Archive for the 'Coats' Category

Winter Is A-Coming.

November 11, 2010

It’s that time a year when you wake up in the morning and think, “what’s the weather going to be like?” Especially LA weather can be so unpredictable — 80 degrees one day then 50 degrees the next. Which is why I always keep a jacket on hand when I go to work. You never know what the office weather will be. And let’s be clear — I don’t take a JACKET… just a light coat that will keep me warm, yet not be too bulky or make everyone think I’m about to leave for the day. If you don’t have a work-type jacket, don’t fret. Head to J-Crew! Here are some of my favs:

1. Tweed Harriet Blazer: Sophisticated, put-together and can be work to work or even for a night on the town. Need I say more?

2. Double-drape Justine Jacket: This one is a little less work-looking and more trendy. Chic and very flattering due to the cut, this coat is a winner at work or anywhere you get cold!

3. Merino Necklace Cardigan: For all of you who just want to go cas’ and cashmere… then this one’s for you. Simple and super comfy, with just a touch of sass. Perfect for work and even dinner with your parents… or dinner with a date!

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Motorcycle Leather Jacket : Yes, please!

February 20, 2010

I love, love, love this jacket. Its subtle, yet edgy and perfect for California winters and summers (falls and aprings too!). I like that this jacket is short, and a beautiful tan color yet, has the subtle hints of the “motorcycle” flare with its neck and bottom closures. Great to wear to work or out to the bars, right? From Banana Republic.

Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Sale!

January 6, 2010

It’s the 1 out of 2 times a year when Victoria’s Secret blows out 80% of their collection to make room for more, and that’s great news for savvy shoppers like yourself. So go on – head over their and check out what they have. Keep in mind that if someone is sold out, keep checking back because they will usually replenish their inventory…. such as the Fireside PJs below that I’ve been trying to get for forever! They have them in stock, just in the wrong size 😦

And also, if you do buy anything, check for promotional codes online. Just google search “Victoria’s Secret Promo Codes.” They always have stuff for free shipping or free lipgloss with purchase type deals.

And for now, here are some other those irresistible finds in VS!

Fair Isle Sweaterdress

Via Trenchcoat

(Kind of reminds me of Paddington Bear, eh?)

Light Sweaters Made For California Winters

December 11, 2009

With the beautiful California weather, you really don’t need to wear anything heavier than a light sweater or coat. And one of the advantages of living by the beaches out here are having all the cool surf stores! Nope, I’m not a surfer and to disprove the myth that surfer brands only sell surfer looking stuff, I’ve picked out some of the cutest light-California-sweaters perfect for the non surfer. These can all be found at my favorite surf store, Becker’s Surf.

1. Hurley Winchester Plaid Jacket

Though this jacket looks thick, it’s actually no thicker than a regular hoodie material. I know because I’m wearing it now. The hood is removable as well. (This link is from Buckle, but I got mine at Becker’s Surf.. for cheaper!)

2. Element Institute Sweater

I love this sweater so much because of its lightweight material and the asymmetrical closure on the front. The large buttons ad a great touch as well!

3. Lucy Love Riding Jacket

It looks like a heavy pea coat, but it’s just a soft cover up that’s made to fool ya! Plus the contrast in the colors and buttons give this jacket a nice touch.

Top 5 Winter Jackets for Under $100!

November 6, 2009

156934_w_sIf you live in a cold climate city, like NYC or Boston, then you know that having a winter jacket is essential. Well not all of them are stylish and within your budget, but a Fashionista like yourself is gonna have to keep warm. Thankfully, The Budget Fashionista has got you covered, literally – they found the best and most stylish deals out there!

Bundle up on a budget with the top 5 winter jackets under $100.

1. Keegan Plaid Coat. This red and black plaid jacket is great for mild winter weather that can be paired up with a cute scarf and hat for a complete winter ensemble. Available exclusively on dELiAs for $79.50.

2. Marc New York Collar Down Jacket. Keeping warm and looking good sometimes don’t always go hand-in-hand. However, this down jackets by Mark New York certainly fits that description with its contemporary quilted look and duck featured lining that combines fashion and function. This puffy jacket is also water resistant and exclusively available on Bluefly for $99.99.

3. Croft & Barrow Double-Breasted Raincoat. We love raincoats and this double-breasted piece is certainty one of our current favs. Along with protecting you from the elements with its detachable hood, this fierce red jacket will give you a sharp look that is versatile for nearly any occasion. We also love the cute buttons and belt on this classic jacket, and of course the budget friendly price of $53.99 at Kohl’s.

For the rest of the coats, head on over to The Budget Fashionista!

An Affordable Faux Fur Jacket Is Always In Style

October 10, 2009

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I swear that H&M always has the best deals. I mean with the economy the way that it is, no one can afford the luxuries that we use to be able to buy. But when the winter sets in and the weather takes a dive, who says you can’t be stylish? This jacket goes for a whopping $79 bucks. Now, I’m pretty sure you can’t beat that anywhere else!

A Peacoat would be nice.

October 23, 2008

I think I have become obsessed with buying coats/jackets and maybe that’s because it’s 46 degrees outside right now. I love peacoats as much as the next person, but having a peacoat that is both flexible and comfortable and STILL warm… well, now that’s just a bargain.

This particular coat is from American Eagle for approx 70 bucks, but you can get a 20% off with the online coupon code, and FREE shipping. Did I hear a bargain? It comes in light grey and navy. I love the gray but I always buy neutral colors. Maybe I’ll go for navy this time. Thoughts?

Which do you like best?

October 23, 2008

Leave me a comment below and tell me which sweater I should purchase. Both are from Gap and both are within the $48-$54 range – not a huge difference. The grey sweater also comes in light greyish-purple. Since I opened my credit card at Banana Republic, I have had the urge to shop at their sister stores. Hell, they even gave me a 10% off coupon. I am such a sucker.

I got a deal at Banana Republic!

October 20, 2008

I’m usually not an impulse buyer but yesterday while walking by Banana Republic I saw this jacket and I had to have it. I didn’t fit into a size small (too big) and extra small was too small. Also the jacket was $250. After searching and searching and 2 stores later, I found the same jacket in the petite section of another BR. I quickly grabbed it. Turns out that up until yesterday they had a 30% off outerwear sale! When my jacket rang up at the register it was only $175…then of course I had to open up a BR credit card to get the extra 20% off and I got it for a grand total of $140. Boy, am I proud of my purchase.

Also when I signed up for the new card, I got a coupon book and here’s a tip, for all the online shoppers, use the promotion / coupon code NEWCARD for GAP, Old Navy or Banana Republic for an online 10% discount.

which one should i buy?

November 5, 2007

Again… back to my shopping decisions. I tried on this really cute vest at american eagle and then i saw this really adorable hoodie. which should i buy? they are around the same price… help! i guess the jacket is more practical.. but a vest is practical too, right?

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I love the cold!!

November 20, 2006

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I think if I owned this coat, I would hope and pray everyday that it was actually cold enough to wear this because its so damn cute! Thankfully, its 45 degrees today. Time to go shopping!!