Wrapped in Pink

Photography: Kayla Mills

Outfit Details

Pink Belted Shawl Collar Coat: Boohoo // Leopard Scarf: (exact) Louis Vuitton (similar) Kate Spade 
Purple Aviator Sunglasses: Quay Australia  // Purple Velvet Small Quilted Crossbody: Gucci
Gray Destroyed Skinny Jeans: Express  // Purple Cashmere Sweater: J.Crew 
Pink High Heel Pumps: (exact) Christian Louboutin (similar) Aldo 
Pink Matte Lip Pencil: MAC (color Hip n Happy) 
Pink Matte Lipstick: Anastasia Beverly Hills (color Party Pink)
Peony and Blush Suede Parfume: Jo Malone 

Happy January loves! I hope everyone is having a fabulous start to the New Year! I am loving this unusually cold Houston weather! I have really enjoyed actually getting to wear my winter wardrobe this season. I get excited to choose my outfits for the day instead of just admiring them in my closet like past winters. I don't know if y'all know but I love pink! When I saw this pink shawl collar coat I knew it had to be mine. The color reminds me of bubble gum and it definitely brightens up a cold, gray day. I am surprised with how much it actually goes with. I have worn it with grays, blues, purples and even different patterns like stripes and leopard. I love to wear leopard with pink! In my personal style diary, leopard and pink are considered neutrals. The beauty of a pretty coat is that you can really wear it with just about anything and it'll still look good. I like to dress mine up with bright fun accessories and heels or wear them more causally with a nice flat or even sneakers. As far as anyone knows, you could be wearing pajamas underneath your favorite coat, especially if you're doing a quick Starbucks drive-thru run! Guilty! 
Have you ever thought of a coat as being special or memorable? Ever since I was young, I loved nice coats. I remember my mom had different coats for different occasions and I always played dress up in them. When I was old enough to fit into them, I would (ahem) borrow them and make sure to have them back in her closet before she came home from work. Growing up, I had always admired a glam black coat that my mom wore for special occasions. She had her name "Celerina" monogrammed on the inside and lucky for me, since we have the same name, I am now the proud owner of that lovely black coat. Thanks mom! A tradition that I have done for the last several years is to keep concert, play, or any special event tickets in my coat pockets. I leave the tickets in the pockets as a nice memento of a good time. I love putting my hands in my favorite coat pocket and pulling out a Trans Siberian Orchestra ticket from 2011. It brings back memories and makes me smile. 

Stay bundled, stay warm and remember to always be Running on Rosé!

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