Mint to be

Winters in New England are long, the days are short, and the cold is biting. Every year I appease myself with new outerwear, rationalizing that since it has to become the focal point of all my outfits for the next four months or so, I need options.

With the promise of an extra 60% off sale items and $50 in credit card rewards I went to Banana Republic with the intention of leaving with a sensible black peacoat, as that is the one color I oddly don't own. When the black peacoat disappointed, there was this moto cocoon coat, thrice reduced. I slipped on the extra small. Still oversized I wasn't certain this was a silhouette I could pull off, but the color and the price had me sold. I left paying under $2 out of pocket.

Today I'm also featuring some gorgeous pearl baubles from LydellNYC, their pearl collection is so holiday ready and has on trend pieces like the pearl back stud earrings, along with updates on classics like this choker necklace. If past years are any indication, hold out making any purchases until Black Friday - it's usually half off the entire site.

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The Rundown
Leopard Dress c/o Wallis similar
Cocoon Coat Banana Republic similar
Over the Knee Boots "Atilla" Ivanka Trump via DSW
Bag "Alexa" Danielle Nicole c/o Serendipity and Grace
Pearl Classon Earrings c/o LydellNYC
Pearl Montague Necklace c/o LydellNYC
Pearl Pacfic Bracelet c/o LydellNYC
Ring Vintage thrifted
Nail Color "Cement the Deal" OPI

Linking up with I Do deClaire's Confident Twosday
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  1. SO beautiful! OBSESSED with your coat!

    xx, EE

  2. Hi there Lydia!
    Your outfit is so beautiful... love the color combination and that blue looks amazing on you.

    I've got my eye on a few things online right now, but like you, I'm holding out until black friday!

    Love, Mary

  3. Ummm I am obsessed with this coat!! Love the color, love the fit. It was totally "mint" to be. It looks so good with your printed dress and OTK boots. One of my favorite looks of yours.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. It is taking all of my willpower not to sprint to Banana Republic to buy this coat immediately - reduced is even better, of course, but even at full price, what an amazing statement piece in an utterly outstanding colour. The shade seems to jump right out of my computer screen and I love that about it. I especially love it because you paired it otherwise with my three favourite colours, which makes it seem wearable to me despite the fact that the colour actually makes a very bold statement. I think there may be a visit to Banana Republic in my future :)

  5. The color of the coat looks great. I love the pearl back on the earrings.

  6. I think you can totally pull it off, I love everything about it! The color is fun and it still looks so warm and cozy. And for $2... how can you beat that!? Gorgeous pearls too.

  7. That coat is seriously FABULOUS!! Loving the color and incredible price!

  8. Love the color and versatility of this coat and you wear it so very well. Stay warm. . .

  9. Such a beautiful colored coat! I love the fit on you! And gotta love that price tag too, yay for rewards.

  10. OMG that coat is beautiful! What a stunning color!

  11. I adore the mint with the gray leopard together. The combination is so gorgeous!

  12. I absolutely love this coat - the colour is sooo pretty!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  13. Girrrrrrrl, this coat is AMAZING. Love it!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  14. I LOVE this outfit, that coat is perfection, mint is one of my favorite colors! You look gorgeous!

    xo, Esther

  15. That coat is fantastic, and you can't beat the price!

  16. That mint coat is gorgeous girl! Good eye!
    Kat |

  17. This coat is stunning and the post name is so clever. Happy Thanksgiving!


  18. So in love with this outfit, the color of the coat is divine! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  19. Love so much this lovely combination, love so much the pop of color in your coat

    Melange-Boutique Blog
    IG noeylolita

  20. Oh I'm glad you got the mint coat! It is beautiful (and looks great with the grey dress and boots here!). Maybe you will come across a black one in another sale :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  21. I Love this outfit and how it was accessorized too. That Mint coat Looks great on you

    xoxo - Style.. A Pastiche

  22. Love that coat!!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!


  23. You look stunning Lydia. Love everything and that cocoon was made for you. The color the shape is perfection. I picked up the animal print version and while I didn't pay $2 (jealous) I got it a great price point. I'm going to check out the jewels on Black Friday, so pretty.

  24. Oh! That coat is gorgeous! It looks so cozy too! I'm amazed that you only ended up paying $2. That's amazing!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  25. This is a fantastic ensemble. I like that each piece speaks for itself but don't overpower the others. This coat is a beautiful color. It reminds me of my cocoon stadium coat from JCrew but it has more personality and edge to it with the notched color and snap buttons. Great find!

  26. Ohhh I would have fallen for it too ! What a marvelous color!

  27. What a DREAMY mint coat! I so wish we had weather for this in Miami!