PLAYED BY PLAID.... OR TARTAN? // KRISTIN CAVALLARI INSPIRED

Exactly  three years ago, i walked into a store, spotted a gorgeous coat in the finest shade of its beautiful rich color and it had me at red, ruffles, A-lined and mid-thigh. I walked very quickly to the rack to get a closer look at it and i knew it was made for me. Just me.

Until....

I realized i was only window shopping that day and would have to come back to get the coat probably the next day. That didn't happen. A week later i made it back to this store and shock alert!

The jacket had sold out! Excuse me?

Went home disappointed. I stopped at the grocery store to pick up my fashion  and gossip mag fix. Something to cheer the fashion soul but as i flipped through the pages of US Weekly i believe it was, there was my jacket on Kristin Cavallari in RED! "Stop her!" I yelled in my head. Hahahahaha. It read something like, "Kristin Cavallari hails a cab in NYC wearing a red Old Navy coat". Oh did i mention she looked so stunning in it too.

Fast forward to two years later, i went into Old Navy hoping to find maybe a similar jacket or close. Er.. nope. So i settled for what seemed like the practical jacket to have then. It was not red, had no ruffles, but it kept me warm and comfortable through out the cold season.

I wore the jacket over the outfit in my previous post when i went to shoot and i knew i had to recreate that Kristin Cavallari moment in my not-so- red- plaid-hooded-jacket. Hahaha. Today, plaid....or tartan is trending like crazy- Apparently there is a difference between the two but i would let you all decide what you prefer to call it.

Er, while she almost stole my look,  now i need to work on my future shots for posts on celebrity inspired looks.  More to come.

Thank you all for reading. Now your comments.

                                                            JACKET: Old Navy // BOOTS: Dollhouse

Photo Credit: Kristin Cavallari's Photo By Statraks Photo/Rex Features via Dailymail









                                



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31 comments:

Pooja Mittal said...

This happens all the, the day ur window shopping u get something you really want and the day u want to buy uts not there...
Loved your coat..
I am a big fan of your style..
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Busola Coutts said...

It happens :) Thank you Pooja

Paola Lauretano said...

I prefere tartan and I love this trend!!!!!
Your outfit is perfect for upcoming fall and very cool!!!
Kisses my dear!

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you so much Paola :).

Imogen said...

Fabulous pictures. I love tartan. I always have. I have a tartan coat and it is one of my favourite pieces.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I love tartan! This design is always tartan. Plaid has been used wrong by America and now everyone thinks the design is plaid, when it's actually still tartan. 'Plaid' is actually a blanket used in a traditional Scottish kilt outfit...I should really do a blog post on this to explain it to everyone, as I've been asked a lot of times to explain the difference. It's just one of those things that along the time, the real meaning of the item has gotten lost. In this case, the term tartan and plaid. Tartan is the design on the piece of fabric (the different coloured stripes/lines in the design) and the 'plaid' is actually a blanket or cloth that is worn on the shoulder of a full Scottish clan outfit. I hope this makes sense...I will put together a post on it soon to show better ;) Either way, I do love this tartan...it's so gorgeous!! You look wonderful & I'm glad you finally got the coat :)) xx

Angelique Kalogeropoulou said...

Finally its yours! You look fabulous in it! love the boots combi..

I just liked your Fb-Page too beauty..
keep in touch

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sunnypatri said...

Love this tartan, is fantastic!
kisses

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The Beautiful Essence said...

I think tartan is the best and you look so great!

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Lubka Christova said...

wow... this is a funny and sad in the same time story! I'm so sorry you've missed this stunning jacket - I know this could be a very dissapointing experience ;))

Lu
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Busola Coutts said...

Thanks a lot Imogen :D. Oh so you have one too? Very nice.

Busola Coutts said...

I am so happy you explained this and i am super excited to read your post on it. Yea, you are absolutely the perfect person to explain it better than i can. It is a little complicated but i always love to know more about the history and proper details of things. Thank you so so much. This is one the beautiful reasons why we all blog :)

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you Angelique. Aren't you so sweet. Thanks a lot for the like too :) Made my day! Liked yours back too :)

Jezz Dallas said...

Honestly, I like your look better!

http://jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com/

EMA said...

Loved your story! It has ahppened to me with other celebrities and is quite frustrating!!

XX

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Discount Voucher said...

the boots the smiles and the glasses.... too beautiful... and the graphic t-shirt some dude walks up to me randomly some time ago and said "read my shirt" and it read 'i love black women' lol... i just stared at him and kept on minding my business lol

Natalie Renee said...

Omg lol that is so funny! I hate when that happens but te tartan is so versatile! It's way more wearable and looks great!! :)
Xo natalie
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Margaret Cruzemark said...

So love this look! So beautiful, so inspiring! Great ouftit! And honey, you look far more better than Kristin.
Miss Margaret Cruzemark
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petra lorietta said...

amazing coat!:) love tartan trend!♥ it's perfect for fall!

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annick tamoto said...

you look greaaaaaat <3

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Beauty said...

Nice jacket..

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you :)

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you so much :)

Busola Coutts said...

Hahaha, yes funny...now. LOL. It was! :D T

Busola Coutts said...

Aww Jessica, that is really sweet. Thank you! :)

Busola Coutts said...

Hahaha. Ugh! LOL. It sure happens.

Busola Coutts said...

Hahaha. Ugh! LOL. It sure happens.

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you :)

Busola Coutts said...

Lol! It can be so painful :D. Thanks a lot Natalie.

Ker Yi Lau said...

Awesome look! So classy. Absolutely love those knee high boots!

Love,
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Naaj Rona said...

The coat is really cool and love the pairing with knee boots. Loving your shades

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