All Suited Up

Jacket: c/o Dorothy Perkins, sold out; Blouse: J.Crew; Shorts: c/o Dorothy Perkins and ON SALE!; Tights: Madewell, old (Similar ones at Target!); Shoes; Zara, old (The ShoeMint “Candy” pair is literally almost identical!); Bag: Michael Kors; Fedora: Miss Selfridge, old (Similar at ShopBop)

Who remembers this ridiculous rant on “Most Eligible Dallas”about my perfect man?

While I have tweaked my list to some degree over the past 18 months, there is still one thing on that list that really gets me going: A MAN IN A SUIT.

Now that doesn’t mean a man needs to wear a suit everyday (because honestly I really kindof love a man in a beat up leather bomber jacket and a vintage tee and boots, too!) but you will definitely gain some points in my book if you can clean up nicely.

So this week I took a cue from my imaginary dream man and put on my version of a power suit…..complete with elbow patches (because who doesn’t love those?!) and added a touch of my favorite color this season, oxblood.

What’s yalls favorite look to wear inspired by the boys?

Oh…and today’s giveaway! Follow the rafflecopter below to enter to win a $100 Dorothy Perkins gift card! (if the rafflecopter doesn’t load just refresh your browser!) Not familiar with Dorothy Perkins? Take a look back at this Style Challenge I styled for them this summer!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

xo,

 

  • Suzy

    I dont’t know if $100 would buy the basics i need! SO i would probably splurge.

  • Krista

    I would splurge!! Hopefully for a New Years party item. DP is the best place for something special!

    –Krista
    http://www.junkindiggingettinlost.com

  • Brittney Baehler

    Splurge on something fun πŸ™‚

    Love your tights with this look, I have been searching for oxblood tights!

  • Rennie

    If I won, I would splurge ;)… And buy some basics!

  • Chris El

    Definitely splurge on one item!

  • Alicia

    I’d honestly splurge…I’m young and gotta have a little fun, right?

  • Melissa Fielitz

    I would definitely splurge one item!

  • Morgan

    I would use it to stock up on basics. Had my second baby in July and need to rebuild my wardrobe!!

  • Tiffany Elam

    I’d splurge on one item. Who needs basics when it’s free money?!

    xo,
    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

  • Penny Pincher Fashion

    I would definitely splurge – since I rarely do that for myself and there are so many things of theirs that I would LOVE!!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

  • abby

    if i won the $100 gift card i would probably splurge on one item! why not?!

  • Meg

    I’d splurge on one item, like a new dress! Can never have too many!

  • Maggie

    I would definitely splurge on something I wouldn’t otherwise buy!

  • Alissa

    If I won the $100 gift card – I’d stock up on as much clothing as I could get for $100! Mama taught me well!

    Alissa
    FeelingGoodFashion.blogspot.com

  • alisha thompson

    I would totally splurge! I have a wedding to go to on the 5th and I’d love to look great!

  • Katie

    I would definitely splurge!

    Loving the oxblood accessories!

  • Alyssa

    I think I’d try to do a little splurge, a little stock up…..because I can nerve make up my mind!

    BTW, I’m with you on a man in a suit…..LOVE!!!

    xo,

    Alyssa
    http://www.runwaychef.com

  • Meaghan Biederman

    I think I would definitely have to splurge and buy a dress. They have the cutest dresses! Such a fun giveaway πŸ™‚

    Meaghan

  • Tracy Mann

    I would most likely buy a vintage inspired dress or skirt – would be hard to choose!!!! πŸ™‚

  • ashley macias

    Hmm it depends on what the items were?

  • Kelly

    Gorgeous, I love all of the oxblood and how you mixed it with the tweed! If I won the gift card I would definitely splurge on one item, thanks for the great giveaway!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes
    500 Follower Kate Spade Giveaway

  • Ruth Powderly

    I would totally splurge on a new dress! Buying any type of dress fills me with joy!

  • Yaya

    There is nothing better than a man in a well-tailored suit. I love it!

  • Erin Martinson

    I think I would splurge on one item! : )

  • Brenda M.

    I’d stock up on the basics.

  • Kalli

    If I had the $100 gift card I would probably splurge on something big!

    Also, I loved your ridiculous rant on MED!

  • Kate Gillett

    I would most definitely stock up on basics, unless there was one item my wardrobe couldn’t live without:)

  • Erin

    I would DEFINITELY splurge on one item πŸ™‚ Also I am in love with that bag, you always look flawless!

    xx,
    Erin
    [url=http://www.erinscurrentlycoveting.com/]Currently Coveting[/url]

  • Chitra K

    Would splurge on an amazing item!

  • Christine Pham

    Definitely splurge!

  • Kat

    Definitely would be splurging!!! I have been eyeing a peplum dress on there for weeks now!!! Give me a reason to grab it!!!

  • Lyndsey G.

    I would splurge on a fancy dress!

  • Stephanie

    I love the hat! I really need to pick one up while I am in Dallas.

    Anyways, that red wine color looks fabulous on you and thanks again for another amazing giveaway!

    PURE ELEGANCE: http://ishowedupinboots.com

  • Allison Shorr

    Love the suited up look!

    I would splurge on something amazing that i could not otherwise treat myself too…. <3

  • Dawn

    Love the oxblood touch!!

  • Courtney

    Cute! I’m really into Oxfords. I wore tennis shoes all the time in college, and Oxfords are an easy transition from student to working girl!

