Winter Green

My positive attitude promises a coming year of great happiness and success.

Monday has a way of sneaking up on me, but I can't say I didn't have a lovely weekend. I met up with Meg on Saturday for some outfit photos, lunch, and coffee - nothing is more crucial for the blog on these short winter days than being able to get in a few outfits over the weekend, and getting to do it with another blogger always makes it enjoyable and efficient!

We got another dose of snow, a bit more than the 'dusting' predicted, but I suspect it will disappear like the last bout just as quickly.

On Sunday I baked an apple pie, Sean roasted a chicken, and it was the perfect low-key day to wrap up the weekend.

Is it strange to plan an outfit around a coat? Because while I wouldn't typically opt to wear head to toe black, I knew I wanted something minimal to just let the coat shine.

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The Rundown
Black Sweater Banana Republic
Black Jeans Old Navy similar
Mint Cocoon Coat Banana Republic similar
Booties "Calixta" Cole Haan
Tilly Tote Matine
Necklace Taken for Granite
Watch "Classic Sheffield" c/o Daniel Wellington
Stacked Rings Gorjana via TJMaxx similar
Pavé Star Ring TJMaxx similar



  1. I love this coat. The color is SO pretty on you! Your Sunday sounds like it was pretty perfect too. I LOOOOVE apple pie! :)

    By Lauren M

  2. Nah, perfectly normal to base a look around a coat! Love how it pops over the black. And that necklace is really pretty

  3. You styled it perfectly - simple black with that fun coat are lovely!

  4. I don't know whether or not it's strange, but I very often plan my winter outfits around the coat I'm going to be wearing - whether we like it or not, when it's cold, our coats are the pieces we wear most and the pieces that people notice most. That's why I invest in so many of them (or at least that's how I rationalise the fact that I do.) And this one is such a gem, it deserves to have all of the attention in this look!

  5. I've actually planned many an outfit around a good coat so I don't find it weird at all - and that's such a striking jacket that it totally calls for such special treatment.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. I love that coat, and I don't blame you for planning your outfit around it--it's gorgeous! A roast chicken and an apple pie--what a nice, comforting way to spend a Sunday. :)

  7. I think the all black outfit was the perfect canvas for the amazing coat! Love it.

  8. I wouldn't plan an outfit around any of my winter coats, but that is because my coats aren't nearly as pretty as yours! I love the color of this one!

  9. Love the color of that coat! Such a great statement!


  10. I think it was a great idea to plan the outfit considering the coat. It's a beautiful garment.
    Oh and that scalloped bag !!! I do not think I have seen it before... tell me its not new.

  11. I love the color of that coat! Apple pie and roasted chicken sound delicious :)

  12. Love the color of this coat! Such a happy shade! Apple Pie sounds delicious right now!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  13. Your coat is gorgeous!! I really love the color!


  14. This coat is soooo pretty! I am in love with the color!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  15. The Bag is so pretty!!

    xx, Josephin
    // Tensia

  16. This coat is everything...such a gorgeous color!

  17. You're beautiful!! I love the blue coat on you and this outfit looks super cosy for winter x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

  18. I love your mint jacket! It's such a great color for this time of year!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  19. Love this pretty pastel coat, lady! And apple pie + roast chicken? Hello, yummy Sunday!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  20. You had an awesome weekend Lydia! I love your coat and that scalloped tote is gorgeous!

  21. The post is great! I really love your photos :)

  22. It is perfectly acceptable to plan an outfit around a coat, especially one as fabulous as that one. I got that from BR and it is one of my very favorites!! (Which reminds me it is still at my parents' house... but it is too warm to wear it anyway right now).


  23. Sounds like a great weekend - especially the apple pie and roasted chicken. Yum! Loving that coat.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  24. I love the color and style of this coat. A perfect pop of color.

  25. The coat looks perfect on you and I love the colour too. Happy and cozy Wednesday, sweetie. xo