Thursday, January 12, 2012

the infamous coat & a winner

i found this coat a few months ago....
at old navy.
can you believe?
it looks like it should have been 4x the price.
i loved it.

caroline hated it.
i mean almost cried because i made her wear it "only for a quick photo session"
hated it.
said it made her look like she was 5.

i told her if i coulda found one in my size
i would have risked looking 5
to have that pretty coat.

so sadly, the coat, with tag pinned underneath the arm,
please don't turn me in to the old navy crowd
was worn for all of 17 minutes to snatch up these little images
&
then returned to old navy...
don't hate me but i think they're long gone...
sigh














& finally, 
congratulations amy
you've won the $50 gift certificate to 

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~~~~~~~
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Your name is great, and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find"
matt redman

40 comments:

Simone said...

I LOVE love love this coat...I'd wear it!!! Well, maybe not pink but black or green would be gorgeous :)

But I might have trouble persuading my daughter who is exactly the same age as Caroline to wear it. She used to be such a pink girl....sigh!! She is however turning into quite the little French girl. all stripes, Converse, denim and camel so that's okay :)

Beautiful photos Paige XX

Amy said...

Paige, I am so excited! Thank you so much! Can't wait to pick out something really cute! You just made my day!

Robin Gallagher said...

I bought the exact coat for my 11 year old and she, too, hates it but I do make her wear it on special occasions. She receives many compliments on it. I tried it on JUST to see if it would fit me - too short in the arms and verrry tight in the bust :). Wish there was an adult version...

Jboo said...

That sweet cute girl -- she looks fabulous in that coat and really did a good job for the photo shoot!

Ooooh and love her hair too -- very cute!

janet

Kerri said...

What a gorgeous coat! I would wear it too if they had my size! In fact, I think we should contact Old Navy and tell them there are a few of us wanting it in a bigger size! :)
Caroline is sooo cute, I love the pics!
And I am not sure if I have had a chance to wish you a Happy New Year my friend! XO

Pine Tree Home said...

See, we need more coats like this for us! Could we squeeze into it- doubt it, would look sorta funny. And how great is the color too...instead of basic black.

Yolanda said...

Love the coat and she looks just darling in it!

Just Ask Beth said...

My 11 year old received that coat also!! Her first reaction was really mom?, but now she just loves it..so stylish!

3 Peanuts said...

I LOVE that coat too!!!!!!!! Sweetie when you see things like that (Kate would have totally worn it)...you need to text me. I would have been all over that. Old Navy really does have some good things sometimes. I shop there a lot!!! Sometimes the quality is not so great but to be honest...some of their shirts hold up better and longer than some of my J Crew shirts!

Kim

Ashley said...

Wow. That coat is GORGEOUS. I'm 18, and I would wear it in a heartbeat. Oh yeah.

sweet southern drawl said...

I soooo know your pain in this area. Miss 12 going on 25 in my house has thrown her little tantrums in the stores over not liking what I have picked out.....I always just smile and tell her I'm not afraid to make a scene. I'd never do it, but it sure gets my point across. {HEHE} xoxo

Debby said...

What a cute coat. Your little one is just growing up. Cute pictures anyway.
Congratulations to the winner.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness!!!! I thought I was alone in this -- I have 4 girls (ages 4 though 8) who have ALOT of opinions about what they will and will not wear. Your girls always look so perfectly dressed. I thought I was the only one whose kids won't cooperate with what I think looks great! Adorable coat -- but I know that my 7 and 8 year olds wouldn't have even put it on for a picture! They won't wear anything that is pink.

Anonymous said...

Love the coat. I would so be wearing one of those too.

Wanda Ammons said...

The pics are great! Were those taken at the Spruill Gallery? I have fond memories of that house from when I was a child. My great-uncle Steve Spruill & great-aunt Ethel lived there. And as for the coat? Caroline looks terrific in it. I love the coat and would totally wear it.... and I'm 54!!

Lisa said...

Love that coat! I too would wear that in a heartbeat! My daughter is the same age as Caroline. It is good you brought it home...you never know at this age what they might like! It is hard when they don't want to wear something so darling in favor of jeans and a t-shirt :( But we must pick our battles! Love your blog!

Lisa said...

Just checked and this coat is still available online for $40!

Emily said...

