this week for FBFF we are doing an up close and personal look at a favorite clothing item and linking up over at ashley getting dressed. instead of just photographing it as part of an OOTD post, show us the little details, the things you can’t see from a far-away shot. ~katy rose, modlychic

my husband bought me this jacket when i moved to nyc in 2005. we were just friends at the time but he knew i didn’t own a real jacket and i thought this is what a nyc winter coat looked like. um, i was wrong. i might have worn this three times while living in nyc. my next coat was a wool trench coat and then a northface down jacket. sometimes i miss getting all bundled up and walking into a coffee shop and taking off all of my layers to watch the snow from inside. i lived in chelsea and my bedroom window overlooked 8th avenue. i could seriously just lay there and people watch for hours. but i digress. i love this jacket more every year and it is just a classic piece that never goes out of style. the detailing is my favorite part…especially on the back. i can promise you that you will see me in this on the blog this winter. it is definitely a california winter coat! =)

14 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 2:10 am

    Haha – that is so true! When we moved to New York, I quickly learned that you have to change your fashion sense in the winter…it’s all about staying warm and layering (and a down coat is a MUST). So not ready for all the snow! 🙁

  2. Candy
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 3:44 am

    I love the feminine silhouette mixed with the edgier details.

  3. Emily
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 7:10 am

    What a gorgeous coat. Yes, perhaps not quite right for NYC but for California I can imagine it would be 🙂

  4. Courtney
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 7:16 am

    I love that coat! The details at the waist and on the back are very nice. It looks like something that would be super easy to wear.

  5. Alysson
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 8:10 am

    this is such a beautiful jacket! I miss living in NY too…such a beautiful place for a true fall/winter. the only place I ever got REALLY snowed it…literally under 32in!

  6. the Blah Blah Blahger
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 8:51 am

    He bought it for you when you were just friends??? What a sweetie!!!

    • jennifer
      Aug 26, 2011 @ 9:02 am

      we dated on and off for YEARS. me moving to nyc definitely made his heart grow fonder…lol.

  7. Kara
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 8:53 am

    Aww, what a cute story behind the coat. I’d love to live in NYC sometime, but the winters would be brutal for a Florida girl!

  8. Alex Elizabeth
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 10:52 am

    That jacket it beautiful! I’m currently on the search for a perfect leather jacket. I’m glad you’ll be getting more use out of it this winter, it’s too nice to languish in a closet!

  9. Kimberlee
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

    That’s a great winter coat for NYC!

  10. Fashion By Alicia
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

    The jacket is gorgeous!

  11. Pencil Skirts and Lattes
    Aug 27, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    love the jacket and this post warmed my heart 🙂 love coming in from the cold to sip a latte and read and people watch… and SO SWEET of him to buy you this fabulous coat!


  12. Anna Ogilvie
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

    I loveeeeee this jacket. I have been crushing a similar one allll Winter here, but with it being up over the $200 mark I kept putting off buying it & now we’re starting to head back in to warmer weather! It would have been so amazing growing up with snow though – I am 23 and still never seen snow or been in it. maybe next year when I head to NY with my bf 🙂
    Looking forward to seeing you IN this jacket during Winter posts 🙂

    Anna xo

  13. Elizabeth
    Aug 29, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    your post got me excited for fall/winter. Here in michigan the seasons are from one extreme to the other. I have my cute trendy jackets and them my full body snow monster coats! Bring it on Cold! Stopping by from #bloglovin