Tuesday, September 24, 2013

{fashion} fall essential - the classic trench coat

Three days after arriving in Spain from the States, I decided to book a trip to Amsterdam. I left two days later. I love Europe.

Spontaneous traveling aside (and an entiiiire post on the incredible city of Amsterdam coming soon), I realized that I was going to have to quickly switch out of summer gear and get right on into dressing for fall again. It is still quite warm in Madrid, as it has been getting into the upper 80s during the day, so I was still dressing like I had been in Florida all summer. After booking my plane ticket and hostel in Amsterdam, I looked up the weather forecast. It was about 40-30 degrees cooler there... eek! Time to pull out my boots, tights, sweaters, scarves, and coat!

In front of the Royal Palace of Amsterdam in Dam Square.

My favorite piece of clothing during the colder months is this Michael Kors Trench. My mom, being the absolutely fabulous shopper that she is, found it hung up on a rack in Marshall's. My trench coat is waterproof, which is perfect for those misty, rainy winter days and it is just roomy enough to fit a thick sweater underneath to keep me warm.

Although there are tons of adorable trench coats in different colors, I love having classic black.

In the Amsterdam flower market.

Get the look:

xx, Jen


  1. Ahhh you're so gorgeous, Jen! :) I'm so jealous of your European adventures. I'm so glad I scooped up a trench coat for Italy. Thankfully, it won't be that cold, but at least when it's rainy, I'll still look semi fashionable. Keep sharing your travels because I love living vicariously through you!

    Danielle xx

    1. Can't wait to read your Italy posts. I really need to get there ASAP. Have so much fun! xx

  2. Oooh how I love trench coats! My favorite one is also a classic black. I found it two years ago at Old Navy of all places (and for only $15!). It makes me feel sophisticated and chic (despite its ON origins).

    I love your trench! And how great that it is waterproof!!

    1. Oh girlll - I love Old Navy coats! Both of my thicker winter coats are from the sale section post - FL "winter." :) Love that you got such a great deal on yours. SO HAPPY YOU'RE BLOGGING AGAIN! xx


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