I think you have great taste - that coat is super cute! :D

mollie's mom said...

That coat is to die for... but I still remember when my daughter looked at me and said, "Don't dress me 'cute" anymore, Mommy."
At least you have precious pictures... marcie@madebymolliesmom.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Toooo dang bad! She could start her own fashion foward plate!!!! I loved, loved, this great, great coat!!! I hate to see these young girls not starting to step out of that box and be their own person! She is darling, darling in anythings she wears! Keep the coat!!!! Maybeeeeeeeee...one can wish, right? She is truly precious in it!!!

Mary said...

Beautiful coat-- I would wear it too. *Sigh* My 13 year-old would absolutely refuse to consider it. What happened to those little girls who used to love to get frillied up?

Anonymous said...

Absolutely adorable. I would wear that coat in a heartbeat! Believe me I have boys who are very picky too! Nothing dressy! Jeans, t-shirts! Drives me crazy!!

janet said...

I love the coat but having two girls I know where ya are coming from..If they aren't going to wear it back it would go in this house..Congratulations to the winner..

Karen said...

I wish you had made a photo of the back of the coat. It's beautiful!

Alecia said...

Sad day...I LOVE that coat...I totally would've worn it! She's growin' up on ya, huh?!?! The pics are lovely...there's one where her face is like "What?!?!" adorable!

Privet and Holly said...

She's growing up,
mama....knows what
feels like HER and what
doesn't.....sigh....she's
such a doll, ESPECIALLY
in the dreaded {but
adorable} coat!!

xx Suzanne

cynthia said...

Paige, just wanted to tell you old navy has coat on line

Katie said...

Holy cow, that coat is gorgeous! I want one!! Your pics are beautiful too! Very nice photo shoot :)

Jodi said...

I love that coat too! If it were in adult sizes, I'd be all over that! :)

Kelli said...

Hmm...might have to go look for that coat...love it.

julieann said...

Caroline... YOU CANT REALLY HAVE SAID THAT???? You look adorable in that coat.. I LOVE IT.. Maybe it's just your so cute it makes the coat look cute...I wish they had one in my size... I had a pink swing coat when I was pregnat. I loved that coat...

Anne said...

I love the pink colour! I wish my 11 year old would wear it! she chose a black coat this year! Hard to influence the mind at this age!!
~Anne

kasey said...

at least she wore it for you....
i would have had to pay big dollar....and i have....

tara said...

That coat is darling, as is she! At least you got some rockin' photos of her in it! Funny how kids know exactly what they want to wear and how they want to look and anything a wee bit different is a struggle almost a fight! Happy weekend Paige!

erika fajardo said...

I love,love .. your blog your photography is amazing and your girls are so beautiful. I have to say that is too bad that I live far away from you (Canada). Anyways I have a question for you in regards to the lenses that you used for this pics I just got a canon t3i and I only have the lens that come with the kit so could you recommend one for me it will be mainly to photograph my girls and do family pics so please get back to me Oh.. and I a tripod I'm so confused with the ones I have seen so far exactly what do I need to look for on the tripod!
thanks a million I hope to here from you soon.
Erika
erikafajardo@shaw.ca

One Woman's Thoughts said...

AS we go through life our tastes sometimes change.
Funny thing . . . many years from now I have a hunch that she might have a pink coat in her closet somewhere in memory of how much you love this coat.

and oh . . I kinda love the coat myself.

Kim said...

OK Paige,
Just have to tell you that my 11 {nearly 12} year old loves your blog - she calls it 'the ruffle girl blog':0) She walked by the monitor a few minutes ago and saw Caroline's picture up and remarked, "well, isn't she a cutie pie!'
I do believe they would make fine friends!!
Blessings to you and yours!

Esme said...

I would wear that coat myself in pink.

Between You and Me said...

can't believe she didn't love that coat!!!!
what color would she have preferred?

stinker.

hope you're having a great weekend~

Tracey said...

I love the coat too and she looked so pretty! I too would wear it, but I doubt my daughters would :( I was shopping with my 18 year old last week and tried on a plaid jumper that I absolutely loved and she told me I looked like I was 6 and there was no way she would wear it if she were me. Needless to say I didn't buy it!

Your photos are amazing! So wish we lived close so you could do a family session for us!