The tale of this trench coat is one we all know too well. You plan for a vacation. You read all of the books. You check the weather. You make a packing list. You pack everything on said list… and still, somehow, there is always that one item that you wish would have magically made it’s way into your suitcase. Last month when I was in Melbourne, all signs pointed to warm, sunny days. The first day lived up to the hype– neighborhood exploration in last summer’s most worn short dress, followed by a bikini-clad layout session on the rooftop as Australian flags blew wildly in the wind. Dream day.
Apparently that fierce blowing wind blew in a freak cold front that left me staring blankly the next morning into my Kipling carry-all at camisoles, sandals, and dresses. Not a single item that would keep the 55 degree weather from ruining an otherwise perfect day in oz. Five minutes later I was on a mission and following a google map through the neighborhood to the nearest chance of finding something heavy enough to stay cozy the next couple of days, but not so heavy that it would prove useless when it found it’s way back to spring in southern California. That something– this navy trench coat– happened to be in the kids department of Zara.
It couldn’t be less exotic to travel to another country– one that is chock full of talented local designers– and still end up in a Zara. However, I have been on a hunt for a navy trench ever since falling for a Comme des Garçons one I saw in New York. Plus, I love how transitional my creamy hued Rag & Bone trench has proved to be, so I knew I would enjoy mixing this one into my wardrobe. It’s the perfect top off for a summery look on a cool morning or brisk night.
And now, without further ado, the winner of our BHLDN giveaway…
… is Martha Susan! Congratulations! Someone will be in touch with you shortly!
Do you guys like giveaways? We don’t really do them, but this one seemed to be a fun one. Would you like to see others? Anything in particular you’d like the chance to win?
Hope this day is a great start to a fantastic week!
Lovely photos by Kat Harris