!!!

  • Reply M. (Faded M Style) January 31, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    I love this look! Your coat and bag is such a nice change from all the dark in NYC! Also I love how you styled your bangs here! xo

  • Reply Jessica Gitler January 31, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    you are so right … that outfit is really really cute … you really have a way with layering!!

  • Reply gussiedup February 2, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Your hair looks amazing!! I love this cut on you!

  • Reply Kjirsten Embley February 2, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    You are my inspiration to start fashion blogging. I’m doing a LOVE giveaway on my blog! Love for you to enter!!!

  • Reply Jess Lee February 2, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Such a fabulous coat! Love the citrus colored bag!
    xo Jessica

  • Reply Sylvia Salas - Dare to DIY February 2, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Loved that color mix you made with the bag and the gloves. The coat looks fabulous on you too

  • Reply Becks Miller February 3, 2013 at 1:04 am

    That jacket and gloves give you a Cruella Deville look, in a good way :) Love it!

  • Reply Becky Nally February 3, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    LOVE the bangs sideswept! That coat is unreal! Great find!


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