Closet Confection: America’s Sweetheart

red peacoat, white bow blouse, leopard print skirt, black tights, ankle boots

When: Monday, February 14th, 2011

Where: Work + A Surprise Date w/ Hubby

What: Shirt (United Colors of Benetton), skirt (Zara), coat (Guess via Burlington Coat Factory), tights (Wolford), shoes (BCBG via Loehmann’s), sunglasses (Marc Jacobs via Nordstrom’s Rack)

I always love wearing red on Valentine’s Day.  And since I didn’t include any red garments in my 30 for 30 round-up, I just decided to throw one of my favorite winter coats for a splash of color.

red peacoat, white bow blouse, leopard print skirt, black tights, ankle boots

I have a pretty hot date later on tonight, but it’s a complete mystery to me where we’re going.  As much as I love surprise outings, I always freak out over what I should wear.  I had Eric review my outfit last night to see if it was appropriate for our outing.  He gave me two thumbs up, so  think I’m all set.

red peacoat, white bow blouse, leopard print skirt, black tights, ankle boots

I’m super excited to see what he has planned, and I have  a feeling I’m going to have a hard time concentrating at work today!

red peacoat, white bow blouse, leopard print skirt, black tights, ankle boots

Happy Valentine’s Day, peeps!

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  • Jenn from Much to My Delight February 14, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Adorable post!! That is a fantastic outfit. Liked it before you piled on the red coat, and even more after. Excited to hear where you guys end up. Happy V-Day!

  • Sing February 14, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Very nice. loving that skirt print with the red jacket.


  • Anonymous February 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I love all of your shaped photo crops! They give your posts such great personality.

    AND I’m a huge fan of mixing red with animal print so you’ve sold me on your look too! Happy V Day. Hope your date is super romantic and lots of fun.

    • ClosetConfections February 14, 2011 at 4:02 pm

      Thanks. I’ve been having fun playing around in photoshop lately. Happy V Day to you too!

  • Anonymous February 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    That skirt rocks! I also like the crispness of your white top. You’re so adorable in that first pose. Eh, you’re adorable always!
    Come check out my 30! Jen Hemming and Hawing Again

  • ClosetConfections February 14, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Thanks! 😀

  • BiblioMOMia February 14, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Nothin’ wrong with leopard and red for VDay–have fun on your hot date!

  • Elizabeth February 14, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Love this look. Red and leopard print are so perfect together!

  • TheSuburbExperiment February 14, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! That coat is the perfect topper for that outfit, Valentine’s Day or no.

  • H Rija February 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    love your red jacket!!

  • Shea February 14, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I love your skirt and the tie neck blouse. Your red coat is the perfect touch =)

  • Krystle {Fierce|Fabulous|Fit} February 14, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Ok, I have been pushed over the edge!! You have inspired me {along with many others}… I REALLY NEED some animal print in my wardrobe!! I simply don’t have enough! This look is amazing!! I love it and I love your poses. Perfecto!

  • marcella February 14, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    this red coat is cute, .. completely Valentine’s touch …
    have a happy one


  • Laniza February 14, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I love your skirt! Have you done any posts devoted to your hair lately? I really like the twist (?) that you have in the front.

    • ClosetConfections February 14, 2011 at 9:11 pm

      I haven’t done any posts on my hair, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about. In this pic, I have a single french braid going across the front of my hair.

  • ClosetConfections February 14, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    I went from having zero animal print in my wardrobe a year ago, to going completely gaga over it recently! Glad you enjoy it. 🙂

  • ClosetConfections February 14, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Thank you. I’m so in love with this coat, especially when it’s drab and drear outside.

  • ClosetConfections February 14, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Thanks. I’m sure it’ll be sizzlin’! 😉

  • ClosetConfections February 14, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Thanks. I’ve been lovin’ the combo as of late.

  • ClosetConfections February 14, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Yes, indeed. Happy Valentine’s Day to you too!

  • missworkingirl February 14, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Love that leopard skirt!

    BTW great blog, just became your newest follower!


  • Sweet Pea February 14, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I like the red and the leopard print together!

  • Elisabeth Carr February 14, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Such a great coat. And I love red and leopard. Happy <3 day!

  • MONKEYFACE February 15, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Man, I am so jealous that you live in NYC and have access to so many amazing places to shop. THAT TOP. AND SKIRT. Actually maybe it’s a good thing b/c we’d probably have all the same clothes if I lived near you 🙂

  • ClosetConfections February 15, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Thanks so much! 😀

  • Prissy February 15, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    This is a very cute outfit. I love this skirt! Cant go wrong with leopard


  • Alex Elizabeth February 15, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Your coat is definitely the perfect touch of red! I love that skirt too, normally I only see animal print in pencil skirts so yours is so refreshing!

    • ClosetConfections February 16, 2011 at 12:24 am

      Same here! I was really stoked to see this print in full skirt.

  • H Rija February 15, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Love your skirt!!

  • Ivette February 17, 2011 at 10:50 am

    cool combination of colors, I love it!