Little Red

Let’s kick this week off the right way, shall we? Instead of being my usual dreary Fall/Winter self, I decided to try something new and pounce on a bright red coat! I’ve been looking for a parka-styled jacket to replace this green one that I ended up purging from my closet a couple weeks ago. The H&M jacket was just so thin and impractical for Seattle. I originally bought it because I had wanted a parka-styled jacket back in 2011. Silly me didn’t realize that the fabric wasn’t waterproof and having never experienced a Fall in Seattle yet at the time, I had no idea that the jacket would provide zero warmth. I learned the hard way after a long walk in the rain that that green jacket was not going to cut it. This new one from Aeropostale (which is on mega sale for under $40 right now!!) is both waterproof and warm enough for 38F weather.

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outfit details:
t-shirt: Bluenotes
faux shearling parka: c/o Aeropostale (exact)
leggings: Lululemon
socks: Target
combat boots: Madden Girl (similar)
panda hat: Etsy (the original shop I bought from is now closed)
purse: vintage Coach (thrifted)

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Jacket aside, the panda hat is back in high rotation for the rest of the year! I had this hat commissioned though Etsy back in 2011 and it makes me sad to see that the seller no longer exists on the site. :( She made great animal-eared hats with the most amazing fit– not to mention the super soft yarn! I guess it would’ve been more fitting to have a wolf hat given the Little Red Riding Hood theme going on in this outfit, but I’m trying to limit the number of animal-themed things in my closet. The overgrown child-looking section of my wardrobe is a little ridiculous and I’ve been slowly outgrowing it as the years pass. Not surprising at all, but I doubt I’ll ever outgrow this hat… it’s just too cute!

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P.S. I’m in an experimental phase with my short hair right now and need your help! This is the first time I’ve left it wavy since the haircut. The waves are a lot more subtle since I had the volume toned down a few notches and the waves don’t “fill out” as much as they used to. Yay or nay to this hairstyle, or should I keep straightening it?

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  • Erin B

    Love the jacket! Is it actually waterproof or just water resistant? I couldn’t seem to find the information on the site, but in so many ways it’s just what I’m looking for! Thanks! As for the hair, I totally vote for not straightening it. It’s hard to tell with the hat, but with the hat, it’s cute!

    • Funny enough, it hasn’t rained since I got the jacket so I haven’t been able to really test it properly. I put some water on the sleeves last night to try it out and it’s water resistant (after leaving the water on there for a long time, it started to soak through). Hope that helped! :) I would definitely recommend the jacket– especially at the sale price that’s being offered now!

      • Erin B

        Thank you for the feedback on that–and overall the suggestion! I just got my coat today (and for even less than when you had initially posted it…I really can’t beat $100 off of the original price…), and it’s fantastic! SO bright and cheerful! I was wanting something a little warmer, and although I ultimately want to find a warm coat I can bike in the rain in, this is a wonderful addition to my non-existent jacket line up.

        • I’m so happy the jacket worked out for you! At that price, the jacket is such a steal. I’ve pretty much worn it every day since it arrived and love it! Hopefully you’re able to scoop up some other jackets too since it looks like they’re having a big sale!

  • i really like the short hair and the red coat. I can’t imagine how cold it is there.
    don’t straighten the hair! i like it wavy!

  • Okay, could this outfit BE any cuter? That is a vibrant and cheerful red and, and PANDA EARS!!!