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Black Coat Roundup

Hello, everyone!

I was going through my coats a few weeks ago and realized the sad state of my black wool coat. I bought it years ago and have resisted replacing it because I like it so much. Unfortunately, the lining is completely ripped in one of the sleeves, and I can’t quite button it anymore (boooo for aging and no longer fitting into all my clothes), so it’s time to retire my coat and find a new one. A black winter coat is a great staple to have in your wardrobe, and while I also encourage having a coat in a fun color (I have a red one … no surprise there), I consider a black coat an essential item. I’ve included a roundup of some of my favorite options below. As of this post, all of the coats below are $225 or less, and most of them are $200 or less. I imagine they’ll all be on sale as the holidays approach, so keep an eye out if you’re on the hunt for a better deal!

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Ivanka Trump Asymmetrical Trench Coat with Rhinestone Brooch | GUESS Funnel-Collar Asymmetrical CoatAnne Klein Wool-Cashmere Walker CoatCalvin Klein Bouclé Detail Wool Blend Wrap CoatVia Spiga Wool Blend Coat with Faux Leather TrimT Tahari ‘India’ Wool Blend Wrap Coat | J.Crew Factory Wool Peacoat  | J.Crew Factory Uptown Dress Coat

Red Belted Cape Coat

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I have embraced the cape and feel a bit like a superhero. Not a bad way to start the week.

I was browsing online in December and came across this fabulous red belted cape coat on Hautelook. The price was great (less than $100), and it’s red. So … I kinda couldn’t say no to it. When I bought it, the idea of wearing it with opera gloves popped into my head. I’m not sure why, but I became a bit obsessed with creating this look. And here it is. And I love it.


Coat: Hautelook (similar here, lots of options on Etsy here, and a burgundy one here) | Gloves: The Limited (similar here and here and blush pink here) | Pants: The Limited | Blouse: The Limited (similar here and here) | Purse: Kate Spade Outlet (similar here and here) | Shoes: Nine West

My Current Obsession: Boden

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Do you ever stumble across a new store and end up loving everything in it? That (sort of) happened to me over the summer when I opened my mailbox to find a Boden catalog. I had only heard of Boden at that point, and I hadn’t ever browsed the online store. When I saw the words “Great British Style” on the front of the catalog, I thought, “How have I not shopped here before!?!?!?” I immediately flipped through pages of fabulous dresses, skirts, shoes, and tops, and ended up with a very dog-earred catalog in my hands.

I remember wondering how I got on the mailing list, but the words “I don’t care!!” immediately echoed through my head. I’m certain that someone somewhere found out that I’m a bit of an Anglophile and thought, “This woman needs to get the Boden catalog. She’ll want to buy everything in it.” And they were right.

I’ve shown you some of my favorite pieces from the catalog below. How fabulous is that floral print dress? And is that a pink and red houndstooth patterned skirt? Yes! What’s on the raincoat? That would be Westminster, Big Ben, and Parliament. Oh, and the pants are a navy leopard print. Brilliant!

So, you sneaky Boden catalog people, I’m onto you. Don’t think I don’t know what you’re doing. My credit card and I are very upset with you.

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Chic Tweed Shift | Roll Collar Dress | Zoe Dress | Bistro Pant (cropped pant also available) | Notre Dame Skirt | Lois Skirt | Hotchpotch Tee | Bella Top | Flat T-Bar Point | Rainy Day Mac (shorter jacket also available)