Fashion Friday – The Perfect Coat

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Fashion Friday – The Perfect Coat

Happy Fashion Friday!

This week has been really nice and peaceful.  Earlier in the week the weather was so pretty and I got to run and walk outside and I even went to a studio yoga class.  Plus Makena’s puppy training is finally clicking (although she’s still crazy and I have a lot of work to do!)  For the first time in awhile life has felt somewhat normal and calm.  After a lot of drama lately, it’s been a wonderful change of pace.

This weekend I get to see my Goddaughter Isabella and celebrate Evelyn’s first Birthday!  Sadly even though I did a bunch of Super Bowl party posts, I’m not actually throwing one this year.  The Hubs work starts to get busy around this time, and he starts working weekends again, so we lay low until after tax season is over.  However, I am planning on watching the game with him and making a few yummy recipes for two!

Were you following along with the blog this week?

Soooooo let’s talk fashion!  I got a crazy nice and useful coat for Christmas from the Hubs.  I had been wanting a really nice brown leather coat for awhile and I really got spoiled with this one!

It’s a Cole Haan and is made so well.  I know it will be something I wear for years and years.  I thought about getting a black one in more of a moto style.  They are super popular right now, but at the end of the day that’s not really me.  I am the pure opposite of edgy!

One of the biggest fashion rules that ALWAYS stands true is to stay true to yourself and the kind of clothes YOU like and look best on you.  That way you will always feel good and love what you are wearing.  Make trends work for you!

So instead of going with the zipper covered black jacket (which I love on other people,) I went with a streamlined buttery brown one.  Classic lines always win when I’m out shopping.

To keep the look fresh I paired it with my black skinny pants and striped shirt from white house black market.  I also added my new ankle boots I featured a few weeks ago.

I’ve got a feeling this coat will be going with EVERYTHING as we approach spring.  It can even make some summer dresses work into spring.

AND I match my puppy.  Makena is always outside when the Hubs and I are taking these and so many of my outtakes have her running around in the back.  Her sweet little face is just so mushy and kissable– especially when she’s learning to listen to it!

Now I know this coat is a little pricy, but I believe in investing in quality pieces on occasion and this is one I think it worth it.  The Hubs got a really good deal on it at Dillards, but I linked to it at Macy’s because they always have coupons and specials to help bring the price down.

Happy shopping and happy weekend! As always, I’d love to hear what you’ve got going on this weekend in the comments.

Shop the Look

Coat: Cole Haan Stand Collar Leather Jacket,  Faux Leather Option from Guess, Budget Friendly Option

Shirt: White House Black Market- old, similar here or here <— target tunic less than $20

Pants: White House Black Market- old, similar here

Boots: Altar’d State – no longer available, similar here or here


So nice to see you today. Have a great weekend and come back Monday for a new Currently post!

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I’m linking up with: Nicole for the Fit and Fashionable, Jolynne Shane for Fashion Friday, Turning Heads Tuesday, Style Elixer. Thank you so much for the lovely linkup ladies

Your turn!

What are you doing this weekend?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:52-04:00 February 3rd, 2017|Fall, Fashion, Spring, Winter|33 Comments


  1. jess jannenga February 10, 2017 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Julie, you are too cute! You and me both, isn’t edgy the first word that comes to mind ? ! Love the cognac colored jacket with your boots and of course the pic of your pup!
    Thanks for linking with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

  2. Kristy from Southern In Law February 5, 2017 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    I have a similar outfit to this that I loveeeee – definitely the perfect cool weather outfit!

    I love that you’re matchy matchy with Makena too 😉

  3. Farrah February 5, 2017 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    That jacket is beautiful and looks great on you! You put together the prettiest outfits! <3 (Thank you for the budget-friendly option! ;P )

    Makena Rose is growing so quickly!!

  4. Kerry Bates February 4, 2017 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    You’re always so pretty in anything you wear.

  5. Edye February 4, 2017 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    That coat looks amazing on you! Makena Rose is getting so big; it’s crazy how fast puppies grow 😀

    • JulieWunder February 5, 2017 at 11:18 am - Reply

      She issss!!! She’s about 30 pounds now! Yikes!

  6. [email protected] February 4, 2017 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Cute coat! I need to update my coats, all I currently have are pea coats. Have a fantastic weekend with your god daughter!

  7. You’ve become my fashion inspiration! I need some advice–I scored a really cute black and white plaid flannel shirt dress from Target on the clearance for $8! No joke. Yesterday I wore it to work with black tights and my knee high timberland black boots. There is a waist tie, same fabric as the dress. What would be a good alternative for the waist?

  8. Emily February 3, 2017 at 11:06 am - Reply

    You style striped shirts so well; and that jacket is delightful. It’s so pretty and fancy.

    • JulieWunder February 5, 2017 at 11:07 am - Reply

      Thank you Emily! I guess I’m drawn to them!!

  9. [email protected] February 3, 2017 at 9:24 am - Reply

    What a beautiful leather coat! I love the style of it and you look great wearing it! I can tell Makena is growing…such a sweet puppy. I know you are enjoying having her as part of your family. Like you, we will be a “party of two” watching the Super Bowl this weekend. Have fun and enjoy!

    • JulieWunder February 5, 2017 at 11:06 am - Reply

      Thanks Debbie! She’s sweet and crazy!! haha! Hope you guys have a fun time this weekend.

  10. I like the brown jacket with the black and white. Super cute for spring.

  11. heather @Lunging Through Life February 3, 2017 at 7:57 am - Reply

    Ohh I love the brown!! Seriously will go with so much. I need a jacket like this in my life! Have a wonderful weekend, Julie!

  12. Beth Ann Chiles February 3, 2017 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Perfect outfit in every way! I love it and love that you and the puppy match. 🙂 My big problem these days is finding something that works with the longer tunic tops that I wear. They are always sticking out under the hem of my coat. I am sure I am a fashion faux pas. 🙂

    • JulieWunder February 5, 2017 at 11:02 am - Reply

      That is hard, but I don’t think it’s always bad. It just depends. I’ve been wanting a LONG down puffer for a few years because I dislike the cold so much.

  13. Annmarie February 3, 2017 at 6:55 am - Reply

    I really want your whole outfit! SUPER CUTE!

  14. Susie @ Suzlyfe February 3, 2017 at 6:49 am - Reply

    That totally is the perfect coat. That caramel color is gorgeous on you! I’m glad that you had a peaceful week. We are “trying”to get some plans together for the SB, but we’ll see if anything actually materializes!

    • JulieWunder February 5, 2017 at 11:00 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! I hope you’ve had a nice weekend so far.

  15. Blane Sherer February 3, 2017 at 6:25 am - Reply

    That is a nice jacket. I liked the complete outfit.
    I hope you enjoy the Super Bowl at home with
    the hubs.

    • JulieWunder February 5, 2017 at 10:59 am - Reply

      Thanks so much! Hope you’re game day is nice too!

  16. Mary Beth Jackson February 3, 2017 at 5:57 am - Reply

    My Stitch Fix stylist sent me a jacket very similar but in taupe and I just love it! Great choice!

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