Day 1 of 12 Days of Style – BB Dakota Coat

Christmas is almost here and yet I don’t quite feel like I’m in the “holiday spirit” yet. I’ve been playing Christmas music, baking cookies, anything to get me out of this slump. It’s not working. So I’m going to try something desperate here… 12 Days of Style!

For the next 12 days I’m going to try wearing something something fun, trendy or out of the ordinary! Here is Day 1…

When I saw this coat on Shopbop.com I knew I had to have it… It’s totally my style! The BB Dakota Arlet Colorblock Pattern Coat is a mix of geometric patterns and bold stripes that liven up this earth-tone jacket. I adore the toggle closures and a faux fur-trimmed hood. The cutest detail? A drawstring gathered hem, which subtly lengthens along the split back.

It says in the description for the coat “Lined.” but was specific about where, so I assumed that meant the coat was lined. Well, it is not. Only the hood is lined. At first I was disappointed… they could have at least lined it with a slippery material to make it easier to put on top of sweaters. I’m getting used to it though and I really don’t mind it.

The coat is incredibly warm, despite it’s lack of lining. It has enough wool so that when I wore this with a longsleeve shirt and a cotton blend sweater underneath in 20 degree weather and I was not cold! Okay, my legs were freezing, but my upper half was kept quite warm by this jacket. I LOVE IT!

It runs true to size. I got an XS (I’m 5’2″ 105lbs) and it’s comfortable over a fitted sweater. Would not fit over a bulky sweater so if that’s how you would plan to wear it, then you might want to go up one size. I definitely recommend this jacket though!

If you want this jacket for yourself, consider entering our Shopbop.com Giveaway for a chance to win a $100 Gift Card for Shopbop.com!(Giveaway ends Dec 28, 2012)

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Enter our ‘Score Big at T.J. Maxx’ Giveaway!

T.J.Maxx has always been my favorite place to shop because T.J.Maxx carries the same high-fashion designers that boutiques and department stores sell – at unbelievable prices and for up to 60% less!

I always check out the handbags as soon as I first walk inside the store. I then immediately head to the clearance section and scour the racks for my size! I always end up finding some ridiculously cute things for unbelievable prices.

In order to get my summer wardrobe ready for Fall, I needed a few key items. So I headed to my local TJ’s to see what I could find…

Looks like a major shipping spree, right? Well, what would have cost me over $1,500 in a department store cost me less than $250 in T.J.Maxx! Oh yeah, I’m a Maxxinista baby…

L to R: Knee socks for $8, fleece lined leggings for $5, dotted tights for $3, black leggings for $3, scarf for $3.99, and my favorite… leopard fur studded ballet flats for $16.99!

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BB Dakota Sample Sale – This Weekend

BB Dakota is holding a sample sale this weekend at their Costa Mesa, CA location. If you happen to be in the area, be sure to drop by and pick up some fabulous items at ridiculously low prices!