How to Rock: The Bright Coat

The holidays are over and you’ve made it through the holiday season, all the office parties, and family shindigs. What to do now? Wait out the dull, winter days in anticipation of spring? If you’re trying to wait out winter, honey, you’ve got a couple of months to go. Why not try and make the cold, blustery days a bit more interesting with a fabulous, bright winter coat?

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It’s easy to wear black, brown, or navy during the winter months, and that’s fine, but before you decide to don the same old black sweater and black jeans, consider spicing up your outfit with a brightly colored coat! A bright coat is the perfect accessory to what may be a rather standard winter uniform. Winter fashion for 2014 dictates that outerwear must be as fabulous and head-turning as what’s inside the coat. And while we haven’t met a bright coat look we didn’t like, we’ve chosen the top 5 bright winter coat looks that are sure to help you beat the winter blues while you wait for spring to arrive.

Bright Coat+ Oversized Sweatshirt + Black Leggings

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Running around on your day off? Step out of the house looking casually cute in a mid-length bright coat, a sweatshirt, and black leggings. This is the perfect outfit for a quick trip to the grocery store or a simple short errand trip around town. Try it, you’ll like it.

Bright Coat + Little Black Dress

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I don’t know about you, but I like to make an entrance wherever I go. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the little black dress (ladies, it’s a classic), you can revive it and give it a little oomph with an eye popping cover that’s sure to shield you shield you from the cold and have you looking magnificent at the same time.

Bright Coat + Dress + Booties

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Yes, this article is about the bright coat, but what’s better than one winter trend? Two! Some may consider this dress “simple,” but style it with this coat and leather booties and you’ve got yourself a hot little number that you can wear to happy hour, dinner, or wherever your heart desires. Try this look with a sweater dress if it a bit chill outside!

Bright Coat + Flirty Top + Skinny Jeans

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This ensemble is perfect for brunch with the girls or some Sunday afternoon window shopping. Not only is this look cute, but it’s comfortable and perfect for a weekend brunch with the girls or some Sunday afternoon window shopping. If your workplace has casual Fridays, be ready to pack an extra pair of heels in your workbag and head off to the weekend when the work week is through!

Bright Coat + Work Wear

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One of many mottos: when you look good, you feel good. Why limit the motto to only dressing for non-work occasions? Regardless of your work environment, you can definitely rock a bright coat over your work attire. Walk into the office feeling like a million bucks and get that promotion!

Lindsey Bynum  is a born and bred California girl with a passion for fashion. With prior experience in social media and pr, she has returned to her first love: Writing! She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes, teaches, styles, and lusts after pretty things.

The Happenings: 10/13/2013-10/19/2013

San Francisco

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Who: 43rd Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival: The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with a special display of gigantically enormous, heavyweight champion pumpkins, three stages of smashing entertainment, non-stop live music, the Great Pumpkin Parade, a bone-chilling Haunted House, homestyle foods, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting a monster 1,200+ pound pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece and more!”

When: Saturday, October 19, 2013 9:00 am – Sunday, October 20, 2013 5:00 pm

Where: Downtown Half Moon Bay, Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Cost: Free

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Who: Scotty Boy + Fyasko: “Voted one of the Top 10 DJ’s in America the past 3 years by DJ Times Magazine and “Best House DJ” in Las Vegas 2010 & 2011, DJ Scotty Boy has been rocking dance floors across the country for over 20 years. Scotty Boy’s signature style of “Electro Mash” or as he calls it, “Las Vegas Mash Up” has made him a staple in the dance music industry, and one of the most sought after DJ’s in the nightclub scene.”

When: Saturday, October 19, 2013 10:00 pm – Sunday, October 20, 2013 2:00 am

Where: 85 Campton Pl., San Francisco, CA 94108

Cost: $0-$30

Los Angeles

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Who: Skylight Fall Film Festival: “While we prepare the galleries of the Annenberg Space for Photography for our upcoming exhibit, The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years, we encourage you to take part in our Skylight Studios Fall Film Screenings.”

When: Saturday, September 28, 2013 11:00 am – Sunday, October 20, 2013 5:00 pm

Where: Annenberg Space for Photography 2000 Ave Of The Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Cost: Free

Pink Party

Who: The Pink Party: “Each September, fashion meets philanthropy as pink-adorned and-accessorized guests and celebrities join forces to raise awareness of women’s cancers. Style guru Elyse Walker established the Pink Party, now in its eighth year, to benefit Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute.”

