Bohemian statement coat + cognac boots

Another day, another outfit featuring a statement coat with my cognac boots! Plus, this outfit was so nice I wore it twice! Once on the weekend before the winter quarter began, and then for the first day back to school. I’ve noticed a theme for when I have to run errands on the weekend:  throw on a statement coat and then keep everything else simple.

The outfit underneath this eye-catching coat is literally a t-shirt and a denim skirt with leggings. When I was wearing this outfit around the house, my husband, Sam, didn’t say anything. I put on the coat, Sam turns around, and goes, “WOW! You look like a snow bunny!” It’s all about this fabulous coat. (Which I fashion-swapped last fall, y’all. #fashionswapforthewin)

The last time I wore this coat on the blog, I wore it with these same cognac boots and skinny jeans. I wanted to try something at least a little bit different, so I paired the coat with a denim skirt this time.

Librarian for Life + Style | Bohemian statement coat + cognac boots

Librarian for Life + Style | Bohemian statement coat + cognac boots

Librarian for Life + Style | Bohemian statement coat closeup

This coat is very worthy of being a statement piece, with its mix of textures and lambswool-lined cuffs and hood. But my and my husband’s favorite detail? The embroidery of bright pink and yellow flowers. It’s the perfect finishing touch and gives this coat a Bohemian flourish.

But I have to admit, the lambswool trim is very photogenic, especially on a windy day. It’s basically photo-bombing me in these photos! 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | Bohemian statement coat + cognac boots

Librarian for Life + Style | Bohemian statement coat + cognac boots

Librarian for Life + Style | Bohemian statement coat + cognac boots

And lastly, as I mentioned, we took these photos on the weekend before school started up again. So what better place to take photos than a school?! 😉 The backdrop is the main entrance of Lincoln High School, which was first built in 1914 and named for President Abraham Lincoln. The school was designed by Frederick Heath, who was also the mastermind behind adapting the French Chateau-style hotel into Stadium High School, which you can see here in this post from last week. There are quite a lot of historic and beautiful school buildings in Tacoma, thanks in large part to Heath, who was the city’s official school architect in the early 1900s.

I love that the word above the front doors of Lincoln High School is “Simplicity.”

Librarian for Life + Style | Bohemian statement coat + cognac boots

Librarian for Life + Style | Bohemian statement coat + cognac boots

Librarian for Life + Style | Bohemian statement coat + cognac boots

Weather:  The high was only 33 degrees Fahrenheit!

Where:  One weekend day for running errands; First day back at school for winter quarter

What:

  • Statement coat:  Phosphorus, fashion-swapped last fall {exact coat still available in black!!!}
  • Denim skirt:  Fashion-swapped a few falls ago
  • Tee:  Gap, old
  • Boots:  Marc Fisher via Macy’s, old
  • Leggings:  Spanx for Kohl’s
  • Necklace:  Christmas gift from my mother-in-law, new

exact coat in black  //  vest with fur and fringe trim  //  suede jacket with fringe trim  //  similar purple long-sleeved tee  //  similar a-line denim skirt  //  very similar cognac boots

Librarian for Life + Style | Bohemian statement coat outfit collage

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10 thoughts on “Bohemian statement coat + cognac boots

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      The black version is very similar to a coat Adele wore last winter — I’m just surprised that ANY version of this awesome coat is still out there. And I was just as amazed at the fashion-swap I attended last fall to find that someone had wanted to get rid of this coat in the first place! But the woman who brought the coat to fashion-swap said it just wasn’t her style and that she wanted it to go a closet of someone who would appreciate it. Mission accomplished! 😉

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  1. Ruth

    Awwww I live in the Tacoma area and drive by Stadium. So funny…small world. I have to say that the 10 Things I Hate About You movie with Heath Ledger made that place famous 🙂

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  2. karenstrand

    Beautiful coat. I loved your comment that the fur trim is”photo-bombing” you! I hear you mention “fashion swapping” and would love to hear more about it. How do you hear about it, what do you bring, how many women attend? #blogpostidea

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    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      Thanks, Karen! And LOL about the “photo-bombing” 😀 It’s totally taking center stage in those photos! But I’m okay with that, as it’s such an eye-catching coat. 🙂

      I haven’t been to any fashion swaps since moving to Washington state, but I have written about my previous fashion swaps before. You can check out those posts that are tagged with my “fashion swap” category, https://librarianforlifestyle.com/category/fashion-swap/ Enjoy!

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