(ABOVE) Two classics: Hunter boots and a trench coat.

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When you talk about wardrobe classics, among those at the top of the list is the trench coat.  Its early beginnings reach as far back as the 1820s, but it was during WWI, when sporting wear was combined with military gear to protect British officers from cold, damp weather conditions, that the trench began taking the shape of what we see today. (For more on its fascinating history, see

I have been on the hunt for a trench for about two years.  I liked this one because it wasn’t a jacket and it wasn’t a long coat, but was somewhere in between.  Even more important, the weight of the fabric is substantial but not heavy (or hot)–and the lining can be removed.  An added bonus was the removable hood.  Also, it was on sale.  I was sold. ~Janis Lyn Johnson


CLOTHING…COAT: Michael Kors (Similar Coats Nordstrom) / SHIRT: Gap (Similar Gap or Nordstrom) / JEANS: Max Jeans (Similar Nordstrom or Here) / ACCESSORIES…GLASSES: Kate Spade / BAG: Tory Burch (Some Still Available Here) / BELT: Tory Burch  (Similar Tory Burch or Nordstrom) / BOOTS: Hunter, Original Tour, Military Red ( or Here) / JEWELRY…NECKLACE: (Similar Here) / BRACELET: Braided Leather (Similar Brooks Brothers) / PLAIN GOLD BAND RING: 14K Gold, 6mm, Heirloom (Similar) / MY MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)…FACE: 100% Pure, Both Crème and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel Color, Vibrant Pink / LIPS: Aubrey Organics, Blush Pearl / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea (Some links are affiliates, which means if you click on that product link it may result in my receiving a small commission or advertising fee, at no cost to you. More information here.)






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