I feel the need to apologize. It’s been a bit quiet on the blog-front this week. While it was likely much needed recovery time from the nasty cold that’s been going around, I’m choosing to blame the weather. The chill set in and I went into hibernation mode. There were lots of blankets and flannel pajama pants and bed-head involved – it wasn’t very pretty.
Much as I thoroughly enjoy after-work napping under heaps of covers with a bunny curled up (read: held against her will) beside me, I’m coming to the realization that eventually I do want to venture out again. It’s only going to get colder before this is over, and already I am woefully ill-prepared.
You see, I survived the past two Boston winters without a decent winter coat – a third winter might be pushing my luck. Even if I wanted to, my beloved three-quarter sleeved, knee length, bubble-hemmed, sweatshirt-meets-peacoat has been worn to rags. I’ve intended to buy something new many times, but I’m holding out. It’s one of those “fell in love with a gorgeous wool G-Star coat while visiting the boy’s parents in the Netherlands two years ago, returned only to find it was not available in the states, and now nothing can live up to this dream coat…” situations. Now I’m feeling the pressure to find one, at least before the first snow of the season.
In my searching I’ve yet to find the perfect everyday bundle; however, I have come across a few favorites in a variety of styles for all looks and occasions.
Let’s be perfectly honest – I want one of those Lindsey Thornburg patterned cloaks. Who doesn’t this year? But the $1000 price tag is beyond unrealistic for me. While I typically scoff at practicality, in this case I’m looking for something I might actually be able to purchase. Anyway, the Bibi Cheminitz Black Sweat Cape at Pixie Market caught my eye even before I saw the very reasonable price tag. With its perfect funnel neck and a kangaroo pocket on the front, it looks more like a splurge than a compromise.
I’ve been searching high and low for the ideal faux fur jacket. I thought I wanted something in the silvery-white family (to match my hair, naturally) but I changed my mind instantly when I laid eyes on this Burning Torch Faux Fur Jacket at Shopbop. It is the perfect length and cut to support the super-thick, super-luxe fur without looking boxy or overpowering.
The Tulle Hooded Trench at Need Supply appears slim and lightweight, but it features a thermal lining for added warmth without the bulk. At $80, I could even considering splurging for the Symmetry Morton Scarf in Purple Plaid, $200. I love the chain detail, and it has 6 grommets so you can wrap and link it as you please. How great would it look paired with the khaki?
I coveted this military-inspired Harmon Grey Parka when Oak had it last winter, and when it reappeared this season I didn’t want it any less. The draped square collar adds interest, and it’s perfect for layering with the hooded vest lining. It is the ultimate in casual cool.
Now if only I could have them all, I think I’d be set for the chill…