|Brora Textured Weave Coat|
With shiny black heels and a black dress.
As you know I've been refining my wardrobe steadily these last few months and a few key ideas remained: a black dress or three for going out in the evening, one pair of fancy black heels (The Kate Spade black patent "Talia" heel, shown above) and a new bag from Smythson, purchased for going out at night and for conservative events.
It seemed that the Brora coat was the piece to tie it all together. I became quite preoccupied with the idea of it.
Then I wandered over to the consignment shop that does such a good job selling the things I no longer wear. What was waiting for me? A cheque in the exact amount of the price of the coat, including the shipping. Well clearly it was meant to be, there's no argument over it.
The coat has a vintage feel with a trimmed peter pan collar and three-quarter sleeves. Since I plan to wear this coat all through the spring, when undoubtedly it will still be chilly, I'll need to cover the exposed bits of my arms with some elbow-length gloves.
I'm planning to wear the coat with the gloves, the Kate Spade shoes, and a black dress. The finishing touch is the Smythson handbag.
|The Smythson handbag has matching blue stitching.|
The Smythson handbag even has a navy blue satin lining.
|The navy blue lining of the Smythson bag.|
The coat, though trimmed in black, also looks great with navy.
|The coat with some navy Brooks Brothers loafers.|
|The coat is fully lined in beautiful blue silk.|
|Brora silk blouse and skirt 2010.|
|Blue Brora jumper with the skirt.|
The coat also works perfectly with a dress from this past winter, which is currently in the Brora sale. You can see the Leaf and Dash Dress here.
This dress is constructed of a patterned silk in a gorgeous mid-weight, heavy enough to drape and fall perfectly, lovely and comfortable to wear.
|The coat with the Leaf and Dash dress.|
I hope your day goes well. I plan to drink tea and accomplish some serious house-cleaning!