I was just recently comparing weather notes with a friend out on the West Coast and quickly became homesick for the sunny and warm (relatively) fall weather that is usually otherwise out in the Northeast. But it took me a trip out to the Midwest—Chicago, specifically—where they just received an influx of snow, with more to come, and temperatures well below freezing! All of a sudden, I realized just how amazingly mild New York’s fall and early winter weather has been thus far… and now I’m not complaining!
Anyway, I’ve recently been blushing over this camel-colored cape coat that I picked up a month or two ago, waiting for the appropriate time to show it off! I’d been slightly lusting after a cape coat for some time now, and finally bit the bullet when this one showed up on a well-intentioned coat search for my fiancé (which also yielded one for myself.. oops!). I must admit however that cape coats are a bit of a conundrum. It’s not exactly the most effective cold-weather coat by any means; the non-functional arm Akira don exactly shield your body from the elements, and their placement makes it awkward to sport shoulder bags over the coat.
That said, I still adore this coat for so many other reasons! It’s a great layering piece for moderately cool temperatures, instantly adding a fashionable drapey look. It’s also amazingly roomy under all that material, making it the perfect for carrying shoulder bags (and surprise gift bags!) underneath, which gives me a little extra piece of mind when commuting in crowded subway cars!
To accentuate the beautiful camel color, I matched it with similar hues and tones with a seasonable striped crop top and matching d’orsay pointed flats. Oh, and a scarf for a bit of extra warmth. A pretty autumn ensemble, wouldn’t you say?
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