I was likely still a teenager the first time I saw a woman wearing a trench coat and Hermès silk scarf. I remember being struck by how effortless and yet elegant, she looked.
Since that day, I have been searching for my perfect trench coat. Neutrals are very tricky for me to wear because I have a cool skin tone. If the tan has a golden or yellow base, I look ill when I wear it next to my face. That fact hasn’t stopped me from buying trench coats. I have one in white, two in black, and this one is the perfect taupe faux suede.
I adore this trench coat from last year. I found it at ShopMyFairLady.com, and it is by IC Collection. They have located more of them for you! The caper color jean style twill pants are old from Fabrizio Gianni. The shoes are a couple of years old by Louise et Cie – Vince Camuto. The bag is from last year by Ralph Lauren via 6PM.com. The scarf is several years old, and I think I found it a Ross. It is a large polyester square featuring a golf motif. (I am not a golfer, but I do like the colors.) I folded it in a triangle and draped it across my shoulders before putting on the trench coat. The coat holds it in place, and the color and pattern that shows is flattering to my face and pulls the look together.
On Saturday, we took a drive over to Asheville to enjoy a lobster roll and a glass of wine at The Lobster Trap. I never finish the bread and barely touch the butter. Occasionally I enjoy seafood or a piece of wild-caught fish, but I do not eat beef or pork and will only eat chicken if I am a guest, and it is served to me by the hostess.