A lighter color palette feels more relevant as we transition to the next season. Looking towards the next month with spring travel on the horizon, I’m gathering thoughts on what to pack. Rain is likely so waterproof boots are key. I bought the above style by Freda Salvador at Alchemy Works in Newport Beach. They’re lightweight, comfortable and the color is a nice break from black.
A Burberry trench I purchased ages ago for a trip to Paris celebrating my 40th birthday still looks as good as new. Fast forward twenty years later, and I’m still wearing it. However, it’s short and I’d like a long coat for practical reasons. Plus, a longer length with trousers or a dress looks more polished. I’m waffling between the Chelsea and the Kensington. I tried both on (and the Waterloo – not for me). Subtle differences include a more tapered silhouette on the Chelsea, where the roomier Kensington would generously allow for extra layers. I’m actually good with either. My indecisiveness has prevented me from pulling the trigger so far.
In last week’s post, I linked a fresh batch of COS basics. I love the fit on this turtleneck. It’s thin – fantastic for layering and the sleeves are slim and long. I bought it in ivory, black and a navy stripe. All will be in heavy rotation in the coming months.
Cashmere beanies are a lifesaver when it’s cold and windy. On my last trip though, I was feeling a bit repetitive in my attempts to keep warm. I’m going to try a cashmere balaclava or snood (I just ordered this one on sale) which will work double duty as a scarf and hat. A shearling lined bucket hat also looks like a tempting option.
I’ve been rotating between a straight and a flared leg style of jean lately. The fit, quality, and variety of styles from Mother Denim make it very easy for me to shop the collection online. The wash on the style above is a dead ringer for gently worn vintage denim – with stretch. They’re really good.
Mother Denim The Rider Skimp in Belle de Jour (also here)
Burberry Kensington Trench (mid, long, short)
Burberry Chelsea Trench (short, mid, long)
Freda Salvador Brooke Rain Resistant Boot, also in black
COS Slim-fit Wool Turtleneck, also in black, navy, stripe (the grey melange is also good)
Love those boots. Thanks for recommending Mother denim as well. So many of their styles are a perfect fit for me. I’m also enjoying your COS recommendations. I have yet to shop their web site and I’m looking forward to giving it a test drive.
How was the sizing on the COS turtlenecks? Thanks.
I bought a large. A medium would have worked too but I didn’t want it too cling to my chest area.