My Last First Day

Monday, January 11, 2010
First of all, thank you to all my readers and blogger friends for your kind and encouraging words, suggestions, and support. You are all so amazing!!!!! I want to hug each and every one of you!!
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Wearing secondhand Kenneth Cole Reaction coat ($60), secondhand blue scarf ($3), white cardigan from Korea ($10), Shade Clothing t-shirt (free with gift card), J Brand jeans ($158), and Tsubo boots ($160).


Remember this post? Well, I've finally found my perfect winter coat!! I bought it in Boston at a secondhand store on Newbury St. The zipper was broken but my husband and I were able to fix it. It is just as warm as my big puffy black one and it is half as puffy and it is more flattering when I zip it all the way up = good news for me!


Okay, I need to go work out and lose those LBs I gained from the holidays. I suggest Jillian Michaels' No More Trouble Zones work-out. It is HARD! I cry every time.

65 comments :

  1. Yay to last first days!!

    You look so fantastic - the puffy fitted coat, scarf and boots make you so casually put together. And there's something about your bangs ...I love them.

    ShopTOLive.ca

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  2. I LOVE the title of this post!

    Too often we go through life and are unaware that this is the last time that we will do something until the moment is long past and we only realize from a distance.

    You look wonderful for your last first day. Enjoy your new coat...great find!

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  3. Love the coat!

    www.sonyasark.blogspot.com

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  4. I absolutely adore this coat. At first glance I thought it was the JCrew puffy coat, but it's not and I like this one much more!

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  5. Yay! My last semester of college was my favorite, and hardest. And I am totally jealous of your very warm and cuddly looking coat!

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  6. gorgeous coat and love your bag as well!

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  7. I read you from Spain I really like your style
    the skirt you weared yesterday it was awesome
    Salutations
    natalia g.

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  8. Love the style! Good luck on your last first day! Today was my last first day too! Loving your boots too by the way...!

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  9. you are too cute!!! is your scarf pashmina?? it looks really good. I'm kind of afraid of colors in the winter but you pull off a spring, happy color very well in the cold months :) Follow my blog! http://waitingisover.blogspot.com/ <3 thanks!

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  10. Your hair and skin are so pretty. I miss my days of school so much!

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  11. I just did that video yesterday! I LOVE all of her workouts - have you tried the 30-day shred series? Amwesome!

    That coat really is perfect. I like the color, too - won't show the salt stains, but won't show too much dirt either. Win win.

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  12. i love your jacket! i hate it when jackets are so puffy and make you look like twenty pounds heavier :P

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  13. Love the coat, it's flattering but still looks really warm!

    BOO to holiday pounds, I'm up 5 and I was already 10 more than I wanted. So now I have 15 pounds to lose, which is NOT easy. This means less food and more exercise. Noooooooo!!!!! =*(

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  14. That coat makes you look so tall!

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  15. Nice blog! This is my first visit, you are so absolutely stunning! That scarf is so vibrant and your coat looks so cozy and also so cute

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  16. love the location of this photo - you look STUNNING. your skin is flawless.

    xo.
    princesspolitico

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  17. that coat is perfect!!! and it looks so warm and cozy. :) and that bag, it's just amazing. makes me want to start carrying them around.
    enjoy your last semester! i have no idea how i'll feel once i reach my last semester.

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  18. you look great! it feels so good to know you're in your last semester! At least this better be my last semester.

    Okay, Jillian Michaels? My hubs laughs because i look so dorky when I do it! But seriously, I feel like I'm either going to pass out or start crying. And the workout is a measely 20 minutes. I suddenly felt bad for the people on biggest loser - she's tough!

    as for the restaurant - it was the dodo. lets go!! :) have you been there?

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  19. ooh that coat *does* look warm, but isn't even very puffy!

    Isn't the last of anything kind of bittersweet?? Good luck on your last semester, I know you will do awesome!

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  20. i adore that blue scarf so much! i love your book bag too! :D ahh i'll have my last first day soon too (:

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  21. looking warm and fuzzy! i can only imagine how cold it is there.

