Nick & Mo Tessa Coat

November 7, 2009

9_4_09_2_largeAs mentioned in Janice’s winter coats post, I’ve been wanting to buy the Nick & Mo Tessa Coat from The White Dress Shop, but it’s been sold out for a while now (probably because, like it did for me, Tiffany’s recommendation really won everyone over). Well thankfully, the store has such amazing customer service that not only did Bola email me back last month to say they’d be getting more of these, she emailed me again yesterday to share the great news that it was finally available again! For only $149, this is a perfect white jacket for the coming winter months. The mock collar and buttons are cute and simple! This will be much more fun to throw on for my holiday outings. No more covering up those cheerful dresses with the same boring black coat this season!

The site is also offering free shipping on orders over $100, so this makes the purchase even more of a must. White is one of my favorite colors to wear because it’s the simplest go-to color so I will definitely be checking back with the site to see what other goodies they’re going to offer in the future.

Mmmilitary Coats

October 14, 2009

A guy in uniform may not do it for me, but there’s something about a military coat – the epaulets, the big buttons, the double breast maybe? – that really tingles my aesthetic senses. It’s only the first few weeks of October and already I’m feeling the chill in New York City; it’s a good day if the temps are up around the mid-60’s. If this were school, that would be an almost fail. NYC is an autumn fail, skipping past the gentle transition and plodding straight through to winter. BUT! The “almost” is salvaged by cozy scarves and warm coats to snuggle into… starting with beautiful military style coats that I’m loving:


Browsing through VS, this coat immediately caught my eye. Dark navy coats are a great way to change up the usual black jacket, and the double columns of buttons nip in on top, and flares out with a pleat. Girly on bottom to balance out the military look. The model’s hair is in the way, but I think there are also epaulets on the shoulders! Once you have one or two basic coats, the next step is to shop for details, details. Given a choice, I would definitely go for the Sangria Red, yup.

Then, I went snooping around the Internet for other variations of this coat, and omg I found my dream military jacket, the Stella McCartney Felt coat, as seen on Anne Hathaway and Demi. DROOL, the color, the horizontal closures, the tie belt. If only, if only.


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