Thursday, October 24, 2013

Trench Coat for Autumn Rain

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Target khaki trench coat // H&M pastel floral peplum top // Forever 21 tan lace pencil skirt //
Predictions for Payless black pumps // H&M croc print faux leather skinny belt //
Lancome red lipstick in Rouge Baroque // Target clear bubble umbrella //

Photography: Cassandra Morecroft King

For this month's Bloggers Do It Better challenge, our task is to showcase our winter coats. While I recently invested in a long North Face puffy-yet-sleek parka for practicality and preservation of fingers and toes, the fleeting fall days are a great transitional time for light jackets like a trench coat. These are surprisingly water repellant to block out the freezing rain.

This outfit was from an entire year ago (10/19/2012), when the foliage in my neighborhood was absolutely striking. The explosion of fiery colours in the canopy above, reflected on wet pavement - one of my favourite images of fall, with natural confetti decorating the ground. Clear bubble umbrellas always seemed like fun raingear to me and make walking around easier when you can see right through them. They even show your outfit better than traditional opaque "rain-pellants." I tied the belt behind the coat to show off my layers underneath and liked the juxtaposition of the soft pastel flowers and peplum that are usually associated with spring against the vibrant shades of red and gold in the glistening leaves on the ground. Pop on a bright red lipstick and voila, fall workday to date night look.

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Marisa October 25, 2013 at 1:54 AM   said...

Those leaves are just gorgeous, I was immediately drawn to your thumbnail on the PSS Bloggers Do It Better page. Loving the texture of your floral top and lace skirt, plus clear umbrella is a great addition. I think I need to get one for myself!


Fashion Confessions of a Mommy October 25, 2013 at 2:11 AM   said...

I love the trench over the shiny pencil skirt. And what an absolutely gorgeous photo shoot.
Visiting from BDIB.

Professionally Petite October 25, 2013 at 8:15 AM   said...

Love the trench. And the fall foliage behind you is soooo gorgeous!

Kileen October 25, 2013 at 11:35 AM   said...

I love the trench on you! The cut is beautiful and I can't believe its Target!

cute & little

Anonymous October 25, 2013 at 12:45 PM   said...

Such pretty pictures! You look like you really like fall!!
; )

Anonymous October 25, 2013 at 3:22 PM   said...

Love the metallic pencil skirt with the trench. Great combo!


keren October 25, 2013 at 5:46 PM   said...

I love that skirt!! What an unexpected combination.

Unknown October 25, 2013 at 10:16 PM   said...

Hi! Jumped to you from BDIB. Am in love with your umbrella and the subtle pattern mixing going on in this outfit!

Anonymous October 26, 2013 at 1:14 AM   said...

Beautiful pics. So vibrant! Fall looks much better with your lens.

Elisa ♥ October 26, 2013 at 10:04 AM   said...

lovely pictures ^^ and i love the leaves :D

Lily Fang October 26, 2013 at 7:31 PM   said...

Oh, Angie! What gorgeous fall leaves. I adore this chic look as well. What a great trick to tie the belt of a trench coat behind instead of in front. You have the classiest style!

By the way, I love that artsy shot with the raindrops on your flats and the caption of "leaf me alone!" Perfect haha.

Unknown October 28, 2013 at 2:06 PM   said...

Love your umbrella and skirt! Looks beautiful!

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