Outerwear Week

January 31st, 2011 § 6 comments


  • Coat: DKNY via Bluefly
  • Gloves: Coach (gift)
  • Scarf: Missoni via Filene’s Basement
  • Bag: Crystalyn Kae
  • Skinny Jeans: Banana Republic
  • Boots: vintage Charles David
  • (Below)
  • Shirt: J. Crew (thrifted)
  • Camisole: Gap Outlet
  • Belt: J. Crew
  • Necklace: South Moon Under

We all know how quickly a cute outfit is ruined by having to put on a coat and that many a gorgeous shoe is retired in favor of boots for a long walk through the snow. We also all know how the first stages of frostbite feel when venturing out without a coat or gloves or hat and are sadly familiar with the slushy feeling of melting snow inside our cutest shoes. Is there any way to stay stylish and warm? We have received a number of emails over the last two years asking just that, and so we thought a whole week of coats, jackets, wraps, and assorted winter wear would be timely and help to answer some of these questions.

To kick things off I thought I’d share my #1 go-to coat of the moment. I had been looking for a dressier knee length coat for a while, but I wasn’t satisfied with the plain button up styles and blocky shapes I had encountered. My mom actually bought this for me online at Bluefly, and it has turned out very well. I was a little apprehensive about the ruffle at first, but now that I’ve been wearing this coat all winter I love the details. To me the ruffle embellishment makes this coat more fun and the ruffle collar also holds my scarf nice and close around my neck to keep out the cold. The cut and length are flattering for a petite frame; Although, I did have to have the sleeves shortened.

Check out the Caterina coat by Via Spiga and the Cheryl style coat by Tahari for two more knee length coats with some personality.

To play off of the ruffled collar I decided to wear another ruffled shirt. I picked this up over the weekend at a consignment shop (along with a few other things I’m sure you’ll be seeing soon), and immediately knew I wanted to pair it with my turquoise camisole for a layered look. The belt was just for fun and to make my legs look longer by making my waist appear higher. These jeans are also relatively new. They were on sale at BR for $13 and happened to be in my size. After so many months of looking for skinny jeans I seem to have scored three really great pairs in the last month! With wool socks and these leather boots my feet and legs stayed warm and dry as I was doing my Sunday errands yesterday.

Stay tuned for more outerwear posts this week!


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§ 6 Responses to Outerwear Week"

  1. AW says:

    I love seeing the outerwear. Maybe it will help keep me from daydreaming about spring.

  2. Jennifer M. says:

    Love the focus on outerwear!
    P.S. I am simultaneously thanking and blaming you three for my new scarf habit! I am having much more fun with my clothes since developing this affliction, though! You have a great collection!

  3. Jennifer M. says:

    I forgot to add — do you have any tips for finding a good thrift store? I am having trouble finding one in Pittsburgh.

  4. Beth says:

    Super cute coat, what a great mom you have!
    Love the theme this week, sometimes outerwear gets over looked, but it’s so important.

    Check out my baby blog

  5. ash says:

    I love this outfit on you, it shows off your petite figure perfectly!

  6. Mrs. G says:

    I thought of you this morning as I pulled on my coat from eShakti. You provide them with your height at checkout and ~voila!~ sleeves that fit perfectly. For a very modest fee you can have other alterations made, but height and bust are free. I have been very pleased with my purchase; I hope you give them a look.

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