It was recently brought to my attention by one of you darlings that my outfit was far from appropriate for the current Canadian climate. To this I say, I agree. In fact, I think my current cold is directly related to my coat-less outdoor outfit photos. Let me also say, Darling Fiance is feeling rather vindicated right now. Pretty much since the snow started, he’s been telling me to put a coat on when taking outdoor photos. My arguments have alternated between “who wants to see outfit photos of the same handful of coats?!” and “the coat defeats the outfit!” As much as I stand firm behind my arguments, I have to admit this cold is reaaallllly not fun. I feel like I’m about to float away from all the green tea I’ve been guzzeling. As for the Canadian wonder drug Buckleys, all I can say is ickypoo! That being said, here’s an infinitely more appropriate set of photos showing off yet another one of my purchases from Lyla. Like the pants from the Betty Draper post, this RED Valentino peacoat has my favorite signature bow on it. The bow detail really brings a wonderful feminine touch to the classic peacoat.

Peacoat: RED Valentino

Jeans: J Brand

Shoes: BCBG

Sunglasses: Forever 21

[box type=”info”] Comments from Darling Fiance: Last week, Jess had a cold… I bought her some cold medicine, took off from work early to take care of her… I even made her chicken soup… from SCRATCH! And guess what! She got better by Friday! Then, when we went to take some more photos for the blog over the weekend, she refused (i.e., kicked, screamed, stomped and pouted) to put on a coat. So, I sat down with the camera in my hands and refused to take any more pictures until she put one on. But, regrettably, I was too late and she caught ANOTHER cold. So, for those wonderful readers who decide to post a comment, I would ask you to please include the following in your comment (just as a reminder): “JESS! IT’S CANADA. IT’S WINTER IN CANADA. PUT ON A COAT!”[/box]


  1. Daniella

    January 19, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Aww hope you feel better soon sweetie,i’m also unwell with a cold and it sucks! I have to say i am in love with your coat,its super chic and adore the bow detail at the back. Its looks gorgeous with the flared jeans. Remember PUT A COAT ON! Hehe 🙂

    Take care honey and get well soon 🙂 Daniella xox

    1. jessica

      January 19, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      Oh no, I hope you feel better as well! It really does suck to feel under the weather like this. I will be wearing my coat for sure! xx

  2. Eugenia

    January 19, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    JESSICA…IT’S CANADA! IT’S WINTER IN CANADA! PUT ON A COAT OR ELSE!!! that out of my system (plus did my family duty!). Now, that admonition being said, of course you need to put on a coat; but instead of fighting the elements, consider the inclement weather an OPPORTUNITY to pick up some stylish new outer garments! Us readers can always use awesome ideas like yours of how to look good WHILE WEARING A COAT!!!! About your cold, a) hope you feel better soon and b) want my ginger tea recipe? I promise & guarantee it’ll kick that cold’s butt big time!! xox

    1. jessica

      January 19, 2012 at 11:30 pm

      haha thank you aunty Eugenia! I agree, I really do need to up the outwear section of my wardrobe and this is the catalyst I needed to start shopping away. I’ve been eyeing some great new pieces for sure.

  3. noelani

    January 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I’m afraid fiances can be right sometimes, especially when it concerns appropriate clothing for the Canadian winter. And the coat is adorable and functional. Glad you gave in. And feel better!!

    1. jessica

      January 19, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      Silly fiances! I do have to admit, he really was right on this one. Thankfully there are cute options like this coat out there.

  4. Laurie

    January 19, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Oh.. i’m sorry for you, you really catch some cold? Anyway you always look amazing and you’re coat is super cute et ca ne parrait pas du tout que tu as eu un rhume. Anyway i admit.. coat broke the look.. if you want to get the look and don’t catch cold you have to stay inside in Canada 😉

    1. Darling Fiance

      January 19, 2012 at 10:17 pm


      Jessica ne m’écoute jamais! Ça fait déjà une semaine qu’elle tousse! Keep telling her to listen and put a coat on!

      En passant, c’est à peu près temps qu’elle se familiarise avec le français écrit. Je t’encourage à continuer à lui répondre en français… I’ll translate as needed 😉


  5. shanna Gervais

    January 19, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    first of all for your darling fiance…“JESS! IT’S CANADA. IT’S WINTER IN CANADA. PUT ON A COAT!”
    second: LOOOVE the bow on the coat, much like you, I’m a serious sucker for bows!
    third: OK clearly I love your blog and all your fab photos but I think your borderline crazy my dear friend! maybe a suggestion to beat the winter blues of photo taking…
    What about that fantastic photo where your holding your coat back revealing a great outfit, maybe fiance will let you snap away outside if you’ve got your back covered? OR just put a coat on & head over to snap some pics in the vacant corridors of our underground city? I’d love to see you looking great next to one of the metro buddies playing a guitar 😉 *Love all the simple red brick over at Lucien L’allier metro

    1. jessica

      January 19, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      hahahah thank you Shanna! The fiance is feeling sooooo vindicated right now! Great idea about shooting in the metro, I think we’ll be taking a trip over to Lucien L’allier very soon!

  6. Megan, The Frugalista Diaries

    January 20, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Awww sweet fiance! – sounds like my husbad!

    I for one am loving your top knot and sunnies!

    1. jessica

      January 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      Thanks Megan! We’re lucky ladies then aren’t we?!

  7. Neris

    January 20, 2012 at 9:07 am

    looking great hun! love the sunnies!

    Happy Friday!


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    1. jessica

      January 22, 2012 at 11:12 pm

      Thanks Neris! Hope you had a great weekend!

  8. Irina

    January 21, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Get well!

    Btw, I’m lovin’ your hair and the coat. xx

    Mind visiting and follow me?

    1. jessica

      January 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm

      Thanks so much Irina!

  9. Paolita@BerryHaute

    January 23, 2012 at 12:00 am

    If I could have one peacoat, yours would be it, shearling, double buttons and a bow!

    1. jessica

      February 6, 2012 at 11:49 pm

      I’m with you on the choice Paolita, bows are one of the quickest ways to get me into a coat!

  10. Dad

    February 2, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Are you wearing your coat?

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