London Fog Trench: Stein Mart
Black Lee Jeans: Kohls

“With jeans, dinner-suit pants, over a little black dress – is there any occasion when a trench coat will not do? It goes over everything and with everything!”

-Ines de la Fressange in Parisian Chic

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!! Today’s outfit may be a bit toned down for VISIBLE MONDAY, but great classic pieces will always turn a head. I have been searching for a classic trench coat for a long time. Now, I know it is easy to find quality trench coats, but the stickler has always been price. Until, last week…with my last portion of Christmas money I found this London Fog trench on a 50% off rack at Stein Mart. Score!  Though it is a shorter version, it’s perfect for our weather in South Texas.  If I was in a wetter climate, I might have held out for the longer length.

I wasn’t sure about the belt, because I really did not like it belted, so I turned to Ines for suggestions. In Parisian Chic, she writes:

“Never, ever buckle the belt properly like a good little girl. Tie it in front or behind with the buckle hanging loose. Unobtrusive fashion statements like this (Life’s too short, or the buckle’s broken but I love this coat so much I found a solution…) are very, very Parisian.”

Tortise Shell Bracelet:  Chicos

 Classic pieces such as the trench coat, pencil skirts, a great white collared shirt, and pearls are very visual and can always be counted on for perfect style!! I have seen many colored trench coats which were affordable, but I have literally waited for three years to find this one. So happy!

Liz Claiborne Boots:  Marshalls

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