Barbour coats have a long tradition of great quality as well as looking effortlessly pulled together in a classic cool way. My favorite and the one I have been wearing for the past few years in the Utility Polarquilt jacket.
Not only are you getting a great jacket with a Barbour coat, you are also n0w a proud owner of a coat that is also a favorite of Kate Middleton (basically the whole royal family also), Alexa Chung, Olivia Palermo, Ashley Olsen, Princess Diana etc. basically almost every classically cool celebrity you can think of. A great Christmas gift, and one you will be able to use for a lifetime!
With just a little bit of pride I share with you this gem of a dress. I wore this dress last night to formal. I found it on a trip with my mom to New Orleans, right after graduation, at a consignment store called Swap. It is a Gryphon dress that was originally $500, and I got for $150. I wore the dress with these Giuseppe Zanotti shoes which consequently got slightly ruined. No doubt the Shoe Doctor WILL be called. Just to throw in another great find at Swap, were some Jimmy Choo sandals that I got for about $100. I wear them all the time, a great find.
If you are interested in checking out Swap next time you are in New Orleans, this is the website and address. It was by far one of my favorite stops on our New Orleans adventure.
7716 Maple Street, New Orleans, LA
Artist Barbara Keal was recently featured on the New York Times website for her creative and whimsical felt hats. The high fashion accessories give us the opportunity to “imagine [a] world bustling with creatures”. Explore more photos on Keal’s website if you wish– http://www.barbarakeal.com/index.htm
After doing a little online shopping, the two of us stumbled upon the Kate Spade blog (http://www.katespade.com/Behind-the-Curtain/btc-landing,default,pg.html). We found this cute video created by Kinga Burza for the Kate Spade website! The faded colors and vintage feel are both whimsical and captivating. Check it out below: