Little Red Riding in My Hood

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Have you ever wanted something so bad, you’d go to the ends of the earth for it? Although maybe not the ends of the earth,  I have been all over Manhattan, which is the center of the universe anyway right? All for a coat. A gorgeous, red coat.

A New York Love Affair :: The Red Coat

If you haven’t figured it out by now, when I like something – I obsess (currently that would be all things burgundy). Well last fall, I needed wanted a red peacoat, and after looking for weeks I finally found the perfect one at Zara. Unfortunately it was on size too big. Fortunately, there are seven other Zara’s in NYC. I proceeded to go to three more stores that afternoon on a mission to find that red coat before finally tracking one down. Victory never tasted so sweet.

A New York Love Affair :: The Red Coat

Red is red hot this season (pun intended), so I couldn’t wait to bust out my coat again for fall. I wanted to have a little bit of monochromatic fun, by pairing my jacket with a matching red skirt. Throwing on a cozy little sweater and plaid scarf was my way of dressing down the look, while still keeping it sophisticated. Who says comfortable can’t be chic?

A New York Love Affair :: The Red Coat

A New York Love Affair :: The Red Coat

A New York Love Affair :: The Red Coat

A New York Love Affair :: The Red Coat

Which fashion finds are you most proud of?

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Coat :: Zara (similar)
Skirt :: Express (cute!)
Sweatshirt :: Banana Republic
Scarf :: Aldo (loving this)
Shoes :: Aldo (cute option)
Bracelet :: JCrew
Ring :: Wantable and Paul’s Jewelers (similar)
Watch :: Marc Jacobs

4 Comments

  • Reply November 13, 2014

    Megan

    That coat needed to be tracked down! It’s so fun! I know how you feel about the sizing….I saw the perfect coat there last winter and had to buy a size down because I wanted it right then and there..i wasn’t patient enough to try the store a block away! It still fits though!
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    ~~Megan~~

    • Reply January 3, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      hahahaha thats so classic, Megan. What is it about fashion that makes us so impatient?! I want it, and I want it now!! The rationalizations that are made throughout the process are priceless. This might have been my ONLY patient moment in life.

  • Reply November 14, 2014

    Erin Elizabeth

    Aw, love this look! So city chic! Great post name for it!
    xo Erin
    http://www.winkandatwirl.com

    • Reply January 3, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      Thanks, Erin!! I don’t know about you, but sometimes the blog titles come so easily!! Other times, they take hours….. Thanks for visitng! XOXO

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