27.11.13

FIRST OF 5 -THE COAT


 (Sandro Magie Coat, Virginie Lynn Leather Pants, Acne Two-Toned Sweater, Vintage Salvatore Ferragamo Boots, Urban Outfitters Snood, Prada Saffiano Bag, Assorted Rings - Michael Kors, Mr Kate and Maple (Newtown). 

So first of all...I'm in Chicago - Lake Bluff to be exact, which is a train ride north of the city. This picturesque little town is such a wonderful place to visit especially for the holiday season and is perfectly off the grid. 
However, beautiful though it may be, it is so, so bitterly cold... and not just LA or Sydney cold; It is the kind of cold that seeps in through a multitude of layers and chills you right down to your very bones. 

So needless to say, after months of cogitating and procrastinating over and about the perfect winter coat; last week it all became a bit too real (with glances at my iPhone weather app confirming that frostbite would ensue lest I was able to get my act together). This all culminated in the purchase of this beautiful long Sandro Paris coat on sale from Bloomingdales last friday. 

This is the first of my five picks for my Fall Five Piece French Wardrobe (lifted from Sabrina at After DRK). After experiencing the piercing cold of an English winter a few years ago and after two months in Tokyo last winter, I have seen first hand how inadequate Australian winter coats are for colder weather pretty much everywhere else in the world. With the temperature coming in at about -2 Celsius (19 Fahrenheit), I am so, so glad I picked this up before coming to Chicago. Next on the list for my Fall 5.... perhaps a pair of over the knee (or knee high) boots or maybe a mini cross body bag? TBC...  

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37 comments:

  1. lovely outfit and wonderful coat! so cosy and chic


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  2. I love your coat and your bag!
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  3. Thank you for the recent comment :) I hope you stop by again someday! Followed you on Instagram x


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  4. What a chic look! I love your scarf and your coat! You look stunning! :)

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  5. I love this, the coat is perfect and you look like you've layered pretty well! x

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  6. I love the oufit, black is such an elegant color. The coat is totally stunning! x

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  7. Wow you are absolutely beautiful and your photos are gorgeous! I love your coat!
    xxxx

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  8. Love all black! That coat looks so good on you!

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  9. Awesome coat, looking great as always!

    xx
    Karolina
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  10. love this coat! major envy!


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  11. I seriously need a good winter coat!! I'm sure the bitterly cold weather here in NYC is not too far from that if Chicago! Also, all black is my favorite combination - fabulous look!!


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  12. get yourself a pair of over the knee boots!!! this winter coat is amazing. you are gorgeous as always :)

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  13. You're so pretty and I love your outfit :) great job on the layering!

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  14. How have i only just found your blog! So good.

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  15. Black on black outfits are my fave. So chic


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  16. Thank you on leaving such lovely comment on my blog! I really appreciate that. This black coat looks stunning on you!

    Sofie x
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  17. That coat is gorgeous!!! The length is perfect and it looks so lux.

    -V
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  18. Gorgeous coat!


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  19. Love this look!
    Such a pretty location.
    Glad I discovered your blog, now following :)



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  20. Beautiful outfits!! the coat is really looking fabulous!!

    the full black combo is very classy... and never the less, the the woolen scarf is beautiful !!

    more winter collection~!~!

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  21. Such a beautiful and stylish total black! love it!
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  22. The bower behind you, reminds me ,,Hart of Dixie'' - series set on Bluebell in Alabama :)

    I love your bag!

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  23. Great Post!♥

    I follow you now on GFC & Bloglovin!

    Hope you follow back:-)

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  24. Very stunning coat!





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  25. Totally adorable. I am a huge fan of your sytle.
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  26. Nice coat, and love the bag even more!
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    XOXO
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  27. oh wow it's so cold there!!!

    you look gorgeous as usual :)

    xx

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  28. cool pictures sweety.. i love your coat!! ;)

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  29. Such lovely pictures, I love the Christmas feel to them :) The coat is absolutely stunning, I've been looking for a black coat like that myself! You're lucky with "only" -2, we're soon having -20 up here in Norway brrrrrr ;-)

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  30. this coat is a perfect transitional element. the varied hues allow for day-to-night but also permits a wide array of colors. beautiful selection to stay warm through the winter!


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  31. Such a festive location, and lovely outfit! :)

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  32. Such a beautiful pictures and style!!
    You look awesome! And I love your bog!!!
    Are you a model?? Your pictures look like an editorial!
    So inspiring abd beautiful!!Would you like to follow each other?
    Come and have a look at my new post if you want :)
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  33. amazing pictures! thank you for your nice comment on my blog ;) I really love your blog, so I hope we will stay in touch! :) have a great week! xoxo

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