Michele - On Instagram as Seechele_styles This fur leopard coat is reversible to a rain coat... it’s over 15yrs old and will never go out of style!
Julie - Fashion Trends and Friends - Winter coats, jackets, gloves, mittens, hats and scarves are all a must have living in Illinois! Of course, a girl can never have too many of varying colors, lengths and styles! I might just have two closets full! This long length plaid (I’m always mad for plaid!) coat was a must have from Old Navy this year! It’s the first plaid coat in my collection! I think it pairs great with my star sweater and these navy fur trimmed boots. Every winter I think I might add a coat or two to my collection! After all, it is the thing everyone sees first in the winter!
Ada - Elegance and Mommyhood - I think coats are a closet staple if you live in the Midwest. We have had our share of cold weather and snow as you will see from this post, today, but overall it is mild (that means in the 30s & 40s for us). Speaking of closet staples, if you don’t own a Winter White or Cream one yet, you should. I think a classic wool coat in cream will be timeless and it can last you for several years to come. I love mine (it’s from Loft from last year and both Loft and Old Navy have almost identical ones this year). Stop by the blog today to see sweet Vivian also, in a pretty blush pink coat.
Suzanne - Ask Suzanne Bell - As someone who wears a lot of black and denim, a fun coat is an instant game-changer. From animal print to bright red - I like my coats to be fun. Throw some faux fur into the mix, even better. And yes, I have been known to wear a coat over my pajamas!
Andy - Pearls and Pantsuits - I’ve had this snuggly leopard print coat from Chico’s for several years now, and find myself reaching for it again and again. It’s the perfect little layer for our milder winters, and for my cold office! Not to mention that anything leopard is always a good idea!
Nicole - High Latitude Style - In Interior Alaska, winter lasts about seven months. Temperatures can be anywhere between 40 below (or less) zero to slightly above the freezing point. While around the freezing point a loden coat works fine, a heavy down coat is a Must at 40 below. These coats make everyone look like the Michelin Men. Shearling or goat coats work fine down to -30C (~-22F).
Gwen - Gwen Lives Well and Instagram - GwenLivesWell - Needless to say, living in Florida, I don’t get much of a chance to adorn my winter gear. Sure, we get a few days in the 50s, but generally, a leather jacket or wool poncho is all you need. So while I donated most of my ‘heavy winter coats from my New York life’ collection ages ago, I still have a few favorites, which I share on the blog. The coat pictured here was purchased just a few years ago, as an in-between coat - not for weather that’s too cold, but cold enough for more than a wool poncho! Perfect for New York in November, pre-pandemic, 2019.
Emma - The Style Splash - "It has turned really cold and frosty here in the UK so I need a warm coat. This vintage cream one is perfect as it's long and has a hood to keep the snow off my hair...yes, we've had snow! I found it in a charity shop for less than £10...such a fantastic
Amy - Amy’s Creative Pursuits - As a Wisconsin Gal, we have severe winters and live in parkas all season long. I have parkas of all styles, lengths, and colors filling my closet, but for this challenge I wanted more of a statement coat so I chose a very old pea coat that rarely gets worn. It’s a fun, unique coat, but not that practical for my climate.
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Amy, I love this coat! I do not think it is at all unflattering on you. It's adorable! And I love the houndstooth print, too. What a beautiful spot for photos, too! I hope you have a wonderful week!ReplyDelete
Oh thank you! It truly is unflattering though. We took over 300 photos for this shoot, and every one except the ones I chose for the post looked horrible. The empire waist style doesn't come low enough on my bust line and it is also very wide and flares out making one look much heavier than they really are.Delete
Well then, you worked some serious photo magic! Ha. I have some pieces like that, too. I can angle myself properly for photos to get by, but they just look awful in real life!Delete
I love your coat,ReplyDelete
I love the houndstooth pattern
and looks really great on you. ♥
What a lovely place near your house! I don't think I knew you had a river and waterfall nearby! What a wonderful spot! I am looking forward to starting up our outdoor outings in the spring again. I do love your coat and the fun pattern but I understand how it is not as practical for your weather. My peacoat is red and long so I do wear it but not too often.ReplyDelete
It is actually right on the other side of the my fence. When I normally post pictures of my yard, I am showing the gardens. Then there is a steep drop off, and there below that is the woods with the river and waterfall.Delete
Don't give that coat away! It's gorgeous! I have a seminar one with short sleeves, not a coat, more a jacket. But I love this one! And you live in a very beautiful area!ReplyDelete
ok then, but then you can't give your purple one away! :). Thanks so much!Delete
It's such a unique coat and I wonder if would work as a topper for your the in-between seasons with casual blue jeans? I especially love it un-buttoned. Not sure I could part with it! Love the hounds tooth pattern!ReplyDelete
It is definitely unique, as for a topper, I just have other jackets that I like so much better than this, and those rarely get any wear either. I do like it better unbuttoned too.Delete
I don't know Amy, in these photos the coat looks very nice on you. Especially from the back. Have you tried it with some bright colors like red?? It would really pop with color (obviously I have this thing with color, LOL)ReplyDelete
I don't think color is the issue, if you read my comment to Shelbee above it is more a construction/fit issue. Thanks so much!Delete
Your coat look great. Very stylish.ReplyDelete
I love your black and white checked jacket!! So cute, Amy. What a fun challenge? I'm sharing my camel coat look here today in honor of your theme! Happy Monday!ReplyDelete
Thanks Darlene! I'll check your post out this weekend!Delete
I started this link up at Ada's blog and was thinking I don't really need a coat. But as I checked out everyone's photos, and then remembered how my own coat (years old) looked this morning when I put it on, I have changed my mind. Love the spunky print and cute style of your jacket. What a gorgeous area you live in. Your yard is like a botanical garden. And then to have this lovely space just behind you. Wow!! Your own Eden.ReplyDelete
thanks so much. Yes, I feel I have my own garden of Eden. I say that all summer long. I am so grateful I live where do I do especially during these difficult times.Delete
Love this fun post so much- and love all these coats! YOurs is super cute and cozy:) xxReplyDelete
What a gorgeous setting for photos. And I adore the hound's-tooth pattern of your jacket.ReplyDelete
Thank you Rena.Delete
Love all the pretty coats! I am partial to black and white, though! You are so adorable, my friend! Hugs...ReplyDelete
Isn't fun to see all the different coats. Thanks so much!Delete
That is wonderful you have such a beautiful location so nearby! Absolutely stunning! I love your fabulous coat too!ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures Amy. Love the houndstooth print of your peacoat. Thanks for linking at #WowOnWednesdayReplyDelete
That is such a fun statement coat on you and it looks great with the black and white! It's nice you were able to give it another wear before you removed it from your wardrobe. everyone looks so good in their coats!ReplyDelete
Hope that you are having a nice weekend :) Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup!
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Thank you Mica!Delete