#polarvortex chic


So… this coat.  Mara Hoffman, from four years ago.  It was a major splurge at the time.  Still a big splurge now, but more of an “I’m not going to be able to eat” splurge back then.  My ex boyfriend hated this coat.  I mean, basically, if I flip the hood up, I look like a dementor from Harry Potter.  Also it adds an instant 5-10 lbs.  But I never really cared.  This coat is something you wear for you – or for your girlfriends.  Girls love this coat, and it is the comfiest.  It also is incredibly warm, and helped me out quite a bit during last week’s weather antics.

Full disclosure:  when I walked to work in this, I wore boots… but the heels were so much cuter for photos (and the office, once I got there.)

Shop the Post:  Mara Hoffman Coat (similar) // Old Navy Jeans // J.Crew Pumps // gifted Mansur Gavriel Clutch // Neff Beanie // NARS velvet lip pencil in Dragon Girl

A few of my favorite {current} wrap coats…




photography by Lydia Hudgens.

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  1. Rachelle:

    Love this coat it is a girl’s coat for sure.


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  2. Heidi:

    Well boys are just silly when it comes to certain articles of clothing and that’s that! The coat is gorgeous, worth a splurge, and timeless. You look stunning and anyone who says differently needs to have their eyesight/head checked.


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  3. jillian:

    o that coat looks so comfy and cozy, perfect for the polarvortex!! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

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  4. Androbel (@AndrobelBoutiq):

    I love it! you are right. something a guy hates, girls love. it looks like a wearable blanket!
    http://www.androbel.com (online shop & blog)

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  5. Kristin @ Crumbs & Curls:

    Your coat is gorgeous! Omg I love it!


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  6. Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache:

    That is totally an Olivia Pope coat!

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

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  7. Sam:

    Boys don’t know! If you love it, wear it! Love this warm & chic look 🙂


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  8. Citizen of the World:

    Super cute!!
    I love that jacket and those shoes are amazing!
    -Adrienne. xo

    Citizen of the World
    Citizen of the World

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  9. Annick Noel:

    What a gorgeous coat – and it looks so luxurious! Loving that you paired it with a beanie!

    Bold Subtlety

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  10. Cathleen:

    I had something similar happen to me. I still wore the coat and still have it. If it’s warm, and you like it, then who the heck cares.
    By the way, you look great.

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  11. Merritt:

    Screw him, this coat rocks! You look gorgeous, my dear!!

    The Style Scribe

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  12. Emma Finlayson:

    I have a coat very similar. It makes me look about two sizes larger than I am, but I feel super glam in it.
    xo Emma

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  13. Rachel {Love This Life}:

    Adore this coat and style. Looks so warm and comfortable.

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  14. Baubles to Bubbles:

    LOVE this coat! Men just don’t understand fashion sometimes. My boyfriend is still not on board with my leather pants/skirts!

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  15. Lacey:

    Looooove this coat. Boys just don’t understand.


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  16. Melissa Rosenkilde:

    Amazing coat! It’s so chic!!!


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  17. Holly:

    What do guys know?!? I love the coat on you – it looks so cute & comfy!

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  18. Andi:

    That coat is absolutely divine! Your ex was silly!!!

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  19. Sarah:

    I’m been dying for a camel wrap coat but all the ones I am looking at are sooo out of my price range! Glad to hear that yours was a worth it purchase (even if your ex didn’t like it). You look great!

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