Something about wearing a trench coat makes me feel like a spy in an old movie. When I was putting this outfit together, I actually planned to wear it with my pink coat, and then I spotted my trench hanging all lonely on our coat rack. I don’t wear it very often because it doesn’t rain much in Austin, but it’s been a little drizzly the last week, so it was the perfect fit. I love how the trench coat adds drama to such a simple outfit!
This post is actually an excuse to make a PSA for these pants. If you’ve ever wanted a pair of black skinny pants (not jeans), look no further than the Gap Ultra Skinny. They’re twill, they have actual pockets (not those fake-ass ones dress pants have sometimes), and you can choose the inseam length you prefer. I went with ankle because I love me a cropped pant (though it looks like the ankle is on back order in some sizes). I love these so much that I pressured one of my BFFs into getting a pair too. They are the easiest way to look chic and put together, I swear. If you obtain nothing else for your grown up closet, I urge you to pick up a pair of cropped black skinny pants. Do it. /PSAover
I also snagged this shirt on sale from J.Crew Factory last week in an effort to live up to one of my style resolutions. I love the shade of grey and the neckline, but it definitely doesn’t fit as well as I hoped it would. It’s also knit, which for some reason I didn’t expect, and that makes it get kind of wrinkly in my middle section, which happens to be the part where it’s too big. Hmph. I’m keeping it because I know I’ll wear it a lot. Here’s to hoping it shrinks a little in the wash!
ps. get ready for another round of many days, many ways on March 19th!