I didn't mean to buy this coat. When I went to Zara, it was to find new shoes for Sloan (something I never quite believed until I had her is how quickly toddlers grow out of them), but on my way out of the store, I spotted it. I should have walked right past it since it was 100 degrees in L.A. that day and far from sweater weather, but instead I made a beeline towards it in anticipation of chillier days. I immediately loved how soft the fabric felt and its wrapped-in-a-blanket-with-apple-cider vibe. Needless to say, I left the store that day with three baby booties and one out-of-season coat. Fortunately, there have been a few errant nights lately when the temperature has dropped far below average and a coat is perfectly acceptable. Worn over basics—a heather-gray tank and vintage denim—it provided a fun, but casual red pop to an otherwise neutral outfit.
Flowing into Fall
A little over a month ago, in the middle of a particularly intense heat wave, I went shopping with my mom with the sole intention of coming back with some flowy, floral dresses. They were one of the only things that sounded appealing to wear and would still give the impression ...read more