01 /08
The Tale of the Toggle Coats ~ 3 Trends to Try Now

SS 010713 WinterWeekendInTheWoods COVER

Do you remember your favorite children’s book? There were the ‘Three Little Pigs’ who went to the market,’ the ‘Three Blind Mice’ and the ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’ to name a few. It appears the perfect formula for kids stories throughout history was farm animals and the number ’3.’ And I was no stranger to furry little farm animals growing up in the country, I just preferred barbies over barnyards.

While my sister, Jody, frolicks in my family’s field throughout this post; I styled her in some of my favorite winter essentials. Sidenote ~ Wear these styles soon while they’re on clearance now and before they’re officially thawed out by Spring. Here is the tale of ‘The Three Little Trends to Try this Winter without Breaking the Big Bad Bank’ …


1. Hats ~ Try a winter hat with leather details in neutral tones. Sure, hats keep your head warm, but they’re a unique accessory. The world famous Goorin Bros. hatmakers are a great place to browse styles. Also, January 15th is National HAT DAY so fish out that fedora or find one of your favorite floppies.


2. Tights & Booties ~ The short boots you may pair with a delicate dress in the Spring for a music festival can be easily paired with your favorite solid or patterned tights now. Plus, there’s major boots sales right now so you can get 3 pairs now for the same price as 1 would have cost you a month ago.


3. Toggle Coats ~ These distinct Paddington Bear-esque style jackets with the unique ‘toggle’ button detail were just featured as a trend alert on Who What Wear.


Our neighbor’s 2 little love Goats poked their heads out and were not amused with our fashion outing while Lily, the white horse, last featured here snacked in her stable.


Country Livin’ Basic Goat Facts ~  ‘Female goats are referred to as “does” or “nannies”, intact males are “bucks” or “billies”, and their offspring are “kids”. Castrated males are “wethers”. ~Wikipedia


 Goats are also very intelligent animals and don’t care about fashion bloggers luring them into a photoshoot with fugi apples. The End.


<DETAILS by Dale> Oxblood Skirt ~ H&M (Similar by TopShop here),  Jacket (old)~ Jack (similar toggle coats here & here for her & Grey for him here), Boots ~ Soda,watch ~ Michael Kors here, bracelet ~ Stella & Dot, hat ~ OC Find

Are you a fan of toggle coats and if you still remember your favorite children’s book as a kid, what was it? ~xoDale

Find me on Twitter & Facebook for more updates. Have a great week, see ya Wednesday! Also, congrats to Trissta of the blog LivingOnTheChic for winning the Rainy Day Giveaway!

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  • http://www.averysweetblog.com/ Kim

    dale, this post is just too cute! you come up with the cutest ideas. will definitely remember hats, tights and toggle coats. it’s the perfect mix. your sister looks fab! have a great week!

  • http://love-lindsay-wilcox.blogspot.com Lindsay

    I am dying over that hat and the tights! Also, I just bought a toggle coat and I love it. Glad I’m on trend for once! :)

  • http://freshminhtea.blogspot.com Minh Nguyen

    This outfit is awesome! It looks really chic and your gorgeous <3


  • http://stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com Sofia

    Great pictures and fashion on your blog! You look beautiful!
    If you get a sec, check out my latest post…. Pop of Colors.




  • Oh to Be a Muse

    I really like the toggle coat your sis is wearing, and I wore a hat in my most recent post so I definitely agree with you on that. Will bust out the floppy soon too.

  • Sam Frills and Thrills

    This look is put together with such great thought, loving every element, its very chic and the hat tops it off perfectly.

  • http://fashionobsession-mieni.com Jasmin

    Your outfit is really gorgeous and you look so pretty with it:) Your hat, your shoes and your jacket are my favorits! Perfect combination!

    Hope you visit me on my blog

  • http://www.averysweetblog.com/ Kim A Very Sweet Blog

    Dale, this is so cute! I love a great hat and toggle coat. I think both really top off a look. They’re making booties so cute now. Even with a little glitter. There’s so much to choose from. Great post!

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