Jacket – eBay – similar – budget
Dress – courtesy Karen Kane (no longer available) – similar shape – similar colors
Tights – Spanx
Boots – Envy Footwear Katima (no longer available) – similar
Bag – Mid-City Tote courtesy Foley + Corinna
Necklace – Sash – similar
Earrings – Urban Outfitters (no longer available) – similar
Once, I had a cognac leather moto and it fit me really strangely. Since I’d spent some bucks on it, I kept it for several years before finally accepting that the long arms and odd shoulders were always going to bug me, and that tailoring was going to be costly and risky. So I put it on consignment. And then this fall happened and about a dozen outfits came to mind that would’ve looked perfect with a cognac leather jacket, so I began the search for a replacement. But it took me until very recently to find and nab this one on eBay. It’s from Victoria’s Secret originally (who knew?) and is just the color I wanted – that surprisingly hard to find ruddy reddy brown. Also love that it’s somewhere between a blazer and a jacket, so ideal for indoor wintry wear. Jackpot.
Anyone else willing to spend months looking for the absolute perfect item before pouncing?
P.S. I know this dress looks absolutely paper thin in these photos, but it’s really not! The hem is single-layer, but everywhere else is doubled and actually quite cozy. Just couldn’t resist the shots showing the wintry breeze in my hem.
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