Dan surprised me with a belated Christmas gift the other day, right in time for starting my new job. Someone has been listening to me blabber on about needing a new coat since the weather got colder. He bought me the Classic double breasted peacoat from Banana Republic in Navy. They only have navy peacoat left in tall and petite sizes but I think the light gray heather is quite pretty. Not only does he have good taste, he got it on sale.
My favorite detail on the coat are the buttons and (not shown) the striped lining for rolling up the sleeves. It’s the little details like the coat of arms on the buttons that make me love pieces in my wardrobe all the more. I feel like I am walking around with little lion and unicorn spirit animals which seems half bad-ass, half fantastical.
The coat would look great with a black turtleneck. I’m hoping EmersonMade will restock their Bag-O-Turtlenecks. It’s the first turtleneck I have found that didn’t look like it would strangle me. The coat is ideal for layering on cold days and perfect for scarves, especially big chunky knits. Styling it with a classic striped boat-neck shirt like Banana Republic does on the website will work really well. I have a perfectly fitted one from H&M that I would link you to if H&M had a shopping site. Good news, H&M announced online shopping is coming to the US in fall 2012. Finally!