Can you tell how much I love this coat? It was one of the dozen or so I tried while searching for a lightweight cold-weather travel coat. While it’s not quite warm enough for December in Paris, (I selected this packable parka for that trip) it’s a perfect winter coat for milder climates. Like coastal California…
I haven’t yet decided whether I’m going to keep it, but I’m leaning toward yes. My camel coat search has fizzled out again (a lot of close-but-no-cigar options…too heavy, too voluminous, too structured, blah color) and it occurred to me that this piece might better fill that same role. Camel is classic, yes, but maybe it’s like the “crisp white shirt,” something that’s just not right for me.
I love this “Arnica” color, which is distinctive but coordinates well with others in my wardrobe. There’s no hood to fuss with, and it has both snap and zip closures. It’s sleek and not too puffy. I’m wearing Petite Small, and it’s also offered in Plus sizes. If you prefer this color in a smaller dose, there’s also a vest version.
The scarf is from last year, by Bindya. This print’s no longer available, but there are lots of gorgeous choices here. The boots are weatherproof and both comfortable and stylish; this is one of the pairs that will be going to Paris with me next month.
Lipstick is Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural N47.
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Do you sometimes find unexpected solutions to wardrobe gaps?