As mentioned a few times I've been reading the book Parisian Chic by Ines de la Fressange. And we all know how stylish that lady is!
One of her recommendations is investing in a trench coat. I already have a pink one. It's been a bit of a workhorse and it's starting to show.
Knowing how difficult it is for me to find clothes I've been searching the internet many times. This time for a beige one since it looks so elegant in the pictures.
My requirements were:
- No belt
- single breasted
- long enough to cover my behind
- short enough to go on my (sports) bicycle
Here' the result:
|Me an my new cherry tree!|
Next to me are a few new plants, a cherry tree and "black" violets (very dark purple). Cherries are my favourite fruit :-)
Beige isn't my best colour, but with the silk scarf I can get away with it.
|At least the coat is matching my hair (bought) colour :-)|
Is there a back side to such a coat, you may ask? Of course there is - have a look!
Having trawled all possible online shops this is the best I could find. Ideally it should have been more fitted, and a couple of inches longer. And a cooler beige.
But with a more and more urgent need, what do you do? As much as I'd like to I can't afford to go coat shopping in Paris.
Almost every professional stylist and style blogger tells you to leave "that'll do"-items
Do you really apply to that rule?
Anyway, I'm dancing and bicycling the day away in my new coat, and airing it at Patti's Visible Monday party at the Not Dead Yet Style blog. This time there's even a give away - so do come and join the fun!
A great week to everyone