To say it’s been unseasonably warm in southern Wisconsin would be a bit of an understatement. It feels like spring with 60-degree temperatures, almost-constant rain, and foggy evenings. I know I’ll regret wishing for snow the moment flakes start to fall, but I really want a white Christmas this year … just a half inch that melts on Dec. 26. On the bright side, it has given me the chance to bring lightweight jackets out for another spin and wear shoes without worrying about snow and salt damage!
This grey wool shift has been a perennial favorite ever since I purchased it back in 2009 or 2010. I can’t think of another piece in my closet that has had such longevity. It’s a classic shape, has pretty brass buttons on the back, a flirty little ruffled hem, and makes for the perfect backdrop to new jewelry, like these gorgeous pieces from Ben-Amun. They’re from designer Isaac Manevitz’s “Roman Coin” collection. The collection is marked by pewter coins set in brass, reminiscent of treasured archaeological finds. You’ll learn more about the designer in this week’s “Behind the Baubles.”
Dress: J.Crew (old, also love this shift) | Coat: Tory Burch (similar, also love this budget-friendly plaid coat) | Bag: JCOS Studios (read my review) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Tights: Calvin Klein | Shoes: Ferragamo | Necklace: c/o Ben-Amun (smaller version here) | Rings: c/o Ben-Amun (also available here), Monica Vinader | Nails: Essie “Fiji” | Lips: Stila “Bella”