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.
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photography by Lydia Hudgens.