Mighty Closet: Jaime Chen, Outfit 3

2nd April 2010

This coat is so Jackie 2010, it probably came with giant sunglasses and a pack of cigarettes in the pockets. Jaime got this at Helen Yi in Chicago, and it has some nice details.

I love necklines like this because you don’t need to bother with a scarf.

It also has nice deep pockets so you can leave your purse home too.

Here’s what’s underneath the coat. This is the kind of thing Jaime wears to a nice dinner or holiday party.

The blouse is Tracy Reese, also from Helen Yi. Ms. Yi knows her audience.

Jaime’s skirt is from Sabine Poupinel in Copenhagen, and it has surprise blue lining in the pockets. Colored or patterned lining just makes me feel more pulled together. Blue pockets are such an incentive to shave your legs.

Her wool tights are Wolford.

The patent wedge heels are from a Zara in Hong Kong. Brown patent is not something you see every day.

A lot of Jaime’s jewelry is sentimental; her grandmother gave her the pearls. Her earrings were a gift from her mother-in-law who received them from her husband shortly after she was married.

This is what Jaime does when you mention that she’s been scowling at your lens for the better part of an hour.

Ah! There she is.

On Monday we’ll be back with leggings. Leggings! Don’t try to resist, they are rad.

15 thoughts on “Mighty Closet: Jaime Chen, Outfit 3

  1. Bailey

    I am loving this edition of Mighty Closet. All of the outfits have been exceptional, but this one? Took my breath away. The coat, the blouse, all of it. I sat up and took notice. You are beautiful.

    Fab camera work, Maggie!

  2. amanda

    Those sleeves/cuffs are a dream-come-to-life. Love. Those excited pangs of summer-longing are crushed as I now itch to wear a coat like that.

  3. dani

    I love her outfits! She’s so put together and gorgeous. Keep the Mighty Closet posts coming – they’re so inspiring!

  4. Abi

    She looks great! I was told that wearing hose/tights with open-toe shoes was an absolute no. Is that not true?

  5. Maggeh Post author

    Abi, that used to be true, but it’s been in fashion for a couple years now, in San Francisco at least. Especially if the tights are colorful.

  6. Diana

    This Jaime Chen lady dresses wonderfully, very inspiring. There are individual pieces that are so lovely, but are also parts of cool, complete looks.

    Also, her stance on quality over quantity is something I strive for and occasionally even live out!(I am such a sucker for the SALESALESALE wooing).

    I heart Mighty Closet!

    PS: Love me some heels, but, you know, to each her own. Respect to the Mighty Closet Ladies!

  7. jennifer in sf

    Oh my god that coat! Is wonderful.

    I am really enjoying Jamie’s style in general.

  8. Abi

    Thanks for the info! Its good to know that I don’t have to hide my open toe shoes any more when the weather gets a tad nippy. :)

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