I try not to get too hung up on ‘it’ items. Yea, I love trends in general, but in terms of one specific thing that everyone is raving about. Not so much.
Like the Cult Gaia Ark bag from this summer? No desire for one whatsoever. That price for a see through wicker thing? No.
(Also no offense to anyone who purchased it, just not my thing.)
But I did have a major crush on the J. Crew Chateau Parka last year. It seemed like every fashion blogger had the grey, and it just looked so lovely with everything. Pink, red, neutrals, brown or black. It even comes in some brights that are fun to style. But at $365 full price it was just not in my budget.
So over the summer I was on the lookout for a more affordable option and found this London Fog version. And it has made me so happy happy without going broke broke! I love the color, deep front pockets, and and straight silhouette.
I’ve been wearing it to work with and without the faux fur hood, depending on how extra I feel that day 😉
Right now it’s on sale for $129.99, but it’s also an additional 20% off with free shipping…a wayyy better price than the original!
You can also get a well-priced version from J. Crew Factory, and Asos has a similar option. You might still be able to get a good price on the original version with all the cyber sales going on, but colors and sizes are limited.
Now my black boots aren’t a dupe for anything, but I think a tall heeled boot is a necessity in fall and winter.
When I had to dress business casual for work I would wear these with black tights and sheath dresses, and I still wear them weekly with jeans to my casual office. I actually have this pair in both colors!
I surprisingly have all of my Christmas shopping done (who am I?!), but I’ll be posting another gift guide on Friday with more ideas if you didn’t get it all done on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
Happy Hump Day!
Coat – exact
Sweater – exact
Jeans – exact
Boots – similar (I’m wearing last year’s version)
Sunglasses – similar
Necklace – exact