Here is another attempt at incorporating a little more color into my wardrobe. Black and white is safe. Achromatic palettes are easy. There is absolutely no thought process behind it and I'm finding that I'm becoming bored with the simplicity. That isn't to say that this outfit takes any risks, I'm still wearing a lot of white--but you've got to give me props for at least making an earnest attempt to buy something in a color. Mustard yellow is such a solid accent, both a little feminine and masculine (I guess that's why yellow is considered "gender neutral"), and I'm loving that I can incorporate this coat into more 70s inspired outfits as I continue to dive headfirst into this trend with reckless abandon. This particular coat is from Zara, scored at their semi-annual end of season sale. My job is actually dangerously close to the store so I'm drawn in constantly because 1) I lack self control, 2) how on earth are you supposed to resist a sale, 3) I really lack self control. In high school, when I first began reading blogs, I, like so many, read and devoured everything Tavi Gevinson wrote and I became infatuated by her whole "granny chic" thing. I bring this up to say, that that period in my life was when I first came to appreciate both the color mustard and long coats. My interpretation of "granny chic" was a lot more crazy-cat-lady-who-wears-long-over-coats-over-lace-doily-dresses and less Iris Apfel. Obviously, I still haven't quite given up on the whole granny thing, because I've had grey hair for six months. Some things just never change.
Coat: Zara, Dress: Fover 21, Shoes: Jeffery Campbell, Pins: Zara