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.
Photos by Rebecca Dale Photography.
Shop accessories in the Lemon Stripes Store:
Coin Necklace, $164
Gold cage ring, $112
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!
Aww thanks! Big glasses are key 🙂
Will keep you posted on Turks!!
Awesome, Julia! Can’t wait for the inside scoop 🙂
Love this look! I am dying for a camel coat, but I just cant justify another coat purchase right now, haha
I love this whole look! That coat is gorgeous!
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 🙂
You look so beautiful! These pictures came out wonderful
Pink Champagne Problems
Thanks Dana. You made my day!
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!)
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.
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