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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



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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 Down Puffer


"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




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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.  



Barbour 'Arrow' Quilted Anorak


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



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The Classic Trench




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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. 




Audrey Hepburn


"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



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