One of my favorite things about the blogging community is the little group of girlfriends I’ve made since I started documenting my style on the web. It goes without saying that Kathy is the best of those friends, because we hang out almost every day and are basically married (literally, I call her my wife). Having such fashionable friends means that you get to trade and share each other’s wardrobes, which comes particularly in handy for a Floridian like myself who has invested in one warm winter coat. All the other coats I have I bought for purely aesthetic reasons, which means that I basically wear the same winter coat every day from November to March (practically blogger blasphemy). Kathy, a native northerner, has a fabulous collection of (mostly vintage) coats, and I steal one for a few days every chance I get.
Let’s be real, coats are one of the most expensive pieces you can (and should) invest in with your wardrobe. So, as much as I’d love to have a Burberry and a Mackage hanging in my closet, I would rather borrow Kathy’s coats and buy myself some more shoes. The sumptuous vintage wool cape above is a great example of this, and I jazzed it up with my own accessories and some skinny jeans for a great casual look. A wool cape is a great classic alternative to a coat, and wearing what is basically a giant blanket is one of my personal favorite ways to stay warm!
Photos by Anabella V Photography