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A spring trench, yeah yeah

My fat ass doesn’t fit in Zara trench coats. I desperately tried to make their size L work when a rather pretty full skirt version was heavily reduced during the winter sale. It looked fine open, but what good is an item of clothing if you can’t properly wear it. My German had better luck than I and set his desire to blend in with society aside and bought a dark mustard trench.

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Besides its rich history and classic design, it’s a flattering coat in almost any color as long as you take your time picking the right one.

I ended up selling my last trench on Poshmark (seen here) because it was not the right length, it was too tight around the waist and the material felt cheap.

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I found this coat on ASOS and instantly fell for its feminine shape and back details. The criss cross yoke, large lapels and pleated skirt gives it character, and best of all, it fits.

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We paired our coats with all black outfits to not detract from the coat. I wore a black lace dress with a flirty full skirt and my German wore a charcoal sweater, black pants and Converse.

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I’ve been looking up ways to tie the belt in the front and back, and we semi-mastered the Burberry knot on the back of the mustard coat. I’ve seen several variations, but I keep going back to the way it was tied when I received it in the mail.

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Coat: ASOS
Dress: H&M (blue version)
Shoes: H&M
Necklace: Forever 21
Lips: Tarte’s “Classy”

On zeh German:

Coat: Zara
Sweater: H&M (similar)
Pants: H&M
Shoes: Converse

Did you like the amount of douchey photos in this post? Much faded, very Instagram.

Oh and yeah, my hair is shorter. I’m still not completely satisfied because it’s basically just a short version of my former hair. I need something different, yo. The suggestions box is open.

Sunday Neutrals

I have a new job! After a year of searching, I’ve secured employment at Rice University and couldn’t be more excited. I’m also moving in with my boyfriend in two weeks. Changes!

The boyfriend and I had a busy weekend of shopping for white elephant gifts, making chicken and dumplings, taking my puppy to the vet, and admiring the decorations at the mall surrounded by chattering Christmas shoppers. I now have more presents to wrap and tree-shaped Reeses to avoid eating.

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Coat: American Eagle (similar here)
Sweater: American Eagle (similar here)
Skirt: American Eagle (similar here)
Boots: Delia’s
Scarf: Gift
Ring: Forever 21

I’ll miss having the Houston skyline in view, but I’m looking forward to my new beginnings. I’m nervous about starting somewhere new, as always, but I know that this is a step in the right direction. The ultimate goal is to be writing novels as my day job, but that will take time, effort, and perseverance. This new job is a happy reminder that I am capable.

Have a fantastic Sunday and thank you for reading.

Leah