Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

April Blizzards Bring May Showers

It was around this time last year that my husband and I did a maternity photo shoot before the munchkin was born (just checked, it would have been last week). We tried to time it so that the trees would be in full bloom, but a wind storm came up and blew most of the petals off the weekend before. I’m looking at the lilac tree outside my window right now, and it hasn’t even bloomed yet this year. Quick burst of warm weather aside, it looks as though spring is taking its time getting here this year.

Trench: Burberry(*2010) / CPW: $788.17 / # of wears: 2
Shirt: Twik / CPW: $0.65 / # of wears: 8
Jeans: 7 For All Mankind / CPW: $9.71  /# of wears: 9
Shoes: Poppy Barley / CPW: $7.35  /# of wears: 25
Scarf: Wilfred / CPW: $7.87 / # of wears: 2
Watch: Skagen / CPW: $15.15  /# of wears: 9
*purchased prior to keeping stats. # of wears counted since October 1, 2016

I’m slowly gearing up for back to work. My hair did end up going shorter, as I mentioned in my last outfit post. This is actually what I wore to the hair dresser on Saturday. It was drizzling diagonally – not a great thing for curly hair!

Throwing a trench over a long sleeve t-shirt was warm enough, and I ended up covering my hair with the scarf all Audrey Hepburn style until I could grab the umbrella I had forgotten in the car.

I don’t remember exactly where I first saw the trick of buttoning your trench back on itself so it stays open (Alterations Needed? Extra Petite?), but it’s handy once the rain stops! Unless your coat is super fitted (which mine isn’t), or you’re taller (which I’m not), leaving the coat to hang open can sometimes look a little sloppy. Belting it back and buttoning it open adds a little streamlined structure to the coat.

Most of my wardrobe is currently leaning to the cooler end of the spectrum, but this coat is one of the warmer toned pieces I still own. The grey/rose gold combo on the watch makes it easier to pair warmer and cooler tones together.

I’d have to swap the t-shirt out for a black blouse of some sort, but I could see myself wearing this on a casual Friday once work rolls around again. The scarf is currently residing on the same hanger as the coat, so it really is a throw on and go outfit.

What do your spring throw on and go outfits look like? Do you have any coat styling tricks up your sleeve?

4 Responses to “April Blizzards Bring May Showers”

  1. That coat is gorgeous 🙂 Obviously. I have my Honey-coloured one which I love… But it is too small for me so I am thinking of selling it & buying a bigger size

    • The Minuteglass says:

      The one with the leather belt and cuffs? That’s sad to hear, it’s such a gorgeous coat and it looks fantastic on you. Then again, I’m curious to see what you would replace it with.

  2. That coat styling trick is genius! I hadn’t heard of it before. I don’t think any of my coats can do that, though, so I’ll have to tuck it away until I can use it.

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I'm Cassie.

I'm a petite hourglass, slow adopter, food geek, Engineer, wife and mom. Welcome to the little corner of the internet where I ramble on about random things. Mostly clothes.