Skip to main content

Fall Outerwear Coats 2016



"Winter is Coming" 








The holidays are fast approaching along with natures elements making a dark and foreboding entrance across the land. Rain, cold, wind begins to march forth with determination for a chiller days to come. The leaves are falling like snow and the rain sputters in the Northwest clearing the air and signaling the time has come to don rain gear and overcoats to protect against the brrrrrr moments.   It is season when turtlenecks, cashmere sweaters, scarves and boots are on glorious display.  Yet when searching for the top of the line warm enhancers and wet protection overcoats - just what remains in style and also is a good investment??? 


"In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Favorite Poems



__________





The Snow Fur Queen










I.  Mackage Coats:  Mackage outerwear is fashion forward and timeless.  I own a couple and find them both divine.  Last year and this year, I have been eyeing this beauty for snow blowing and brisk air days.   The face enhancing fur combined with a slim fitting hooded puffer with leather trim and an inside shell is a heat keeper.   The coat is fully lined and filled with down.  You can't go wrong snapping up this magnificent piece.  Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan launched Mackage in 1999 and have grown to become one of the most prestigious contemporary outwear brands in North America.

Note: Runs small - size up!




"Mackage was created around the belief that outerwear is an integral element of fashion.  When the weather calls for layering, a coat isn't just a part of an outfit - it becomes the outfit itself."  - Mackage




__________


The Outdoor Life









II. Barbour Beauty and Functional Coats:  Barbour coats are impeccable for blustery, wet and chilly weather sweeping across the land.   Recently purchased this quilted Barbour coat and wear it constantly.  The quality is superb, fit is flattering and overall a timeless piece.  Barbour is an English luxury fashion brand founded by John Barbour in 1894.  





"I love Fall Fashion Week because it means lots of layering, long sweaters and vintage coats." - Rachel Zoe



__________



The Classic Trench







III. Ageless Burberry:  Burberry trench coats are top notch in the world of the classic trench.  This time-honored coat is one piece that will stand the test of time in a wardrobe. The elegant cut, superior fabric and fit signals an Audrey Hepburn flashback.  Yes, very expensive but worth it.  Burberry was founded in 1856 and by 1870, the business moved into outdoor attire.  Today, Burberry stands alone as the ultimate in outdoor wear. 




Burberry London 'Sandringham' Slim Trench Coat



Burberry Balmoral Packable Trench



"If I could wear any label forever it would be Burberry. It covers a huge span of stuff. You can't go wrong with a classic trench and a pair of jeans"  - Emma Watson




Wind, rain, sleet, hail, snow, crisp sun infused days and so much more to come.  The holidays are the season to reflect, to embrace, to share and to give happiness to family, loved ones and those in need. When the world has gone amok and the elements outside are raging it is wise to bundle up with care. Remember to stop and embrace the beauty lacing every corner of the land.  Do not ignore nature's gifts and be reminded and refreshed by exhibiting grace and kindness to all.   Grab your favorite coat, chin up, smile and walk gracefully out the door with confidence and light. 






"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."  - Audrey Hepburn



Kim Hardwick - Forever Chic Style







Comments

Popular Posts - Last 30 Days

WARBY PARKER - Spring 2014 - Vintage Inspired Eyewear

This post contains affiliate links. I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.   THE SCRIPT   Warby Parker   TITLE:  WARBY PARKER @Work or @Play Eyeglasses and Sunglasses - Stop the Presses and Hit the Spring 2014 Fashion Mark! THE SETTING Spring 2014      The sun is shining, the air is crisp, and Spring is dancing around the corner.   Spring 2014 fashion is the year of classic attire from head to toe with exceptional, bedazzling and unforgettable lasting accessories at the forefront. Watch out pearls, necklaces, bracelets, cocktail rings, earrings and watches there is a new sheriff is in town that completes any outfit with an high voltage image  - eyewear from eye glasses to sun glasses - Warby Parker!   Fashionable   specs are practical for some, statement making for others and basically hip and cool adding sparkle, positive energy, fun, intellect and mystery.  For reading, working, daily activities and sun filled days, de

Pink Obsession

Pretty in Pink 2019 Are you obsessed with the hue pink?  In 2018 and now in 2019, I am enthralled with the color pink.  My list extends from from pink flats, pink jackets, pink tops and rosy pink lipsticks though I am still fixated on red.  The message this Spring is to cloak yourself in a beautiful shade of pink.  The actual hue of pink conjures success, nice, romantic, approachable, feminine, bubble gum, cotton candy and a love for self and others.  Do you have your pink on?  Here are few favorites to set the stage for Spring 2019.  Strike a Pink Pose A pink coat is flattering and pretty all at once on the owner.   Here are a few that fit the bill. The Trench Moon River Draped Trench Coat Something Navy Easy Oversize Pink Trench Burberry Kensington Hooded Trench  The Classic Coat Something Navy Patch Pocket Coat Dolce & Gabbana Wool Coat The Joyous Jean  AG The Prima Ankle Cigarett

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021

  First Glance Patience & Manners Please It is that time of year once again for the  Nordstrom Anniversary Sale .   Currently, you can preview the upcoming sale online.  This allows you to create a  "Wish List."   If you have a Nordstrom card, you can shop early.  For instance, Icon status begins on Monday, July 12th.  Check online for your start date.  The Nordstrom sale will open fully to everyone on Wednesday, July 28th .    Zen Master "Some people forget that kindness and manners are free."   A couple of comments before we discuss on what will sell out quickly.   Since the country is opening up after a year and half of shutdowns due to Covid 19 pandemic , it is imperative that you access your skills at being patient.  Lately, I have noticed that many are impatient in their cars, public transportation (ferries for me), and in public places where businesses and restaurants are struggling to serve and be open.  The rude behaviors and lack of manners has been

Yellow Mania Continues 2018

Yearly Yellow with a Happiness Vibe The happy hues of yellow in apparel remain vibrant and strong in 2018. Last year, you may recall my article on Yellow Apparel Spring 2017 published on April 5, 2017.   And, once again, I seem riveted on these naturally sunny tones that are spontaneous, signify warmth and most eagerly anticipated. Perhaps it is the time of the year with the dripping pools of water, rain, sleet, hail and yes snow that stimulates the mantra, "please let there be sun". Of course, if you are in Palm Desert, California or Scottsdale, Phoenix or a tropical climate yellow rays of sunshine are always forefront and center.  For the rest of us, we are ready to drink up a few bars of light.  And, if rays come forth for a  wee bit, we dance, run outside and have an extra kick in our step.  Yet, when the elements keep on pouring our way, it is time to bring out yellow in our apparel and accessories. While, we are perusing our closets, online stores etc., we