Saturday, 26 May 2012

winter coat, you're mine

For those who read my winter coat post you'll know that I have been on the hunt for the perfect cold weather coat.

I've been fussy and fussing over tiny details; coats are pricey and are meant to last for at least a few years, so it had to be PERFECT, so I wouldn't get sick of it.

My diva-esque list of coat style criteria included:
  • toggle buttons
  • soft outer fabric
  • lined
  • hood
  • dress cut/flares
  • not entirely dark coloured
After hours trawling stores in both the real and virtual worlds, and trying on at least twenty coats, you'd be surprised how many do not fit that bill.

Until I found this little darling.

I had to be quick getting these shots because it was raining outside!
And suede shoes + rain don't mix!
Wandering around the racks at the Myer one-day sale today, I was initially looking for the camel version of this coat that I saw in the catalogue. Of which there was only one left, and I may have undressed a mannequin to try it on... #noshame

But, turns out it was a size 14, almost double the size I was looking for. 

After not wanting to even look at coats in colours darker than navy, I gave in and tried the same coat in black.

And what do you know. Made for each other.

It's a great mix of the a-line, cape and duffle styles, perfect for covering up this winter, but without swamping my figure. Just the right level of formal and casual so I can wear it to uni but get away with it over a dress to go out!

Mmmm. So blurry.
I can't get over how much I love this hood.
When it's buttoned up it has a slim a-line shape.
Plus, as much as I was against getting a darker coat, I can always dress it up with some colourful scarves or printed tights. I was being too fussy. I admit it, and I concede!

Outfit:
Coat - Design Studio, Myer
Shirt - Cue
Jeans - Jay Jays
Shoes - Tony Bianco

Today's shopping trip also saw me taking home some cosy faux-fur lined boots from Mountfords!

My mama also bought the same pair in black. She's a trendy asian lady.
So much cosiness!

What style of coat will you be wearing this winter?
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  1. the jacket really suits you!

    i'll be sticking with my leather jackets and blazers! but i'll see if i find anything new this winter ;)

    http://dear-diary.dawnelia.com

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    1. Aww thank you :) It took a long time to find one that fit what I was looking for!

      They're great picks, leather jackets and blazers are so versatile and work dressed up or down! :)
      xx

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  2. Hey i love your blog, thanks for your coment you have style. I follow you since now with google, visit my blog and follow me too if you want ;) ( we can follow each other facebook, twitter and bloglovin too)

    with love ^^

    www.inspiredintheworld.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thank you, that's so sweet! Of course, your blog is so nice, so I'll come visit and follow back :) xx

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  3. Love your coat and yes the hood is cool :) and your shoes are great!

    Great blog by the way, I was wondering if you would like to follow each other? Check out my blog and let me know :)

    xx

    http://fashion-nerdette.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. sure, i'll come visit your blog :) xx

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    2. following you back now :)
      xx

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  4. love the coat i was looking for one similar last season but never did find that perfect one also the boots are awesome too, so much furrr

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks hun! The coat and boots are so warm :) xx

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  5. You are so cute! haha, we're the same, I'm so fussy that none of my sisters would shop with me, my boyfriend grits his teeth after the umpteenth store! perfect coat and boots, sweetie!
    - Che

    style-che.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thank you! :) We're definitely the same then! If we're going to buy something, especially a staple piece like a coat, it needs to be just right :) xx

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  6. Thanks for your lovely comment! The jacket looks so good on you! I love it! I really like your blog and your style, so I follow you now (:
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    1. You're welcome, and thank you that's so sweet :) xx

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  7. Beautiful post and lovely blog! Would you like to follow each other?
    P.S. Wish you a lovely Sunday!

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    1. Sure, i'll come visit your blog :) xx

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  8. Thanks for lovely comment on my blog :) Lovely outfit!
    Your blog is realy cute,i'm following you via gfc and bloglovin,hope you will follow me too :)

    xx ♥

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    1. of course, i'll come visit you :) xx

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  9. You're blog is amazing! I follow u!

    Kisses

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  10. Nice find, I like it in black. Went to the Myer sale too sadly everything I found that I liked at a bargain price was not at all my size :( But I think I might be set for coats- bought myself a black trench, a cobalt blue coat and a red pea coat earlier this year.

    http://www.house-in-tillford.com/

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    1. Thank you :) I find that too, during sales there are always the really tiny sizes and the larger sizes, not many in between. Wow, your winter wardrobe is definitely decked out! I like the idea of a red pea coat, that'll really stand out in winter :)xx

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  11. Love your coat, but I'm SO glad it's finally summer here so I don't have to look for one any time soon :p You look great tough :)

    xxx

    lifeisroyalty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks love! I know, I'm definitely a summer person too :) xx

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  12. Love your whole outfit!
    May I know where is your glasses from? ;)
    love it haha
    Have a sweet day beautiful!
    xoxo
    scarlletgs.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thank you, you're so sweet! Haha my glasses are MODO, here's a link if you're interested :)
      http://www.go-optic.com/store/eyeglasses/details.asp?id=47999

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  13. Hello Jessica! thanks for visiting my blog. Glad that you find my blog interesting. I hope i could do a good job in male fashion blogging. thanks :)


    theguywholovedmarch.blogspot.com

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    1. You're welcome, can't wait to see your posts :) x

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  14. loving the whole look~!! the boots are awesome!!

    xoxo,
    whimsicalityindisguise.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! They're so warm and comfy :) xx

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  15. I'm glad you got the chance to get yourself the perfect coat you've been looking for! It is indeed lovely :)

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment! I'm really happy with it :) xx

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  16. i like you on facebook, like me too :)

    www.inspiredintheworld.blogspot.com

    xoxo

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  17. Thanks for your sweet comment!
    I like your blog, maybe we can follow each other if you want?

