Winter Pastels

As some of you may already know, I love am obsessed with having a great winter coat. I have no problem admitting it, either. It’s actually become a family joke now. I love my coats so much so, that I literally plan my entire outfit around them some days. Yes. I really do. I used to buy nothing but camel or black coats because they’re classic, and go with everything. However, now more than ever, I’m loving the pretty pastel coats to really brighten up a cold, winter’s day.
pastel coat

If you’re in the market for a new winter coat, below are a few pretty pastel favorites.

Double-Cloth Lady Day Coat
pink lady day coat
This coat is simply gorgeous. I have this in a hot pink (from a few years back) and still LOVE it. In my opinion, the name says it all. It comes in several bright colors, but my first choice would be this subtle pink.

Stadium-Cloth Cocoon Coat
Cocoon coat
So, Santa came a few months early this year! I have worn this coat once so far on our trip to the mountains, and I could not be happier with the soft mint color!

Wool Wrap Coat
wool wrap coat
I really like this coat for a more casual, every day look. I would pair this with jeans and skinny pants. It looks so cozy, doesn’t it?

Emilie Coat
emilie coat
This blue blush color is so, so pretty. The length looks great, too. Another classic coat to add to your collection.

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Have a happy Monday, Friends!

J.Crew – Fall Wish List

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone enjoyed their last weekend of Summer. I’m happy to report that I am currently blogging in our new seafoam/mint master bedroom! I couldn’t bring myself to move my computer up to my office today. My husband did a fantastic job painting this weekend, and we are pleased as punch with the results!

I always look to J.Crew to set the trends for Fall, and they’ve done it again. I love browsing their “new arrivals.” Some of these new arrivals are currently on sale, too. I’ve rounded up a few that I’ve added to my Fall “wish list!”

Silk Drapey V-neck Blouse
Jcrew Drapey Blouse
This blouse is classic. I know it would get a lot of wear this Fall.

V-Neck Cardigan in Fringe Trim
Fringe Trim Cardigan
I love the fringe trim. Such a new take on a classic cardigan.

Stadium-Cloth Cocoon Coat
Cocoon coat
I’m pretty sure I’m asking Santa for this coat this year!

Suede d’Orsay Loafer Flats
d'Orsay Flats
These are adorable. They come in 3 colors. I’m in love with this strawberry color!

Palm Earrings
Palm Earrings
I love the color mix here. It feels very fresh for Fall.

What’s on your “wish list” for Fall? Anything from J.Crew?

Have a happy day!

Just Call Me “The Coat Lady”


I love a lot of things when it comes to fashion; however, I think coats have to be one of my top 3 items that I always invest in (3rd in line to handbags and shoes). And, every year, I seem to always find a new one I just “have to have” to add to my collection. This annual coat collecting is getting so bad now, that there isn’t enough room for another one in our foyer coat closet – at least for anyone else’s coats. I’m sorry, but I’m not really sorry at all. Just ask my husband, he thinks that I’m crazy for coats, and maybe I am. The coat closet is telling this as well. Just call me the “Coat Lady.”  Guess what, Honey?! I found another one that I can’t live without. Oops.

Factory Trench Coat
factory trench coat
A trench coat is so timeless. I bought one my freshman year in college, and I wore it almost daily in the Fall time, before the temperatures really got cold. It was the perfect addition to my denim, button up and heels look. That “look” was my daily uniform in college, for me at least.
True story…I used to wake up before my 8am classes, and I’d iron my button ups. I have always believed in being put together. I get this mentality from my parents, and it’s a good thing. That’s just me.
Well, I had to retire that old trench coat many moons ago, and this one looks like the perfect replacement. What do you think? And, the best part is it’s on sale!

Do you share the same obsession of coats with me?

Happy Thursday!