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  22. Luv ur coat, u look super warm!! xx

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  23. That coat looks perfect and I just love the color of that scarf!

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  24. Congrats on your new find! I've been doing Jillian's 30 Day Shred and that's rough too!

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  25. Fabulous coat, and I love that bag! Where's it from?

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  26. i love this layered look very much dear !

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  27. Love your jacket, reminds me of a hip chick I saw one day wearing it in Amsterdam, I love it .

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  28. Great find!! I have been wanting a coat like this, but everyone I find is to puffy. Your is just the right amount of puff.

    Love your bag too! good luck and keep your head up this semster in school, it will go by so quickly and then it will be over.

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  29. You nabbed that coat second hand? What an amazing find!

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  30. it's a gorgeous winter coat, it looks so cosy!

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  31. You look smashing! I am loving the coat! (and the snow!)

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  32. Great find on the coat, and I love the light blue contrasting all the dark colors. Congrats on your last first day...just a little more to go!

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  33. Love the coat!! What store was it? I'm in Boston and always love hearing about new places to shop :o)

    I have to say, a work out that makes you cry every time doesn't sound so great. It doesn't sound like something I want to try when you put it like that...

    http://www.ToilTroubleStyle.com

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  34. Great coat and outfit and I love that you got it for cheap and fixed it !

    I'm the Denise Austin Yoga, pilates and low impact type of woman and I sometimes nearly cry during those but it must be done LOL

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  35. I'm pushing my sister to exercise too. So far, shes done it twice...*sigh* But I've done it ever other day since the first of the month! YAY ME!@

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  36. happy last first day of school to you!!
    love the coat--so cozy looking!
    (whew, i used to do biggest loser workouts and they are BRUTAL!)

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  37. great coat - it does look slimmer, but still toasty warm.
    Your workout makes you cry??? Ah!! I'm not nearly as tough as you are. I might stick with the jogging and sporadic weight-training...
    But seriously, if it's affective, I'll buy it. I'm trying to lose at least 15 pounds. =P

    -Megan

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  38. Your bag, your boots, your jeans...oh, I just love your style!! :)

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  39. cute outfit and I want a parka too!! that looks super warm and comfy!

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  40. love the contrast of your blue scarf and the rest of your outfit. so cute!

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  41. love knowing that you're staying chic AND warm!

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  42. Oh so glad you found your coat, sweetie! It looks awesome on you and so warm!!

    xoxo
    Amy

    http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

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  43. I was going to tell you I love the coat before I even scrolled down to what you had written!! Looks great!
    And just think you'll be rolling right through your last second, last third day and before you know it, it will be the last week! You can do it Elaine!

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  44. Love your fierce look and the outfit!!

    Dea
    www.beachfloatabroad.blogspot.com

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  45. so glad I stumbled upon your blog ~ I'm now a follower because I just love everything you have to say!

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  46. oooh!! I'm so happy you found the perfect coat!!

    xxx

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  47. Elaine! you look beautiful! I'm so jealous you have snow.

    Love & Aloha, S
    www.elisharon.blogpot.com

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  48. i need to lose holiday weight too. ugh. :)

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  49. What extra pounds? You look stunning! I love that scarf, and I hope you'll submit a link to or a picture of your first day outfit for our virtual conference over at Fashionable Academics!

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  50. i love that blue scarf. i think that's my fave of yours and i love everything you do with it. i haven't been to the gym in months. i am a total slacker. i have all the jillian workouts. they are tough. i need to do something!

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  51. I was looking for a cost at a 2nd hand shop while my wife browsed household stuff, but I didn;t find anything as nice as you did. You look great! =)

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  52. Great coat, and it looks so snugly!
    I think I need that workout too. I've become so lazy!

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  53. you're welcome Elaine ;) i love your coat! good thing that you guys were able to fix the zipper! xoxo

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  54. Love all the vintage stores on Newbury St.! So great you got to visit my neck of the woods. :) And that coat is truly awesome. You definitely rock it!

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