When: Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Where: Hangar: 8 Santa Monica Airport, 3100 Donald Douglas, Loop North, Santa Monica, CA 904005

Cost: Varies

Houston

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Who: Glam Shop Girls Fall into Fashion: “Glam Shop Girls will put together an over the top event that will bring out local and non-local beauty, fashion, and lifestyle vendors for a one day pop-up shop seeking product exposure and brand recognition in a sophisticated and refined atmosphere.”

When: October 16, 2013 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: Mr. Peeples, 1911 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002

Cost: $10-$25

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Who: Soul Night at Hotel Sorella with Roxy Roca: “Time to throw down in H-town! ROXY ROCA lays down the Dynamite Texas Soul for you in the Monnalisa Bar at Hotel Sorella from 10pm until midnight. FREE SHOW!”

When: Saturday, October 19, 2013 10:00 pm

Where: 800 Sorella Ct., Houston, TX 77024

Cost: Free

New York City 

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Who: The Smith Street Fest: “Smith Street Classic is a cocktail competition between some of Smith Street’s foremost cocktail bars and restaurants. Each restaurant is tasked with creating their own signature cocktail for the event comprised of Green Hook Gin and Lejay Lagoute Liqueur.”

When: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 12:00 pm – Thursday, October 31, 2013 11:30 pm

Where: Dassara Brooklyn Ramen, 271 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11231

Cost: $35.00

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Who: Empire Drive-In: “Experience another kind of drive-in movie theater. Climb in and out of 60 cars reclaimed from a New York junkyard as you watch a live show or film projected on a big screen.”

When: Friday, October 4, 2013 10:00 am – Sunday, October 20, 2013 10:00 pm

Where: 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368

Cost: $5-$15

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Who: Feline Film Festival: “The Feline Film Festival showcases the best in feline cinema from around the globe. One film will receive special recognition and win the Pawe d’Or!  The Feline Film Festival is a benefit event for Lifeline Animal Project (and a bastion for bad puns).”

When: Saturday, October 19, 2013 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Where: Studioplex on Auburn, 659 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Cost: $10.00

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Who: 3rd Annual Naturally Pretty – “Natural Goes Glam”: We are excited to announce the 3rd Annual Naturally Pretty event hosted by Vlogger Natural Chica and Celebrity Makeup Artist MiMi J, benefiting the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children. This year’s theme is “Natural Goes Glam” and we celebrate with a fashion show featuring designers Rafael Cox, Avnah Long, and Natt Taylor.

When: Thursday, October 17, 2013 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: The Defoor Centre, 1710 Defoor Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Cost: $15-$20

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Jenn Camp, Fashion Blogger at Le Fashion

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Sometimes the best things in life come unplanned. This lovely Colombian born, Texas-Massachusetts-raised, rise to New York fashion blogger extraordinaire is a testament to trusting one’s passion to fuel a purpose. Jenn Camp is a trailblazer in the blogging industry. With dedication and steadfastness, she turned her childhood hobby into real world success. Starting her first blog in 2008, this endeavor was her creative outlet – she never imagined that five years later her pastime would lead to self-employment. Owner of five blogs, Olsens Anonymous and Le Fashion two of Jenn’s most read – propelled her to the forefront of the industry.  One might sum her rise to the top as luck. If luck is when opportunity meets preparation then Miss Camp is just that!

As an elementary school student, Jenn vividly remembers her date with destiny. In the grocery store with her mother, Jenn’s young eyes were drawn to Christy Turlington on the cover of Elle magazine. She knew she couldn’t leave the store without it. When her mother obliged, Jenn walked away with her first fashion magazine and from that day forward she was an avid reader, cutting out photos of her favorite looks, and keeping them in a book for safe keeping. Thanks to her parents who supported her creativity, Jenn was always able to express her personal style through her wardrobe. Drawing inspiration from fashion magazines and like many 90’s babies, the colorful attire of Clueless, Jenn transformed what she saw into her own personal style – the very thing that would later launch her fashion blog success.

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As a college student in Massachusetts, Jenn was determined to get her foot in the door at a fashion magazine. An interview with Harper’s Bazaar lead to her moving to the fashion capital of the United States, New York City, for a semester long internship. Jenn enjoyed her time in publishing and garnered valuable editorial experience. But, she soon realized that her dreams of becoming a fashion magazine editor were limited. With so many people who also wanted this coveted job, and only a few positions available, she knew the climb to the top of an established magazine would be a long and tedious challenge. It was then that she made the decision to make her own ladder instead.

