Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Meet My New BFF, Trench

Last February, when we found out we were moving to Chicago, I was beyond thrilled  And after about a week of nonstop happy dances, I decided I needed to prepare my closet for the big move.  I started thinking about some of the staples I would need to survive in a city that experiences four seasons (particularly the cold ones.)  At the very top of that list, was the much needed trench coat.  So for two solid months, I looked and looked, eventually finding this beautiful Michael Kors trench coat.  It was love at first sight, so much so that even Matt said, "you have to get that."  So from April till May, it sat in my closet in Texas, ready for its big move.  And then once it made the move to Chicago, it hung in the closet, waiting for the perfect rainy day debut.  And no day was better for that than this past Saturday.  Matt and I spent the day exploring the city with his sister and her family, and the weather was overcast, chilly, and rainy for most of the day.  Normally not my idea of great weather, but for a trench coat debut...perfect.  Dear readers, please meet my new (and long awaited) BFF...

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DSCN3873.JPGTrench: Michael Kors
Jeans: J.Crew skinnies
Boots: Macy's
Scarf: the Limited
Bag: Urban Outfitters

DSCN3870.JPGFor now, I'm enjoying the coat as is, but I'm looking forward to experimenting with the belt, changing it out for wide leather belts and vintage scarves.

DSCN3874.JPGAnd if a new BFF isn't enough, I've got a great man beside me, and a fabulous city behind me!

I'll post a full recap of our weekend with Matt's sister and her family after I look through all the pictures (we had a blast and took enough pics to prove it lol), but I couldn't resist posting these and introducing you to my new BFF, Trench.  What's your newest closet crush?

16 comments:

TeachingInHeels said...

Love it!! I can't wait to see all the ways you remix it :)

Tina said...

Ooh love it! And I love that bright scarf with it too :).

Glitterista said...

The last picture is mantle-worthy! Love the trench and all of the great Chicago pictures. :)

A.Co said...

YAY!!!! Finally! The debut! I bet it feels great :)

My newest closet crush is something I just picked up this past weekend during my visit to Toronto: faux leather pants (black)! Yes!! So excited! It was the one thing I wanted to find while there. Mission accomplished!

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Sarah said...

What an adorable coat!!!!! Totally clothes envy of your great finds!

Katie said...

Such pretty pictures this post -- And the coat is gorgeous, too!

Kris said...

I like it!! I have an assortment of coats and I can't wait for it to get cold enough here so I can bring them out! yay!!

Alivia said...

This pictures could be made into Chicago postcards! They're beautiful :) My favorite thing in my closet right now (that I have to talk myself *out* of wearing some days) is the new pair of boots I got a few months ago. They go with everything!

Amanda said...

I officially have coat envy. Michael Kors at that!

P.S. you live in a beautiful city.

J said...

Great city indeed! I was in Chicago last weekend for work and it only reminded me of how much I love it there and cannot wait to make the move. Sigh...looks like we'll have to wait until BF is out of the military!! Love that trench :)

Bee29 said...

Absolutely love the trench and the photos are beautiful!
My closet crush is an LV that I was in love with and my girlfriends got it for my bridal shower. I love that you can wear it as a shawl when dressed up and as a scarf for casual look.

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

That trench coat is a timeless investment piece- you will wear it for ages! Beautiful!

xo

McKinley said...

Very cute coat, and pictures!

Chelsea Lane said...

wow I llooovveee this look! that trench was a great find. so jealous that you're in Chicago! I have always wanted to go there :)

xoxo

Whitney said...

Gorgeous, girl. You look pretty :)

PursuitOfLLT said...

love trenches! I have a MK one in black. It gets a lot of use 'round these parts!