Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wild America

{I have an affinity for badgers thanks to my alma mater: University of Wisconsin-Madison.}

After waking up to 37 degree temperatures this week, I think it's safe to say that summer has flown the coop - or at least migrated to California. In a desperate attempt to salvage the season, we went on an outing to my favorite part of Madison: the Henry Vilas Zoo. I hadn't intended to don a coat, but the crisp air made wearing a mere sweater dress impossible. To be fair, however, the coat is one of my favorite sartorial items - especially when it causes men to fondly reminisce about vintage hunting jackets.

Outfit Notes: Coat-Gap; Dress-H&M; Necklace-Forever21; Tights-Simply Vera Vera Wang; Shoes-Banana Republic; Bag-Rebecca Minkoff

34 comments:

  1. Awww, what a cutie!
    (you too)
    I haven't been to the zoo in years, but it's probably better to go off season.
    Hope you didn't scare the animals with your coat ;)

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  2. I love your coat! Great pictures!

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  3. Very cute! I can't believe it's already that cold there!

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  4. I love this entire outfit. Every single piece is beautiful on its own, but put together, they look even better.

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  5. Ohh what a fun day...I love love love this coat on you...and I want one too..hahah
    Kisses,sweetie

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  6. I love the zoo..and you look super cute for that outing:)
    LOVE the coat!!


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  7. Love the coat! Just saw someone selling their gift card to the Gap on Craigslist, I'll have to see if I can get that now!

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  8. Oooh, love the coat! I am crazy for tartan! :)

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  9. That coat is great! Lookin cute and pettin animals seems like a lovely day!

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  11. What a gorgeous outfit. I like everything about it. This is why fall is my favorite season.

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  12. awesome coat! there must be a dress code at your zoo - i've never seen anyone looking that fancy at our local zoo. :)

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  13. Cute! I know! California is just too hot for its own good. I haven't been to the zoo in years. I totally want to go!

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  14. I hadn't realized that you're a Madisonian Badger. We get down to Madison a few times a year to see family -- and to grab cheese at Brennan's, and so I can sigh over the Anthropologie store. I just found out yesterday that there's a Sephora in West Towne Mall now. Would have saved my girlfriends and I so much driving to Chicago years ago!

    Your red plaid coat would be such an appropriate yet chic thing to wear to a Badger football game.

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  15. cute! i've been dying for a RM bag. I need to take the plunge!

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  16. Your plaid jacket is the awesome-est!!!

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  17. Those shoes are so me!! Going to keep an eye out for them! xo

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  18. you look so cute! and i think our summer has def migrated to cali! ha!

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  20. Aww, I wanted this coat in the plaid, but couldn't find it in my size! So I have it in purple instead. So cute on you!

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  21. I'm not entirely sure how you found my blog, but thanks for leaving a sweet comment. My first one! I hope you continue to follow it as I hope to update pretty frequently.

    Have a great evening! :-)

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  22. Thankx for ur sweet comment..Im loving ur coat..and those details on shoes are so cute..
    xx

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  23. I luv the coat
    it looks so nice
    =)

    -Bionica

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  24. you look really cute! your outfit is perfect! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  25. I love that outfit--you look so pretty!! I love that you're dressed up for the zoo : )

    -Samantha
    http://sincerelysamantha.com

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  26. So perfect for fall! I love the touch of metal with the necklace and shoes to go with such a great classic coat.

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  27. ooh soo cute. something about animals and the zoo make my swoon. and here it almost reached the 90's today. it's crazy i can't believe it and it is almost october!

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  28. I love the coat, it is gorgeous! Wish we had GAP over here...

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  29. LOVE that tartan jacket!!!

    I used to own a red tartan skirt once! I wish I had it back :(
    I do now however own a black/grey tartan miniskirt :)

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