Drape Front Coat & Over The Knee Boots: The Interview You Need To Read

Blue drape front coat, black over the knee boots and skinny jeans. How to mix navy blue and black.

So, I was reading an interview with the Cookie Monster on Huffington Post, yes, you read that right. An interview. With Cookie Monster. And I highly recommend it. Some of the most burning questions in regard to Sesame Street are finally answered. Don’t judge me. I’m so stressed out and exhausted by the circus our electoral process has become that I needed a news diversion that didn’t come from the FBI…

THE STORY

…For example, what does Oscar do on garbage day? He locks his can and puts out a “Do Not Disturb” sign of course. He also took on Siri for calling him out. Have you ever asked Siri what zero divided by zero is? No? Well, do it now. Cookie Monster’s answer to that question? Eat your last cookie…you have zero cookies, buuut you also have six crumbs. Therefore dividing by zero cookies gives you six crumbs…so there you go Siri.

I do love a witty and unexpected smartass answer from technology though. It’s kind of like when you google “Where is Chuck Norris right now?”. Never tried that either? There’s another mindless and mildly amusing diversion for you. You’re welcome.

The one question that I really wanted an answer to, the answer everyone has been dying to know for decades, the biggest Sesame Street question of all time, “Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?” ya, that’s where Cookie Monster skirted the issue. He said to Google map it. And you know that I did. Sorry friends…the answer isn’t in Google maps. Maybe the FBI knows…

THE OUTFIT

I’ve developed somewhat of an outerwear obsession interest as of late. I think it started with my hunt for the suitable replacement for my perfect, but alas beat to death camel coat that I had gotten from Chadwicks probably fifteen years ago. Yes, it lasted that long; it was like an old and trusted friend. Anyway, while caught up in the chase I decided I loved the look of a drape front coat which can alternately be called a waterfall coat or even a robe coat. No buttons, ties shut with a belt, hence robe coat.

I did acquire what I believe might be the aforementioned camel replacement, but I also kind of decided I loved this navy blue drape front coat that I found at Shein. It has a beautiful drape in the front and the medium weight makes it perfect for chilly days with plenty of room for layering underneath once Old Man Winter digs in his claws. Actually in regard to room, I probably could have gone with my regular size. Typically when I purchase any type of outerwear, I size up due to my wider shoulders and to allow space for layers, but this coat is large enough that really wasn’t necessary. With that being said, it wasn’t so large that I felt the need to return it and I know I’ll be reaching for it on a regular basis all Winter long.

This is the outfit that I wore on Monday for Halloween. In light of the fact I’m not all that excited about the holiday I just dressed with a subtle nod in that direction. I stuck with all black, dark wash skinnies and my skull scarf. Although this was in no way intended to be costumey at all, I did mention on Instagram that once I pulled the outfit together I kind of thought I looked like the Halloween love child of Stevie Nicks and Steven Tyler. I have to say though, in my book that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I automatically reached for my gray coat, but then thought navy blue would work because hey, fashion rules are stupid. Why not wear black with navy? When done right they really play well together, and I really liked the look of the navy coat layered over the black over the knee boots.

THE TIP

Fashion rules are stupid. Navy blue and black were meant to be friends. As long as you are digging what you’re wearing who really cares what some self-proclaimed fashion guru says the “rules” are? Dress to make you happy and no one else.

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Coat: c/o Shein;  Boots: ASOS (Similar);  Jeans: Old Navy (Similar); Top: JCPenney (Similar);  Vest: JCPenney

**This post was sponsored by Shein and the coat was provided c/o. As always, all opinions are my own.

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8 Comments

  1. 11.2.2016 / 9:38 pm

    Haha! I forgot about that Cookie Monster/Seri thing and Chuck Norris! Your coat is fabulous and I love the navy and black combo!

    Jill
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  2. 11.2.2016 / 10:55 pm

    Debbie, I love your sense of humor! Steven Tyler and Stevie Nicks! What a perfect comparison. And yes we do need a diversion from this whole silly Presidential election travesty! Ha, ha. So thank you for the directions to the Cookie Monster interview, even if he didn’t know how to get to Sesame Street. He doesn’t care as long as they have cookies! Great outfit. I love wearing color combos that people say we shouldn’t. It’s like you said, whatever we enjoy and makes us feel like we look good. Thanks for posting. – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

  3. 11.3.2016 / 9:18 am

    It’s nice to read a light hearted piece Debbie—so cute!!
    And it’s really amazing how navy & black go so well together. I really wonder how that rule started in the first place. You would have thought that the older generation would have been all about this combo since it’s a subtle color variation and sometimes almost matchy!!
    Love the new coat—-it almost makes the winter bearable!
    jodie
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  4. 11.3.2016 / 4:42 pm

    Haha such a great interview! it made me laugh so much! I also agree with you fashion rules are stupid. So many outfits are so fabulous when you break the rules! Haha rebels!

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  5. 11.4.2016 / 10:36 am

    Love the coat – the colour, especially! I always used to avoid wearing navy with black until recently but now I know they’re made to wear together! Stupid ‘rules’ 😉
    I loved your post about Sesame Street!!
    Suzy x
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  6. 11.10.2016 / 8:27 pm

    ohmygosh i LOVE black and navy together – I think it’s such a chic combination. very subtle.

    WHAT DO PEOPLE KNOW??

    Bettye

    PS: even Siri couldn’t answer “what do the people know.” Cuz they don’t know NUTHIN.’