Style Diary: Fall Coats
It seems every year, I end up buying a new coat. It’s not like I need another. It’s just that I’m terrible at resisting the new fashions. And coats are such easy purchases to rationalize. After all, I figure that they’re practical AND stylish. And being that it’s an outerwear piece, it practically ends up paying for itself within just the first season that I wear it. (I’m good, aren’t I?)
This year, there were a couple coats that I found irresistible. The first one that I fell in love with is this Ann Taylor leopard coat. I liked the unique color scheme on the leopard print. It’s a softer, more subdued print, isn’t it? Plus I got a great deal during their friends and family 40% off sale. This is how I wore it at the Juicy Couture Spring 2012 Presentation .
Here you see me wearing it with skinny corduroy black jeans, Aldo booties, bling necklace a swingy tee which you can’t see, Chanel purse and the new coat. More on the Juicy couture presentation later.
The Cynthia Rowley fur-trimmed cardigan is from an amazing Marshall’s deal that I found for $35. The BCBG suede shoes were on sale for $60, the Tibi dress on sale for around $100 and the hello kitty purse a couple hundred.
My 2nd coat purchase is a sale coat from Saks also by Tibi. I fell in love with this because it was also something completely different from what I already owned and looked so modern and glam.
Guess what! The Tibi coat is convertible and can be turned into a fur vest for warmer days. Here, I’ve worn it with a necklace from Off 5th, Calvin Klein dress from Marshall’s, bracelet from Ann Taylor Loft, and suede fringed boots. It was a simple dress with no hanger appeal. I knew it had great styling potential though. My favorite part about the dress are its pockets – perfect for hiding a lip gloss or cell phone.