November 26, 2012

W E A R I N G / My First Proper Coat

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coat: COS
turtleneck: DIY
sandals: Topshop


When I was about 11 years old my mother started to give me 'kleed geld', a monthly amount of money to buy my own clothes. To teach me some responsibility and to learn how to handle money I guess. Well, you can understand that the first year, all I bought were hair clips, inflatable handbags(it was 1999 guys!), and a pair of platform sandals in the middle of winter that were also two sizes too big. Eventually I did learn to buy the necessities and that hair clips don't really build a wardrobe. But one thing I haven't bought in the last 13 years is a proper winter coat. Until last Saturday; I feel so old grown up.

Choosing a coat is hard; it has to be bought before the real cold starts, which is a time when it's easy to underestimate the winter temperatures, besides it has to be worn every day and fit your every mood. I always ended up layering thick fisherman's sweaters with short leather jackets and long thin coats (yes in that order). But this year I started my research early, but ended up falling in love with a long light powder pink one from COS. Now my new biggest worry is keeping it clean.

95 comments:

kiera said...

What a great lesson your mother was trying to teach you, I guess it worked! Im not sure if its Melbourne winter weather or my weakness for well structured clothing but I have quite a collection of winter coats.... all in black, but your white one looks amazing.... next year.
xk

http://dressreview.blogspot.com.au/

Celine KG said...

OK SO I WANT THIS COAT VERY BADLY BUT I CANT FOUND THIS ON THE SITE AND IM VERY ANGRY ITS SO BEAUTIFUL OMG
its crazy how your really build a proper closet, as you build a house or a room, it's really interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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Lens & anything Else said...

this coat is so beautiful...I'm in love with the Cos egg coat too.
Great choice also for the color ;)!


Lens&anythingElse

Tine said...

A great investment indeed ;)

Laura said...

Adorable coat! I'm always a bit afraid to wear white coats - there is a high risk to get dirty in a few seconds :-D

Luba Dimitrova said...

Amazing look ! Your style is so unique !

XX Luba

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TRENDSURVIVOR said...

Love your post story. I was buying my own clothes at 12 :)...Your coat is amazing and so are your pictures! Love this minimal aesthetic!
xxx
Nina
http://trendsurvivor.com

Fashiable said...

Wat een mooie foto's! En je hakken blijven geweldig!

www.fashiable.nl

Liz Lauren said...

I love those heels!


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Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts said...

I am pretty much the same - despite living in a city that one could invariably wear a coat 70% of the year (Melbourne, Australia) as it is unpredictably cold/chilly/raining most of the time... I have never really bought myself a good quality winter coat before.
This year, like you - I am planning ahead. I found my dream coat at the start of our summer, and have it put aside so I can purchase it in February (it's quite expensive *cry*) BUT it will be a great investment! Love your powder pink choice. When it comes to coats it really is the final statement of your outfit. It needs to say the right thing.

Ambypure said...

supermooie volwassen jas ;)

MONI said...

im all for wearing white during winter

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hiPop said...

bare midriff works perfectly with a long coat!

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TheMinx said...

I love how this is the palest shade of pink. and it's a perfectly versatile shade, so it'll definitely be a piece that will last as trends change! beautiful.

Veronica Brun said...

Wow! I love the whole outfit! The coat and shoes! Perfect! :)

Charlie said...

This is ridiculously perfect Ivania! You're such an inspiration. I love the look of all black under powder pink!

I've been thinking about getting a pale coat since the cold moved in, and I think you've just sealed the deal!

The little world of fashion said...

Amazing look!
x

Rhoda Wong said...

love that coat!

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Leather Jackets said...

nice post love it

Marie My said...

It's a great jacket - and an amazing outfit, wow! :) I love the photo of your feet on the staris. You really know how to put together a great outfit in a perfect background in a perfect picture. Ivania, you're truly amazing! :)

Love, Marie
www.nemesisbabe.dk

Nomadic D. said...

Nice! I'm a little late int he season to be doing my research, but you're absolutely right that until it gets cold it's hard to really imagine what cold feels like. I'm still looking for my coat, as you can see here:

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com.es/2012/11/coat-hunt.html

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com.es/2012/11/the-hunt-goes-on.html

Cos is actually next on my list!

Isabelle said...

All the same for me, I even spent a whole Berlin winter, that could be described as 'icy' just with a perfecto. But this year i'm also going to do the things right and I ordered a huge coat from etsy that looks like a shelter against the cold. Yours is perfect, the length and the color are not an easy pick but it looks great on you!

