Just Add Pearls and Fur

“I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” – Coco Chanel

Today is my Chanelesque day! Our cat, Coco, is actually named after Ms. Chanel : )

I’d been wanting a cute tweedy Chanelish cropped jacket, but finding one that isn’t too boxy is a challenge. So when I came across this jacket-like little sweater at Banana Republic on the sale rack, that along with a coupon, could get for $35, I knew it was a steal and just what I had been looking for. Not only is it comfy, but also has sparkle! What can I say, I get distracted by shiny things…

And what better to do with a sweater like this than add a bunch of pearls a’la Coco Chanel herself? So I threw on 2 different Premier Designs pearl necklaces and I love it! The chain pearls add just enough edge to the classic ones, and the jeans keep it casual.

Jeans – Citizens, T-shirt – Ann Taylor, Sweater – Banana Republic (similar), Shoes – Shoe Dazzle (similar), Necklaces – Premier Designs

As for last night, I did decide to go home and change before the show, changing into a fresh outfit always perks me up. Went to happy hour with my friends and then the show, Saving Aimee, which was a bit on the long side, but pretty good. Interesting story about Aimee Semple McPherson who was a very influential evangelical minister back in the 1920’s. Went with my always comfy knit pants, and decided it was cold enough to finally break out the faux fur! I love this sweater, and it is great because the faux fur collar is detachable so it also work as just a plain black cardi – versatility is always a plus. I don’t normally wear this much black at once, but I like how it makes the fur stand out. The shoes are the same I am wearing today, a cute faux suede Mary Janeish pump that I got from Shoe Dazzle – check it out!

Pants – Ann Taylor, T-shirt – Ann Taylor, Sweater – Loft (On mega clearance!), Shoes – Shoe Dazzle (similar)




















So glad Friday is here, looking forward to relaxing with the hubby tonight, a closet cleanout appt. then going out with friends tomorrow, and a chocolate festival on Sunday! (hoping to find some good 80-100% cacao chocolate as it is very low in sugar and doesn’t cause huge blood sugar spikes – yay!)  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Amanda E.

Tres chic! Love both of these looks on you. I am sucker for neutrals and luxe textures like tweed and fur, so these are right up my alley. You wear them so well!


Wow! Both looks are killer in my book!


Love these looks!!! I have the Premier necklaces as well and love wearing them the one with chain and pearls does seem to update the long stran of pearls!!


So chic, Amy. These are classic pieces that, while they look great and ladylike, put the emphasis on your face. I love how that fur collar compliments your face with your hair swept back. You have a contemporary and pragmatic interpretation of timeless pieces that is on point.


    Oops, that was my comment above as Anonymous. Consider this a victim of the Benadryl haze I’m in. 🙂


    Thank you Rebekah, I appreciate it!


I’ve been eyeing that cardigan with the fur collar for a couple of weeks now. Seeing it on you…I FINALLY pulled the trigger and bought it today. Fabulous looks!!


    Glad you pulled the trigger, you will love it I’m sure!


Love your tweed sweater, I’ve been looking for a tweed jacket that is not boxy for ages already. What a great piece this is. And the fur collar sweater really dresses up nicely against some basics. Another great piece!