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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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??? 🙂

  3. 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!

  4. 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!)

  5. 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!

  6. 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…

  7. 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!

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