A Paisie Winter Teddy Bear Coat and a creepy postal worker






Yes winter has finally arrived here in New York. And as we head towards NYFW I suspect it may get even colder. It seems no matter how mild a winter may be when NYFW arrives it brings the polar vortex along with it. This weekend it was in the mid twenties for a high. So it was a cold one and being out and about was a bit of a challenge. In fact the start to my entire day on Saturday was a bit of a challenge.

The first fly in the ointment was when I realized I had left my phone at home. Great. How was I going to contact my friend Angela who I was meeting up with? Luckily I was going to get my hair done at the salon where my friend also has her hair done so I was able to ask the owner if she had Angelaโ€™s number on file and she did, so I was able to call Angela and give her the low down. Whew. Then after I realized that I had left my phone at home I discovered that I left my ear muffs on the train. Ugh. And then when we finally went to shoot, I realized I had brought the wrong lens.

My friend Angela was aghast. I decided right then and there I needed a drink

Ok so far the morning had gone just GREAT! Grrrr. Between an intense full-time job in publishing, maintaing a blog full-time and the current geo-political situation, I am more then a little stressed. And to top it off, towards the end of our shoot a postal worker who had been sitting in his truck, came up to us and asked if we wanted to continue the shoot in his truck. Umm, what? My friend Angela was aghast. I decided right then and there I needed a drink. And we ย quickly packed up and headed to lunch, and I did indeed order a much needed glass of wine.

Now on to the clothes. Is this a great teddy bear coat or what? I purchased it online from a company called Paisie. I had seen a young woman wearing it as I was waiting in line at Starbucks. I asked her where she got it and she told me about this British company calledย Paisie. As soon as I got back to my desk I headed to said website, found the coat, which luckily for me they had in my size and promptly bought it. Plus it was on sale! This was a good day.

The top which I think is intended to be worn as a dress is from Vivienne Tam. And the patch work jeans are from Gap. And as many of know the boots are from Zara which I wrote about in this post. I love these booties, super fun to wear and uber comfortable. The sunnies are from Michael Kors and the bag was a Christmas gift from my sister and is from Onna Ehrlichโ€™s winter collection. But it is the teddy bear coat that really pulls this look together. Do you have a teddy bear coat? Do you like them? And if you do, how do you style yours?

Photos by Angela Miele, image manipulation by moi.


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  1. February 6, 2017 / 10:45 am

    Great coat very stylish and the color its perfect.

  2. February 6, 2017 / 11:22 am

    This teddy coat is fantastic, loving this look and your booties are so fun.


  3. February 6, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    You really look like a teddy bear! Adorable. And funny anecdotes. Sounds like the cold slowed down your brain a little this day. Your posts are very amusing.

  4. February 6, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    You had quite a Saturday. I think you earned that drink after everything that happened. The postal worker thing is super gross O_o Well at least you had a stylish outfit on the whole time. I’ve never had a teddy bear coat but I’ve always wanted one. They just look so cozy and chic.

  5. February 6, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    You look so nice and cosy, happy monday hun xx

  6. February 6, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    That coat is so great!! Also, love the boots, I bought the pink version from Zara <3

    Also, isn't it awesome how we can survive even without a phone (as long as we find a nice person to lend us theirs)? It goes to show that the world will continue revolving even if we don't have our phones on us!

  7. February 6, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    You look absolutely beautiful darling! Love this look on you! So perfect! Thank you for sharing!!! Much love, Len. http://www.lenparent.com

  8. February 6, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    The Paisie coat is lovely and certainly looks cosy indeed. Now, I just want to suggle in my blanket! ๐Ÿ™‚ That was nice that the salon actually had your friend, Angela’s number to phone her up. Have a great start to the week. <3 /Madison

  9. February 7, 2017 / 2:04 am

    Gah, what a day. Love your coat and boots ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. February 7, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Such a fun look! I’m really loving that teddy bear coat – it looks so cozy!

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  11. February 7, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    Really creepy guy. Lovely teddy bear coat.

    Inez | My Small World

  12. February 7, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    Love the coat; great color and texture. I will look into the brand, when i have time. Time?
    cool tunic, fabulous boots,
    sorry about the start to your day,
    I hope that drink helped.
    I hear you on the stress level …
    xx, Elle

  13. February 8, 2017 / 4:04 am

    What a fun coat! I don’t have a teddy bear coat, but should get one. I bet my little one would love one too!

  14. February 8, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    That coat is stunning on you, Allie! And holy cow, can your Saturday morning go anymore wrong, poor you but wow, that postal worker is a creep!

  15. February 8, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    What for a Saturday! To forget the phone and lens, not that good, and then the truck worker comes and asks if you want to finish the photoshooting there? Strange! Nevertheless, the pictures are great! I loved the teddy bear coat and the top – I usually buy dresses and wear them as tops. Good that you asked the girl where she bought hers, this coat is really great! I have one that maaaaybe could be similar, but not completely. I wore once for a new year’s part, with jeans, boots and a white shirt ๐Ÿ™‚ But I liked your way better, the boots are great and the top too! Hope you have a great day! No more Saturdays like the last one ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. February 9, 2017 / 1:10 am

    That fur coat certainly looks like it’s not lacking in the warmth department (or statement department either)!

    Adrianna xx


  17. Mili
    February 9, 2017 / 6:25 am

    Wtf that postal worker sounds like a creep. The things that guys think they can say to strangers is truly appalling. On a more positive note, I love the coat! Go random girl at starbucks for hooking a girl up ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ll have to check out the brand now too!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  18. February 9, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    OMG I want that coat! Thou it’s not that really need in our tropical country. Haha! Stay gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

  19. February 9, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    What a day Allie! a drink was well deserved-
    I thought I was the only person around who asked strangers where they bought things!
    The postal worker was the creepy highlight of the day ๐Ÿ˜‰

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