 Crystallography said...

looks amazing on you. well worth the wait, x

Miss Lou said...

SUPER COOL PICTURES AND SUPER COOL COAT!

BESOS FROM BARCELONA!

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Duck said...

Bloody gorgeous photos as always. Love the dusty pink colour, reminds me of that final RafJil SimonsSander collection. And omfg inflatable handbags! I lived for the inflatable sofa in my bedroom which sprung a leak about once every two months and I had to replace constantly. Kind of want to get another...

MiKu said...

hi...
great style...I love your minimalistic Blog...
you are sooo individual....
now I'm a big fan of you!!!!

LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE

love, MiKu

Fanny said...

How perfect are the COS's coats... I agree with you about the difficulty of finding the perfect coat!

Fanny

Melissa V said...

That coat looks so good on you! well bought x

calluswhatever said...

Hi Ivania,

We love your simplicity and amazing style. You are a style inspiration for us, already following in Instagram (:


Love from Mexico ;)
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ania cyk said...

I love its delicate color and timeless shape! COS is a master when it comes to coats, always beautiful yet same models! and a nice pile of story, I wish I could see you in 90s :) xx
www.aniacyk.blogspot.com

Joy. | JUSTLIKESUSHI.COM said...

Erg goede keus! I just love the 90's feeling I get from this outfit!

With Love,

Joy
justlikesushi.com

Sparks In Spring said...

With a great coat, you can wear pjs underneath and no one will care! Love the shape!

x Sparks In Spring

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Saara said...

Really beautiful photographs.
Your coat is stunning.

Saara x

Karina De Jesus said...

OF COURSE, you look stunning, but what really strikes me in this post is the photography. your boyfriend has really perfected the craft. beautiful.
and that’s a great lesson your mother thought you. it has obviously worked. My mother did the same thing, and I had never really connected my ability to budget with that. Until now.

Kasza Manna said...

love your simple but very exclusive style!

zoraida said...

it was almost the same in my case, but the difference is that I received money very rarely so I had to think twice what to buy to use it for a long time.
And I love your coat.

The Fancy Teacup said...

Such an extraordinary coat!

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MCvelvetkitten said...

That coat is so lovely!

I had a grown up moment this week too - I bought my first pair of brown footwear.

Eleanor J said...

stunning! xx

Marta said...

I got my first "proper coat" this year too :) and also by COS! :) yours fits you perfectly, I remember it was 2 meters too long for me

Anonymous said...

daaaamn, this looks gorgeous! xx

Jony said...

Prachtige jas! En hij staat je ook heel erg mooi!
x Jony
www.shout-outtoyou.com

Michiel - Jan Marcel Blog said...

Kan nog steeds niet begrijpen hoe je altijd zulke speciale outfits maakt, met zulke simpele items!

Je hebt echt een fantastische eigen stijl, koester dat!

Oh, en die schoenen, die zijn echt fantastisch.

http://www.janmarcel.com/

Marjolein @ NeverTooPolished.com said...

Staat heel mooi bij je haar die jas!

Marjolein
nevertoopolished.com

Olivia said...

perfect as always!

PiF PaF said...

perfect!

Leah Nielsen said...

Lovely choice of coat Ivania! really love your outfit today, with the toque and cropped top... awesome! xo

Anonymous said...

Wow, gorgeous coat!

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Camilla said...

That coat is so brilliant! Love the structure of it and how to it falls, perfect

xo Camilla

Into The Fold

p.s I started a youtube channel, check it out HERE

Shaz said...

You definitely chose well! It's a beautiful coat. I'd love a white or light coloured coat for winter but I'm too afraid of marking it.

http://in-ternal.blogspot.co.uk

Fashion Reactor said...

White, mininmal,a bit of oversized....it seems to be the perfect winter coat!! Great choice!!

Eirini from http://fashionreactor.blogspot.gr/

Marina said...

You look amazing! Like how looks this shoes with the tight!

xx
biskvittka.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Amazing!

Millie Cotton said...

fantastic coat. I love COS. Beautiful photos too!

It's a LDN Thing

Billy Hazel said...

Well mothers always have a great technique to teach us things.
The coat is great, I hope we men had more options on coats.

www.thefashiontamer.com

Milex said...

I just really love it all

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Nádia said...

this is the perfect coat for you! The fitting, the shape, the size, the color! it screams Carpio's perfection <3

love it!


