OOTD: Camel Coat

Living in LA, I’ve never had an excuse to own a coat. To be completely honest, I haven’t owned a jacket beyond my cropped pleather jacket before this season. This year, LA has been as rainy as the Pacific Northwest. And that’s not an exaggeration. Prior to this winter, California was in one of the most severe droughts the state had ever seen. We only had enough water to last three years, and the entire state was on drought restrictions. Now, 45% of the state is OUT OF THE DROUGHT COMPLETELY. Just to let you know how much it has rained.

As the rain continued, and continued, and refused to let up, I resigned myself to basically living in the PNW and decided to get the wardrobe for it. It started with an actual warm jacket with a hood, and then it progressed into a cute coat I could feel good about wearing out of the house.

That coat is this lovely camel brown number from Charlotte Russe. The coat is so classy. I’ve never experienced a New York winter, but it’s what I imagine people must wear there to stay dry and classy at the same time. I love how the collar flips out, showing that I have a figure (and am wearing clothes underneath and not pulling that stereotypical trench coat cliche). The asymmetrical zip is also a great addition. It adds some pizazz to the piece.

I also love the shade of brown. It’s light, but also warm and happy. And it goes great with all my brown suede boots, like these ankle booties from Payless.

What do you think of my first foray into outerwear? Let me know in the comments!

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