On Friday, I stopped on my way home from work for a French baguette to go with left-over chili and a fancy bottle of beer for my dad’s birthday.
It’s cold in Chicago now. Very, very cold. And I felt a little disclosure was in order — I am not one of those women who can pull off a chic coat to match their ensemble. I envy them, but Chicago is just too cold and my commute requires too much time walking and waiting for public transit outside. When that stinging wind hits me, I stop caring about what I look like.
A little more than two years ago during my first winter in Fargo, my mom bought this full-length, Eddie Bauer, down coat for me. It looks a bit like a walking sleeping bag, especially if I put the hood up, but it’s super warm and comfortable.
I pair the coat with convertible mittens I got from Macy’s three years ago and a beret from H&M.
I almost always wear flat shoes while commuting, and I change into my heels at work. I also carry a plain black tote. It’s big enough for my heels, lunch, book, and handbag. Makes getting to and from work a little more trouble-free.
photos by Travis Haughton – Wasabi Photography