Winter Favorites.

Mara Hoffman Wrap Coat 1

This is my favorite coat. It’s Mara Hoffman, bought five years ago from Intermix. When I bought it, I had no business buying it – it was well out of my price range – but I loved it so much… couldn’t stop thinking about it. And so I bought it, and brought my lunch to work every day + only drank two buck chuck for at least a month to pay for it. Alas, some things are worth the money, and this coat has paid for itself. It’s warm + cozy, effortlessly chic, and if it rains or snows you can flip the shawl collar to wear as a hood. To this day, I reach for it more often than any of my other coats, and that makes it 100% worth the investment way back when.

These days, the coat acts as a barometer. Whenever I’m about to make a purchase (big or small) I ask myself if I’ll still love it this much in five years. It helps weed out a lot of impulse purchases.

Shop the Post: Mara Hoffman Wrap Coat (old but love this, this, and this) // Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots (more affordable version here) // Saint Laurent Mini Betty Bag // Lulu Frost Earrings

More great wrap coats:


Mara Hoffman Wrap Coat 2

Mara Hoffman Wrap Coat 3

Mara Hoffman Wrap Coat 4

Mara Hoffman Wrap Coat 5

photography by Lydia Hudgens.

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  1. Love that coat – and your five year rule! Those boots are everything! Very pretty.

    Warm Regards,

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  2. Beautiful, timeless coat! You were 5 years ahead of the “blanket coat” trend and didn’t even know it. With the frigid cold-front coming in this week, I imagine you’ll be getting some good use out of her! The coat is a “her,” right?!
    XO, Stella

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  3. Love these boots, Happy new year Grace.


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  4. I think your 5 year rule is a great idea. I don’t have a lot of money for nonessentials, so when I do buy clothes or accessories, I try to really think about that purchase and make sure it’s quality and style will make it last a long time.

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  5. I love love love this outfit! That coat and the thigh high boots. Amazing! So chic!

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  6. jillian:

    love that coat! xo jillian

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  7. That coat looks so cozy…such a great splurge!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  8. Good measure! This coat looks amazingly cozy.


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  9. Oh i love that you went for the highland boots, i’m obsessed with them!

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  10. The boots paired with the coat give it a completely different look – love!

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous, Grace!


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  12. Yep the coat was way worth the scrimping. Looks so cuddly and warm and has a very classic look.

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  13. Love your coat and your earrings!

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  14. Carolyn:

    Awesome coat. I’m afraid if I put that on, I’d want to start a fire, snuggle up and have a nap! Good idea on the 5 year rule also. I’ll have to keep that in mind.

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  15. That coat looks so warm and cozy! And I love the 5 year benchmark idea. Such a good way to gauge those splurge purchases 🙂

    Kris |

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  16. the wrap coat looks insanely cozy! love the boots too!

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