Operative word : THE RIGHT PINK. It needs to be in the correct shade and appropriate dosage. Two years ago, I was looking for a light color coat to add to my winter closet. White/beige is not a color I wear. Powder blue wasn’t exciting enough. I couldn’t find a flattering shade of Camel.  Taupe or beige with pink undertones was what I zeroed in on. And this mauve Stella McCartney piece checked all of the boxes for me. Not a regret since.

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A funnel coat is my transition-into-and-out-of-winter coat. Its warm but not peak-winter-warm. Its has a cape like silhouette but is practical and wearable. Its for the days I tire of black, gray and winter. Its for the nights in the city when I don’t want to dress up and but want to end up looking like I did. Its what I wear to winter gatherings and refuse to take off when indoors. It doesn’t have any contrasting details, brocades, velvet, shiny buttons, bright colors, fun prints, fur collars, … the elements that are needed to qualify as a statement coat. But its special to my eyes. ( MY TAKE on a statement coat : I don’t want all eyes to take notice. But the right eyes. ) The rest of the outfit stays simple and becomes a blank canvas. Works well with my winter capsule wardrobe of gray, black and navy basics. #myPersonalStyle

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Mauve Coat : Stella McCartney ( my fav ). 70% wool and 30% cashmere. Consigned. Available in other colors ( black, slate blue, navy, army green, navy & cotton, cotton )

Black long sleeve cotton t-shirt : Cuyana 

Black Denim : R13 100% cotton jeans

Black Loafers : St Laurent ( Consigned )

Black BagEmerson Fry office bag ( discontinued )

Style mistake : A trench coat should be long enough to cover the winter coat. I bought a trench jacket which does not keeping the rain out of my clothing and looks funny when layered over a coat. Also, this traditional OOTD format doesn’t suit my blog. Makes me feel like a saleswoman trying to sell the coat (presumably off my back since its old-season). 

Wish List : A magic portion that I can feed my husband that will make him photograph my outfits.