As I type this from my cozy bed, I can’t keep myself from feeling the the warmth and joy today on Christmas, and Hanukkah that just passed, and of course the excitement about the new year ahead! This year has been a great one, with many new opportunities presented to me (of course including this blog) which has let me show the virtual community my sense of style, taste in fashion, and of course, what I covet.

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Outfit of the day’s have to be my favourite section of my blog, as each time I embody a totally different look, with a different settings. This specific post is focused on one item I have coveted more than any other piece this season, and one that I was actually able to purchase: an Alexander Wang collection peacoat. No words can describe the simplicity and uniqueness of the coat, and the hot pink zippers just take it to another level!

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I have not owned a peacoat before, and I felt it was time to invest in one that I could not only dress up and look professional, but with some unique details that brought out the fun, and fashion sense in it. When I initially saw this coat, the zippers obviously caught my eye, and immediately I said to myself: “I #NEED THIS”. And here we have it!

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I decided to pair the coat with my newest bag-quisition, the Givenchy Pandora (which I purchased in LA, you can see here), which has to be my absolute coveted bag of the moment. The leather is amazing. It’s pre-distressed, with a crinkled, washed, and stained look, yet it has the softest feeling ever. It can easily go with any outfit…as you can see, it worked with this peacoat well. And to keep me warmer, I wore my green-toned Burberry crinkle scarf, which matched the texture of the Givenchy!

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What do you think of this look? I’m so excited to finally own this coat as I was eyeing it for months. I think it looks better on me than it does hanging in a store, to be perfectly honest 😉 And the same goes with this awesome Opening Ceremony sweatshirt I copped at a boutique in Toronto, Jonathan+Olivia, a couple weeks back (on sale too!!!) #WinterWhite

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Wishing everyone a happy holiday season, merry Chrismukkah season, and cheers to the new year! Hopefully I will have a post up before 2014 ends, but if not, here’s to the fashion to come of 2015 🙂 Thanks for being a part of Sass & Leather thus far.

S&L

Wearing:
Alexander Wang pink-zipper car coat
Givenchy Large Pepe Pandora bag
7 For All Makind Paxtyn waxed denim
John Varvatos combat boots (similar styles here)
Opening Ceremony Remix Hand sweater
Hermès wide clic clac
Hermès 32mm belt kit
Michael Kors Channing watch
The Kooples Side Zip leather gloves
Burberry crinkle scarf (other colours)
Prada Edward robot keychain

Photos by Arielle Snir

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