Style Me Friday: Olivia Palermo’s Bright Coat {It’s a Link Up}

TGIF!!!  It’s time for another Style Me Friday linkup!  I am so THANKFUL for all the encouragement I received to keep the linkup idea going.  I was feeling kinda discouraged about it the first couple weeks, and then I received this email from a reader to put things all in perspective…

Hey Eboni -

I know you’re a busy lady so I’m not going to take up much of your time. I’ve been reading your blog for quite a while and decided that now was the right time to reach out to you.

Don’t give up on your Style Me Friday Link Up…at least not this early in the game. I read where you said you were going to give it a few more weeks and possibly throw in the towel. I’ve never taken on this kind of endeavor, but I’ve had my fair share of projects that relied on the participation of others. So what’s my point? It doesn’t happen over night. I know you already know this, but sometimes we need to hear it from a total stranger (aka blog lurker!) in order for it to resonate.

It’s cold as hell right now in Texas – like winter time for real! – but I’ll be going out to brave the high winds so I can participate and meet tomorrow’s deadline.

Whenever I make it to Atlanta, hopefully we can meet. In the interim, I’m here to help you in any way I can.

Wishing you continued success in 2013 and beyond.

Hugs & Handshakes,
Miss Donna

Thanks, Donna!! You were so right! And, sure enough the links started rolling in and lately we’ve been having a nice number of participants each week!

THANK YOU guys!! It’s been really fun to see everyone’s take on the inspiration look for the week.  It’s funny how different they are…we all truly have our own unique style, and that is what makes this so fun!  For those of you who have been a little hesitant to join in because you feel that you’re missing similar pieces in your wardrobe, I just want to reiterate that it’s not necessarily about recreating the look exactly…it’s about capturing the spirit of the look with whatever you have in your closet!   So, feel free get creative!

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Old Navy Turtleneck (similar, $28)) | Old Navy Coat (winter version, $21) | ASOS Faux Leather Pants ($56)| ShoeDazzle Loafers (similar, $55) | “Arrival” Satchel c/o JustFab ($40)

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I bought this yellow coat on sale at Old Navy towards the end of summer after having it on my wish list for months.  But, y’all know I wasn’t going to pay full price for it!  It’s spring/summer cotton coat, but any kind of coat is out of the question once it gets hot in Atlanta, so I knew I’d probably not get around to wearing it until fall/winter.  Naturally, fall came and went without me breaking it out, so I am glad I finally wore it before the end of winter!  I love outfits like this because they are a reminder that fashion doesn’t have to be complicated (bloggers need this reminder sometimes! Lol).  All black with a statement piece like a bright coat is always stylish and of course, this outfit took all of 60 seconds to throw together.  It’s a fashion win-win! Lol.

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Now, it’s your turn!! Link up your Style Me Friday recreations below….and don’t forget to grab the badge!

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*If you’re linking up from Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you won’t be able to use the badge, but please use hashtag #StyleMeFriday or just link back! Thank you!!!

**The link up will be open until next Thursday. **

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17 Responses to “Style Me Friday: Olivia Palermo’s Bright Coat {It’s a Link Up}”

  1. tasha says:

    I seen this picture of her on Pinterest and immediately thought of you. This is cute!!
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  2. I know I know I always comment the same lol… You look so cute! You always do a great job. Once the baby is here I can participate with you.

    Alicia
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  3. Lynn says:

    Yayyyy… my 1st linky!!!!! I almost didn't do it… lol! But then I read your post so you actually encoraged me to go right ahead! BTW, you nailed it!!!!

    Xoxo
    Lynn
    My recent post Style Me Friday… OOTD!

  4. Piper Alexander says:

    Oh, my, I love those loafers! I was thinking about getting them, and now that I see how cute they are on you, I'm kicking myself! Can you give me the link for those leather fingerless gloves? I think I need me a pair.

  5. I love the loafers on you! I was thinking about getting them, and now I'm kicking myself!

    Can you provide the link for the fingerless leather gloves (again)? I think I need to get me a pair.

  6. Charee says:

    Yes girl!! PLEASE keep it up.. I look forward to SMF!!!! Love that coat, I know now that I need to invest in colored COATS, especially YELLOW!!!! haha
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  7. Esther says:

    Great look Eboni! Love you coat yellow is such a happy amazing color LOVE!!!

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  8. Tammie says:

    I live for simple looks…no muss and no fuss cause “Ain’t nobody got time for that…” …Well I don’t…Love your look…
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  9. Eboni, Donna is right please do not give up on this. I am always looking forward for this posts on Friday's. You look amazing and so the rest of the ladies. Love your jacket and your handbag.
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  10. thereinventshop says:

    This is completely hilarious:: I kid you not I haven't even seen the this week's style me friday post, and figured that I just wouldn't participate this week. Sure enough I come on to your blog and this week your styling a bright coat just like me. I swear completely coincidental so apparently I'm linking up and didn't even know it. Great Minds.

    In other news, I'm really loving those flats with your leather leggings. Sometimes you have to switch it up, and as usually you look so butter-FLY :).
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  11. Neshnata says:

    You better not quit. I'm just getting my SMF groove and you just went off on me telling me i better do more.m Lol what 2 weeks in a row watch out.
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  12. Tia says:

    If it weren't for you, I probably wouldn't post on Fridays! I love this segment!!! Your recreation is flawless…the jacket, the pants, the gloves, the shoes, everything!!!
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  13. Niecy Taylor says:

    Love it!

  14. Dominique Rene says:

    loving those gloves!

  15. Shea says:

    Cute! So jealous that you guys get to wear winter clothes! It's a scorching 83 degrees in Miami. Those fingerless gloves are everything!
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  16. jemappelleshen says:

    love the leather pants. I've been lusting after a pair for a wile now….cute loafers too! your inspiration outfits always go a step above and beyond, love it!

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