I picked up this coat a couple of weeks ago, and this morning's blog post made it the right time to debut it. My day consisted of a doctor's appointment (why do we use that expression? the appointment is not for nor belongs to the doctor, it's for me!) and a trip to the indoor outlet mall to look for some blingy holiday shoes for my upcoming cocktail party. Regular stores have NOTHING cool.
Anyways, I love a good longer coat, but it has to be the right fit and cut, or I look like I'm wearing a men's bathrobe, and not in a cute way. I prefer longer coats to be very tailored with minimal detail, and this one from the Bay has it all. Wool blend, perfect fit that allows layering underneath but isn't too lose when worn with a blouse or t-shirt - and olive! Wore it first with this odd BR silky leopard blouse that I cannot get right , a pair of washed black Gap high waist cigarette jeans, and a pair of favourite fur trim sneaks from last winter. The blouse never worked well until I changed my hair colour , and now it's ok. Just not perfect with the washed out black denim - needed a stronger base bottom with it. Changed for a second round of grocery and pharmacy shopping into a pair of uber-tailored cropped Kate Spade pants. Blouse worked a lot better . And yes, I could have french-tucked the blouse for a longer leg line, but I wasn't taking my coat off and it wasn't a priority .
Anyways, I loved this outfit,! It felt a lot more modern and new than had I worn a shorter coat . Nails for the next two weeks are rose gold super glitter - which makes me inordinately happy and want to have everything pink and rosy and glittery. Brought out a rose gold trimmed Fossil watch and rose gold Kate Spade bangle to match.
jeans not shown - new Gap washed black Cigarette cut - love these!
blouse - BR - this season
coat - En Thread (who thinks up these names anyways?) from Hudson Bay
sneakers - Yaya
bag - olive studded leather Coach - several years old and a perennial fav
fragrance of the day - Donna Karan Cashmere Mist - old fav
new lipgloss I'm wearing every minute of every day - Huda Beauty Strobe
scarf - McQ old faithful
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