a variety of styles and outfits from casual jeans to smart trousers. Indeed, the coat leads to the sophisticated and ‘structured casual' look. And it is not just a good raincoat; the trench can offer a particular romantic film-like finesse for your wardrobe. As a result, famous style icons...

Hot Buy: Double Ruffle Trench Coat ($149) by Bebe Double-breasted styling, layered ruffled hem, and classic buckle action and collar make this bebe trench coat a femme-chic wardrobe staple. Throw it over a simple dress and go! Share this story.. Disclosure: Please note that this post may...

I also love the bright raspberry Double-Breasted Pleated Trench Coat from Via Spiga ($230). The flirty box pleat hem creates a sassy look that's perfect for spring. The exaggerated ruffle on the Spy Ruffled Trench Coat from Diane von Furstenberg ($565) adds a dramatic flair to the classic...

, the classic spectacle that is the Ralph Lauren runway during New York Fashion Week. I suppose you could place me in Timbuktu and I'd still find a way to get there and attend, and here's why. No matter what the season or year, this is a show that never disappoints. Ralph Lauren once famously...

And this coat, well, it has potential! What I'm Wearing: Coat (worn as dress), Gold Palm Earrings (sorry, now sold out from H&M), Gold Shoes

In the meantime, I'm wearing a checked lightweight trench coat with a sweater dress and over the knee boots to keep out the chill. Granted, it's snowing out at the moment, and I'm wishing I'd layered with a few more pieces, but I never live and learn. I do, however, love this coat so much...

I remember once hearing that bigger girls shouldn't wear ruffles. To the naysayers, I'll go ahead and call you out on your total style ignorance. Ruffles are a girl's best friend... you just have to know how to work them. It is two parts confidence, admittedly. There's no slouching when...

not that I spend excessively - it's just that I never throw a good coat away. When I invest, I invest for the long term and I keep hold of a good thing. I also can't go through the season without investing in a new addition. So sue me. Now, here we go. The newest addition to the autumn winter...

I wanted to run through the streets of various cities screaming, "the southerners are coming, the southerners are coming!" Everyone knows Reese Witherspoon right? She's my southern sister from another mister. And did you know she has an adorable clothing range called Draper James? Of course...

 

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