Glen plaid cashmere coats, jacket and skirts have alway been a favorite of mine. While faux fur teddy coats are having a moment, a good cloth coat is always on point.
I feature Jil Sander today, whose cashmere coats are consistently well made and luxurious. Classic understated pieces update everyday looks, such as this simple denim outfit. When bought second-hand like mine is, this coat is a great investment!
Simple skinny jeans and metallic camel pumps are easily transformed with a glen plaid cashmere coat, and a bold blue bag. I love the dichotomy of the menswear look juxtaposed with metallic pumps, and a ladylike round bag. Who is with me here ?
Cashmere coats or fine wool coats will last for decades.
These pieces in glen plaid cashmere or tartan plaid merino wool will serve you well. Cashmere coats are soft and warm.
EBay has a similar coat on sale now. You can make an offer if it is your size!
Please consider the longevity that a coat will provide. Synthetic coats will not last as long and they are toxic to soil, if they end up in the landfill. Much of the fast fashion pieces are buried in that soil or is polluting landfills right this very minute.
This simple outfit may be a refreshing palette cleanser for you eyes. Most recent posts have me in something that is heavily patterned. Simple and effortless; this is my choice today. Only the earrings are striking.
Artisan jewelry is a favorite, and these black and white beauties were bought locally and crafted in NYC.
Nasty weather has spelled trouble for many. Snowy roads, freezing cold days, and violently rainy days make it challenging to be out and about. Flu seems to be so common, so I am indoors this week warding off potential illness. However, as I write this, I am hoping you are well and dry!
Denim days are here to stay it seems.
A classic mock neck knit and Hermes belt is such an easy outfit to wear. Simply add skinny jeans and pumps, and one is dressed for anything. If you add a down parka it looks one way. Add a glen plaid cashmere coat and it is an outfit that can take you to a fancier venue. Given that, which do you prefer?
Hibernating indoors I am current in the news, and housework. I am caught up with friends, as least by telephone . Coping with bad weather is a gift in this way! Therefore I won’t complain too much! I sip cocoa with fresh cinnamon. On balance, I take stock and feel quite lucky.
Two photos follow of me in the hallway. They feel symbolic, as I feel somewhat tentative about being out in the cold and exposed to illness. I am immune-suppressed and highly susceptible to infection.
Being near a door way, in the path to somewhere, is metaphysically how I feel.
Am I going in or heading out? Can you tell ?
Even with such a fortunate life for which I am truly grateful , it is easy to feel uncertain.
Which path is the way forward?
Alas, I get back to the point of this post. Natural fabrics are better for the planet . They are richer looking and feel sumptuous on. They will not make you light up like a Christmas tree when you touch a metal object. Oh, those shocks. They are warnings. Honor the planet. Choose something well made, and try to buy locally and second-hand if possible.
Be aware, not perfect.
Have a fine day as the weekend approaches.
—— XOXO, Elle ——