Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday Blues

Confession: I have a thing for coats. Having grown up in Chicago, I know the value of a solid winter coat and also the value of a good looking wool coat for those not-as-frigid days. There is something so cool about seeing someone whose coat adds to their look. Enter: this gem of a coat from J. Crew. I stalked it for weeks, waiting for it to go on sale, for my size to come back in stock, for it to be on sale and in my size. One day, it randomly worked out and I got this coat for 30% off. I knew I wanted an office appropriate coat, but I also wanted something that wouldn't age me. So, I thought this coat was a happy medium of being sleek and work-appropriate, but it being navy instead of black with the piping kept it young and fun. This coat also has a belt, but I like to wear it open to take advantage of the movement of it.

My turtleneck and jeans are from J.Crew, and my sneakers are Nike Cortez. My necklaces and earrings are from Mashallah. Mashallah is a raw, woman owned and designed jewelry brand here in Chicago, named after the owner and designer Mashallah Ghouleh. Recently, Mashallah opened a brick and mortar studio, shop, and gallery in the Pilsen neighborhood. I stopped by there for a Galentine's Day party and it is such a beautifully designed store that showcases equally as beautiful products. Definitely a store to stop in if you are in Chicago. 

Speaking of raw women...all photos in this post were taken by Kiran Misra. You can find more of her work on her website and Instagram.