This week has been quite hectic and a bit depressing so taking outfit pictures and blogging were the last things on my mind.
However here is a shot from last Sunday's ensemble. I'm wearing again my latest acquisition, a faux fur coat I've been quite smitten with.
It's one of those items which has been perpetually on my wish-list.
What I find appealing in such outerwear is the cosy factor the faux-fur texture adds to any look and depending on what it's teamed with, can either be very classic or casual, works for date night or running errands. In short, it's versatile, a quality I'm very attached to.
Despite being very trendy and visible in stores for the past 2-3 years, finding the right faux-fur coat in terms of fit (streamlined cut), colour (plain black, grey or beige, nothing colourful/multicoloured), material (smooth to the touch, nothing shaggy) and price (budget friendly, not above 100 euros) proved quite difficult.
All the more since, I knew exactly what I wanted and the perfect one for me was this Uniqlo number dating back to more than 3 years ago (see this December 2010 post). Of course, it was sold out by the time I realized it could be the one and the fact that I never had the chance to even try it on didn't deter my obsession about it. Quite the opposite in fact and I've been on the lookout for it ever since.
Long story short: I found it on eBay a few weeks ago and was incredibly excited about it, only to be rather disappointed when it finally arrived from a long US to France trip by its lacklustre condition. Otherwise, it was just how I had imagined it: the classic universally flattering peacoat cut, the deep black and soft fabric. Fortunately, the dry-cleaners next door saved the day and last week-end I was able to enjoy my "new" coat. At last!
So I'm wondering if I'm the only one obsessing about an item and tracking it down season after season? To what length would you go for the item you want?
beanie/ bonnet: Eric Bompard - scarf /écharpe + shoes/chaussures: Dries van Noten - faux fur coat/manteau en fausse fourrure + gloves/gants: Uniqlo - sweater/pull: Zara - jeans: H&M - bag/sac: Céline