May Merlot

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A drizzly day is a perfect excuse to bust out the trench coat. Ever since discovering that I could fold over and then button each side of the trench to itself, it’s my favorite way to wear it open on a day where the full protection or warmth of a buttoned up trench coat isn’t necessary. And tightening the wrist straps help keep the sleeves where I like them…scrunched up to the elbow.

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I really love the idea of “opulent lounge”, which I believe is where my love of smoking slippers also stems. Blouses that resemble pajama tops fit right into that concept, hence my love for these silk tipped blouses from J.Crew (extra 30% off with code SUNSHINE through 5/10), of which I now have two (see the blue version here and here). The contrast piping adds the perfect amount of interest to what would otherwise be a pretty basic pairing. I’ve found myself reaching for this blouse quite often since it arrived.

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Outfit details – Burberry trench (similar from Burberry & J.Crew) :: J.Crew shirt :: Koral jeans :: J.Crew belt :: Kate Spade shoes :: Valentino handbag :: Kate Spade watch :: Stella & Dot bracelet (c/o)

Altered – Burberry trench has been slimmed & the sleeves shortened :: Koral jeans have been hemmed & the ankle narrowed :: Kate Spade watch has had the strap replaced

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