I’ve had a rather glorious (albeit crazy) couple of weeks. My parents were visiting, and then my sister and her family came to stay. It was all a bit nuts as you can imagine, but fun. We spent most of our time just walking around Philly. The days were very warm, the nights cold, and Philly was doing that crisp fall-leaves-in-the-air thing it does so well.
And I basically wore the same version of this outfit the entire time: Dress + OTK Boots + Something warm.
My rule for coats and dresses is that a couple of inches of difference between the hemlines will always work. The coat can be longer, or the dress can be longer, but as long as they’re basically within a few inches, it’s good.
How cute is my mom?
dress: Joe Fresh Brushstroke Print Ponte Dress c/o – insanely comfy – I’ve hemmed it quite a bit shorter
turtleneck: J.Crew tissue turtleneck
coat: French Connection Mixed Media Cutaway Coat c/o (size 0 – but it fits a size smaller than most) – if the ‘final sale’ scares you away, I have my eye on this gray Kenneth Cole jacket that’s part of the Nordstrom sale (comes in reg or petite), or this Kensie wool coat – it has a very similar vibe to the one I’m wearing, but is half the cost (the price isn’t correct in the shopping widget) – or this Steve Madden belted plaid coat – so very mod and cool (and 50% off!)
boots: Nine West OTK Boots
Sooo…I bought THE BOOTS. It turns out that I cannot resist OTK Weiztman at 40% off. (Sale ends on the 15th, I think.)
dress: Joe Fresh Brushstroke Print Ponte Dress c/o – insanely comfy – I’ve hemmed it quite a bit shorter (size xs)
sweater: Zady Chunky Knit Sweater c/o (size xs)
boots: Stuart Weitzman Playtime OTK boots in swamp (40% off!) – So these boots really are everything. Insanely comfortable, like walk-around-all-day. Aptly named, if you ask me.
scarf: old, but this faux-fur cowl from Maurices is very similar. Otherwise, I’m kinda dying over these at Nordstrom: oxblood and blush, this realistic faux-fur, and either color in this Badgley Mischka
sunglasses: Prada c/o Ditto <- seriously cool glasses shop. Good 3-d viz, and a glasses rental program. It’s addicting.
Sooo…I’ve managed to come down with a little case of the flu. Which reminds me: FLU SHOTS. Have you gotten yours? I’ll be getting one as soon as I shake this thing. I mean seriously. November already. Someone I know *cough*cough* may have already started decorating for Christmas. Although one could argue that gold glitter stars are good any time of year. Yes. Let’s go with that.
ps. Huge thank you to the commenters lately. I really do try and respond to most, but I am falling a bit behind right now. It’s amazing to see how often you guys help each other out – advice, links, product details. You are a big part of why we all keep trucking away over here, and I feel really lucky that you not only read my nonsense, but you actually take the time to comment, and help each other out. So thank you. You rock.