Having recently migrated into non-black long coat territory, I have to admit to a certain amount of trepidation. I wear individual pieces that push the envelope, especially in my neighborhood and lifestyle of jetsetting (on mass transit) to downtown Seattle, a city that is not know for being particularly concerned with fashion. The cobalt coat from last week's post was attention grabbing enough http://youlookfab.com/welookfa.....?replies=4. I am probably way too much in my head on this, but if I had to describe it, I'd say that I strive for outfits that other people who notice these things might say (also usually in their heads) "Hey, she looks pulled together." Outfits that won't cause whiplash or snow blindness, really. So this week, I amped up my game with a recent find...a Winter white coat in a fabric similar to the cobalt one, that I found on major sale at Express. You know the deal, if I can't bear to wear it for long, no major outlay of cash. Can I just say, a bit off topic, but both of these newer, inexpensive and not particularly well made coats have really narrow sleeves that I'm digging. It looks less like I'm wearing DH's coat than my more classic tailored man coats. Anyway, stepping out my front door in a white coat made me feel like I had a giant target on my back (and front, side, etc.) and I had to give myself a rather serious pep talk to stride up the street with my head high. Lordy...I've done far riskier things than wait for a bus looking like an iceberg, so I dunno what my deal is. Well, nobody fell out of their seats when I boarded the bus (which might have caused a fistfight over the spot) and I even garnered a compliment from my boss, who is much more conservative/classic than I am in her wardrobe choices. In looking at the pics, I'm not sure about the cowl neck sweater in terms of figure flattery, but I can tune the ensemble next time. I will say that any shoes I tried with less substance than my combat boots made me look like I might tip over at any moment...Anyway, without further navel gazing, here are a few of the outfits I wore this week. Thanks for looking...

#1 The coat, Zara slacks and Aldo combat boots.
#2 8telier skirted leggings, BCBG Generation pointelle sweater with side zips and St. John jacket. Miz Mooz chelsea booties
#3 Express silver, crackle foiled sweatshirt over Athleta wool city joggers and long puffer with faux fur collar. Shelly's London booties
#4 Kut cords with grey marled, high/low hem Rack sweater with Loft wool moto jacket, Max Mara man coat and scarf. Silver leather perforated high tops.
#5 8telier skirted leggings (again) and black booties with H&M layering tee in blurple under ombre striped cashmere cardigan and purple wool coat. Miz Moos booties again.

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