The classic trench.


GAP trench; ALDO oxfords; Tommy Hilfiger top; AE jeans

Can you believe I'd wanted a trench for four years and never bit the bullet?
I've decided I need to start investing in key pieces for my wardrobe. Staples. Things I hope to have around for a while.

This Gap trench is my first investment purchase. It wasn't even that expensive, but for someone who refuses to spend more than $50 on a coat, it was out of my comfort zone.

Either way, I am in love with it, and it loves me back. We've got a great relationship and I can't wait to start adding other wonderful key pieces to my wardrobe. Next up: leather tote bag and a good quality pair of sunglasses.

22 comments:

  1. How is it that it took the both of us THIS LONG to buy a trench? Loving yours! You look great!

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    1. Right?! I think we're both a bit crazy!

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  2. OK you've convinced me. A trench is a must have. Let me go dig out mine now.... :)

    life-etcblog.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Yes! I'm happy to have inspired you! :D

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  3. You look so professional! Great investment!

    xo Lauren

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  4. A trench is a wardrobe staple! You will be able to wear that for years to come.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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    1. Thanks Sharon! That was the plan. If it'll last, it's totally worth it :)

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  5. I've always wanted a trench too and I have yet to get one. Love yours, such a classic piece!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. Thanks! Find the perfect one and don't be afraid to splurge :)

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  6. Haha we're totally in the same boat! I absolutely need a classic trench in my wardrobe too. And can you believe that I didn't even own a classic black purse until a few days ago? I even had to be FORCED into buying one, when my salad opened up in my trusty go-to Coach purse.

    - Katherine
    www.ourmode.ca

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    1. Thanks Katherine :) I don't even own a classic black purse... Sorry to hear about the salad opening in your Coach purse :(

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  7. Great find! A classic trench is such a major staple for a closet, I can't believe you went four years without!

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    1. I know right? No idea how I managed before.

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  8. I'd say this is a good investment.

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  9. Very cute! I've always wanted one of these coats as well.. I actually bought one last year and it ended up being way too large. I never returned it.. It just sits in my closet and when winter comes around, I freeze and wear my sweater instead :(

    I love this on you though! Looks very nice!

    -Carrie
    http://carriebledsoe.com

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    1. Aww that's too bad! Is it worth it to try and get it tailored? I hate when clothes just sit around cause there's something "not right" with them :(

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  10. That trench is SO cute! Love this look Kelly :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  11. ahhhh you look AMAZING! I love love love prepping things like this, and you are totes pulling it off!

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  12. GAP trench, yes!! When I worked at the Gap in High School (best job!) I had this beautiful white trench coat that I loved to pieces. Of course I lost it and have yet to replace it but I think this is the year and Gap is the place! You will get so much wear out of it!

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  13. Yess I totally agree!! I bought a trench from Zara a while ago and I love it! It wasn't that expensive either but more than I usually pay, but it was so worth it. And I just found one for my sister today too! I love yours and that bag!

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