Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Lonely Hearts // GIVEAWAY!

I've really been digging the marching band / military trend in jackets, especially now that fall is just around the corner.
Top: Tiered ruffle skirt, Target, $6 // Shorts: Old, not sure! // Jacket: H&M, $16 // Necklaces: Payless and Vintage // Shoes: alice+olivia for Payless

That's why I'm super excited to give away this BB Dakota Battalion Jacket courtesy of chickdowntown.com!

Check out the rest of their BB Dakota selection and other designers like Sir Alistair Rai. Follow chickdowntown.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/chickdowntown or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/.

To be in the running for this fab jacket, use the comment section of this post to tell me how you would style it. If that's too hard, just explain why you like it. I will randomly select a comment to determine the winner! You have two weeks starting tomorrow. Open to US residents only. Please leave only one comment per person. Good luck!

85 comments:

Naz said...

i would love to wear it over a flowy skirt or distressed shorts, i love it!

1918 Vintage said...

Oh wow wow wow! My birthday was 2 weeks ago! I had this EXACT jacket on my wishlist, but no one bought it for me :(. I'd put it over a dress like this one:
http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=dress_casual&product_id=2062895121&Page=all

that's to mix up the harshness of the jacket with some soft colors and pattern. Chunky heels of course!

Laura Gerencser said...

I like this alot!! I love jackets, so this is totally my style! I'd wear it with jeans and heels!

katyjoanna! said...

I'd wear it with dark skinny jeans rolled up at the bottom, a long black and white striped shirt, and brown high heel booties. And gold bracelets and rings with a long black necklace. And my hair in a french twist!

Monica said...

awwh this is super cute!
i would pair it with some white skinny jeans, some killer knee-high black leather boots, or one of my classic pairs of doc martens, and of course you need some awesome gold hoops, about 2 inches in diameter!!!

H said...

Love the jacket because of it's sleek structure and detailing. I wish my whole closet was filled with BB Dakota. I might pair it with a relaxed Kain T-shirt to contrast the jacket and some j brand jeans (If only I could afford it all!). Following chickdowntown on twitter and facebook...love that they carry so many brands with different price ranges.

mamah.lee@gmail.com

Genevieve said...

I love it! Love yours, too. The BB Dakota one reminds me of my childhood Nutcracker performances. I'd wear it with a short printed dress made by myself, probably one with a graphical print like polka dots, gray pearls, and also my favorite oxblood heels. And hair up to show off the collar!

Lady said...

Amazing, endless loving jacket...

Russian Red lipstick + crazy poofy soft 60's hair + long Goodwill pencil skirt + tucked-in pussy bow blouse + dark tights + gold brogues

Thank you & have a very merry nice day!

fashionablymeg said...

I love that jacket, I'd pair it with something simple to let the jacket stand out. I'd probably wear it with some black skinny pants, ankle boots, and maybe a white shirt for contrast.

-Meg

Clare said...

I seriously have not seen a giveaway that I'm as excited about as this one!! I've been cooing over military inspired jackets for months now!! I would probably over-wear it, with all styles and outfits, but it would ideally be paired with skinny jeans, oxfords, and a loose flowy shirt. My fingers are SO crossed!

emilyanne said...

I am more of a visual person, so I used polyvore to show you what I'd do it this awesome jacket.

http://www.polyvore.com/bb_dakota/set?id=11026093

or I could turn it into a Michael Jackson costume for Halloween this year.

alissa said...

Ooo count me in!
At first I'm picturing it with light skinny jeans and my favorite sky-high black heels - and a simple white t.
...but i could also see it happily clashing with a floral skirt!

Cindy said...

I would pair this jacket with my favorite ripped up jeans, white tee, harness boots, knit beret my grandmother made and vintage military "Poison" bag.

hellcatvintage(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy said...

I would wear it over a short fancy dress and booties on a date with my bf.

Linda said...

Im a Canadian resident...rats. Oh well, I love Canada so it's worth it. :P
I was just wondering what the heck is going on with payless? Do all stores have the Alice + Olivia stuff? I haven't walked into a payless in years, which is probably why I haven't seen it. Is it work walking into Payless now? I wonder if the Payless stores here have it....hmmm.
Those shoes are definately hot.

Elisabeth said...

Wow, that's gorgeous!

I would probably mix it up quite a bit, but I would love to wear it with my black skirt, boots and maybe a pretty neck scarf so it's not too harsh.

