Friday, December 10, 2010

Adrien: Holiday High

Hello! Sorry to disappear, but I've had a nasty cold all week and I'm just now coming out of my NyQuil-fueled haze. But, I thought I'd share with you all the beautiful Christmas present that I bought for myself. (Thank you, me! You're welcome, you.) I hit the outlet stores recently with my friend Nina and made the mistake of wandering into the Coach outlet. I saw this and sort of fell out:

Then an employee handed me a coupon for an extra 30% off because apparently Satan owns the Coach outlet. I said a string of bad words and put the bag on hold because I DO NOT NEED IT. BUT I WANT IT.

Then we continued on to Marshalls where I found a cute short Cole Haan coat which I tried on but rejected because I really need a long warm wool coat to replace my sad Benetton-via-thrift-store jobby. Then Nina (my intrepid enabler) found this coat and made me try it on and OH MY GOD. DAMN. IT. So so soft. So warm. So ME. And! It was marked down to a ridiculously low price for a wool-cashmere coat of such nice quality.

Then I was all: Bag or coat? Bag or coat? Bag or coat? And Nina was all: BOTH. And I was all: SHUSH.

So, I bought the coat and left the bag. *sigh* But I really love this coat:


(It's not actually faded and linty, I just lightened the photos so the detail comes out)

And here's what I'm wearing today:

dress: Plenty by Tracy Reese via Anthropologie (similar)
cardigan: LOFT
coat: Cole Haan (similar)
boots: Camper (similar)
bag: Marc Jacobs (similar)
scarf: Gap (similar)


  1. I have an Anne Klein coat that is very similar to your coat that I bought last year at Marshalls. I absolutely love it and I wear it all the time! It'a amazing what a difference a really nice coat makes :)

  2. I love the coat! And considering how cold it's already been, you NEED it, right?

  3. I love the coat, it looks gorgeous on you. The bag is adorable, but I think you made the right choice.

    By the way, I managed to pick up the last pair of brush lined tights from Target yesterday. They're amazing and I want them in every color. Thanks for bringing me and my new favorite tights together, Adrien!

  4. Oh no, I love that purse. I foresee a trip to the Atlantic City outlets in my future....

  5. That IS a great coat... kinda love the bag, too.

  6. Great choice! It looks fantastic on you!

  7. Thanks, y'all!

    Mich, did you see the tights in other colors? My store only had black.