the plaid coat

coat: banana republic (last season) // jeans: gap // scarf: h&m // boots: aldo (old) 

Well my friends, I think it's time to accept the winter situation I have been placed in. It's not going away and I'm not going away anytime soon so acceptance is key! I don't like sacrificing style in the snow so a fun coat always brightens up my day. My boyfriend got this for me for Christmas last year at Banana Republic after I literally almost fainted from seeing it on the hanger (he's a keeper that's for sure!). Nothing screams winter and the holidays quite like a plaid coat. I really don't know why I didn't debut it last year on the blog but here it is now! 

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone, hopefully you have less snow than I do! 

Also the boyfriend and I just celebrated 5 years of dating yesterday, I seriously cannot believe it's been that long! Thank you for putting up with me and all my craziness! I love you so much xo

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  1. You're so freaking beautiful Melanie! I'm ultra jealous of your coat because I eyed it on the Banana Republic website for MONTHS without pulling the trigger, and now I totally regret not doing it. It's SO beautiful and perfect for the season! And I love the red lips with it! I can't believe how much snow you guys have over there!

    Happy anniversary to you and your boy!

    Bold Subtlety

  2. Ohhhhh my gosh! Melanie! This is so, so pretty - I'm dying a little bit. That coat is beyond gorgeous and fits and flatters you perfectly (how did it not make the blog last year?!) and this whole set of photos is just stunning! Love it!

  3. I love how you pop in these photos! The coat is beautiful and tje background, spectacular!

  4. Love this. Your hair looks the most perfect - how did you style it?! And that coat - swoon. As always, you're a gem. xo.

  5. You have so many great plaid pieces! It makes me want more plaid! Gorgeous coat!

  6. These photos are gorgeous!! As is this jacket, seriously perfect for a winter wonderland like it is right now (it'd be better if it wasn't to freakin cold!
    Congrats on 5 year together that's seriously amazing!!!

  7. Love this! The tie belt makes it so girly and flattering.

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  8. That coat is fabulous! Your BF is definitely a keeper! ; )

  9. Congrats on 5 years with your bf!! Your coat is absolutely gorgeous.

  10. Fierce girl! That plaid coat is perfect!! So jealous of all of that snow!
    And congrats on 5 years girl!!
    xo TJ

  11. you look so so cute and cozy! amazing coat
    xo Jessica

  12. What a beautiful backdrop (although I'm not sure I'm wishing for the cold that comes with it!) - but at least you've got a great coat to keep warm ;) ps happy anniversary!

  13. Ugh the snow in the background is not something I'm envious of, but girrrrrrrl, that coat!!!!!

    It's such a blogworthy jacket, that I can't believe it didn't make the blog before. Better late than never, right?

    Happy anniversary!!! :)

    xoxo Jackie

  14. This is SO gorgeous and festive my friend! And congratulations on 5 years; it is a beautiful thing to find your best friend!

  15. Congrats on your 5 year anniversary! What a great coat and gift from your man! Love the fit on you. You can never have enough coats when you live in the Canadian prairies :)

    xo, Jackie


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