Brocade Coat

I can easily envision myself being happy and successful in 2017.

This week has been a jumble. Wednesday morning I woke up convinced it was Saturday, or at least Friday, while Thursday night I caught myself thinking it was Monday. At least today is Friday and the first weekend of the new year is upon us.

If this outfit looks familiar, it's because I wore it a few weeks ago when I went to the Red Door, but never got proper outfit photos. As far as I'm concerned, that's fair game to wear it again. This brocade coat is one of my favorites, I've had it for probably a decade now and it always garners a compliment or two whenever I wear it. Naturally one of my favorite elements of the coat is the paisley lining, which typically only I ever see, but it's those little details that make a piece special. Surprisingly, you can still find the coat on eBay.

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The Rundown
Black Dress Old Navy similar
Brocade Coat Free People similar
Boots "Jabine" Adrienne Vittadini
Red Willis Bag Vintage Coach via eBay similar
Pearl Earrings Gift similar
Pearl Necklace The Cavernous Jewelry Box similar
Fatima Bracelet c/o Gorjana similar
Gold Herkimer Diamond Ring c/o Lumo
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Nothing Else Metals" Essie


  1. I was OBSESSED with this pattern when I waas in highschool! I still love it now! So posh and chic!!

  2. Such a beautiful coat! I love the fun lining! I have a few blazers where the inside is really fun as well

  3. I'm a huge lover of fun & interesting coats! In fact, anytime I look at any, my husband gives me the eye roll because I already have so many! But hey, you wear one every day in the cold months, right?
    This one is spectacular, Lydia! Even if you didn't see the lining, it really is gorgeous!!

  4. eBay really is an incredible thing - that a decade-old coat can still be found if you look for it on that site is nothing short of miraculous! And though brocade hasn't really felt like my style lately, I do love this coat on you and am realizing I don't know if I've ever seen it before, which makes me all the more excited to see what other gems you are going to pull out of your closet during your shopping ban!

  5. Both the coat & jacket look great together Lydia! I love brocade! I also love the buckle hardware on your boots. Glad you photographed this outfit. Looks great!

  6. You have been killing the outfits lately. Particularly yesterday--one of my favorites on you ever (I was unable to comment--sorry!). I love the boots and the coat is gorgeous!

  7. Wow - that jacket is just amazing! It has such a decadence to it. It would definitely be one of my favourites too.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  8. Wow a decade, really ? I absolutely love it - the inside panel and of course the lux brocade.
    And I know someday I will come across my own Willis bag :) Hopefully not in the next 3 months ;)
    Strength to you over the weekend. Avoid the mall.

  9. Loving this coat - it's so pretty! Hope you're having a great weekend!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  10. Ahh these photos are amazing
    Much love, Hadasah

  11. That is a beautiful oat - I can see why it gets you lots of compliments. The burgundy bag is perfect with the navy and black too! :) If you like an outfit you should definitely wear it again, and getting blog photos is a good excuse too! :)

    Was reading Lorena's blog (I've been so behind with my blog reading already this year!) and saw you're doing a 3 months no spend challenge, good for you! I'm attempting #6monthsWithoutShopping so I'll be cheering you both on! :)

    Hope you are having a wonderful start to 2017!

    Away From The Blue Blog | 5 Year Blogaversary Giveaway

  12. I love this brocade coat, and the lining makes it ever better! It looks great paired with the dress and boots.

  13. That coat is a show stopper! I would keep it for another decade just to find fun occasions to wear it for. I love the brocade, but the paisley lining is my favorite part too!

  14. Your coat is fabulous, I love it!

  15. What a beautiful coat! I love the lining :)

  16. I love the coat on You and the boots too. I'm always looking for brocades when I shop.Enjoy!