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Wear: Red-y for Anything

Wear: Red-y for Anything


Kari Herrera in front of the Ikram in Chicago

“In a perfect world, eating copious amounts of pizza would lead to six-pack abs and buns of steel, the CTA would smell more like roses and bleach than urine and hopelessness, and the number of coats in our closet would surpass the sum of underwear found in our bureaus. It’s the closet of coats fantasy that haunts me the most, being it is possible – if resources are limitless and for me, they are certainly not.” – from “Let’s Talk About Coats, Baby.”

Kari Herrera in front of the Ikram in Chicago

Kari Herrera in front of the Ikram in Chicago

I’m no Meghan Markle but even I know the importance of a great coat, and a long wool duster in a bold color is perfection. It goes with anything, from jeans to dresses. These days, when Chicago weather goes from fall to winter in a week’s time, there’s one coat that’s been a lifesaver. From Nordstrom, by Topshop, it fits sharply on the shoulder and slims the waist with a one button closure. Mod influenced, its houndstooth pattern is broken by a black contrast around half the back to the front, and another contrast in yellow under the right arm.

Shop this coat! Shop the dress!

Kari Herrera in front of the Ikram in Chicago

Kari Herrera in front of the Ikram in Chicago

Kari Herrera in front of the Ikram in Chicago

Kari Herrera in front of the Ikram in Chicago

Kari Herrera in front of the Ikram in Chicago

Since my day needed a jolt of excitement, I through on a pair of lace-up McQueen boots (my faves as of late) and this gorgeous tomato red dress by Self-Portrait, one of the few midi lengths I’ve found by the brand, and headed to Do-Rite Donuts for a chicken sandwich.

It was delicious.

Dress: Self Portrait // Coat: Topshop// Boots:  Alexander McQueen //

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