  • Sara

    Splurge for sure, I deserve a belated Christmas present πŸ™‚

  • Sami

    I would totally splurge on one big item! Probably something fun for New Years!

  • Christie

    I’ve been waiting so long to get something from DPerkins!! Hope I win this from my favorite Bravolebrity!!!

  • Liz (26 and Counting)

    Splurge! What else are gift cards for?

  • Haley

    I’m loving this look, Courtney! I feel like with some sparkle it could be cute for NYE! Plan on splurging for a new dress with the gift card!

  • erin

    i dont know what i would do with $100 to dorothy perkins but i will sure as hell try and make my wardrobe as amazing as yours court!

  • Stacy K.

    I’d splurge on a nice dress.

  • Alex

    Definitely splurge! That is the only way to go with Dorothy Perkins!

  • Catherine

    I’d probably splurge on something I really adored instead of a few things I kind of liked. Besides, I think I have most of my basics! πŸ™‚

  • Katie

    I would splurge…I’ve bought gifts for friends and family for Xmas, now its time to get something for myself! πŸ™‚

  • Meggy

    Ahh! This is a great giveaway, I LOVE Dotty P. I’d probably splurge on a nice dress or maybe a new bag.

  • vik schaaf

    I would definitely splurge! I run 20 miles a week. I’ve got a great body that I never show off and I am turning 26 soon! Birthdays are for celebrating people!

  • Danielle

    I would probably get a bunch of basics to mix in. I’m a poor college student studying business so I need some nice clothes that are cute but appropriate for the work place! πŸ™‚

  • brittany stone

    I’d buy one BOMB item!! Pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PerfectlyJenn

    I think I would buy as much as I could with the $100!

  • Stephanie Florez

    If I won the $100 gift card I would splurge on a nice dress for my date in NYC right before new year’s eve!

  • Christina

    Love elbow patches. I need more menswear inspired sweaters with elbow patches in my closet πŸ™‚

  • Mia

    I definitely need to stock up on the basics!

  • Lori

    I would most likely splurge on one big item! Thanks for this giveaway!

  • Megan Myers-Bell

    Though it’s not a fun answer, I’d stock up on basics. In my line of work, I have to dress up every single day. So, I’m in desperate need of some new tops to give my old ones a break!

  • Amy

    The basics! Classic pieces can work in a wardrobe for years! Love this giveaway!

  • Krystal

    I would totally splurge! Gotta have fun with fashion and to win $100.00 would be a great reason to purchase something you might not normally buy.

  • Lauren

    i think i would splurge on something really cute if i won the $100 to dorothy perkins…. or get a few cute things that are on sale… like this :

    http://us.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=34072&storeId=13065&productId=7539305&langId=-1&categoryId=&searchTerm=peplum&pageSize=20

    Lauren
    http://laurencroswell.tumblr.com/

  • Corinne

    I would use to gift card to get some basics and splurge on something absolutely irresistible πŸ™‚

  • Nikki

    I would splurge on a fabulous new years outfit!

  • Lindsay

    I would stock up on all the basics!

  • Dani

    I would use the $100 for a splurge!!

  • Lindsay

    I’d take it as a sign to splurge! NYE dress maybe!?

  • Stephanie Carrion

    in love with this outift, too bad i can’t wear shorts to work

  • Emily Fogarty

    SPLURGE. Hello! It has always been my philosophy to go big or go home, and that definitely applies to accessories. Statement pieces are definitely the best!

  • gabby cabrera

    Dig your style Miss Courtney Kerr! You are an inspiration to many!

  • karrie harper

    Splurge on one item!

  • Jesse Coulter

    Splurge! And of course I remember that rant! Haha, that was probably my favorite scene of the whole show! I loved your detailed commentary : ) You know what you want and like AND you can articulate it!

  • Kristin T

    Splurge!

  • Cher

    I would buy as many items as i could. There’s just too many I like to choose only one!!

  • Rebekah Hearn

    I’m always on the lookout for a suit that not’s a typical looking suit. I’m in pharmacy school & this look would be PERFECT for a conference when I don’t want to look like a grandma!

  • Lauren C

    I would stretch that as far as it could go!

  • Leah

    Probably Splurge for a cute NYE dress!

  • Erin B

    I would probably splurge on a nice item that I could wear for a long time πŸ™‚

  • Jillian

    I would buy a new dress

  • katie

    splurge for sure!

  • Jennifer Hines

    I think I would splurge its free $100!

  • Cassie Dulworth

    I would definitely get a great pair of booties and maybe a few basics like a leather skirt and sheer blouses!

    xoxo
    Cassie

    cassiedulworth@hotmail.com

  • emily johnston

    If I won the gift card I would probably go in for basics. Though there is always a chance that something pretty will catch my eye causing me to splurge!

  • Giovanna

    I would definitely buy a bunch of pieces!

    xx
    Giovanna
    http://www.HeyLoveBlog.com

  • Daisy

    The touch of oxblood really pulls this look together.

  • Courtney

    I’d buy lots of peplum!! I always admire their stock of it! πŸ™‚

  • Brandy

    Splurge!

  • Tori

    I would probably splurge on one item. The bridesmaid dress i want for my friends wedding (we get to pick our own) is by Dorothy Perkins, so I would probably purchase that!

  • Kelsey Sowder

    Court, I love you but this red with this suit is awful. Too much oxblood in one spot. Maybe go neutral on the boots or tights.

  • Andrea Patrick

    I really love this look.