What I'm Wearing // TOPSHOP Parka // VICTORIA'S SECRET Jeggings // H&M Tee // CORNELIA GUEST Bag // MIA Boots // NYC STREET VENDOR Beanie After the snowstorm this past weekend, Jim and I spent the entire day on Saturday doing nothing and enjoying the snow day. We actually watched around 6 back to back episodes of Shark Tank. OMG I totally love that show now. Sunday we were back to business on operation Clean House, so it meant we had to do a run to IKEA. Each time we go to IKEA, we know our marriage is meant to last forever because we always survive the trip. We have our arguments and spats while there, but we've learned to instantly identify when it's "Ikea Fever" and scale it back a bit. We persevered, and made it home not only with a new cabinet for our kitchen but also a new rug for our living room and a few other items. Bringing our IKEA goods out of our car and up the stairs into our apartment was a good test of my recent Crossfit training. There was several larger items that were over 50 pounds that I carried up the stairs with no issues at all. In the past, it would have been a major ordeal getting all that stuff into the apartment! This time around it was almost easy. Speaking of Crossfit, I wanted to mention really quick how much I totally love these new Victoria's Secret Jeggings. Since I started Crossfit none of my pants fit because although my waist is much smaller, my quads are now huge. After searching high and low on the internet for the best types of jeans for athletic builds, the common answer was anything with stretch, so I invested in a few pairs of these mid-rise jeggings and don't know why I ever wore normal jeans. They are so comfortable and look the same as skinny jeans. This post is getting really random. Let's keep on this roll. I think this is the first debut of my new hair color on the blog. What do you think?
This post originally appeared last week on my column Vegan Vogue I write for I Eat Grass. If you haven't stopped by I Eat Grass yet, be sure to do so! Vegan winter coats have come a long way. It used to be the only warm options out there were synthetic filled puffer coats. While warm, it's sometimes hard to feel chic and sexy when you're all puffed up like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Now with advances in fabric technology, vegans have many more options when it comes to selecting a coat to keep them warm all winter long. While selecting new coats for myself, I had been on the lookout for a while for a vegan dress coat, as well as a warm, casual parka. For my dress coat, I've fallen head over heels for my Vaute Couture Belden coat (shown on me above, $430.00). The parka I eventually found and purchased is the Topshop Faux Fur Trimmed Parka below. Mine is all black (from last season) and absolutely adore it. The faux fur interior keeps me super toasty. During the Fall 2012 runway shows this past February it was all about big, boxy coat silhouettes. Just because you're vegan doesn't mean you can't participate in this trend, there are tons of options! Here are some of my favorite vegan friendly coat picks currently in stores.
Topshop Faux Fur Trim Parka $196.00
Topshop Neoprene Oversize Boyfriend Coat $230.00
ASOS Neoprene Coat $86.23 (currently on sale)
Topshop Petite Check Cocoon Coat $180.00
Topshop Faux Leather Trim Baja Coat $110.00
Old Navy Women's Long Belted Frost Free Coat $95.00*
*Edit: When I first put this round-up together, the Old Navy coat was listed as being 100% polyester and had no mention of down in the product description at all, which landed it a spot on this list. Looks like after this post was written, an upset vegan customer posted a negative review on the coat on Old Navy's website stating they received the coat and were very upset that on it's label it listed goose down as a material. This was is extremely misleading based on the website description. Old Navy since has updated their website and it's safe to say this coat is not vegan. Sorry for any confusion!
What vegan coat are you wearing this winter?