Olive + White

I’m crying right now. Because I’m dying to wear spring outfits, and it still feels like winter outside. I am absolutely obsessed with these olive J.Crew Martie pants, and paired with white it looks so fresh! sigh. Just a few more days and maybe I can finally put away that heavy winter parka.

Olive trousers + White tunic shirt Olive trousers + White tunic shirt Olive trousers + White tunic shirtJ.Crew Tunic Shirt (old, but similar version by AT) / J.Crew Martie Pant in bi-stretch wool / LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Adena Pumps (similar) / Bauble Bar Facets Layered Necklace / Daniel Wellington Sheffield Watch / Forever21 Rings / Zara bag (old)

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The Long Trench

For the sake of this post, let’s ignore for the moment that as I type this, it isn’t -16C outside. In April. =/ But I’ve been trying on this long trench coat all weekend (indoors, of course), debating whether or not I want to keep it. Although I love the look, longer coats are particularly tricky on petites as they can easily engulf a small frame. Over the years I’ve been extremely hesitant to wear something that is way beyond the lower part of the knee because I’ve seen it go horribly wrong in real life more times than not. However, as of late, I’ve been seeing the longer coat on petites online done successfully, and I’m figuring that I maybe I should be able to pull this off as well.

Long Trench Coat + Stripes + Destroyed Denim Long Trench Coat + Stripes + Destroyed Denim Long Trench Coat + Stripes + Destroyed Denim Long Trench Coat + Stripes + Destroyed DenimBabaton Nicky Trench / GAP Stripe Tee  (love this by BR)/ J.Crew Martie Pant in Bi-Stretch Wool / LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Adena Pumps (similar)/ 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel / Le Chateau Ring 

To make this work, the focus should be fit–the shoulders, sleeves, and the waist which we don’t want to be too wide and boxy. A lighter fabric also helps with not looking like too heavy a piece that overwhelms the body. This particular trench from Aritzia is designed to be a bit on the slouchier side, hence the drapey fabric, the longer storm flaps, and slightly dropped shoulder. The proportions look better when I’m wearing heels rather than flats (no surprise there), but I’m really like this as a statement piece that is really different from what I currently have in my closet. I could also see this as being really fun to play with the proportions with different layers on underneath, so I’m thinking I’m going to keep it!

Any thoughts or feelings on this? Or any body else loving the longer length coats? How are you wearing them?

Also worth noting, Bloomingdale’s has just started their F&F. Get 25% off many brands OR Loyalists get $25 reward card for every $100 spent on almost everything else. And free shipping for everyone! Use code FRIENDS. I’m all about denim so I have my eye on my favorite flares in white and this pair of black denim with knee slits here and here!

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Easter Layers

Winter still seems to be hanging around in these parts. While Easter Sunday is supposed to bring some spring temperatures, Easter Eve was still below freezing. My family attended early morning Mass and I quickly realized I needed to add on some Easter layers to my outfit. Lightened up slightly from my typical dark neutrals from winter, I wore a dusty rose/mauve-colored silk blouse under my white leather moto vest and light grey wool peacoat. I topped it off with a scarf to cover my neck and I was good to go.

Peacoat + Leather Vest + Skinny Pants Peacoat + Leather Vest + Skinny Pants Peacoat + Leather Vest + Skinny PantsBanana Republic Long Wool Peacoat (pretty in blush by AT with 40% off) / Club Monaco Silk Blouse / Club Monaco White Leather Vest / Forever21 Pointed Cutout Rings / Club Monaco Emily Pant / Alexander Wang Gabi Boots / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel / Daniel Wellington Sheffield Watch

We have one more cold spell expected in the coming week and then I think we are finally in the clear of winter. Hooray!

Some great sales going on right now, including:

  1. Ann Taylor – 40% off almost everything plus double points with AT Card (use code MARCH40). I may or may not have destroyed my five-item challenge by picking up this dress and this wrap blouse.
  2. LOFT – 40% off plus free shipping on any order with code SHIP40. Loving this capsleeve sweater for spring.
  3. Club Monaco – 30% sale and clearance. My favorite skinny pants for work can be picked up for a great price.
  4. J.Crew – 25% off your order plus free shipping on all orders (Sunday only) with code SHOPMORE. I love this double-breasted suit blazer.
  5.  Nordstrom – Triple reward points ends tonight and a some great new markdowns including this cobalt blue blazer.

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