-Elisabeth

Lilli said...

This is what I would do.

http://www.polyvore.com/dakota_battalion_jacket/set?id=11028483

transplantedblog said...

I clicked on the BB Dakota link and saw what the model was wearing with...BUSY!

With a jacket like this, you firstly need to have the right personality. Not a jacket for a meek girl because then the jacket is wearing you. YOU need to own the jacket and look confident, and not like a MJ wannabe.

That being said, I love it in the black, and would keep it simple with skinny dark jeans (not distressed) and a t-shirt (color is your choice...would avoid red). No gloves!
Additionally, this jacket over a floral dress might be fun, a juxtaposition of drummer boy/military/girl/gamine would be cute.

Cynthia

Kyla said...

This jacket is awesome! I would totally rock it over a long flow-y dress.

Sara said...

I'd wear it to work with a white tuxedo shirt and either a full black skirt or slim black pants.

Lizzie Jeanne said...

I'd layer it over a chiffon flower print dress or belted with a flowy skirt to kind make a "suit" out of the trends. So cute!

Shopaholic said...

I'm a girly girl so I'd soften the look and wear it with a simple tee, my black tiered ruffle skirt and some heels

Mariele said...

i would totally wear that with a grey tank and my new pink bleached jean cutoffs. it would be the hottness!

dailyworkit said...

I have been eyeing a jacket like this for awhile, I would pair with a short floral dress to give the outfit an updated 90's look. So effing cute!!

6roove said...

wow, i love your blouse and necklace!

http://stylewaves.blogspot.com

MeggyD said...

This is awesome! Looks like a Michael Jackson jacket. I'd wear it over a plain white V-neck t-shirt with boyfriend jeans and gold accessories.

Anna said...

I think a flowy dress or skinny jeans would be a pretty safe bet. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!)

annamudrenko.onsugar.com

Kforce said...

LOVE this! I would either wear it with a magenta pencil skirt that I have and some chunky heels or for a more casual look with a white tee, dark skinny jeans and brown riding boots, with my hair in a high bun or french twist.

Chloe said...

cute jacket! i love it.

Rachelle said...

Love the jacket. To keet it from coming off as too "costume-y" I would pair it with some long cut, dark wash, high-waisted skinny jeans with a slinky off-white colored dolman t-shirt, some long chain necklaces in steel and gold, a chain link strap purse, some Clubmaster Ray Bans (in black), and either some flat black oxford/jazz flats or some black gladiator heels (depending on if I was going for a casual look or an edgy night-out look). Top all that off with some Dior Show mascara and some dark maroon lipstick and you have a killer look. :)

CC said...

i would love to wear it with a ruffle top-for femininity-and crisp shorts. not sure which shoes...

Liz said...

LOVE LOVE this jacket! I have a SICK baby blue pettiskirt i would pair with it with some leggings and chains on Mr. T Style! Hmmmm, maybe even my suede purple booties...Love your blog!!!

J said...

I'd wear it with white linen skinny trousers, a red skinny belt, and camel leather sandals! love it!

Elaine said...

I love your necklace!! I would style this with a black skinnies and a loose graphic tee and some killer heels! And have my hair bedhead messy :D
clothedmuch.blogspot.com

jaime said...

Katy, first off, this outfit looked cute in real life last night too :) Second off, I can't believe you get to give away such an adorable jacket!

Knowing me, it'd end up thrown over a white v-neck tee and skinny jean most of the time, but man would this be fun to play around with. fingers crossed!

take care, hon. -- jaime

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I heard this was inspired by michael jackson which is awesome. i'm not sure how i'd style it...maybe with a plain color top and some jeans. I think my sister would use it a lot with jeans, heels, and a nice top. She loves to dress things up in a casual way.

-lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

stylefyles said...

Oooo very nice! That jacket is fab! I would put it with jeans, a slouchy top and heels. Long dangly gold necklaces to finish it off. Love your necklace today, btw! VERY cute!

Chelsea-Alana said...

I would wear this fabulous coat with a bronze-colored shimmery mini dress and black pumps. I have been looking for this jacket everywhere!

Lexie said...

i think i would consult the wendy's blog "hand it over" for inspiration! she has a great military jacket similar to this one!

:-) frenslea@yahoo.com .. just in case!

Hannah said...

i would wear a short 60's dress with lots of color and with black tights and black booties. and of course a gold chunky necklace!

by the way, i tried on that skirt at target and it was wayy to short for me, i should have tried it as a top! it looks super cute!

mhald36003 said...

