In The Trenches
I’ll start by admitting there are very few downsides to living in Phoenix. I mean, summer is nearly eternal. Palm trees line every single street. Traffic isn’t all that bad. The resorts are bomb and we’re nearly always poolside. Sounds glorious, doesn’t it? Except when you’re a girl obsessed with outerwear. I think I have one coat for every swimsuit I own. So, my coat collection lives for the business trips I take to cooler climates. I was in Seattle a few weeks ago doing an in-store event for City Chic at the very first Nordstrom, and I gleefully packed my favorite trench coat from their fall collection. Finally! A few days under 100F!
I paired it the an all-black outfit (because you know that’s my favorite) – a black corset and a leather look denim, all from City Chic.
Fit notes: I’m wearing a size SMALL/16. The fit is perfect – a bit loose on top to allow for thicker sweaters and lots of space to accommodate for wide hips. If you wear as small as a 12 on top and as big as an 18/20 on the bottom, this will likely work for you. A bit tight in the arms, so if that’s a concern for you, size up.