winter essentials

coat: c/o: old navy (on sale!) // sweater: zara (old) // jeans: gap // boots: aldo (older) // clutch: c/o: banana republic 

When you live in arctic like temperatures 6 months out of the year (Alberta) you tend to accumulate clothing essentials that get you by the painfully long season. 
This week we were asked by Fashion Magazine's Style Panel to share our winter essentials that would be equally stylish and warm. To me, one of the advantages of living somewhere so cold is that you tend to have quite the collection of coats (I know you're jealous warm weather bloggers!). Yes, my winter essential is the coat! Even if you're having a bad hair day, fashion day, any day.. a good coat can make you feel great. To be honest, I don't know how many I have but when I find a good coat I go for it because they will always be used. 
I love this one from Old Navy because it's classic and super warm! Not to mention it looks more expensive than it really is which is a huge bonus in my books. I love when I get asked where my coat is from and I get the stunned reactions that it was from Old Navy and most likely under $50. 

What are your winter essentials? 
A close second and third to me are boots and a cute pom pom hat!

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  1. This is just so pretty..I love it.

  2. You always have the most amazing coats, I need to expand my collection, while I do have several they're not nearly as fun as yours! This classic one is perfect

  3. Love those booties! They seem perfect for snowy weather.

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  4. Loving the coat, and this whole outfit in general — simple yet chic! xx

  5. Pretty, pretty! That sweater looks so comfy! xx

  6. Great look and awesome clutch bag!


  7. What a gorgeous coat! I never would have guessed it was Old Navy! Loving the sweater too!

    Bold Subtlety

  8. I didn't expect these coats to be under $50. Seriously? They all look so classic and elegant for such value. And they all seem perfect to wear during fall and winter seasons. That's exactly why I love coats. Keeping a nice collection in your closet gives you choices, which you can match with your ootd - outfit of the day. Hehe! What d'you think? :)

    Jaehong An @ Pancoat-Store

  9. Well indeed beautiful coat with killer price! I definitely don't have enough coats and here in Canada is really an essential piece!

    OceanWind Blog

  10. Good boots and that perfect beanie are definitely a winter staple. I really need to get myself a nice jacket ;)
    xo TJ

  11. This coat is fabulous. It's the perfect color and length!

    Xo, Hannah


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