For today’s Friday Favorites post I thought I would talk fashion. I haven’t done a fashion post in many weeks and I miss them! I love decorating and design inspiration, but when fall rolls around, I definitely fall into that “back to school” spirit and get in the mood to shop. Not a whole overhaul, just a little closet refresh. And one thing I love to buy, especially in the fall, is coats. I’m a coat lover (as I’ve shared before!) Seriously, I definitely should be living somewhere other than Southern California! However, an absolute classic coat that I didn’t have until last year is a classic trench coat. And it’s ironic since of all the coats that might be most appropriate for California winters, it would be the trench!
Happy Thursday friends, and not just any Thursday! Today is the first day of Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! That means if you are a Nordstrom card holder, you can shop the sale today, 8 days before the general public!
Normally I’m not a huge sale person when it comes to fashion. I don’t line up for warehouse sales, or run to the Zara sale when it comes (even though I adore that store). But the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is truly a one-of-a-kind event. This sale is the only sale I’ve heard of that marks down things that are new! That’s right, brand-new-for-fall items at super-sale prices! You don’t have to wait to get that item you love, so that by the time it finally goes on sale, the season is almost over. You can buy your new fall items, at a discount, and wear them first thing in the fall!! How great is that?!
Today I’m talking about a color that I’ve had a love/hate relationship with for a long time. As many of you know, I had red as an accent color in my family room and kitchen for many years (I only recently got rid of it and talked about changing to blue). But I no longer gravitate to it at all in interiors, at least for now. I think I just had it for too long – it was in my house in one form or another for about 15 years!
|LOVE this mustard coat – and that adorable scarf too!|
|This is just iconic. Olivia Palermo looking as stylish as always with one of the prettiest green statement coats I’ve ever seen!|
|I adore this plaid one!|
|The elegance of an all-white coat.|
|Love the double-breasted style of this one.|
|This coat I’ve shown before in my post about houndstooth. Sorry, I couldn’t not show it again – it’s amazing!|
|Love the unusual diamond pattern on this one! The definition of a statement coat!|
|Love this unusual color.|
|Another great pattern!|
|Another great mustard coat. This makes me want to find a yellow coat so badly!|
|Well, you know how I feel about a leopard coat. Staple and a statement coat, all in one package!!|
|Seriously, could this be any cuter?!|
|One of my favorite pins ever! Love the plaid scarf against the camel coat.|
|LOVE this coat!!! I missed it at Zara last year and looked forever on Ebay, to no avail:((|
|Love the pants.|
|I’m seriously in love with this coat! Why am I such a coat person when I live in Southern California???!|
|Love these pants!|
|Perfect casual winter day outfit! And those red wellies!!|
|Possibly the cutest porch scene ever! Perfection. Via Craftberry Bush.|
|Love the pop this plaid gives to this otherwise very neutral room. And how cute are those window shades?|
|Just lovely. Via Craftaholics Anonymous.|
|This is a tablescape I did recently using my plaid plates from Home Goods. The whole tablescape (with sources) can be seen here.|
|Via Better Homes and Gardens.|
|Again, just a touch of plaid in a neutral room is actually very sophisticated.|
|Via Pottery Barn.|
|LOVE what she did with the greenery. So simple, but so effective! Via Driven by Decor.|
|Via Pottery Barn.|
|Beautiful! Via In Good Taste.|
|Via Craftberry Bush.|
|Via Pottery Barn.|
|Via Williams Sonoma.|
A classic camel coat is something that every woman should have in her wardrobe. They are truly a staple that will never, ever go out of style. I’m not talking about khaki trench coats (another great staple, by the way), but a carmel-ly colored wool coat. Personally, since it is a bit of an investment, I think a classic style is probably your best bet. But if you have the means to have more than one, there are some different versions out there that are amazing. I love the wrap coat, and a double breasted one is great, too. And as long as you take care of it, a good wool coat can last you a lifetime. And if not a lifetime, certainly a decade! And how many items can you say that about in your closet?