This year I felt I needed a new coat. I wanted something bright. Not the usual, brown, black or grey. You know me, I love me some colour.
I came across this tailored coat by Donna Karan at the Bay Outlet.
It's hard to tell here but the colour is a very rich jewel toned pink/burgundy. Because of the indoor lighting it looks red here but it is more pink.
I think in winter (I'm talking real winter folks…where it dips below freezing, not like those lucky people in California when they say, "oh it is so cold here today I had to layer on an oversized sweater with my short shorts and booties) it is a huge challenge to dress stylishly while still staying warm.
This is 100% wool, lined and with a cashmere sweater underneath I was quite warm. The neckline is open so a large scarf will be necessary for when it dips below 0.
I managed to score this at 80% off, which made it $80 with taxes included. Score!
Also I love how the breast pocket actually opens so I can add a pocket square and change it up.
If I take out the pocket square I think it will lend itself well to some vintage brooches on the collar.
I like that is fits into my fashion sense.
The modern lines and classic tailored shape will make this a closet staple but bold colour is attention grabbing…and really me.
I will let you know I had already purchased this before I scored this vintage coat. Othewise I probably wouldn't have bought it.
Or at least that is what I like to tell myself.
Sometimes I like to tell myself little white lies.
It just makes life easier.
How are you managing to stay warm and stylish this winter?
Or are you one of the lucky ones living somewhere that it only dips down to sweater weather? If so, do you have an extra room you're not using? Me and my pug need a break from the cold. We don't eat much (well I don't at least) and she only snores at night or when she sleeps, (which is all the time).