I chose this outfit because the core pieces are quite old. The EF Merino tunic which has a lovely split step hem, subtle but visible is from 2013 (when I first started to track purchases) and was from my first NAS. Late fall to early spring it is in rotation either weekly or every other week. Nice minimal tunics tunics - 33-36" are very difficult to find. No pills or signs of wear. The jacket is AT from 2014 and was sold as a light coat in fall I got it on super sale in spring. During this period of time long blazers were impossible to find. My old 20 yr blazers which had already been relined not once but twice were in desperate need of retirement. So I purchased some light toppers in similar length, approx 33" but they were more A line than my blazers. They worked brilliantly and have become an alternate silhouette. I am on the hunt for more in this style for both warm/cold seasons. The clear b&w snow leopard is a favorite, I really love the bracelet sleeves - I do not mind LS peaking out and it transitions well spring and fall because of them. Again wearing with leggings and my new Frye Shane tipped boots - because I can. It's cold but most of the snow is melted. We except bad weather the end of the week so I am enjoying wearing a sleek bootie. The coat is very ladylike which is a huge part of my style, but I always add an unexpected bootie to toughen it up - moto, sleek black leather hiking, although for dress I would wear a knee high boot in an equestrian style or a sleek suede black bootie/shootie. But I like the juxtaposition of unexpected footwear. This outfit is me because of the column of black, patterned blazer coat, old well loved pieces combined with new, ladylike, dressy, polished but unexpected footwear.

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