Winter Whites + Launderette


Winter is something that I haven’t experienced a lot of these last 10 years, at least not winter like we have had on and off this last month here in Austin.  The kind that turns the sky a cool stark gray contrast behind wavy oak branches that have lost all of their leaves.  The kind that drop temperatures into the 20s and make you regret the 1/2″ of ankle skin exposed to the crisp air thanks to your cropped jeans. Cooler January days in Los Angeles I’m realizing were much more like fall minus the foliage. A welcome excuse to wear a coat, but not much more.  I have to say, I wouldn’t volunteer to deal with snow or shoveling driveways for months on end, but this little dose of winter feels good for the soul.  It’s quiet and reflective and justifies cuddling on the couch in front of a roaring fire always.  I’ve been slowly adding to my winter wardrobe, but mostly just layering things I already have.  This bouclé knit cocoon coat  is my favorite addition. It’s just as cozy as it looks and goes with most my wardrobe plus it feels like the perfect complement to distinct diner vibe at Launderette!

Any Austinites love Launderette?! Their brunch is so yummy!  I highly recommend the buttermilk pancakes and the fried egg BLT that comes complete with pimento cheese.  Eeek! It’s so good!  We haven’t been for dinner yet, but I hear the whole Branzino is amazing.

jeans, Paige || camisole, Equipment || shoes, Rebecca Minkoff || coat, J.Crew || bag, Cuyana || glasses, Warby Parker



Oh and I could live off of this freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. I’ve been majorly citrus obsessed lately.

The key to oversized coats? Juxtaposing them with skinnier or more tailored bottoms.  Also, I’ve decided that I could live forever in Equipment’s silk camisoles. They really go perfectly under everything.

Photos of Launderette for The Effortless Chic by Katie Jameson

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  1. Love your cozy cardigan!

    Liv

    http://www.livforstyle.net

  2. I love that coat! However, I don’t think that would keep me very warm in winter’s in Michigan!

    Jennifer
    http://www.effortlesslysophisticated.com/

    • Jen Pinkston

      01/11/2017

      Haha! Definitely not! This was probably like 40s 🙂

  3. So casual and cute xx

  4. Caleigh

    01/09/2017

    Very cute coat! And I love your shoes. It’s currently -24*C here (which I think is around -11*F) and we are currently covered in snow piles almost 5 feet high! So I’ll be living in my Sorels and parka until April… Which is fine since I love winter (and winter activities) but I’ll be glad to change it up come spring.

    • Jen Pinkston

      01/11/2017

      Oh my! Now that is some serious winter! You are so lucky that you love winter! Enjoy those cute Sorel boots!

  5. Allegra Liu

    01/11/2017

    Such a great look. Especially love the bag, shoes and sunglasses.