Sunday, April 17, 2016

Desigual Coat

I got this white Desigual coat as a birthday gift from my sister about four years ago. To be honest, I had totally forgotten about it as it was hiding in the back of my “overflow closet” (basically I stole half of the kid’s closet; but it’s the half that’s very difficult to access...). So when I wrote the post about my Desigual dress, I didn’t even remember I had this coat... 

White Desigual Coat 1 
My birthday is at the very end of summer and somehow I didn’t feel like wearing it when I first got the coat as I was in a fall-clothes mood. And every year since, I have forgotten about the coat until it’s too warm for it. I think I honestly have worn it twice since I got it!  

White Desigual Coat 2 
And of course on the day I had planned to wear it (on a visit to Wente Vineyards in Livermore; that’s where we took the photos) it rained! I briefly debated wearing something else but then decided to wear it anyway, and I’m glad I did as the fun coat brightened up a dreary day!


White Desigual Coat 4 2

 

Bold Statement Coat

I really like the coat; it’s definitely not an everyday coat as it truly stands out, but it’s a nice bold statement piece that adds some fun to my wardrobe; I’m determined to wear it more!

White Desigual Coat 3
Desigual has some lovely coats and jackets in its collection. Here is a white Desigual coat with a less bold (than my coat) embroidered circle pattern. And here is another white Desigual coat with stripes.

I also carried my new Coach bag that I bought at the Pismo Outlets over spring break. Here are other small Coach bags in soft pinks that I love: One, Two, Three

Questions: Do you have a statement coat? 

Linking up with:
Monday: iwillwearwhatilike, Style Nudge, VisibleMonday
Tuesday: Waywow, Confident Twosday, TurningHeads
Wednesday: Style Me Wednesday, Fresh Fashion Forum, Style Perspectives
Thursday: Thursday Moda, Top of the World, Powers the Flower, A Labour of Life, Throwback Thursday, Thursday Fashion Files, Thursday Favorite Things
Friday: Fancy Friday, Fabulous Friday, Weekend Wear, Passion for Fashion, Fridays Fashions, Fun Fashion Friday

Be well,
Andrea

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70 comments:

  1. Oooh, Andrea!! I'm a huge lover of a statement coat! And this one is no exception! It's absolutely perfect for a rainy, spring day!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Jodie! I'm glad I "found" it again! :-)

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  2. What a fun item to rediscover and it looks like the perfect coat for a dreary day! Now I'm thinking I might need a statement coat...

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    1. Yes, I realized that a statement coat is fun, especially on a dreary day. :-)

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  3. What a great punch of color! Looks great with the vibrantly colored umbrella too.

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  4. What a great coat - so glad you decided to wear it on a rainy day! Thanks for sharing with Vis Monday, xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Patti! And, yes, it was actually the perfect coat for a rainy day... :-)

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  5. I can't believe you could forget about such a beauty! What an amazing coat, you definitely should wear it more often!

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    1. I know! I'm determined to wear it more often! :-)

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  6. Wow! The jacket is just fabulous - can't believe you forgot about it in your closet! So glad you remembered! It's such such a statement piece!
    Wishing you a Happy Monday, love!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa! And, yes, I can't believe I had forgotten about it either... Happy Monday to you!

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  7. I absolutely love finding treasures in my closet that I forgotten about. This jacket is stunning Andrea! I just love the colors and the detail and your umbrella looks so pretty with it! Glad you pulled that beauty out!

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! And yes, "finding" good things in your own closet is pretty awesome! :-)

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  8. It's a gorgeous coat!! We have a Desigual shop nearby but I haven't seen such a cute coat there (so far) but I shall keep an eye out for sure! I did recently buy a cute dress from there though. Haven't worn it yet but I'm sure it'll appear on the blog soon ;)
    Suzy x
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Desigual has cute things. Looking forward to seeing your new dress!

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  9. What an absolutely beautiful coat! Its so lovely to go bold on a grey rainy day, this is perfect!!
    Rxx

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! It is a great coat for a rainy day!

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  10. Beautiful coat! I love Desigual, also their dresses! So colourful and those prints! Love it.

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    1. Yes, Desigual has amazing prints!

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  11. So. Much. Better. Than. Khaki. This is such a darling take on a trench. Just love the bold pattern and colors. Your red umbrella becomes an accent piece rather than a necessity. I bought a bright yellow raincoat this year at Target. I live in El Paso where we get less than 9" of rain a year so I didn't know how much wear I would get out of it but I am in east Texas this week and it is raining buckets. So glad I brought my ducky coat.

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    1. A bright raincoat is fun! Glad you brought your coat along!

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  12. Such a fun coat! I'm loving the bright colors against the white background. So perfect for brightening up a rainy day!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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    1. Thanks, Rachael! I like how the bright colors pop against the white, too.

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  13. Nice coat. I guess I will have to follow a fellow Bay Area Blogger.

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    1. Thanks, Patrick! You are in my reader, too! :-)

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  14. That's the perfect look for rain: some colour and pattern to brighten up the day!

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  15. What a fun coat! No, I don't have anything like this. My coats are either solid colors or houndstooth.