Kiss kiss, Nádia
My Fashion Insider

Nelya Zlamanyuk said...

simple and chic! love! xNel

Bitterblue said...

I really like your style and how it transformed from summer to this winter look! I know that I cold never pull it off.

Jackie -Style -Drum said...

Amazing choice, it so you and I love it.

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Amber said...

Such a cute story! And excellent choice with the coat, I hope winter treats you well!

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fashionisaparty.com said...

zo herkenbaar en mooi om te lezen!

SQUIRRELWOMAN said...

I really like these shoes! The're perfect for your style.

I even changed my heels to make them look like the ones you have (almost;))

Here's the link if you want to try: http://www.squirrelwoman.com/2012/10/diy-metallic-heels-3/

Vienna Wedekind said...

oversized is the best best thing on cold days!

Love //VIENNA WEDEKIND//
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amalie said...

friggen pretty xx

Kim said...

WAUW! Een prachtige jas en helemaal jou! Het duurde even met een jas kopen haha, maar dan heb je ook wat. ;)

Ik kan trouwens niet wachten op je Stockholm post. Ben er twee jaar geleden geweest, helemaal mijn plek!

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miss unkon said...

Love how you have created a striking edgy outfit! Love the midi top with the long soft grey coat!

x

Miss Unkon

FASHIONCONTAINER said...

This coat is so pretty! love the shoes as well :)

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Mira said...

How amazing you look. The coat and the shoes are fabulous. I don´t know how you´ll keep the coat clean though. Wish you good luck!!!
xo

glamDevils

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cool outfit. the color combination is awesome. white & black specially black cap & white hair looks cool. shoes are stylish & increase the glammer. overcoat is simple but looks dashing.

Mani said...

Looking beautiful as always! Adore your shoes ;)

Tanya Minxy said...

It really suits you well. Great post as always! =^.^=

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Luxe Fashionista said...

Woooow great outfit so beautiful!

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pleatspluspedals said...

Same story here this year, with the difference that my coat is by Mango!
A proper coat really is worth a mint :)

Danique (authentic-m) said...

Wow, I hope you can keep it clean,
but it's worth it, such a beautiful coat!

xoxo

Mat said...

very nice choice

Alex said...

Long and simple coats always remind me of the classic vision of a woman entering a late night diner.

In any case, the soft pink of the coat contrasted with the black (and being so close in shade to your hair), it's near perfect.

Anonymous said...

You know, I love your blog, I really love your simple style, love black&white and gray things, I love your Acne shoes but I'll never understand why you matched that great (winter or autumn)coat with these topshop(rather cold to wear in autumn[i don't even think about winter])shoes. If it comes to me, that exposed belly also isn't accurate in that outfit :<
It isn't to offend you, I just think this kind of matching doesn't make any sense and isn't practical. It's like wearing winter shoes on sunny day in July. And it's just my opinion. But I'll love your blog after all :)

fashion jackets said...

This is really an amazing outfit.especially i love the color of your coat.it looks so simple and good for a casual wear.thank you for the post.

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AL said...

black&white ♥

pozdr. AL

Calypso said...

That heels are amazing. It was one of my birthday's gifts, but it wasn't the good size for me. And now they're out of stock. That's a tragedy !

Calypso said...

That heels are amazing. It was one of my birthday's gifts, but it wasn't the good size for me. And now they're out of stock. That's a tragedy !

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LOVE AESTHETICS said...

@anonymous:
thanks for your honest opinion, well because it's still autumn and round 12 degrees, so wearing those sandals with a pair of thick wool tights is still okay :) same goes for the cropped top; which is also wool and super warm! (if you close your coat that is)
and I've also worn my winter acne boots in winter with bare legs! Or this same crop turtleneck in summer with shorts, I really like clothes that are season-less and can be used throughout the year

Jessie Kate said...

you're so beautiful and different its so cool <3

NONA LIMMEN said...

Those heels are to DIE for!!

Fabiola Carrillo said...

You look so chic....I LOVE IT

Natalie-s fashion workshop said...

this coat is perfect! <3 you always look perfect <3

Jessica Buurman said...

coat,shoe and outfit is wonderful.

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Womens Coats And Jackets said...

White coat my favourite. i love your shoes too. You are looking beautiful.

Amazing Fashion style jacket said...

This is my favorite coat.Your coat and shoes both are awesome.

Season black good jacket said...

You have a great sense of style. I love your post! thanks for sharing!