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Guest Post: Ali of The Drawing Mannequin

Well, hey there, people of Jen’s blog!  My name is Ali and I’m from The Drawing Mannequin.  It’s nice to meetcha!  Before I continue, I just wanted to say thanks to Jen for allowing me to be a guest blogger.  It’s quite the honor, and she’s quite the lovely lady and I’m glad that I’ve been able to meet such a wonderful blogging buddy as herself.


            I bought this adorable military style trench coat a few weeks ago at TJ Maxx.  I was quite wary of doing so because of the price tag and the fact that I live in Alabama, land where it doesn’t get super cold, but after getting some wear out of it recently, I’m really glad I went through with the purchase.  It cost $100 (down from $180), which isn’t too terribly much, but still quite a bit of money for a single item.  However, it’s amazing quality and I know that the purchase was worthwhile because coats never seem to fit me right.  They’re always too small in the arms because of my wide shoulders and too big in the waist, but once I put this one on and it was both cute AND fit perfectly, I knew that I really had no choice but to buy it.


            I mean, it even makes me look like a secret agent or something.  Doesn’t it?  Just call me 007.  I’ll be sneakin’ in yer windows in this thing, except not really because heels don’t really allow that.  Unless you’re a real secret agent, then you’ve probably been trained to do that kind of stuff.  But I’m not a secret agent.  I’m just Ali.


            What are you all willing to splurge on?  For me, it’s items that I know will last me a long time, such as practical leather shoes and classic pieces such as this coat.  Even though it hurts to suddenly kiss your moolah goodbye, in the end, I know it’s a good investment.


Thanks again, Jen, for letting me take over your blog for a mere day of bliss.  I hope everyone has a pleasant New Years'!

Military trenchcoat: Guess (via TJ Maxx)
Heels: man these are old so who knows really
Chevron earrings: Charming Charlie


  1. nice post! i love the outfit! :) Irene Wibowo

  2. Well helllooooo 007. I love this jacket and love that you kept the look so sleek and classy.

  3. LOVE the all black with shiny gold details! It's so chic!

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  4. love the coat :)Happy New Year! :)

  5. That is a great piece and well worth the money. Gonna check out your blog now, Ali :) Happy New Year!

    xo Jenny

  6. Ahhh, I love Ali! She's one of my fave bloggers :)
    Always mixing entertaining texts with her wonderful outfit photos haha.
    Definitely rocking the 007 agent style ;)

    Trendy Teal


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