What I Wore: Keeping Warm

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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What I Wore: Coat (esty Store F.M.), scarf,gloves and hat (Target)

With Thanksgiving literally a day away, there's no denying we are definitely getting into Winter Weather territory. And, while Dean Martin may feel it's A Marshmallow World, I like to be WARM. With my previous winter coat in rags, I've on the search for several months.

This coat is from the etsy store, F.M. (technically fm908, but don't let the name fool you. It's cooler than it sounds). Coat buying can be tricky business, because you want it to fit right since you wear it everyday. But I decided to take the plunge and buy online. This wasn't an entirely sucessfully project first time around. This is the coat I originally ordered. Despite the sizing guide, there was a Snafu ("That's American for Situation Normal All Fouled Up!"). The shoulders were too big (to be fair, my shoulders tend to be narrow). I looked like a little kid playing dress-up! And, since F.M. hand makes all their coats, a simple return was out of the question. Fortunately, they were very good to work with, and offered to exchange the coat. Whew!

It might be a bit of an understatement to say I love this coat. It fits perfectly and is quite warm . It is black, so it will go with everything, and the wide, pleated skirt of the coat is flattering to both pants and skirts- even skirts with petticoats under them! Sure, the locals might give me The Look, as if to ask me, "But why are you dressed up like a Victorian Christmas Caroler?"  when I walk down the street, but let's face it- carolers brought good cheer to all and got free desserts from people. Win-win, just like this coat.


  1. Oh my goddess, that coat is SO beautiful! Wow, it's just magnificent. You look wonderful.

    <3 Melissa

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  2. amazing coat, I love it! It suits you so well and fits right into your classy wardrobe!

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  3. I ADORE that coat. Victorian was the word that came to my mind too when I first saw it, but I think it's fabulous! So unique and seems to fit your personality too, which is great. The gloves are beautiful too.

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  4. LOVE your coat


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  5. that coat is perfect!! the length and the flair & the top detailing is def Victorian-esq and just so beautiful on so completely "you"! Great classy looks w/ the gloves & boots.

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  6. Love the whole look! Perfection! And I want gloves like that!

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  7. I love your boots in the first few photos - they're gorgeous.

    Hebe xx


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  8. This coat literally took my breath away. It's gorgeous! I love the details and it really does fit you perfectly. Have a great Thanksgiving Kristian, I hope you enjoy the day with your family <3



    Southern (California) Belle

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  9. Oh, my goodness that coat is GORGEOUS!! Wow. Love the gloves too. Good thing you got to exchange it! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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  10. Your coat is truely awesome! I love the victorian style, for some reason I feel like it was made to fit your style :) I've been on the hunt for a perfect red winter coat too. Never would have thought they'd be so hard to find! x

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  11. I really love your coat!!
    Following you on GFC and Bloglovin!

    Kisses, Lucy:)

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  12. Wow - that is a completely stunning piece! I'm the worst at wearing coats, but I would definitely be more inclined to wear them and not freeze my bum off if I had a beauty like that. You look so elegant Kristian! - oh and I remember watching "Touch of Evil" with my grandfather when I was little. I was probably way too young to be watching it, but I recall hating it...haha, I should probably give it another go :)

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    1. Watching Touch of Evil as a kid ...if I'd done that I think i would have hated it too! Fun that you got to watch films with your grandpa though!

  13. I am so behind on blogs! This coat is stunning though! I seriously don't think you can go wrong with "Victorian Christmas caroler"! And plus, the neutral black pairs it down for a great every day coat, AMAZING etsy find and awesome the seller worked with you to make it perfect! Hope you had a great holiday!
    xo Hannah

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  14. THAT COAT IS AMAZING! what an awesome store. i'm addicted now. totally. addicted. you look adorable all bundled up - that hat suits you well

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails // shabby apple gift card giveaway!

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  15. The coat is incredible! So in love with the striped skirt!!!

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  16. I love all the layering you've done! So fab!

    I nominated you for Liebster blog award over on my blog! It's for up-and-coming blogs that I love and want to share with my readers! Hope you'll be sharing it too!



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