Saturday, I had plans for my sweet photographer, Kyle, to come over and get a few shoots done (and share a whiskey sour or two). With temperatures here in Louisville that topped out at 74 on Thursday, you can imagine my surprise when Saturday morning, I looked up and out my front window to see snowflakes the size of grapefruit falling from the sky!
We joke here- both in Louisville, and in Kentucky as a whole- that if you don’t like the weather, you should stay another night. It’s true…. Even tomorrow, three days after a freezing snow day, we’re expecting almost 80 degrees and sunshine! The wishy-washy weather, along with torrentially wet Springs, means that outerwear has to come in a variety of options. We all have the heavy winter coat, and most of us have a puffy, down-filled number in the closet. What I’ve found lately, though, that’s come in handy in all sorts of weather from stiff, cold breezes to sideways rain, is a sturdy trench.
With as much time as the man and I spend in Chicago, and as undecided as our weather is here, I’ve found that this is the coat I keep going back to. Cooler days, over a dress to work, in the snow, popped collar over my hair in the rain, my trench has been in steady rotation this year.
Water repellent, and chic as hell when tied over trousers and heels, topped with a soft knit cap (from North Face), it’s the protection I needed against a sudden winter snowfall, and the style I need to look pulled together in any weather.
** Burberry trench, Coach heels, J. Crew trousers, North Face cap **
** this post is not sponsored in any way. all throughts and opinions are my own **
** photos by Kyle Lueken **