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The Wish List: Mimi-Rose’s Pajamas and Khaki Jacket on Girls

10 Mar

When Girls shot its fourth season over last summer it became clear that Gillian Jacobs would be playing a love interest of Adam’s and we were left pondering how/why Hannah and Adam would implode. The pap shots showed Jacobs wearing what first appeared to be a pair of hospital scrubs with a khaki paint splattered jacket over the top while holding a bouquet of flowers. Was she just getting home from the night shift? On closer inspection the scrubs are in fact pajamas and Gillian Jacobs is definitely not playing a medical professional on the show.

Gillian Jacobs

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Instead Mimi-Rose is an artist as the paint splatter might suggest, but nope that was already part of the Zara jacket – thanks to Girls costume designer Jenn Rogien for answering this mystery on Twitter – and it’s part of this well crafted minimalist look for Mimi-Rose.

Girls Mimi RoseThis jacket makes a repeat appearance in the following episode “Ask Me My Name” pairing it once again with pale blue (of the double denim variety) and shows reusing pieces in the same way a person would in real life always makes me more thrilled than I probably should be.

Girls ask me my nameAlas the Zara jacket is no longer available – these episodes did shoot back in June so it is not surprising – but there are some on eBay. In better news Mimi-Rose’s classic J Crew pajama set is still on sale for all your comfy bedtime/flower shopping needs.

J Crew pajamas

For more from the TV Ate My Wardrobe wish list series including Jane the Virgin and the final season of Parks and Recreation head here.

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The Wish List: Jess from New Girl’s Pea Coat

14 Nov

A lot of the things you will find on the TV Ate My Wardrobe wish list are coat related and as the temperatures are starting to drop dramatically it’s time to dig out the thicker outerwear. Today was the first day that my pea coat has come out of my wardrobe since the spring and while this denim number is still doing the trick (thanks to the super warm borg lining) it’s time to get serious with winter coats (not too serious though, that’s what December and January are for).

Many shows give us coat envy here at TV Ate My Wardrobe with Scandal being top of this list (when it comes to jackets and blazers that’s all The Good Wife) and Masters of Sex has been doing a good job of competing for this title. When you can’t afford Burberry, Armani or find the perfect vintage number then shows like New Girl might have a reasonable (ish) price alternative. When it comes to coat buying I’d rather spend a bit extra for something that will actually keep me warm and the great thing about a quality coat is that it will last for years (I just realized that I sound like my mother).

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So the pea coat and on this week’s episode of New Girl Jess wore a traditional navy colored pea coat that is available from J. Crew. Pea coats were originally worn by sailors and typically have broad lapels and double-breasted fronts; it’s a timeless design that suits both women and men (see Joshua Jackson on Fringe). It’s super flattering as it cinches in at the waist and sits nicely on your hips. This one from J. Crew has a rather grand name; “Majesty” and old-school stadium blankets have inspired the fabric choice. It sounds super warm and that’s a key element to a really good pea coat and anything that was originally intended to be worn at sea is probably a good winter option.

Majesty Peacoat

There are more colors available than just the traditional navy like Jess is wearing on New Girl and this is perfect if you want to brighten your coat collection while also opting for a classic look. This version in gold is probably my favorite because anything with a vaguely mustard hue is generally my first pick.

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