This would be perfect with slim jeans and a t shirt. Love it!
mhald36003@aol.com

Kate Lorenz said...

Fab jacket! When those military-inspired Balmain jackets exploded, I thought the women who wore them best kept the rest of the outfit completely casual. So, I would wear it with skinny jeans, a white ribbed tank, and some great boots or booties.

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sansoucisousleparapluie said...

i like it because it's something michael jackson would be proud to wear.

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

i love the jacket! i think for starters i'd style it with one of my frilly white lace dresses and some ankle boots.

and i'd also like it with some faux-leather leggings, a big sheer white tee, and black ballet flats. so many possibilities!

Brittany Hock said...

oh wow! i love this BB dakota jacket! it is totally on my fall wish list :) thanks so much for this chance at winning such a great & fashionable staple for my closet!

I could honestly wear this several ways. if it were warmer i could pair it with a floral dress & ankle boots, or distressed cut offs and gladiator sandals. once fall comes around i would pair it with dark denim or distressed black denim skinny jeans, and a flowy babydoll white top to add a feminine touch!

God Made Me fuNky said...

love the way you are wearing it. Totally cool. this one goes in my inspiration folder.

grace said...

with a loose tee shirt, faded cigarette jeans and heeled ankle boots. and a bright bag! and large sunglasses!

Pritz said...

For an everyday look I would wear it with white v neck tee and skinny faded denim pants and booties or marteens, for a wild look wear it with snake print pants and black stilettos.

thank you for the giveaway!

Priz
prizpriz@gmail.com

Heidi Jo said...

I just got Glamour in the mail today and this jacket is in it! Crazy! I would probably wear it with something understated like you are- maybe skinny jeans and a white tee... possibly a simple cotton tank dress....

Teri said...

Questions or Comments: I would probably leave it
open and pair it with
a flirty dress inside.
The dress wouldnt be anything too over the top, as the jacket very much makes a statement. The shoes
however would be fun! They would be a pair of heels that have super
flaired ruffling in the back made of tulle.

Lynn said...

I would wear it with a full white knee-length skirt and red lipstick

Lauren said...

Good Golly, I would wear this on all occasions! Over jeans, dress, with a high-waisted skirt. And of course with fantastic heels. It is so fabulous!!

petitecouture said...

It may sound nerdy but it reminds me so much of one of my all time favorite bands, my chemical romance. Haha! When their concept album "The Black Parade" came out, they all had matching marching band outfits. Too cute. I would wear this onstage at one of my own band's shows. Ooh I absolutely adore it!

maria said...

I would wear it with a flowy, feminine dress to contrast the military aspects of the jacket.

Loves it!

ebony.arwen said...

I love this jacket and the entire BB Dakota line. I'm actually waiting for the blue Twilight Jacket from Downtownchick.com to arrive for me this week!

You have an amazing blog btw, I've just started mine and am glad I have now stumbled upon yours :)
Keep up the great work!

Indiana Adams said...

I have been eying that jacket for a while!

I would wear it with super skinny, jeans (like the cloud jeans from Current/ Elliot) and a flowy white shirt and mega Jane Aldridge heels.

Heather said...

Love this jacket! Because of it's structured shape I would pair it with distressed boyfriend cut jeans + cage heels!

heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

Faith J. said...

Perfect! I would wear it unbuttoned with an oversized white T (maybe Elisabeth and James), black skinny pants or leggings and black suede booties. Thanks for the giveaway!

fjthoma@hotmail.com

m.m. said...

would definitely rock this ode-to-michael-jackson jacket with some ripped jeans and a white washed silk slouchy tank. it's awesome. in 1 word: insta-chic.

Lizzie said...

This is so cute...I would definitely wear it with some dark wash skinny jeans, black patent heels and probably just a plain white tank. So cute!

LPF said...

I'm just going to toss out some ideas here...

I might wear it with a mid-thing length white dress with crochet detailing at the top and bottom. It's possible that would be too much, but I kind of like it in my head.

Maybe simple with some dark to medium wash skinny jeans and a pair of Chucks. Low top, always low top. Possibly a pair of light brown leather booties. I'd keep the shirt simple.

I'm also playing with ideas of a full skirt in my head, but I'm thinking it would have to be a mini, definitely above knee-length.

As a last thought,a floral dress, textured tights and docs might work as well.

