What I Wore-Who Knew!?

Friends, have you ever saw a trend that you thought, “oh! that looks amazing but I could never wear that”? Well, I have! And I have pretty recently.

I clearly recall reading the Fall 2011 trend report titled “Your Coat Will Skim the Ground” in New York Magazine and sighed. I love how dramatic the look is but I thought I would never like a long coat on a 5 foot me.

Below images from “Your Coat Will Skim the Ground, ” NY Mag.

Below images from WSJ “Sweeping Winter Fashion Statement

Well, well, well! Who knew this 5 foot girl would fall in LOVE a extra long coat?!?!

(hat-thrifted; skirt-thrifted via goodwill; boots-urban outfitters; coat-h&m)

I completely thought a long coat would engulf me but I actually really really love the way it looks and it is a completely different kind of coat for me, so YAY for something new.

I usually wear a knee skimming length or higher and never thought I could wear a coat with a longer length because I’m so petite. Silly, silly me!

When I wear it I completely feel like a secret agent/Audrey Hepburn.

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So friends, that teaches me! How about you? Have you ever fallen in love with something you never thought would work on you?



  1. Oh to Be a Muse December 2, 2011 / 12:36 pm

    my Lanvin coat that I bought last year is about that long, and i totally love it! and i’m about 5’3″. yay for the short girls in long coats–you look fab J!
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  2. Jenmarie December 2, 2011 / 1:29 pm

    I am so glad you decided to get a long coat! I think long pieces like these are so elegant and dramatic!

  3. sunny December 2, 2011 / 6:27 pm

    I’ve been loving the long coat trend and wear it daily. I’m only 5’6″, so sometimes the proportions look off on me, but still, whatevs, I say wear it unabashedly! The long trenches are fabulous!
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  4. The Style Confessons December 3, 2011 / 11:57 am

    Long coats are very elegant and that one looks beautiful on you. I find that often if I try something on that I don’t think will look good it goes and surprises me and looks good. I think it’s always good to try new things.

    The other day I saw a man wearing a super-long rain coat, almost a duster. It went to his ankles and it looked amazing. He’s probably had it for years because it’s hard to find things like that now, but I remember thinking that I wanted one.
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  5. Marissa December 5, 2011 / 9:46 am

    Hi beautiful! That coat looks fantastic on you! The slim cut makes it work on your itty bitty frame. I’m sorry I’ve been such a bad blogger friend lately. Stupid real life getting in the way again. Love you!
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  6. Veronica of Best of Palm Beach Consignment December 5, 2011 / 10:56 am

    That coat looks amazing on you. I found a coat this weekend, same length, at a thrift store that I am planning on wearing in NY later this month. I love it it’s long, black and fitted. The cut is divine. Can’t wait to wear it. I love when a piece of clothing can help you feel even more confident/powerful.
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  7. Madeline Quaint December 6, 2011 / 10:29 am

    Oh, great coat! It is a bit secret-agent-y, but the very elegant 40s secret agent-y. :)
    I’ll have to look it up in H&M! :)

    I’ve never thought about this question, I guess I never consciously dismiss a fashion idea fearing it wouldn’t suit me… I rather make aesthetic decisions, and I think long coats look amazing! So if I found one for a nice price, I’d totally get one for myself too. :)
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    • Jamillah December 15, 2011 / 7:29 pm

      OH i love your mind Madeline! It was a lesson for me to not dismiss a new idea and to keep my mind open. You really never know unless you try. Heart you, friend!

  8. Arash Mazinani December 6, 2011 / 4:08 pm

    Great find! The coat looks great on you. Some of the pictures from the catwalks are amazing, no wonder you fell in love with this trend!
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  9. FASHION TALES December 10, 2011 / 11:01 pm

    WOW! How did I miss this? you look amazing in that coat! I have an affinity for coats, and jackets in longer styles during this season, there’s a certain elegance that comes with it. The second and third style above are my favourites as well. -xo
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