KERRently by Courtney Kerr »

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!

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  • 2012/12/19 - 12:05 am

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 12:14 am

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


  • 2012/12/19 - 12:19 am

    Brittney Baehler - Splurge on something fun :)

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 12:22 am

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 1:31 am

    Chris El - Definitely splurge on one item!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 1:37 am

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 5:12 am

    Melissa Fielitz - I would definitely splurge one item!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 5:21 am

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 5:35 am

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


  • 2012/12/19 - 6:09 am

    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!!


  • 2012/12/19 - 6:18 am

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 7:18 am

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 7:26 am

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 7:54 am

    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!


  • 2012/12/19 - 8:16 am

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 8:24 am

    Katie - I would definitely splurge!

    Loving the oxblood accessories!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 8:33 am

    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!!!



  • 2012/12/19 - 8:39 am

    Meaghan Biederman - I think I would definitely have to splurge and buy a dress. They have the cutest dresses! Such a fun giveaway :)


  • 2012/12/19 - 9:11 am

    Tracy Mann - I would most likely buy a vintage inspired dress or skirt – would be hard to choose!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 9:28 am

    ashley macias - Hmm it depends on what the items were?ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 9:33 am

    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!

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  • 2012/12/19 - 9:38 am

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 9:38 am

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 9:48 am

    Erin Martinson - I think I would splurge on one item! : )ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 9:58 am

    Brenda M. - I’d stock up on the basics.ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 10:00 am

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

    Also, I loved your ridiculous rant on MED!


  • 2012/12/19 - 10:09 am

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 10:11 am

    Erin - I would DEFINITELY splurge on one item :) Also I am in love with that bag, you always look flawless!

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  • 2012/12/19 - 10:18 am

    Chitra K - Would splurge on an amazing item!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 10:18 am

    Christine Pham - Definitely splurge!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 10:22 am

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 10:54 am

    Lyndsey G. - I would splurge on a fancy dress!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 10:55 am

    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!

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  • 2012/12/19 - 10:58 am

    Allison Shorr - Love the suited up look!

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 10:59 am

    Dawn - Love the oxblood touch!!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 11:02 am

    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!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 11:04 am

    Sara - Splurge for sure, I deserve a belated Christmas present :)ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 11:07 am

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 11:11 am

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 11:12 am

    Liz (26 and Counting) - Splurge! What else are gift cards for?ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 11:12 am

    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!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 11:16 am

    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!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 11:16 am

    Stacy K. - I’d splurge on a nice dress.ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 11:22 am

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 11:22 am

    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! :)ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 11:23 am

    Katie - I would splurge…I’ve bought gifts for friends and family for Xmas, now its time to get something for myself! :)ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 11:24 am

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 11:25 am

    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!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 11:35 am

    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! :)ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 11:47 am

    brittany stone - I’d buy one BOMB item!! Pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 11:59 am

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 12:07 pm

    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!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 12:25 pm

    Christina - Love elbow patches. I need more menswear inspired sweaters with elbow patches in my closet :)ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 12:38 pm

    Mia - I definitely need to stock up on the basics!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 1:06 pm

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 1:07 pm

    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!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 1:09 pm

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 1:15 pm

    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.ReplyCancel

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    Corinne - I would use to gift card to get some basics and splurge on something absolutely irresistible :)ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 1:58 pm

    Nikki - I would splurge on a fabulous new years outfit!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 2:03 pm

    Lindsay - I would stock up on all the basics!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 2:07 pm

    Dani - I would use the $100 for a splurge!!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 2:17 pm

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 2:38 pm

    Stephanie Carrion - in love with this outift, too bad i can’t wear shorts to workReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 3:37 pm

    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!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 3:51 pm

    gabby cabrera - Dig your style Miss Courtney Kerr! You are an inspiration to many!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 4:12 pm

    karrie harper - Splurge on one item!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 5:05 pm

    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!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 5:15 pm

    Kristin T - Splurge!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 5:34 pm

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

  • 2012/12/19 - 5:48 pm

    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!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 5:53 pm

    Lauren C - I would stretch that as far as it could go!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 6:23 pm

    Leah - Probably Splurge for a cute NYE dress!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 6:49 pm

    Erin B - I would probably splurge on a nice item that I could wear for a long time :)ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 7:47 pm

    Jillian - I would buy a new dressReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 7:49 pm

    katie - splurge for sure!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 7:50 pm

    Jennifer Hines - I think I would splurge its free $100!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 7:50 pm

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



  • 2012/12/19 - 7:53 pm

    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!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 9:16 pm

    Giovanna - I would definitely buy a bunch of pieces!


  • 2012/12/19 - 10:39 pm

    Daisy - The touch of oxblood really pulls this look together.ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 11:25 pm

    Courtney - I’d buy lots of peplum!! I always admire their stock of it! :)ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 11:51 pm

    Brandy - Splurge!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/19 - 11:52 pm

    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!ReplyCancel

  • 2012/12/20 - 10:52 pm

    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.ReplyCancel

  • 2013/01/04 - 10:00 pm

    Andrea Patrick - I really love this look.ReplyCancel

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