There’s nothing I love more than the crisp look of winter white jeans! Yesterday it felt like summer in the city (when in all actuality it was only 36 degrees (Fahrenheit)), so I put away the puffer and opted for a wool topper instead.
If I’ve learned anything while living in New York City (and Chicago, too!), it’s that investing in outerwear is an absolute must. We wear our coats for at least six months out of the year, and that’s during a mild winter! Eight months is generally a safer bet. There are so many times that I don’t even take off my coat when running errands, going into a store, or popping by an event, so, for me, it’s important to have coats that I feel great in. I try to limit my puffer coat to the absolute coldest of days. You know, when it’s bone-chillingly-cold and your face actually goes numb when you’re walking to the subway. When it’s above 25 degrees, however, I try to stick to a wool coat of some sort. My coat game is pretty strong.. I have a leopard-print coat, a pink coat, a navy blue coat (actually two of them, but they are totally different – I swear!), two camel coats, a burgundy coat, and there are even a few more options in my storage unit, too. (It’s probably a bit of an issue that I can’t remember what they look like.) But hey, when you’re wearing it every. single. day. for so many months, I think it’s important to have a few in rotation to keep you feeling snazzy. Wearing the same thing day in and day out definitely doesn’t boost my confidence. And let’s be honest, you guys would probably get sick of seeing the same coat on this blog every day! (Which is generally why I take them off when I shoot photos!)
About a month ago, I realized that I didn’t own a black coat. (Kind of like the time I realized I didn’t have a black handbag and decided to splurge on this one!) You sit there staring at your closet in disbelief that you don’t own such a staple, wishing it would magically appear because you need it that day. You must know the feeling, right? Well, that’s how I felt with the black coat. I wear so much black, gray, and white during the winter in NYC and I realized I desperately needed a black coat to wear with my more neutral outfits. Zappos to the rescue!
I guess I was majorly feeling 50 Shades of Grey (I’m just using that as a phrase, I haven’t seen the movie nor read the book.) when I got dressed earlier this week. I even got this manicure on this particular day. You can rarely go wrong when you stick to pairing neutral basics in a monochromatic color scheme!
PS: Don’t you just die for these pumps? I am in love!
Get the Look…
Lauren Ralph Lauren Coat c/o Zappos
Michael Kors Pumps c/o Zappos (similar here & here!)
J.Crew Sweater (similar)
J.Crew Silk Blouse
Old Navy Denim (on sale!)
Tom Ford Sunglasses
Capwell + Co Ring
Michael Kors Watch (on sale!)
Paint Box Nails Manicure