Ensemble of the day

The White Coat

A white winter coat has been on my wish list for a while now. I came across this coat on the Zara website as I was browsing their post-holiday sales, and my eyes nearly popped out of my head. A bit fitted to the body, but still had a bit of a masculine feel. It was only last week that I was thinking that I was pretty proud of myself that I hadn’t purchased a coat in over a year, and then suddenly came to an abrupt end.

Zara Buttoned Menswear Coat (Bone) / Babaton Murphy Longsleeve Blouse (Black) /  Theory Ibbey Admiral Crepe Straight Leg Pants (Black) / Ann Taylor Azra Suede Pumps (Black) / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Bag (Black)

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J.Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt / Zara Super Skinny Ripped Denim  / Alexander Wang Gabi Boots / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel  / Topshop Rings

Can you believe we are approaching the end of 2014?! It seems rather surreal and I think I need some time to reflect on what I have / haven’t done this past year. I think I may be getting to a phase in my life where it’s starting to really become important to me as to whether I have achieved the goals I had set out for myself when I was younger. Of course, I have to accept that we don’t all follow the “standard” path that our culture may have set out for us, and well , to put it bluntly, sh!t happens and things always don’t go as planned. However, I am also not content with sitting around (whether intentionally or not) while the world passes me by. Anyone else feel this way this time of year?

The Topper

One of my most favorite purchases this year, a Club Monaco Mackenzie Leather Sleeve Trench Coat. It is very similar to the Burberry version that I was drooling over last year, except this one has a less hefty price tag ($495). I was trying to wait for a good discount, but I couldn’t resist, and almost had a meltdown when I couldn’t find it in the store and the SA told me that she thought they were sold out, at least in their store. Luckily she found one in my size in the back and I also had the option of ordering one via charge-send for an extra $7 service charge. But hey, who wants to pay for shipping?

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Club Monaco Mackenzie Trench Coat / Jacob Turtleneck (see similar here and here) / Paige Verdugo  Denim (similar) / J.Crew Factory Wide Calf Hair Belt / Jean-Michel Cazabat Viena Booties (almost exactly the same version here) / Rebecca Minkoff MAB (Navy Blue)(similar in Mini version) /  Topshop SilverStone Rings 


It’s love, for sure.