Well, as you can see I'm good at extremes. Either there's a lot going on or very little.

Jilliebeanie said...

Wow. This jacket rocks my world. I would probably play off the whole marching band theme. Maybe wear it with white skinnies and a jewel-tone ruffled blouse and massive platforms. Oh my, I love it.

Work With What You've Got said...

and a tee, and a frilly dress. ohhhhhhhh. a frilly dress. :D

Erin Cathleen said...

I love this marching band/military jacket trend too, and that particular jacket, so Balmain-like, has endless possibilities. :) I'm picturing it over a ruffled white button-down top, paired with the cropped skinny jeans with zippers at the ankles that are everywhere this fall, with hot pink suede booties for a jolt of color... sort of a boho-rock romance. I'd keep the makeup soft, dewy and neutral and the hair down and flowing. The jacket would also toughen up a floral or lace dress, but do so quite sweetly. :)

Oh, and I love how you've shown us the way to wear a military jacket in the summer. It's adorable with your floral top and denim shorts!

Sydney said...

I've been loving this Sgt. Pepper look for so long but haven't found an affordable piece! I would style it with some sort of structured, voluminous skirt. Definitely with emphasis on the jacket :]

christine said...

I adore this look, lets me relive my days in band without all the undertones of nerdiness. I would wear this with dressy black shorts and heels, and when it gets cooler it would look great open, over a white tee and paperbag-waisted pants.

Captain Special K said...

I love the history behind military jackets. Even if it is a fashion adaptation of a genuine one, it is fascinating to see what they were influenced by, civil war jackets, light cavalry, military band etc. Then the exciting part comes when you can mix it up with current fashion trends. Taking my cue from Kenzo Fall 09, I'd try pairing the jacekt with a long delicate top, perhaps something sheer and embellished, with some cropped wide-leg pants and some killer platform wedges.

-Kaylene

Jules said...

My birthday is tomorrow. And I believe this giveaway ends tomorrow. Coincidence? I think not. Plus I would love to add a post on our site with this very jacket in it....yes, please.

Mara said...

This jacket is so cute I love it!I would wear this jacket with a floral dress and pair it with chunky black platforms/wedges to balance the feminine/masculine. It's perfect for fall too!

Rachelle said...

Hey Katy!
I would definitely have to play around with it, but I could see myself wearing this jacket over a full, tulle skirt or slim fitting jeans. It demands awesome black heels as well.

karen. said...

I'm picturing a light peachy pink dress with a flouncy skirt, black tights and black platform heels. I'd put my hair up in a messy bun.

paperbird@gmail.com

The Tilted Tulip said...

Very simple with a white tank, my favorite high-waisted jeans and gold sandals...

jessica lewis said...

Love this! I would wear it over a dress. Thank you for the opportunity! :)

Ingrid said...

I love that jacket for a number of reasons. Of course, I love it most because it reminds me of my glory days in the high school marching band.

Brigitte B said...

I really love this jacket i would wear it with a military jacket white t shirt, distressed boyfriend jeans rolled up, silver and and black statement necklace and studded booties

nikatknight said...

I would wear it with boyfreind shorts, a white tank top and sandals. Or over a brightly colored dress.

Farrielle Design and Fashionista said...

I would wear this Amazing jacket with dark skinny jeans, a white t-shirt , red heels. Golden hoop earrings.

Emily said...

Ooh... with skinnies, a simple white tee, and black ankle boots.

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style-magnet said...

With a flowy white dress & chunky brown or navy heels, this jacket is PERFECT.

sfordinarygirl said...

not sure if you meant midnight PST, Central or East coast time but wanted to throw in my 2 cents.

i'd wear it with distressed denim jeans, loosely fitted electric blue top and gladiator flat sandals.

vintagemarmalade said...

I love BB Dakota and love this jacket. I would wear it with a lipstick red strapless bubble skirt dress and white vintage 80s snakeskin heels. Throw on a couple of chainlink necklaces with fabric woven in between each chain and I'm off to dinner with my honey! So cute!

michela said...

Ahh- I heart this jacket!

I would want to try to make it more feminine so I would wear it with a little green dress and brown leather shooties with old fashioned laces!!

perr8464 at pacificu dot edu

Emily said...

ahhhh I'm gonna die!!
I've been freaking out trying to decide if I should buy this jacket or not, and I just stumbled upon your blog for the first time today.
won't be missing any more posts...that's for sure.