What I Wore: Sunset

wo22top | jeans | scarf | sunglasses | coat | booties

wo23 1 Top: 1.State (L; plus size option) | Jeans: Gap (23S; similar, plus size option) | Booties: VANELi c/o Marmi Shoes (similar) | Silk Scarf: Vintage pocket square (similar) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Coat: Amazon (2XL)

This past weekend was really busy and we didn't have much time to take photos for the blog. These photos are from last weekend at National Harbor. I wore this look as we enjoyed the sunset from our hotel balcony.

wo21So I've been meaning to talk about this coat, the one I bought a couple weeks ago and have been showing like crazy on the blog. I've wanted a leopard faux fur coat for a while, but it's hard to find one of quality that comes in my size. I ordered from Bloomie's, from Nordstrom, from Evans, and from Amazon Fashion from a few designer brands. None of them compared in quality and fit to this less than $90 coat from an unknown brand on Amazon. Read the reviews, many said this ran super small. The size chart would lead me to buy a L or XL, but based on the reviews I went with XXL and am so glad I did. While the XL likely would have fit, there would have been no room for a sweater or sweatshirt underneath. And the fur is so silky, when it's chilly while watching TV I often grab this instead of a throw to stay cozy. I had this coat arrive the same day as this coat from Via Spiga. The Via Spiga in L fit great, but it was shaped like a fur from the '80s (hello puffed shoulders) and the fur was so scratchy and dull. Also… zippers on pockets on a faux fur? Just trying to open a pocket caused the fur to get caught. Don't assume a higher price or a better-known brand equals better quality or better style.

14 Comments

  1. Lisa
    February 8, 2017 / 11:24 am

    Love the leopard coat! Call me crazy but I swear you featured a leopard coat about 2 or 3 years ago…from ASOS. I loved it so much I stalked it until it went on sale and bought it. I could swear you featured it on your blog. I forgot I have it somewhere in the back of my closet so thanks for reminding me!

    • February 8, 2017 / 11:27 am

      Never had one from ASOS… I have a collarless brushed wool leopard coat from Talbots, but it’s lighterweight. I don’t think I’ve ever had a coat from ASOS, they’re never left in my size though I drool over them!! Get yours out and ROCK IT!

  2. February 6, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    Love the pattern mixing!

    Liv

    livforstyle.net

  3. Angela Keen
    February 6, 2017 / 10:35 am

    Ok. Enough. I can’t stand it any longer! I just ordered this beautiful coat. I sure hope it fits me and looks as great on me as it does on you. Thanks for sharing the find. I would have never taken the plunge on amazon with this coat if I hadn’t seen it on you!

    • February 8, 2017 / 11:27 am

      Keep me posted, and if you love it send me a photo, I think a lot of you have gotten it and I’d love to see you in it!

  4. February 6, 2017 / 9:51 am

    You look great! I love the stripes/leopard pattern mix.

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