J.Crew Wintress Puffer Coat

Details: J.Crew Wintress Puffer Coat / Old Navy Hat and Jeans / Hunter Wellington Boots

Just in time for winter to show its lovely face, I have a great coat recommendation for you. It’s not black, just the right length, has a cute belt and a faux fur lined hood. These were my requirements going in.With the majority of puffer coats being black, these were hard requirements to fill. I tried to find a cheaper option, but in the end the J.Crew Wintress Puffer Coat was the option that had everything in addition to some really nice details like the gold buttons, fleece-lined pockets and sleeves with thumb holes.

Luckily, I was able to get it for 40% off, which is a steal for a goosedown coat that doesn’t look too puffy as the product description says.

I especially love how my red hat (Christmas Gift!) and green Hunters pair so well with the navy. It’s  a color that allows for bright or neutral accessories. Considering how long we have to wear our winter coats in Pittsburgh, it’s great to have options.

How are you staying cute and warm this this winter?

Crocs and Pavement Day 4

For the rest of the week I will be posting looks from my photoshoot with Crocs and Pavement with Pittsburgh as our backdrop. Check back throughout the week for more updates.

In areas like Pittsburgh and Cleveland, a winter coat is a wardrobe staple from end of October to Early April. Considering how often we don our coats, I believe they are just as important as any other piece of clothing when it comes to establishing individual style. That is perhaps why Pavement has such a great selection. The plaid pattern of this coat has a vintage feel to it. It reminds me of a Christmas Story because it looks like the kind of warm and practical coat that would be worn in the 1940s but with great stylistic details. I love the double brass buttons and the large collar that you can pull up over your ears when the winter winds start to pick up.

Pavement coat and hat
Crocs Cobbler High Boot in Chestnut

If you have a good utilitarian coat you also need a dress coat. Like I said, we take our coats seriously. The ruffle on Sarrah’s coat is adorable. A white coat is so bright and crisp even on the dreariest of winter days. The best part is that this coat can be worn for special occasions or just running around town. This pair of Crocs ankle booties also can be worn with jeans or for work especially if your job requires business casual dress but you still do a lot of walking. These booties will keep your feet warm, dry and most importantly they are comfortable.

Pavement coat and hats
Crocs Avalita in Chocolate
Crocs Umbrella in Berry
Crocs Umbrella in Navy  

Makeup and Hair by Sarrah Beyer of Esbi International Salon & Spa
Photography by Chris Hooton