Camel Coat

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Ok full disclosure here everyone. I took these photos last weekend when I was on one of my last days of a crippling bronchitis. If I look cold and slightly sickly, well it’s an accurate description of how I felt. I had been coughing like crazy and sleeping upright for almost 2 weeks. I did everything that I could think of to kick it (see my get-better-guide here), but in the end, I had to go on anti-biotics which was what cured me as much as I hate to admit it.

It was really rough, but inspired me to book a tropical vacay in March in Turks & Caicos. I couldn’t be more excited! Now it’s time to start bathing suit shopping and getting back into beach-ready shape. I have yet to work out in 2014 since I’ve been so busy and sick but this week, I’ve made a turn and things are about to seriously change!

In the meantime, while surviving the snow on snow on snow we’ve been experiencing, I love this outfit which I wore to a housewarming party last weekend. Camel coats are all the rage this winter and with all of the intense cold lately, a faux fur scarf is so necessary. They are out of the one that I have from Zara but this one is a dead ringer and on sale! And no, that’s not mass quants of dandruff, it’s fresh, powdery snow.

Once you get inside, people often turn up the heat so layers are a must. I’ve been loving this slouchy white tee (only $25!) that you can wear with a cozy cardigan or fitted blazer.

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Photos by Rebecca Dale Photography.

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Comments

  • leeburke

    Holy dedication! You did a great job of hiding your “under-the-weather-ness”, as I often resemble a character from The Walking Dead when sick. And jealous that you’re headed to warmer climates in March. Coincidentally, my husband and I booked a trip to Turks & Caicos the day before Thanksgiving, but we don’t go until June (it was the earliest the in-laws could watch the kiddo for us). You’ll have to report back with best places to eat/shop/snorkel!

    Hope you’re feeling better!

    -Michele

    TheSaltyHanger

    • Aww thanks! Big glasses are key 🙂

      Will keep you posted on Turks!!

      • leeburke

        Awesome, Julia! Can’t wait for the inside scoop 🙂

        -M

  • Love this look! I am dying for a camel coat, but I just cant justify another coat purchase right now, haha

  • Kristin Thompson

    I love this whole look! That coat is gorgeous!

    Kristin
    Crumbs & Curls

    • Thank you! I love it too. At first I didn’t love the oversized sleeves but I’m warming up to them now 🙂

  • Dana Mannarino

    You look so beautiful! These pictures came out wonderful

    Pink Champagne Problems

  • Such a classic, pretty look. I love the pop of color the clutch brings in!

    • In the winter, color is necessary or else I get depressed 🙂 A small pop of it keeps it on-trend for the season

  • Wait, you took these before brunch? I love them! You look tres chic — bronchitis agrees with you. (Kidding, get well!)

  • Jen

    I have the JCrew stadium cloth coat that you’ve listed and it was seriously my favorite purchase from 2013. Thankfully I decided that a new coat was worth the $$ with all of this crazy weather we’ve been having.

    xx,
    jen

    http://www.comfortably-chic.com

  • I’ve been looking for the perfect slouch white tee, and it looks like you found it for me. Thanks!

  • You wouldn’t even know you were sick! What a beautiful, classic ensemble… you look great! Love the coat. Such a nice piece that you will have for years. xo