Cold Front

by Jen on Monday, January 23, 2012

I'm sure those of us in colder climates have all experienced the struggle of creating interesting outfits in the winter time because it essentially consists of a coat and shoes. I rely heavily on accessories to make things interesting in these instances, and a few pieces that D recently brought back from a trip came together nicely around my favourite winter coat (last seen here). Sometimes I can't believe how well he knows my taste (or how lucky & loved I am)!

Wearing: Elie Tahari coat, 7 For All Mankind pants, YesStyle blouse, J.Crew sweater, Zara faux fur scarf, necklace, gloves and bag from D


love the jacket! how lucky u have snow! i'm still waiting for winter!

by Simply x Classic on January 23, 2012 at 12:05 AM. #

Oh my God, that coat is out of this world stunning!

XX Kathryn

by La Coquette de la Mode on January 23, 2012 at 12:17 AM. #

Adore your coat! X

by Rosalinda Tjioe on January 23, 2012 at 12:48 AM. #

Very lovely outfit, Jen! I love the dark red shade of the coat and you're right - the gloves, bag and necklace look like they were meant to be together in this outfit. Lucky girl! Gotta love those attentive boyfriends... not only do they take pictures, they also make sure the outfit is complete ;-)

by Leonie on January 23, 2012 at 12:49 AM. #

Yes, totally agree. It's hard to look cute in the freezing cold, but hey, a girl's gotta try.

ADORE your coat. Such a nice shade and shape.

by Girlie Blogger on January 23, 2012 at 1:17 AM. #

You look so cute! The coat is perfect and I like your bag.

by Annika on January 23, 2012 at 2:07 AM. #

Love that coat, it's beautiful and so refreshing, looks grest on you!

by Charlotta Grönberg on January 23, 2012 at 2:30 AM. #

this coat is amazing!lovely shape and colour!

by marina miouprincess on January 23, 2012 at 4:52 AM. #

That jacket is so chic. The color and the cut are perfection. Love your blog. Newest follower.

by Lauren and Julie on January 23, 2012 at 5:13 AM. #

Wow this is the perfect snow day outfit! I wish I looked that good in the snow :(

by Closet Fashionista on January 23, 2012 at 5:21 AM. #

I love that jacket and I love the colour too! You are so lucky.

by Happy Chinadoll on January 23, 2012 at 5:40 AM. #

That is such a fantastic coat! Great color and design.

by Laura Frost on January 23, 2012 at 6:46 AM. #

gorgeous look! obsessing over your coat and gloves :)


Fashion Fractions

by Neris / Fashion Fractions on January 23, 2012 at 7:26 AM. #

wow, your elie tahari jacket is stunning! i recently bought a jacket with a very similar draping in a more brick red from calvin klein!

by blue roses on January 23, 2012 at 7:59 AM. #

Fun pictures and beautiful coat! It's very pretty!

by Sweet Harvest Moon on January 23, 2012 at 8:18 AM. #

Love that coat, it is so gorgeous!
xo Cara

by Cara on January 23, 2012 at 8:32 AM. #

Lovely outfit, your coat is gorgeous! <3

by She's Dressing Up on January 23, 2012 at 9:14 AM. #

That coat of yours is fab!!

by Juneli on January 23, 2012 at 9:18 AM. #

So stunning Jen :) I agree David has such good taste! Spoiled rotten ;)

I hope you have a happy lunar new year xo

by Jess ♡ on January 23, 2012 at 9:22 AM. #

love the jacket! its so cute, and looks great on you! :)

by Vicky on January 23, 2012 at 9:25 AM. #

That jacket is amazing on you! Color, cut, everything! The gloves are divine, too:) Thanks for showcasing some cold weather cuteness. XO

real budget, real busy, real body fashion:

by hannahstiff on January 23, 2012 at 9:28 AM. #

that coat is so classy! what a great colour

by FASHION ICE on January 23, 2012 at 9:44 AM. #

Love the whole outfit. You are indeed fortunate!! Who made your boots? Those are cute, too!

by JDBW on January 23, 2012 at 9:52 AM. #

D has terrific taste! The gloves and purse are so you.

by lisa on January 23, 2012 at 10:19 AM. #

Luckily, winter in San Francisco is so mild, I can often get away without a jacket if I wear enough layers! I agree that it can be challenging to keep things interesting when it's freezing and there's now on the ground. That said, an amazing coat is one of the easiest ways to solve that problem. This one looks gorgeous on you, and I love your choice of accessories!

