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Winter Coats Part I

19 Oct

By Whitney

My dearest friend asked me to do a post on winter coats that are classic but don’t break the bank.  I know my besties’ taste pretty well and I knew she wouldn’t want anything flashy or over the top (I threw in some faux fur but (almost) ALL OF IT IS REMOVABLE).  I started my hunt by a) looking at options under $400 and b) coats that can be worn during the day but also to work to pretty conservative offices.  The below are the options I picked out.  Coats are pretty pricey these days so perhaps there will be a Part II of this post that shows absurdly $$$ coats that really aren’t even reasonable but we still want to dream about…

Winter Coats part I

Top Row:  Soia & Kyo Jana Asymmetrical Coat – $395 // JCrew Wool Melton Peacoat (I like that these lapels are a little bit wider than normal peacoats) – $325 //  DKNY Faux Fur Collar Walker Coat – $215 // Zara Tailored Coat – $189

Bottom Row:  JCrew Melton Military Coat (I tried this on and I’m kind of obsessed with it now) – $378 // Catherine Malindrino faux shearling coat – $155 // Ellen Tracy Kimono Sleeve Coat (I love that it has a hood!) – $270 (was $408) // Lauren Ralph Lauren Belted Stand Up Collar Coat (saving the best one for last bc I think this is my favorite suggestion on here) – $340


Sale Time – Winter Coats

23 Feb

By Whitney

I needed a new black wool winter coat this year and instead of buying one when everything came out in October/November, I held off and now I’m glad I did.  First off, it narrowed down that I want to find one with a fur collar.  Second, everything is now on  sale (except the one I want while on sale isn’t in my size, ugh).  It’s also really cold out so it’s not like you are buying this thing and not wearing it for six months.  You’ll wear it tomorrow.

Wool Coats Sale

Top Row:  1 Madison Wool Blend Fox Fur Coat – $448 (was $898) // Burberry Brit Rushfield Stand Collar Coat – $795 (was $995) // Fleurette Wool Collar Coat – $650 (was $1050) // Ellen Tracy Kimono Sleeve Fur Hood Jacket – $204 (was $408)

Bottom Row (a pop of color!) – Karen Millen Investment Coat – $425 (was $630) // Elie Tahari Sicily Single Buttoned Coat – $469 (was $670) // DKNY Wool Blend Coat – $626 (was $895)

Winter White Coats

29 Oct

By Whitney

When the weather gets cooler (which it eventually will despite it being perfeect golfing weather outside today) a winter white coat is always a chic way of bundling up.  I love the idea of these coats that are heavy enough to keep you warm but not thick enough to be bulky and not-so-cute in white.  The cuts of all of the below are so sophisticated.  Loving that Zara option for under $175!!!  I will have to spray tan to pull these off but that’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make.

Winter White Coats


Top Row:  Zara Wool Coat with Zips – $169  // Vince Sweater Sleeve Coat – $745 //Intermix Cocoon Wrap Coat (I love the hood!) – $695 // Alice & Olivia Tiff Drop Shoulder Coat – $596

Bottom Row:  Sam Edelman Charles Faux Fur Coat – $300 // Vince Faux Leather Trim Coat – $695

Splurge vs. Steal – Navy Spring Trench

20 Mar

By Whitney

Happy first day of Spring!  It’s finally here you guys!   Took long enough.  I’m on the hunt for a new trench coat this spring so look forward to sharing that mission with me this season.  I loved this Kate Spade trench with the bow detail at the back collar and the super cute mod lining.  Kate Spade’s coats really are my favorite.  I came across the JCrew Factory version of the shorter navy trench and I think this is a great staple for your closet.  It’s a classic cut and when you aren’t in a khaki trench mode (or can never find the right tan to complement your coloring like me) the navy is a perfect choice.