Valuing independence, Jenn grew up inspired by her mother who was a successful attorney and businesswoman. From a young age, Jenn saw the value of education and autonomy. She always had an interest in Psychology, so after her decision to discontinue her pursuit in magazine editing, she decided to enter a graduate program to become a licensed therapist. In between her studies, Jenn indulged in blogging as a creative outlet and means of self-expression. Little did Jenn know that blogging would turn into the job of her dreams? Her dedication to her blogs grew her audience, building a strong internet presence. Coming of age, during the late 2000’s at the dawn of the fashion industry’s recognition of the power of bloggers, companies began to approach her for partnerships and advertising. She also began to collaborate with other bloggers. It was then that she started to understand the strength of her brand. After finishing her graduate program, Jenn decided to focus on blogging full time – a dream she had never even imagined.

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As a self-employed blogger Jenn is well versed in multi-tasking. She spends her days scouring fashion magazines, posting on each of her sites, answering dozens of e-mails, meeting with brands and potential partners, and attending industry events, such as coveted fashion shows at NYC fashion week. Her dream is to attend Paris Fashion Week!

Perhaps most famous for one of her first blogs, Olsens Anonymous, Camp pays homage to the two fashion forward trendsetters she most admires – Mary-Kate and Ashley. Jenn credits them as “independent women who dress the way they want to dress.” She is impressed that garb they wore back in 2006 to 2008 are the trend today! The Olsen’s confidence in their own style and ability to be “ahead of the curve” if not set it, is the inspiration behind the blog.

Le Fashion is another audience favorite. Jenn began the blog by posting clothing and accessories she liked. She has now refined the posts to include more street style, suchas celebrity inspired looks and what’s haute from fashion magazines and online stores. Jenn keeps her pulse to the fashion world to ensure that she provides readers with fresh daily content and style for the likes of any contemporary professional stylista!

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Jenn’s advice to bloggers is to be genuine, consistent, motivated by passion, and have fun! These are the same tips that led her to a successful career as a blogger with a steady growing audience. She has also grown her readership by connecting with other bloggers in addition to being a writer with an established fashion site, Who What Wear – providing her guidance and a platform to share her fashion visions. Taking inspiration from famous muses such as Vogue Paris team Emmanuelle Alt, Capucine Safyurtlu, and Géraldine Saglio, Jenn learns from the best – even if vicariously!

Jenn has undoubtedly seen herself evolve through her fashion. From a shy young girl who used her clothes as a means to introduce herself to others – Jenn now focuses on wearing what feels good to her – an authenticity that likely drives readers to her site. She describes her personal style as “classic minimalist” – a Parisian feel meshed with down town New York swag. You may find her wearing a blazer and classic tee, with her favorite ripped boyfriend jeans and leopard Louboutin loafers – she just loves animal print! When night sets Jenn may throw on heels and a leather jacket – but her style is simple.

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If you’re a lover of Black like Jenn and her favorite fashionista, Ashley Olsen, Jenn suggests wearing a statement piece that adds color, such as an interesting necklace or bracelet. Metallic accents and studs always offer a nice touch! Jenn’s most important fashion tip is “less is more!” In the words of Coco Chanel, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” This speaks to Jenn’s personal style, and belief that sometimes it’s better to make a “small statement.”

To all the lovelies who have big dreams Jenn suggests the best characteristic to embody is patience. “Ambitious people tend to want immediate success but what they are trying to accomplish takes time, hard work, and dedication.” Jenn believes that patience will help you get there. And when big dreams seem overwhelming, she advises to take it step by step until you reach your goal. Jenn’s confidence and love for what she does makes her a U Blush Woman. She feels empowered by her independence and the intrinsic happiness from waking up each day and sharing her fashion likes with the world. The perks of Jenn’s job is that she gets to do what she loves – so even though it’s challenging, it doesn’t much feel like work. Jenn states, “it has really allowed for my dreams to come true. I always dreamed of wearing designer clothes and attending cool events with the forerunners of the fashion industry. Because of blogging, I no longer have to dream about it anymore.”

The Happenings 9/29/2013 – 10/05/2013

Los Angeles

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Who: Designer and The Muse

When: October 3rd 6-9pm

Where: Sofitel Luxury Hotels 8555 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048

Cost: $50

Description: Kick off this year’s LA Fashion Week festivities and mingle with top LA designers at “Designer and the Muse,” which will be held in West Hollywood at the Sofitel’s Riviera 31 Lounge. Enjoy an elegant evening of hors d’oeuvres as couture and ready-to-wear LA designers present their premier designs on their muses. “Designer and the Muse” will not only provide an exclusive inside-look into Los Angeles designers’ minds, but a portion of the proceeds will support Los Angeles-based charity Breast Cancer Angels in honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Who: Girls Night Out

When: October 1st 5:30 pm

Where: Comedy & Magic Club 1018 Hermosa Ave. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Cost: Free

Description: Join Cancer Support Community in celebrating the women in our lives who have been touched by cancer.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday * October 1, 2, & 3, 2013 * 5:30pm
The Comedy & Magic Club
1018 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach

This 11th annual – just for ladies – event celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness with an evening of fun and humor. Festivities begin each night at 5:30pm with the opening of the bar and silent auction – followed by dinner, live auction, a fabulous show, a world class line-up of top comedians, and lots of laughs!

