Tuesday, September 4, 2012

tried and true

tried and true

tried and true

tried and true

tried and true

tried and true

In response to my Burberry Body post, Franziska asked if I had posted an outfit with my Burberry trench. Sadly, not in a long time and this a fault of mine, not the coat's, because I do wear it quite often. I think, since I've had it so long, I kind of take it for granted as a statement piece and think of it more as just a friendly favorite. But today, things are going to change and I'm going to do right by this loyal trooper, who has traveled far and wide with me, all the while suffering numerous indignities, like being shoved unceremoniously in the overhead bin, under the train seat, under the bus seat (I know, I'm horrible), the L.L. Bean backpack - the list goes on. Through all this, it has never once complained.

I've noticed the same "friendly favorite" usability from the perfume, which I've been using quite a bit lately. Kind of a no-brainer now when I'm heading out the door.

And while we're talking Burberry, don't forget there's still time to enter the #BurberryBodyInspirations contest. More details here!

vintage Burberry trench (cropped version here and slightly longer one here)
Brooks Brothers button-down
Hermès, Madewell, and thrifted bangles (similar here)
Zara jeans
Theyskens Theory pumps
Boyy bag (love this newer one)

Burberry Body products available at Sephora


Ali Hval said...

That is indeed a lovely trench, even though you've put it through so much abuse! ;) But it's all done with love, no? Such a nice staple piece to have nonetheless. I just love the back of it!

sarahsreallife said...

If I had a Burberry trench, I think I would be afraid to leave the house in it. With my luck, a plate of spaghetti would fall from the sky and it would be ruined. If I can ever afford one, maybe I should go with a dark color :)

Sarah's Real Life

Naomi at The Occasional Indulgence said...

Some people just look SO good in a trench. You are one of them! Love them bangles too!


Julers Row said...

Love the hair and the trench coat! I am getting so excited for fall and to be able to start wearing jackets!



Lilith said...

Gorgeous. Beautiful trench

Closet Fashionista said...

I do love that coat! It's a gorgeous piece :) looks amazing with the jeans too

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Ava Tallulah said...

That trench coat is an amazing piece.
Ava Tallulah

Polly said...

love this combination!simple and nice)

Polly with love

Jolien Van Daele said...

Good pieces are those full of memories, in my humble opinion. But this trench doesn't show any sign of 'abuse', does it?
Really love your elegant look.



Chyrel Gomez said...

Utilitarianism. And it's not just a coat, it's Burberry.

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RosaLovesDC said...

Incredibly chic!

Fashio nutter said...

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Franziska said...

Oh E, this looks so great on you. I think a sign of a well made garment is putting it through the works and it coming out on the other end still looking as great (if not better!) than when you first got it.

Thanks for the little shout out - I'm such a fan of yours :)

Annie said...

Such a classic look...love that trench on you!

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Am2Pm Chic said...

Really classic yet chic look. The trench look perfect on you.


kate said...

So chic! It looks like you have a solid collection of amazing basics that will NEVER go out of style!!

Allison said...

That is a lovely trench! I've always wanted a classic burberry trench like that and seeing how you style it makes me want one even more! I finally bought one of the quilted coats last year- maybe this year it's time for a trench?
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Clara Turbay said...

Love it always better!

Bad Taste Toast said...

Wow, you look amazing! This is such a beautiful classic outfit! Classic jeans, classic shirt, classic trench - oh how I love these timeless trench coats! :)

drollgirl said...

the classic go-to piece! i wish i had one! it looks fab and is so versatile and timeless!

p.s. love that lipstick! i recently tried red. i can't do it. toooooo much lip on my -- i look like giant lips coming at ya when i wear it. lol

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Always such a classic look! Love! xx

compradora anonima said...

classic and fab

LyddieGal said...

it is indeed, a gorgeous coat. and you wear it so well.
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Clean-Cut-Goût-Chic said...

At the very core of Burberry pieces is their durability so the more you test them the classier they turn out just like this timeless trench! I'm a self confessed Burberry addict - even did a post on that you can check it out here: http://clean-cut-gout-chic.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/burberrymania.html

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Lorena said...

The trench is marvelous.
I've been looking for a trench for a few months now and have not found one... yet.