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It’s that time again! The Bloggers Do It Better Challenge arrived.  My mission, should I choose to accept it: Military Chic!  {Kristina even designed her own shirt to kick off the extravaganza!  Way to go girl!}

top :: vintage Emanuel Ungaro (thrifted at Bess and Evie’s)
cardigan :: Leifsdottir {different version and another}
belt :: H&M {similar}
jeans :: LOFT {I like these}
booties :: Givenchy (NM Last Call) {different version here}
scarf :: gifted from friend
bracelets :: old {similar}
purse :: vintage Coach {new version here}

I did my best to be a style soldier and kept accessories neutral to go with the dolman sleeve military cardigan.  Fuschia was the perfect fall color to complement the green, brown, and tan.  Feminine details, like ruffles and a raw silk lapel, make the cardigan easy to wear without looking too authoritative.  And what military outfit is complete without a scarf and satchel?!  
{These were quick pics as the sun was setting.  You can see the background getting darker and darker.}  Hope you enjoyed my military chic assignment!

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  1. Leticia says:

    I LOVE this outfit! The cardigan is gorgeous. :)

  2. Beautiful outfit Sam! I’m saluting you girl! Everything about it works. :D You do such a great job at mixing prints, colors and textures. It’s truly amazing. I struggle with it! LOL

    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

  3. Katrina says:

    How cool would it be if wars could be resolved by which country’s Armed Forces had the best cloths/uniforms :) Okay, seriously I’m in love with your jacket! The paisley pattern on the shawl against the pink…it’s just awesome!

  4. love this look! the scarf is beyond amazing!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

  5. You did great! The fuschia top looks awesome with the green jacket. Mission accomplished!

  6. You look beautiful! You are so good at layering! I love everything about this outfit. The cardigan is lovely and I am loving those booties! – Dreama

  7. skippysays says:

    I love the paring of the military jacket with the fuchsia- it looks great! I love the print on the fuchsia blouse too, and those amazing booties!
    http://www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

  8. I love the contrasting colors! They come together really well. You turn up to work looking so beautifully dressed everyday!

  9. Cara says:

    There is so much beauty to look at in this look. That cardigan is so beautiful and detailed and I love it paired with the scarf and pink patterned top. Those booties are amazing by the way!

  10. Love this look on you, you look fab! Those booties are hot!

  11. You are one HOT soldier! I love the detials on the front panel of the military top. The scarf is so pretty and unique and I am drooling over those booties! Love the color esp! Have a great thanksgiving Sam!

  12. sam,
    love it!! the scarf really adds some femininity to the military look.

  13. Tali says:

    Love how you styled the cardi, perfect military chic outfit! I’m especially like how you wear this scarf, really cool!

  14. i love the crazy paisley and hot pink calico thrown in

    Love from Oregon USA,
    Danielle
    xoxoxoxo

    danielle celeste

  15. Great color combinations and I LOVE the vinny Coach…the boots as well really complete the outfit! LOVE it

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