 

San Francisco

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Who: San Mateo Wine Walk

When: October 5th 2-5pm

Where: Downtown San Mateo Assn 385 1st Avenue San Mateo, CA 94401

Cost: $30

Description: Celebrating our 17th year of this community favorite, we are putting the “walk” back in Wine Walk. With wines from 25 wineries, attendees will be able to taste over 50 varietals and enjoy light bites at the different merchant “tasting rooms”. Wandering minstrels will be throughout the downtown, providing live music. The event ends just in time for dinner, so stay downtown and enjoy some of our fine dining.

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Who: Plant- Powered Health and Fitness Expo

When: October 5th 11-5pm

Where: Kaiser Roof Garden 300 Lakeside Dr. Oakland, CA 94620

Cost: $15-30

Description: The expo will feature plant-based fitness guru’s, health experts, and inspirational speakers.

 

Atlanta

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Who: Bootie ATL #15 feat dj BC, Bounceyhouse and Taloolah Love

When: October 5th 9-3am

Where: The Shelter 2101 Tula St. Atlanta, GA 30309

Cost: $5-10

Description: OUNCYHOUSE loves mashups! Her tastes run ecclectic and fun as she burns up the dance floor. has spun in New Orleans at many different clubs such as the Crystal, The ShimSham Club and The Whirling Dervish. She has also played at Dragoncon, Frolicon, Black Rock Roller Disco, Alchemy, Euphoria, the effigy burn at Scorched Nuts as well as many other conventions and burns. Lately she has been spinning at fire festivals such as Flame and Kinetic Fire.

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Who: New Festa Italiana

When: October 5th 7-10pm

Where: Museum of Design Atlanta 1315 Peachtree St. Atlanta, CA 30309

Cost: $40-50

Description: In celebration of its current exhibition Barrique: Wine, Design, and Social Change, which focuses on furniture created in Italy and designed by some of the most renowned Italian and international architects and designers, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) will host a Festa Italiana on Saturday, October 5 from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests at this all-inclusive event will enjoy an evening of Italian culture featuring a café setting on the piazza in front of the museum, a sampling of Italian fare, Italian cocktails, wines courtesy of Georgia Crown and traditional Italian accordion music from Don Discenza. The Barrique exhibition will be open for viewing as well.

 

Houston

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Who: Kemah Boardwalk Beer Festival

When: October 5th 1-4pm

Where: Kemah Boardwalk Bradford Ave and 2nd St Kemah, TX 77565

Cost: $35

Description: Kemah Boardwalk and 25 breweries invite you to spend the day enjoy samples of over 75 beers!

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Who: Biannual Art Opening at Winter & Spring Street Studios

When: October 5th 5-10pm

Where: Winter Street Studios 2101 Winter St Houston, TX 77007

Cost: Free

What: Biannual Art Opening 1 Night 2 Buildings (Winter Street Studios @ 2101 Winter Street and Spring Street Studios @ 1824 Spring St) 150 Artists Complimentary valet, beverages, and light bites.

 

New York

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Who: Between the Lines Art Exhibit

When: October 5th &6th 12-6pm

Where: Mary Benson Gallery 369 3rd St Jersey City, NJ 07302

Cost: Free

Description: Jersey City based artists Beth Achenbach and Miguel Cardenas come together at the Mary Benson Gallery to showcase their modern art during the Jersey City Artist Tour. Beth who is known in the community as a photographer is taking a bold step in a different direction to create a series of digitally designed works with bold reds, geometric shapes and simple lines. Miguel who is an architect by trade has a gifted talent for layering imagery, grid work, corporate logos and pop culture to come up with art that you want to look at over and over again! He will be presenting all new pieces for this highly anticipated show. Opening Reception will be Saturday October 5th 6pm – 8pm featuring a live performance by The Apple and the Tree at 7pm.

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Who: Oktoberfest in The Garden

When: October 1st – October 6th, Open to Close!

Where: Studio Square NYC 35-33 36th St. Long Island, NY 11106

Cost: Free

Description: Celebrate Oktoberfest with week-long drink and food specials!

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