But what about fashion? Finding a fashionable coat that keeps warm is near impossible. Personally, I'm a huge fan of pea and trench coats - I think they're so classy and timeless, and regardless of the fashions that seem to come and go so quickly, pea and trench coats never go out. Whether worn with heels and a dress, or with jeans, boots, and a sweater - these coats always look good!
And I found a SUPER cute one on Overstock! It's by Miss Sixty and is made of wool. It can be buttoned like this:
As for the coat - I get compliments everywhere I go whenever I wear it - work, school, the store and both by strangers and friends. My qualm was that the buttons didn't seem very secure so I'll be running over them with a needle and strong thread to guarantee I don't lose one. Also, it's not the warmest thing (of course not -__-') so I'll only be wearing it during the mild fall/winter days. I have a puffy jacket that's hotter than a furnace which will get me through the deathly winter. But otherwise, this coat is super cute!! It can be purchased here (NOT FAIR! I got mine for 109.99!! Of course it would go down to $85.00 AFTER I got mine!! GRR!!). Shipping is only $3!! (Hurry and snag this one - overstock runs out of stuff fairly quickly.)
Also, my friend Jessica over at Sugarsticks posted her pictures from her weekend and I did a double-take when I saw this loveliness securing her scarf:
Supposedly this winter will be the snowiest and coldest Chicago's seen for a while (link), and nothing is worse than shivering to death while just trying to get through the day's normal activities. And considering snow shoveling will soon BE one of those activities, I will make sure I do it comfortably and in style - or freeze trying!!
Do you have any tips for looking cute while staying warm - without looking like a marshmallow?