January 27, 2015

The Power of a Long Coat (AKA My New Daily Uniform For Running Around Town)

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French Connection, one of my very favorite brands (due to their slightly edgy and almost subversive take on trends…coupled with european tailoring) sent me this gorgeous wool coat.  I received it in September when we were still rocking 70+ temps, and stuck it in the back of my closet.

Happy, HAPPY rediscovery.  Even better?  It’s still in stock, but now on crazy sale – 50% off, then another 50% off with the code 50SALE.

I’m also wearing my favorite sweater, my favorite jeans, my favorite boots, my favorite hat and drinking a warm coffee on a beautifully cold and snowy day with one of my favorite guys.  I mean seriously.  How lucky can a girl get?

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 wearing

coat: French Connection Quilted Nylon Mixed Media Coat c/o (wearing size US 0 for reference….was $300, on sale for $200, PLUS take another 50% off with code 50SALE)

sweater: Zady Essentials Sweater c/o  (the warmest and most flattering sweater I own – XS for reference)

hat: Sole Society c/o

jeans: Rag and Bone Skinnies in Surf Wash (size 25 for reference)

boots:  Ugg Australia Elisabeta Boots in black weave – almost completely sold out…but the regular, untextured black Elisabeta boots are in stock (and on sale)…also at Amazon

bag: Kate Spade Henry Duffle

on Pax: “ninja pants” (girl’s section, Target), H&M jacket, mis-matched gloves cause that’s how we roll, Kamik boots (so insanely warm) and a cute little hat from Target.

 

One note about the coat:  It’s no puffer, that’s for sure.  For running in-and-out, doing errands, etc. this coat is great.  But if we were going to spend extended periods of time outside, I’d probably be cold.  (But I am alwaysfreakingcold like sweaters-on-the-beach-in-July-always-cold, so take this with a huge grain of salt.)

 

It’s my birthday week, you guys.  On Thursday I turn thirty-somesnarglebarglemuttermutterthing.  Thursday night Mike is taking all four of us to Local for dinner, and then he and I will be doing one of our “day dates” in Philly this Saturday.  I.  Can’t.  Wait.  Philly-ites, any recommendations?

MWAH!

S

ps.  Since I’m feeling totally self-indulgent…here are a few of my favs from the French Connection clearance sale.

20 Comments
  • LizK
    January 27, 2015

    Goddamn that coat is gorgeous! Philly-ite recommendation for your day-date — go to the Barnes! Or the Rodin Museum! I would suggest doing the Mural Art Program Walking Tour (they have an iPhone app and its a great way to stroll around with purpose) but I think it’s going to be too cold.

  • MA
    January 27, 2015

    Gorgeous! And happy birthday, fellow Aquarius! 😉

  • Maggie
    January 27, 2015

    This is per-friggin-fection. Seriously. EXACTLY how I want to look on SAHM days in the winter. But what I really really really really want is a less expensive version of those Elisabetas. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease??? 🙂

  • Laine
    January 27, 2015

    I’m glad I’m not the only one buying my little boy pants from the girls department! They’re so much better…!

  • Kelly M
    January 27, 2015

    That coat!!!! It’s perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  • Maryalene
    January 28, 2015

    I’d been reading your blog for a few months now and have to tell you how much I love it. I’m a plus-size girl who lives in sweeatshirts and jeans and yet I come back to your blog day after day. You have a fabulous smile, great fashion sense and I love seeing the pics with your kiddos. Thanks for letting us take a peek into your life. Happy birthday!

  • Melissa
    January 28, 2015

    LOVE the coat! French Connection has some great looking stuff, but I got a little hung up on what I am calling the Sequin Diaper and had some fun with it here: http://romanreboot.com/2015/01/28/style-this-challenge-sequin-diaper/. Shana – I think you can style anything, but I would be seriously impressed on this one. Sequin diaper for Philly day date? 🙂 Happy birthday!

    • T
      January 28, 2015

      Hahaha! And did you see the silver version?!?

  • Rebecca
    January 28, 2015

    You always look beautiful, but in that first picture you are especially beautiful 🙂 love it!

  • Autumn
    January 28, 2015

    I love your hat, but I don’t think its available anymore, or I cant find it. Any other suggestions for a similar one?

  • Tanaya Mankad
    January 28, 2015

    Love the mismatched mittens.

  • Sara
    January 28, 2015

    That last picture of Pax? I. DIE. the cutest.

  • Claire
    January 28, 2015

    Pax is the sweetest little guy and the way the two of you look at each other just radiates with love. That’s all. 🙂 (And happy birthday week, of course!)

  • tara
    January 28, 2015

    Okay, that coat is amazing! I love your blog. I honestly would’ve never looked twice at that jacket online, but when I see it on you with cute outfit styling that I could never come up with myself, I’m in!

    Happy birthday, Shana!

  • letwhylead
    January 29, 2015

    Totally obsessed with this coat. Keep coming back to this post… May have to pull the trigger!

  • Hannah Avery
    January 29, 2015

    Oh, man! That coat is super awesome! I am in love! Love both of your outfits!
    Sounds like some fun plans coming up! Happy Birthday!

  • Ana
    January 29, 2015

    Its going to be ridiculous cold this weekend. I’ve wanted to go on a day date to North Bowl after we went for a kiddie bday party. They’ve got BEER and food other than chicken nuggets! Its a nice cozy weekend to hole up at Tria and drink wine, too. I love the idea of the date day, we’ve can’t really work that out, but would be so much better than falling asleep over my dinner…

  • Emily
    January 29, 2015

    I have a little website request – would it be possible to have your links open in a new tab? I always click on your links and then close the window when I’m done and then it’s like Doh! where did the article go?! Thanks!

  • Lauren Bearden
    February 26, 2015

    Is the size 0 ok? I am 5’1” 34 C chest and usually wear a 2. Would you reccomend the 0 or 2 for me? Thanks!

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