While the title of this post is meant to be funny (and I happen to have a serious fear of doctors… I once passed out cold on the table simply because my doctor pulled out a record to see which shots I had), we’re talking about a different kind of white coat syndrome today. A great white coat is SO hard to find! I always end up looking like a doctor, or as if I’m headed to a costume party (or working behind a Clinique counter in the nineties?) I must have seen this trench in the window of my local Club Monaco five times before daring to go in. I bought it immediately after trying it on. The fit is so great and I feel so ladylike wearing it. Of course it’s now sold out online, but it’s still in stores (or at least the one on Fifth Avenue in New York).
I spent a bit of time online looking for other white coat options and found quite a few that I really love. If I hadn’t bought this one, I would 100% have bought this J.O.A. Scuba trench. The cut is fantastic and the thick neoprene fabric is really cool. I also love this white drape trench (which happens to be a great price. And while it’s expensive, I love this Tibi coat. The cut is similar to my fave Malene Birger trench, which I obviously adore… At the opposite end of the spectrum, here is a really nice looking under $100 option!
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I also need to talk to you about this tee. A little while ago, my friend Liz posted an instagram, calling it the best striped tee. I will agree with her. It’s pretty great. I love stripe tees but sometimes they’re not the most flattering (i.e. tight, clingy, not long enough, the fabric is too thin).
This one is nice as it has a good a-line silhouette (won’t cling to your stomach or hips which is a must for me) and nice and long! I also was pleasantly surprised by these ultra affordable tees from ASOS. While they are short-sleeved, they have that same swingy cut. So much more flattering than your traditional striped tee. The fabric is a bit thinner on the ASOS tees but the slouchy cut makes it okay. I went with a size small in the tee I’m wearing, and a medium in the ASOS tee.
(These flats, though…) They keep selling out but J.Crew still has plenty of the non-embellished pair. These are one of the most comfortable pairs of flats I own and I think the cut of the shoe is really beautiful. I want to get the cobalt pair next!
photography by Lydia Hudgens.