Stay warm!

by Santina on January 23, 2012 at 10:26 AM. #

Love the outfit. esp the coat and gloves :)


by Love Cardelia on January 23, 2012 at 11:24 AM. #

Beautiful outfit. I love the rich colors and textures you used! I am in awe of ladies like you that can bundle up for such cold weather and still look put together and stylish. Bravo!

by Alterations Needed on January 23, 2012 at 11:24 AM. #

i want those gloves!
cute blog!!
xoxo the egg out west.

by The Egg on January 23, 2012 at 1:04 PM. #

Aw the necklace is perfect! He really does know you so well and he's just such a great guy, hold onto that one :). Love love love this look, that colour is amazing on you. Really brightens up the snowy scene behind you!

Alex xoxo

by Alexandra on January 23, 2012 at 2:46 PM. #

I am in LOVE with that gorgeous coat! Such a fabulous rich color..xo

by FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION on January 23, 2012 at 3:41 PM. #

He really does know you so well; everything he got you looks perfect with your coat.

xo, alison*elle

by alison*elle on January 23, 2012 at 3:46 PM. #

You look SO cute! I love that coat to death -- such a great color and fun shape!
xo Josie

by Josie on January 23, 2012 at 3:57 PM. #

You look fantastic and not in the least bit cold. Fab!


by Marisa on January 23, 2012 at 6:22 PM. #

I've been on the hunt for this jacket ever since its debut. Such a great look and color! I completely agree, the cold weather has put a damper on anything stylish/interesting/pretty. Other than work, i try not to leave the house. Most of the time, I just pack on the layers to stay warm and not care about the aesthetic aspect the outfit.

by I am Khatu on January 23, 2012 at 7:08 PM. #

such a beautiful coat... and so perfect for the weather we are having at the moment..

xx Aarti

by Aarti on January 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM. #

lucky, I love the bag!

by Amy on January 23, 2012 at 8:40 PM. #

Wow, I love this gorgeous!! Following now. ;-)

Also, I made 2 purse clutches and I'm giving away one - you can pick which size you like! Check it out here. :-)

by Mary Ann on January 23, 2012 at 9:25 PM. #

that is a BEAUTIFUL coat !!
amazing color

great blog, following !


by pia on January 23, 2012 at 11:26 PM. #

Still quite loving the design of this coat, I can definitely see why it's your favourite– it's a really lush colour and the cut of the collar keeps it eye-catching. Your boyfriend is so sweet (the necklace looks absolutely lovely) and it seems helping you fulfill dressing warm, hehe. Hope you had a good weekend! xx

by eggtartbox on January 23, 2012 at 11:38 PM. #

Beautiful necklace! Never thought of Zara for jewelry before!

by xJOLE on January 24, 2012 at 5:07 PM. #

Jen, that coat is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colour and the oversized collar. Seriously stunning. The necklace is perfect too and the gloves add such a nice pop of pattern. Beautiful! xo Candice

by candice on January 24, 2012 at 5:13 PM. #

Ahh that coat is SO fabulous - you look lovely! And I love those leopard gloves :)

The Other Side of Gray

by Annie on January 25, 2012 at 4:55 AM. #

This coat actually makes me slightly miss cold weather. Seriously. You pull off the most lady like coats and it makes me jealous...

but then again, it's not snowing here, and snow makes me hurt. So... I'll just live vicariously and luxuriously through you.

Mae Lu @ thereafterish.

by thereafterish on January 25, 2012 at 2:23 PM. #

Adoring that coat on you!! What a beautiful and rich color..and you always have a great pop of leopard like those fabulous gloves...
Love the look.

by Carly on January 25, 2012 at 4:20 PM. #

Every time I see that coat I love it more - so beautiful! And that necklace is pretty fabulous too.

by Rebecca Jane on January 25, 2012 at 9:02 PM. #

Positively love every piece! I adore cape coats, but this is a great alternative because it has a cape vibe to it, plus you're able to keep some shape definition with the tie around. I'd say you're expert level now when it comes to mixing textures and patterns. Kudos! Ah, and that's probably smart to just tie your hair up. I find it annoying sometimes when my hair get's caught/tangled with the scarf and coat.

by Elissa on January 26, 2012 at 7:34 PM. #

You have such an amazing collection of coats!! And they fit you so well for your certain small frame, it was like they were made&tailored just for you lol (:


by Tina on January 26, 2012 at 7:55 PM. #

Hi Jen,

Thanks for the inspiration. I have put together an outfit featuring a big collar coat and leopard print accessories.

Shin from Delectable Duo

by Delectable Duo on January 30, 2012 at 4:59 AM. #

My dear for a long time I haven't seen prettier coat!! The color is pure perfection! U look very chic!


by *Glam Chameleon* on January 31, 2012 at 9:45 AM. #

another gret outfit that color of your trench is sooo gorgeous and your necklace is so beautiful! love your blog and just followed you!

by Life's a shoe on February 1, 2012 at 7:20 PM. #

Love the coat, style and color are perfection! Great coat makes Vancouver's dreary winter bearable don't you think? ;)

by tastynchic on February 14, 2012 at 8:28 PM. #

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