Daily Covet: The Blanket Coat

You know you’ve seen them everywhere… I mean everywhere. And it’s occurred to me that it’s crazy these haven’t been a fashion staple since the beginning of time.

They are amazingly warm, comfortable and hide all your problem areas without looking frumpy. But how do you wear a fab blanket coat/shawl/cape without it looking like a Snuggie from the late-night infomercials?

How about like this? When paired with leather(ish) leggings and high-heeled boots, what could look all Catholic-school girly is now super chic and adds great proportion – which makes your legs look longer and leaner!

Or get your cozy on for a morning commute when paired with gray flannel slacks and matching shooties. A blanket coat is all you’ll need for color and warmth. Just give this ensemble some extra shape by belting it high on your waist – again making your legs look longer!

Want your blanket coat to perform exactly as it was made to? Pair it with a creamy cable-knit sweater, some distressed boyfriend jeans and some equally cozy boots for a laid-back weekend look that will make you look super put-together in a this-is-how-I-look-with-no-effort kind of look.

How about you – do you love or detest the blanket coat? What’s your favorite way to wear it?

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Peter Pan Collars

Peter Pan collars are nearly everywhere you go.  You’ll find these cute collars on coats, jackets, blouses, dresses and even all by their lonesome.

While I love Peter Pan for little girls, they are so chic right now for big girls too.

Here’s a smattering of Peter Pan cuteness.

[1] Faith Connexion Annabelle Dexter Lace Blouse [2] Forever 21 Pale Pink Blouse [3] Comme De Garçons Coat [4] Equipment Printed silk shirt [5] Ted Baker Yellow Top [6] Valentino R.E.D. Silk Top [7] Comme De Garçons Cape [8] H&M Merlot Dress

Daily Covet: Isabella Oliver 365

I discovered Isabella Oliver when I was pregnant with my first baby.  She has an amazingly adorable maternity collection.  You should check it out when and if you are at some point, in the “family way.”

But her ready-to-wear collection has some amazing options too.  Zulily has many of her spring-y (and a few fall/winter) pieces and they are discounted  A LOT!

Here are a few of my favorites…

Stone Classic Trench Coat, zulily.com $140

Pillar Red Cape Jacket, zulily $150

White Lace Easy Fit Pencil Skirt, zulily.com $60

Blue & White Breton Knit Dress, zulily.com $60

Blue Chambray Cigarette Pants, zulily.com $60

Neighborhood Christmas Progressive

So, you made it through your Friday afternoon pre-holiday office bash and you may still be nursing yourself through Saturday afternoon.  But come Sunday afternoon, your neighbors are doing their annual holiday progressive to eat, drink and be merry. (If you’re anything like me – to show off how much time and effort, you’ve put into your Christmas décor!)

You’ll need something casually cute.  And most likely some slip on-and-off footwear, if you live in the colder (read sloppier) climate like me.  And your cape will be just as easy to throw on and off – or to just leave on!

Neighborhood Christmas Progressive

A P C crop top, $340
J Crew slim shirt, $198
Derek Lam long sleeve sweater, $589
Polo Ralph Lauren tan pants, $290
Hunter wellies boots, $195
Chloé crossbody handbag, £695
La Mer gold tone watch, $130
Rocha John Rocha cable beanie, £11
Isotoner wool knit glove, £11