℅ Choies coat (similar, and love this!); Target sweater (similar) and hat (similar); H&M skirt, old (similar); Legacy fleece tights; Hunter boots.
I think the real title of this post should be: this girl has a serious addiction to buying coats. I currently have six in heavy rotation and find myself eyeing all the sale ones that are popping up everywhere lately. Side note: Isn’t it crazy that all the winter stuff goes on sale in the dead of winter and stores bring in all their bathing suits? This girl will need a 12 step program before submitting to a bathing suit try on anytime in the next 5 months or so. I feel like the Pillsbury Doughboy.
For day two of my series on how to look amazing as a mama (or non mama, college student, casual gal, no discrimination here!), I looked at what I do on a daily basis to make myself feel special. What are my tried and true solutions and tricks? What makes me feel good in my skin while being able to chase errant children in parking lots and push grocery carts through 6 inches of freshly fallen snow? You know, the usual.
I’ve been noticing something ever since I moved back up North and saw winter again: there are a whole lot of black coats with fur trimmed hoods out there. It’s sort of like it’s the key to fitting in, everyone has one. For awhile there I thought I needed one, too, just to fit in and be warm like everyone else. Who am I kidding? I do have one and it is delectably warm and is my go to jacket when I just need to be cozy. Visits from the Polar Vortex make this type of jacket necessary. However, when it isn’t -20 degrees out I find that the easiest way to look cute as a mom when I’m really just wearing a sweatshirt and boyfriend jeans is to toss on a fun jacket. I have a long, plaid one that look great with printed scarfs and jeans, and I have a furry, leopard one that just screams glamour and is also amazing with different prints and colors. These two jackets are what I throw on when I have a less than stellar outfit on and I still want to appear like I made an effort. In a sea of black jackets, a printed jacket makes you stand out, and in a good way! It’s the easiest thing to put on and look like you are cool and you care about how you look.
More ways to rock a fun jacket:
How about pairing a fire engine red coat with faded blue jeans, a slouchy sweatshirt, and ankle boots?
This is more of a Spring jacket where I live, but I am DYING over the stripes and the length. Talk me out of it, please.
My favorite leopard jacket is on sale (and cheaper than I bought it for, darn it!) This coat goes with anything, but I like it best when worn super casually. There’s something about a ripped jean and studded boots, paired with a luxe looking faux fur coat that I love.
…and I adore the graphic, black and white pattern on this jacket. The pattern is the type that works with every other pattern and is an easy way to stand out while looking put together.
Tell me, what color is the coat you wear on a regular basis?
More fun options: