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 ½" 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.
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