    Love, Joyce

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    1. Sure I'll come visit your blog :) xx

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  18. i love your pants!

    xx

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  19. The coat is pretty. Although it's almost summer where I live, I could definitely imagine myself wearing something similar the next winter.
    Also, thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog :)
    -P.
    Bowtie Diary

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    1. Aww thank you :) Lucky, I love summer, winter is too cold for me! You're welcome love :) xx

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  20. Amazing outfit!!!

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

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  21. I love your coat! :)

    - Victoria
    www.Vickkitas.blogspot.se

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  22. Great outfit! But it's weird for me to write my opinion about winter outfit when in my place is 30 degees. :)

    malamajka.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Haha you're lucky, I wish it was summer!! xx

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  23. I am following you back? Maybe we can also follow on bloglovin?

    Hope to see you soon on my blog!
    Love, Joyce

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    1. Sure lovely, following you on Bloglovin now :) xx

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  24. Nice outfit! Love the shoes girl!

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  25. Hattitude Style Blog

    oooo i love love your shoes jessica-anne!
    i read this post and had to double check where is she from!? a winter coat?!? we are just starting summer here in toronto! ha

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Style Blog

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    1. Aww why thank you :) Haha, yep I'm an Aussie girl, so it's getting chilly here now! xx

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  26. I have been hunting for one last winter too. It took me forever to find a jacket that I want until I saw the perfect on in Aritzia and I absolutely love it even though it was a little bit pricey but I think it's well worth the price :) Love your jacket dear!!

    ang-closet365.blogspot.ca

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    1. I find that with staple pieces like coats you need to spend that bit extra so it'll last :) Thanks for stopping by lovely! xx

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  27. Thank you for your lovely comment on our blog!
    you have a great sense of style, and a lovely blog!
    welcome us as ur new followers :)
    do visit us again and follow us, if you like what you see?

    Love from India!

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    1. Sure girls, I'm come visit your blog :) xx

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  28. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comment.

    Would you like to follow each other? xx

    http://msofisticada.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Sure! I'll come by right now to your blog :) xx

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  29. haha thank you so much for your comment(: I hope we can follow each other!!! ♥
    -S

    http://classifiedcloset.blogspot.com/

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    1. Sure, i'll come visit your blog :)xx

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  30. Why do I never look this cute in the winter. I have a bulky puffer coat and a ski coat. The timeframe in Canada to wear these kinds of jackets is really brief- maybe a month, if you're lucky.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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    1. Aww you're so sweet :) Is it too cold for these kinds of jackets in Canada I wonder? It's so far away from where I live, but I'd like to visit it one day :) xx

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  31. Cute shoes!

    Thanks for your comment! I'm following you now. Hope you liked my blog and follow me back too :)

    http://petitemini.blogspot.se/

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  32. Such a cute look! Love that blouse, and the color of your pants :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  33. That jacket looks great, I love the detail and it will be super cute for winter.Ohh and thats a nice tip you gave me, I will definatly keep that in mind :)

    http://theunique28.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! :) No worries, I hope it helps :) xx

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  34. love the shoes!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  35. I LOVE all the fur! Those boots are just amazing.
    I have a coat lined in fur like that and that's what I use for the winter :)

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    1. I was wondering if I should wear the coat and the boots together, maybe too much fur then?? Hahaha thanks for stopping by :) xx

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  36. nice post dear,keep posting ;))
    come and visit me
    if you like we can follow each other via bloglovin

    www.viewrama.blogspot.de

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  37. Great look. Love the jeans. I loved Jay Jays when I visited Australia. xA

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  38. In love with the shoes!
    I'm followin you via GFC, love your blog, you are so cute!
    Check my new post on Blog da Flávs

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  39. In love with your coat and booties!

    http://silviasdailycloset.blogspot.com.es/

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  40. I love this outfit!
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.no/

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  41. your boots're gorgeous!!!and stylish

    http://lo-ve-peace.blogspot.com/

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  42. I think your coat will inspire us for this winter :)
    I love it at first sight

    Fashion Daily

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  43. thank you for you comment on my blog:*
    amazing outfit,I love it <3 lovely boot's and coat<3
    ~~ I used white with orange stripes and two thin yellow lines:) ~~
    if you try to model send me a picture:D
    I wait on my blog:*

    http://totallycoolarts.blogspot.com

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  44. Cute look! Love the boots your wearing and your new pair!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  45. thanks for visiting by blog! i'm always in search of a perfect winter coat...my ideal one would be cinched at the waist, warm, and glamorous! if you like my blog, do you want to follow each other? xoxo jess

    www.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

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  46. Hi there, Jessica :)
    I stumbled upon your blog when I were searching for winter coat to buy. Btw, you look really great in that outfit! Seriously.

    Oh, just want to say that I'll be coming to your place this July! Ozie, here I come. Nice to meet you.

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    1. Aww thank you so much, that's so sweet of you! Wow, that's only a few weeks away, you'll love it here :) But you'll definitely need that winter coat if you're coming in July haha Thank you for your sweet comment :) xx

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  47. Such a lovely coat with stylish boots! its really looking awesome to wear high quality winter jackets with stylish footwear!

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    1. Thanks! I love the combo too, you can never go wrong with a chic coat and boots :) x

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