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.

Surprises

Wow, sorry. I didn’t mean to go almost a whole week without a post. It’s just been a bit harder to take photos in the morning because it’s still too dark when I leave the house for work (yes, I leave *that* early). But, as you can see I did finally get a haircut. It’s about an inch shorter than I was expecting, but I did tell my stylist that I wanted it cut to shoulder-length and that’s what he gave me so I guess I can’t be mad. 😛

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I’m a bit surprised by the versatility of this burgundy color. So much so that I’ve been wearing these jeans non-stop. I initially thought that it would only go great with other deep jewel tones and neutral colors, but one night I haphazardly threw this orange sweater on top of these jeans while changing out of my day clothes and was a taken aback by how well the burgundy went with brights as well. The contrast is unusual and unexpected, but still works. It suddenly opened my eyes to new color combinations for future outfits. Unfortunately, now I’m feeling extra sad about the burgundy-colored J.Crew Icon Trench I returned. =(

How do you discover new color combinations?