Splurge vs. Steal - Navy Trench

Splurge:  Kate Spade Stergis Trench – $300 (was $598)

Steal:  JCrew Factory Belted Trench – $168 (and get it for $126 since it’s 25% off with code “STOCKUP”)

Pretty in Pink Coats

4 Sep

Pink CoatsBy Whitney

A while back I saw the most darling Red Valentino pink coat for winter. So so cute but sold out right away. Then Marie Claire’s September issue featured pastel coats with this Club Monaco option included. I got the memo. Pastel pink coats are in this year and these are right up my alley. Here are some of my favorites.

Club Monaco Samone Coat – $364 // Ted Baker Wool Hem Coat – $525 // Zara Short Woollen Overcoat (my fav but another great Zara option is here) – $140 // Moschino Cheap & Chic Wool Coat (Crazy expensive but could not resist!) – $1800 // Kate Spade Etta Coat – $700

Dressy Coats

10 Dec

By Whitney

This past weekend, I found myself wishing I had a winter coat specifically for my dressier occasions.  There are a lot of pretty ones out there and with the holiday party circuit in full effect, it’s time for you to get one as well.

Dressy Coats

Top Row:  Oasis Drop Waist Coat – $263 // Kate Spade Linda Coat – $700 // Milly Cocktail Coat – $650 (this rose gold color is just stunning)// Alice & Olivia Connie Coat – $500 (was $800)

Bottom Row:  Tory Burch Bridget Metallic Coat – $995  // Topshop Fur Collar Peplum Skirt Coat – $130 (this is my fav coat on here!)  //Moschino Cheap and Chic Peacoat – $1400 (I KNOW but it was so pretty I couldn’t resist) // Topshop Fur Collar Pleated Skirt Coat – $190

Tie Some Ribbon On

23 Oct

By Whitney

I’m back from my amazing European vacation and I decided to welcome myself back with a girly collage.  I love bows.  I’m currently wearing a subtle one on a Kate Spade dress today but don’t put it past me to bust out a giant patent leather one to entertain me at my boring workplace.  I’m loving the Tory Burch flats with the sparkly bows to brighten up your holiday outfits (my sister has these and I’m jealous).  Or try the JCrew bow wool coat for something simple and chic.


Red Valentino Bow Clutch – $350 // Tory Burch Eddie Ballet Flat With Bow – $250 // JCrew Bow Socks – $13 // Asos Bow Tie and Pleat Top – $53 // Kenneth Jay Lane Bow Earrings – $45 // Milly Intarsia Wool Dress – $350 // Asos Metal Chain Bow Belt – $14 in silver; $26 in gold (I own this with an elephant on it and it’s stretchy and adorable) // “Best Present” Tights – $15 // Bow Tech Gloves – $28 // Red Valentino Drop Waist Bow Dress – $600 // JCrew Wool Bow Coat – $395 //  Topshop Bow Croc Flats – $56

My Love for the Winter Coat

24 Oct
My Love for the Winter Coat
My Love for the Winter Coat by prettypolished featuring a ruffle coat 

By WhitneyI have been a coat hoarder for the past four years and have been collecting pretty awesome winter apparel ever since I spent two years in Chicago.  This tradition has continued since moving back to NYC but I have found that my coats fall into two categories:  Ladylike and Collars.  When I say collars I mean that the coats are pretty cool but the collars on said coat are really what make them fantastic.  My ladylike options usually include some sort of bow and flattering fitted cut.  I love my coats.  PP was asked to post some of our favorite picks for this winter season and here are mine.  My personal favorites?  Red Valentino will cause me to go broke one day.  The Zara belted collar coat will look awesome with some skinny jeans. If you’re a brunette, I hate you because no one rocks an Ivory coat like you girls do.


McGinn Sweeping Swing Coat – $249 (was $498)

Kate Spade Cherie Coat – $695

Zara Coat with Wraparound Collar – $129

Mackage Leather Belted Coat -$730

Trina Turk Button Collar Walking Coat – $550


Mulberry Clarendon Coat – $1,400 (I apologize)

Kate Spade Patrice Coat – $795

Milly Double Breasted Kenmare Coat – $695

Red Valentino Wool Bow Coat – $890

Nanette Lepore Napa Valley Coat – $498

Topshop Swing Velvet Bow Coat – $196