charcoal & wine

Aritzia has been my go-to place for winterwear that I know I can rely on to get me through the Bostonian temperatures (while still looking somewhat put together). This cocoon wool coat is one of the pieces I found in their fall/ winter sale. It has a relaxed, cardigan-like fit that leaves plenty of room for thick layers. Decked out in a gorgeous charcoal-and-wine plaid print, it can add a laid-back luxe finish to any outfit.



The Madewell turtleneck dress I layered underneath is a piece I know I’ll have in my wardrobe for seasons to come. The top half is a supersoft turtleneck and the bottom half a silky shirt-dress. Throw it on and you’re ready to go (to work, dinner, drinks — anything). I paired it with a statement necklace to amp it up a little bit.




Excuse the pink nose — it was majorly cold and windy and my capillaries (and hair) went a little crazy. (Note to self: no blush necessary on freezing cold days.)


aritzia neelam coat

madewell timelapse turtleneck dress

topshop aztec stick drop necklace (similar gold one here)

madewell mini glasgow bag

topshop magnificent sock boots

photography by the sensational alice xiang


    • January 25, 2016 / 10:44 pm

      Hi! So cool that you’re a medical science writer/ blogger 🙂 I don’t remember the specific name of the tights but they’re from urban outfitters, and I bought the most opaque kind (browsed their website but couldn’t find the link). They should be selling them in store though! Hope this was helpful and thank you so much for the lovely comment!

    • January 25, 2016 / 10:45 pm

      Hi Mia, thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comment! 🙂 Been wearing that necklace a lot, adds a nice touch to a lot of outfits!

    • January 25, 2016 / 10:46 pm

      Haha, yea when in Boston, I’ve learned that I have to layer quite a bit under coats to keep warm 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by!

    • January 25, 2016 / 10:48 pm

      Thank you so much Xinyi! 🙂

    • January 25, 2016 / 10:48 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂

    • January 25, 2016 / 10:48 pm

      Thank you Siffat, glad you like it! 🙂

    • January 25, 2016 / 10:49 pm

      Thank you! It’s definitely been a favorite lately 🙂

  1. January 25, 2016 / 6:25 pm

    Such a cute coat! And love the outfit as a whole… just sheer perfection 🙂 xo


    • January 25, 2016 / 10:50 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment, Erica. Really glad you stopped by! 🙂

    • January 25, 2016 / 10:50 pm

      Love Aritzia and Madewell 🙂 Thank you for the lovely comment, Alice!

    • January 25, 2016 / 10:51 pm

      Thank you so much Vera! 🙂

  2. January 25, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    That necklace is such a perfect little detail in the outfit!

    • January 25, 2016 / 10:51 pm

      Thank you so much Kelly! That necklace has become my favorite accessory lately 🙂

    • January 26, 2016 / 5:23 pm

      Thank you so much Xin! Glad you like it 🙂

    • January 31, 2016 / 4:59 pm

      Glad you liked it, and thank you for stopping by! 🙂

  3. Camilla
    August 10, 2016 / 6:35 pm

    Hello, Love the coat and have seen it in their fall collection. My only concern is pilling. I saw someone had it and it looked a bit messy. What are your thoughts?

    • August 25, 2016 / 3:44 pm

      Hi Camilla! Sorry about the late reply. I haven’t had problems with pilling yet, and I wore it quite a bit last fall through winter. I’d say it’s like any other wool coat – as long as you take good care of it (dry clean only), it’ll last quite long! Plus I love how many color options there are 🙂 I hope this helps!!