I am already tired of the cold. I don't want the heat of summer back exactly, just if it could be around 50 degrees instead of 30 I'd be satisfied! Below freezing is just a bit too much winter for me thanks, even if the snow looks charming. Luckily this huge thick wool coat I thrifted way back in high school does keep me very warm despite the bracelet length sleeves.
This whole outfit was created around wanting to use my new brown lizard skin handbag that I bought with my Christmas money, vintage of course! I am only just now getting into vintage handbags (I've got three now...and an adorable art deco evening bag in the mail on its way to me too...). I don't know why I was ignoring such an important accessory, but now I've fallen in love with the granny bag, with that nice sharp clip clasp along the top. The brown bag photographed a bit dark here, it's more medium brown than dark chocolate. I paired the purse with a monochromatic outfit pairing of dark greens. The knit top is from Banana Republic (though several seasons ago) and the skirt you have all seen many times before. To tie in the brown I added a cognac leather belt and my brown faux fur collar over my coat. Sadly I don't currently own any brown gloves so I have black ones on, I only approve of black and brown being worn together when it is done intentionally, and this definitely was a last minute addition against the cold! Brown gloves are on my list now!
I'd love to add more coats to my wardrobe, as currently I have only two; this tan number and my more modern black coat that isn't supremely flattering. Some of you may have been around here long enough to remember this black coat too, which is my favorite thing ever except that the fur trim is real. The guilt of owning real fur means I rarely wear it even if it is gorgeous. I would love to make an identical coat without a fur collar and cuffs, as the princess hourglass shape is ridiculously amazing. Perhaps that will be a task for next winter, for now I need to get back to my suiting projects!
Faux Fur Collar: H&M
Knit Top: Banana Republic
Skirt: Made by me
Jewelry and Handbag: Vintage
Tights: What Katie Did