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    1. It's definitely a bold coat, and I'm not sure I would have bought it myself as I would have thought about how much wear I'll get out of it... But I'm glad it's in my closet! :-)

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  16. Okay...comment just disappeared...let me try this again...

    I love the colour of the jacket and umbrella!

    In fact I love patterns. I used to design patterns for a living so I'm always attracted to anything with bold colours and an interesting pattern.

    Desigual is a favourite of mine.

    I have more than one statement coat! LOL Especially living here...I have a closet of statement coats.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. So sorry about the commenting issues!

      You have the best statement coats, Suzanne! I own very few coats (and even not that many jackets) since I really don't need them much around here...

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  17. Umm..I will gladly take that off your hands if you want to forget about it again...hehe :) Love it! Looks great on you especially in the rainy dreary weather.

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    1. Thanks! But I think I have figured out how not to forget about it again... ;-)

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  18. This coat is so much fun and pretty ! I also find hidden treasures in my closet from time to time, and moreover fashion has a cycle, thankfully ! Looking great :) Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion & beauty blog

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    1. Thanks, Vale! And, yes, it's great that fashion does have a cycle and if you keep things long enough, you get excited about wearing them again and they will often seem current again...

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  19. Love the coat! I used to have a trench, but love this design as it says Spring in such a fun way!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  20. What a fun coat! Isn't it crazy how items we buy sit in our closets for a long time and then we rediscover them only to become our new favorite pieces? At least we aren't alone on that!

    Luci's Morsels :: fashion. food. frivolity. Follow Along on Instagram - @lucismorsels

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    1. Yes, it's funny how easily we can forget about items...

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  21. Beautiful coat! Love this look!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  22. what a fun coat!! seriously, it's so perfect for Spring!!

    Simply Shaunacey

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  23. Wow, totally gorgeous! LOVE! Thanks so much for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Dawn Lucy! Happy (almost) Friday!

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  24. Oh, this coat is just GORGEOUS! I really love how you styled it and it looks great with the pop of color from your umbrella, too!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thanks, Carrie! The funny thing is that I had forgotten about the umbrella for a few years, too. It was a freebie from Banana Republic, and I had put it away in the back of my coat closet... :-)

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  25. Andrea this is a gorgeous coat and you look totally gorgeous in it! I love that you "lost" it in the back of the cupboard, as that's something I'm afraid I do all of the time too. In fact, just seeing this coat reminded me of a Desigual sweater I bought in February when we were coming through Genoa airport. I've not worn it yet, and must have packed it away in a cupboard too. Sorry, must dash and have a search for it. Lovely post, cheery photos despite the rain and clever punch of colour with that umbrella x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. I'm glad I reminded you of that Desigual sweater! Hope you found it! :-)

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  26. Your coat is beautiful! It's the perfect statement piece for spring!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Thanks, Jill! I wore it a few times, and it's already getting to warm for it around here...

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  27. That coat is stunning. I am glad you finally wore it and so perfect for a rainy day. Even more perfect that it is paired with red. I actually do own a couple of statement coats. Mine are in bright colors. Thanks for linking up and enjoy the weekend!

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  28. Andrea, you know that I think that this coat is a stunner! I can't believe that you keep forgetting that you have this beauty in your closet. I would wear this baby out. LOL! You look lovely, and the umbrella is fab, too! Have a beautiful weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Regina! The coat has been moved to a more prominent place! :-) Have a wonderful weekend, too!

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  29. I love that coat Andrea. I would look like a clown wearing it but you totally pull it off. It brings a breath of fresh air to a rainy day. I am hosting a new link party, Sweet Inspiration and would love it if you joined us, it runs Friday through Tuesday.

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    1. Thanks, Mary K! And I'll stop by your link up!

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  30. Beautiful statement coat and I am thrilled you wore it in the rain, anyway! I have a spring statement coat I have rarely worn because of how quickly it warms up here. I'm with you in that I am determined to wear mine more, too. :)

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    1. Thanks, J. Elle! I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't wear her spring statement coat very much... But both of us should really change that! :-)

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  31. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. What a nice coat.

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  32. This coat is so fun!!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  33. Wow! This is one gorgeous coat. Of course I had to go check out the dress that you own too, and it looks fabulous on you. That led me to look at all the other dresses and all the other coats that you linked to. They are all stunning. And each one would look terrific on you. I'm really loving this designer, I had never heard of them before and I will be watching for them. I love a statement jackets, my winter coat is fuchsia wool, full length with a hood. And I have a few jackets that I absolutely loved one is black about knee length with a belted waist, it is Swing Style and covered in different colored pink polka dots. So this coach definitely caught my eye, I love it.

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    1. Thanks, Nikki! Your winter coat sounds fabulous and so does your jacket!

      Desigual is a fun brand. I love that they come out with new designs every season, but they are always distinctively Desigual. Plus, if it doesn't matter to you to own the newest and latest, you can get awesome deals during their end of season sales. And since I always wear my clothes for many, many seasons, that's what I do...

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  34. what a fabulous coat. you are correct ... it does brighten up a dreary day. thanks for adding your post to my Powers the Flower link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Thanks, Rena! I'm making sure to wear the coat whenever I can before it gets too warm for it... :-)

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