Lately, it seems my Pinterest boards runneth over with goodies I (at least momentarily) can’t live without. Quite possibly, all of this way-too-early holiday business has seeped into my subconscious and I’m formulating lists for Santa against my will. Whatever the reason, in no particular order, and with zero rhyme and reason, I thought I’d share a few things I can’t get over this week. Read on
i admit…i have a splurge problem when it comes to coats – i figure it’s the first thing people see on me for half the year so i want it to be fabulous. if i had my way, i’d have a different coat for every day of the winter (i admit – the coat-throwing scenes in the devil wears prada were my absolute favorite). one of the highlights of fall fashion this year are the really lovely coats i’ve been seeing everywhere, and i can’t help but covet more than a few.
this shawl collar coat from mara hoffman ($695) looks amazingly cozy, but manages to remain chic. i love the idea of looking great while bundled up in a big, warm blanket!
so many lovely coats at anthropolgie this season, i hardly know where to begin. but their gorgeous floe and current coat ($498) combines just about everything i’m looking for in a winter staple. i love the sculptural styling, the bright & cheery color, and check out that lovely butterfly lining (you can see it in the model pic)!
of course, with our credit cards aching this week, i have to give you at least one budget option, don’t you think? this red wool coat from old navy is a steal at $99, and the styling is a great blend of modern and classic. that high funnel-neck collar is right on trend this year, but truly, when is a double-breasted wool coat not in style? the red is a gorgeous shade, and that nipped-in waist will keep you looking tailored and trim no matter how many layers you’re wearing.
a little confession: i’m loving this economic slump, if only because we’re getting great deals from stores that are generally notoriously stingy with their discounts. now through sunday, take 20% off any and all jackets and sweaters at shopbop with code SHOPBOPSECRET. since i’ve been lusting after some new outerwear since i first saw the fall runway pictures, i’m viewing this as a sign from above that it’s time to invest.
i hardly know where to begin. i love the structured, military styling on this overcoat by alice + olivia, and that flash of fuschia on the belt and buttons is a perfect touch of color for drab days. but i’ve been after those amazing exaggerated collars since day one, so i’m pretty sure this amazing black felt trench from dolce vita is going to win this time (especially since it’s only about $250 with the code!). shopbop has the best coat selection i’ve seen this fall, hands down – and a really broad price range, which is a nice feature in this category.
the sweater options are a little more challenging for me – unlike a coat, there’s no way i can tell myself i only need one. i look forward to fall all year long – you can take your sun and surf, i’m a sweater girl at heart. this slouchy v-neck is the ultimate weekend sweater, and one i know would spend very little time in my closet. for the week, there’s one 80s trend i’ve been embracing with gusto: the sweater dress. simple, chic, and perfect for fall, my closet will be filled to the brim with these by january. i’m starting with this charcoal wrap dress from DVF, which is classic enough to survive the trend, and cozy enough to remind me of my favorite cardigan.
whatever you’re after for fall, now’s the time to max those credit cards – code SHOPBOPSECRET is only good until sunday!