Warm & Toasty


I love winter. And I live in Chicago. I love winter in Chicago. I love summer, too, with its breezy skirts and sandals. But come fall, I crave chunky moto boots and wool.

I’m happily swaddled in fall fashion (particularly outerwear) for months. I also love the city in the winter. It’s wrapped up like a pretty present for the holiday season, of course, but I also love hot yoga and lunch inside by the fire at one of a dozen cozy spots within walking distance while the snow falls outside in January.

Each year, my big splurge is often on a coat. I usually pick this item up in the days right after Christmas or in early January. I found this dreamy Altuzarra coat at Barneys in Chicago right after Christmas. It was seriously discounted by then and one of maybe a handful available anywhere (trust me, I searched and searched before pulling the trigger). I needed a long black coat for dressier occasions and I love the cozy fur collar and big mirrored buttons on this one. I’ve been a big fan of Altuzarra, for coats especially, for a long time and have been lucky scoring one on deep sale at the end of the year at Barneys more than once.









Other items (all purchased on sale with the exception of the skirt):

Skirt: H+M x Marni
Top: Rag & Bone
Shoes: YSL
Tights: Wolford

Stay warm and happy shopping!

  • Anna you look gorgeous in these photos! Your husband did a great job shooting these and, as usual, I’m drooling over every SINGLE piece of your wardrobe. I get the feeling that if you ever let me in your closet, I would set up a little sleeping bag and never leave, dying happy as I swoon over your YSL wedges. You pieced this look together expertly — I need you to give me styling tips!

  • I love this coat, and the whole outfit! I’m really excited to hear how you find all of these amazing items on sale! I’m a seasoned clearance rack shopper (the thrill of the hunt is everything to me), but I haven’t dove into the work of designer brands yet. Maybe I’ll take the plunge with some of your advice!

    • aroufos

      Thank you so much! I love making contact with fellow hunters and I’m happy to hear you’re ready to dive into the designer sales. Here’s to sharing lots of tips, tricks and finds!

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