My Christmas Coat

Every year the little town of St Jacobs has a special Christmas event when the town is dressed for Christmas and sparkles with lights. It’s almost magical. We enjoyed coffee and dessert in the town bakery and strolled along the street, window shopping and visiting a few of my favourite boutiques.

I wore my cherry red coat (pre-loved) with houndstooth accessories. You never know what treasures you’ll find in a second-hand shop. Easy on the budget, great for the environment and helps support a good cause. Win, win, win!

My hat is from Holt Renfrew (high-end quality women’s apparel, my mom used to work there part-time in the 1970s, no wonder she had such chic clothes) how happy I got it at a thrift shop. I tied my scarf in a pussy cat bow and my gloves were a gift from my grandmother in the 1960s, made in Germany. It’s a classic outfit, a bit of a vintage vibe and I felt like my mom because this is how she dressed when shopping.

I bought this cute gray hat with a black pompom and gray gloves with sparkles at The Weathered Gate.

These tartan leggings are from Rumba and I love how soft and comfortable they are. I’ve already worn them to my dance classes.

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27 Responses to My Christmas Coat

  1. josep-maria says:

    The coat is very elegant and all the accessories of houndstooth are beautiful and make a very beautiful outfit. Great details, great accessories and a very original look. I like your purchases, I’m sure you’ll be very pretty with them! Lovely photos of a beautiful city.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you kindly for your wonderful comment, which you always take time to write! You are the first to see me with my next outfit where I am wearing my new hat and gloves. 🙂 Hope you like it! 🎄

      ❤️carmen

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  2. utesmile says:

    What a lovely coat! So wonderfully matched with the hat ,scarf, gloves! Very elegant and such lovely shops there too! ♥

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you my dear Ute! Full length coats are so elegant and I’m glad it’s like new even though it’s second-hand. Someone either took good care of it or never wore it. You’d love this little town and I always take our visitors there. 🙂

      ❤️carmen

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  3. Hi Carmen, the cherry red coat is just gorgeous on you! It goes great with the houndstooth Purse and scarf. The gloves are a good match too along with the hat. You dress so well for every season and a great guide for Me. St Jacobs is my kind of small town to wander from shop to shop at your own pace. I love your purchases , cant go wrong with tartan leggings and the hat and gloves will be put into a nice outfit in the near future I am sure! Thanks so much for sharing Dear, hugs, Terri xo.

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  4. Ralph says:

    There you go ! I always knew that you are an angel dear Carmen 🙂 ❤

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  5. I must admit, I absolutely lov3 this pairing. It’s beautiful 😍

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    • carmen says:

      I’m so happy you like this ensemble Brenda! I have fun putting things together. We’re the only creation that God made who wear clothes. I find that so interesting. And it’s more than just something to throw on to keep warm or protection from the sun, we are creative because we are created in His image! 🙂

      ❤️carmen

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  6. Sartenada says:

    How stylish, beautiful full of elegance!

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  7. Carmen, in that pic you look like a beautiful Christmas angel

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  8. finbarsgift says:

    Fine Outfit, dear Carmen!
    Have a pleasant Christmas time …
    Love, Lu

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  9. Jodie says:

    Red coats are my favorite this time of year. Mine is a hand me down from my mom, and it’s always a show stopper.
    You’re totally going to laugh because I have leggings JUST like those: https://www.jtouchofstyle.com/plaid-3-dressy/ except mine are fleece lined!!!
    We do think alike, don’t we, Carmen!!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    • carmen says:

      A red coat brightens up dreary days, every woman needs one … or two! 🙂 Having your mom’s makes it all the more special! I love tartan and wish my leggings were fleece-lined, so cozy for cool weather days. You all look fab in plaid!

      Lovely outfit Jodie, I love tartan and wish my leggings were fleece-lined too, so cozy for cool weather days.

      ❤️carmen

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  10. Excellent look! Blessings to you this Christmas Season!

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  11. David Hemsley says:

    Per normal a combination of class and elegance … 🙂

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