OFF-DUTY STYLE Dec 27, 2016

Winter Wonderland


With Christmas in the rearview mirror, it’s a great time to snatch up some things that Santa may have forgotten during the craaaazy half-yearly sale at Nordstrom.  Especially at these sale prices, doing a little post-Christmas shopping for yourself has never been more guilt-free.  Quite frankly, I think it would be irresponsible not to take advantage.  Who’s with me?

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We had a magical white Christmas in Wisconsin with my family, and today are heading to sunny skies to thaw out a bit.  As you can see from these pictures, Wisconsin was a true winter wonderland, and this olive wool maxi coat could not have been a more wonderful outerwear option to bring for the trip.

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I’d been looking for an oversized olive coat like this for a long time, and snatched this one up the moment I saw it at Nordstrom.  It far surpassed my expectations both in style and quality.  Not only am I enamored with the ties around each cuff, but the back slit has the prettiest tortoise-shell snap buttons up the back, offering extra flexibility.   When you’re trying to bundle up tight you can snap them closed and secure the wide belt with large round silver buckle in the front.  Alternatively, you can unsnap them all and leave the coat draped open for an equally appealing look.  With notched lapels, the perfect back storm vent, and the most beautiful 100% wool fabric, I think this just might be my very favorite coat of the season.

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Whenever traveling, I always try to bring a lot of neutral hues that can be easily mixed and matched.  I didn’t plan this look in advance, but the olive, black and cognac brown hues certainly coalesced nicely.  No matter how many olive pieces I own, I’m always amazed by how unbelievably versatile the color is.  Wear it with black, brown, navy, burgundy, grey, ivory—you name it, an olive coat is going to look perfect.

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COAT: Topshop  |  TURTLENECK: similar HERE |  JEANS: Paige  |  BOOTS: Stuart Weitzman (also love THESE on sale!!)  |  BEANIE: old, similar HERE  |  BELT: old, similar HERE and HERE  |  SCARF: old, similar HERE and HERE  |  GLOVES: Fownes Brothers

Thanks to Nordstrom for partnering on this post!

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6 Responses to Winter Wonderland

  1. If people that write articles cared more about writing great material like you, more readers would read their content. It’s refreshing to find such original content in an otherwise copy-cat world. Thank you so much.

  2. Natali says:

    Such a cute outfit in the middle of beautiful Winter wonderland! 🙂

  3. I absolutely love that coat’s color! What lovely shots too! x

  4. Patricia says:

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL photos!

  5. I am just overwhelmed by how perfect this look is! I especially love the coat and your boots! So lovely!

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