Anyone who has ever gone through winter in New York City knows that warmth comes first— hence the puffy down coats that infest the city like giant caterpillars. But what about looking stylish? It's a little difficult to look cute when you're wearing a sleeping bag and a boa constrictor-esque scarf...
Back in September, my friend and I passed a shop on Spring Street with the cutest coat in the window. Because one of my favorite places to eat is on that block, I'd walked by that window several times since they put out their Fall/Winter line. Each time, whomever I was with had to listen to me go on about the coat. As it called to me yet again, I decided it couldn't hurt to try it on. (Even though the purpose of the shopping trip was to get shoes for my friend!)
It was perfect. I felt ready to lace up my skates and start stockpiling snowballs. It was warm, well-made, and most importantly, it actually made me excited for New York's impending arctic chill. As the man and woman who were running the store helped me with the fit, I couldn't contain my gushing. I babbled on as if I had just run into my favorite rocker.
And I'm so glad I didn't contain my excitement, because, as I signed my credit card slip, the man mentioned that he was the designer.
(Photos: © Littlehouse of Style; Coat: JaeYoon Jeong Collection, Bag: Zac Posen, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg, Fingerless gloves: knit for me by my friend Paige!)