Sunday, September 24, 2017

Let's Talk: Robe Coats



Velvet turban: Vintage, thrifted| Robe coat: c/o HERE| Dress: c/o HERE (Don't forget to sign-up for your freebie)
Suede sandals: Sold out, similar HERE| Purse: Kate Spade, similar HERE

Have you ever ordered an item simply because you liked it, without even knowing what it was called? This is the story of my life! I've shared with you before about my lack of expertise when it comes to fashion related terminology...I generally don't care what it is called as long as I can wear it  😁 However, it is helpful to know specific terms when searching for something specific... The coat that I'm wearing in today's post is a prime example of the aforementioned- when I saw it online I simply thought 'I like it - I want it'. It wasn't until a few months later that I came across similarly styled coats (it comes with a belt that i am not wearing here), they were called "Robe Coats" 😌 Okay! So it's a robe coat...now what? Have you heard of robe coats? 
Well this triggered my curiosity, so I did a bit of research. Here are a few things that I came away with:

  • "This winter, the cuddly transitional piece to have is the robe coat, essentially a duster with no buttons, hooks or closures. It’s made in a range of materials (from heavier wool to lightweight linen), meaning you can pop it on over your everyday outfits instead of a blazer or hoodie and you’ll trade uptight and overheated for relaxed and cozy."
  • "The easy add-on will instantly elevate your outfit and can even double as a dress!" 
  • "Whatever you go for, don’t forget to be slightly dramatic when cinching them closed -- there’s something pleasingly definitive to the action that says, 'We’re done here.'"
So there you have it 😏 Now here are a few additional robe coats that caught my eye- that just might make it into my closet this year:

Until next time,
Xx

20 comments:

  1. That velvet turban is giving me fits...gotta find one!

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    1. Thank you Robin!!! It is an old thrift store score- I am so happy i have hung on to it over the years. It is actually in need of a bit of repair, I need to add that to my list of repairs to do :)

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  2. Never heard of "robe coat", so Thanks for keeping me updated always. You wear it all so very well and I expect to see this cute coat again & again.

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    1. Thank you much Neti!! I had never heard of it either! I often wonder who makes this stuff up :)

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  3. Beautiful in blue! You look pretty!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  4. Love the coat & double love the blue outfit!

    michellespaige.com

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  5. What a gorgeous chic look. Fabulous coat. I have never tried silver and blue together but this looks fab and the velvet head piece was a fabulous idea!!

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    1. Thank you Ada! The coat is more of an iridescent gold- but it is hard to capture it in a photo :)

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  6. Love the robe coat, I know that piece as a duster, which reveals my age! And with my prior occupation as a former sportswear buyer, I know my terminology. But who cares, what counts is style, and you have it is spades! Plus names change all the time... to confuse us?
    Love the velvet turban, and this color scheme . I love your style!
    ❤️🌸❤️
    Elle

    http://www.theellediaries.com

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    1. I think I like the term duster better- thank you Elle!!!! Names do change all the time! Do they want us to stay in confusion about so-called proper terminology which constantly changes?
      Xx

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  7. And...
    OMG your braids are gorgeous,
    ❤️🌸❤️
    Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com

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  8. Absolutely chic! Perfect colors, everything work together. Thank you for sharing this with My Red Carpet.

    Anna
    www.glamadventure.com

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    1. Thanks so much Anna Shirley!! My favorite color is blue :)

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  9. This outfit is so cute! I love the idea of robe coats, because they seem so cozy for the cold weather. I like that you paired this white coat with a blue dress and blue heels, because it adds such a fun flair to the look. I'll definitely have to get myself a robe coat!
    Thank you for linking up this week!

    ~xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom.com

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    1. Thank you Sheree!! They are definitely cozy, so perfect for an autumn chill.

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