Hello loves. Gulp, December is here! The season is upon us and I am feeling bold and bright in my red velvet coat.
My red velvet coat looks like faux fur from a distance because it is actually crushed velvet. It is from an upscale children’s store, believe it or not. It is light and perfect for holiday cheer. I love red for anytime of year though.
Yes, you have seen this coat on Instagram and also on a recent Thanksgiving post. It is simple and classic, with a slightly rounded shoulder. It is by Rachel Riley London, and the site also has a ladies selection. I got it on sale three winters ago, for around $70.00. I also bought one in a peach bouclè. I paired it with simple skinny jeans by William Rast and buckled boots that are made to withstand a 20 block walk. The booties are pure comfort!
The classic Louis Vuitton bag is from my sister when she was downsizing her closets! Yes, to downsizing- LOL! The day was bright and warm for the season. These photos were shot the day I was preparing to leave for my Thanksgiving dinners. Plural- yes, a very big family.
Nothing I am wearing is expensive, by the way. You know my shopping habits by now. But everything is high quality and made to last. Manhattan offers so many ways to shop smart! Below, I am near the window of an Upper East Side restaurant. I love this neighborhood because it is quieter than trendier, downtown neighborhoods, and has fabulous shopping, beautiful architecture, and delicious restaurants.
Below, I love the way my red velvet coat catches the light, reading a bit raspberry-orange in the light.
Inside at Orsay restaurant , the color reads more blue-red. I do look a bit sad in one photo as Greetje pointed out, as this was a few days after our dog was put to sleep. Sometimes a camera catches up in our real mood, but I did manage many genuine smiles that day. Below, is not a very good shot, but you can see my polka dot sweater here, and my necklace that I got at a second-hand charity shop. I am okay with posting shots that aren’t my best sometimes. Life is real.
Below my red velvet coat and blonde pony shine with reflected light. ( okay did I push it a bit with this style? Malibu Barbie meets Manhattan matron, anyone? ) Below is a better shot. A happier shot. The light only catches my top knot, face and grazes my shoulder. The wood work is gorgeous though!
This week is feeling festive . A few shots of what I saw around me, that day, and a few days onward.
I was in a friend’s lobby recently, and there was a series of photos projecting on the wall, right next to a Christmas tree. Thee photos reflected the Christmas lights, and I thought the image was interesting and spirited. So I will close with that.
A few shopping options for a red velvet or faux fur coat. I do admire the combination of red and texture, Anthropologie coat here , Raquel Allegra here , and Frame Faux Fur here. Do you own or would you consider buying a red velvet coat, or a crimson faux fur? I will say I love mine!
I hope your day is warm and bright!