Today I am wearing my favorite
In fact, in this post you will see it styled twice.
As always, my outfit is pattern rich and full of textures. I love the coincidence of the racing stripe sweater with the car behind me. The sweater is by Marc Jacobs and was bought at Encore on Madison Avenue . Vroom!
Below, a shot of the
in a head-to-toe shot.
The way I layered this outfit was perfect for the brisk winter day. My brown tights are so thick they look black. My CHANEL bag is vintage now. I love the tortoise detail. I will always be a camel and tortoise fan. You know what they say about the Tortoise and the Hare; Aesop got that one right.
My second favorite patterned coat is from Etro. I am such a fan of this designer. I will show it in a post soon to refresh your memory.
I wore this patterned coat again when I meet Allie for lunch at the Kimberly hotel. We met at this destination last year. You can read about that great day here. I love this beautiful hotel, it is modern and chic, and their restaurant is truly excellent. I also love the mesmerizing fish tank in the lobby.
Hello, yellow fish!
I love your patterned coat!
The irridescenct stripe and spot of pink is poetry! Only nature could render it.
When I went to meet Allie, I changed my outfit a bit. I wore a simple turtleneck and a red fur vest, that I bought from a small and local shop. The look is altered dramatically with the vest. A snap of the red faux-fur vest, over the beige patterned coat below.
The playful patchwork of windows behind me was an excellent backdrop, so I stopped a stranger and asked him to take this snap.
I know, I know. “Who does that In New York?” you ask with exacerbation!
I arrive early. This is typical of me. I am happy to read some blogs while I wait.
I got a snap of a gorgeous vase at the Kimberly hotel also. Do you remember the post I did featuring Sam in the Kimberly Hotel? She is so beautiful that after I posted it on Instagram, they asked permission to use it on their website! Below, the vase, artfully recessed in the dining area.
I have attached a small gallery of patterned coats that you might like, if you are in the mood to browse or shop. From Matches Fashion, an artful masterpiece. Anna Rachele does a fun rendition here. It is a bolder, more graphic look, and packs a punch. If you are looking for a rich, Italian-made patterned coat, I would suggest the third option.
What is your favorite coat to wear? I personally love cloth coats, but often find wearing a down parka more practical. But lately my cloth coats have been favored.
I hope you have a wonderful week ahead, and as always I thank you for reading!