Red Trenchcoat {Outfit}

I haven’t been doing so hot with breakfast lately. I remember when I didn’t eat breakfast at all, just a few years ago. This was before I decided to take a healthier, non-restrictive approach to eating. Breakfast became an important meal of the day, and I never missed it. But, lately, it seems like I’m trying to take on too many projects, and they end up spilling into late night or early morning when I should be focusing on other things. I’ve done a decent job at eating something, but that something is usually smaller and less nutritious than I’d prefer. Grab and go eats have become my friends. I’ve found myself reaching for granola bars and yogurts when I’d rather have something hot, cooked, and more substantial. They’re better than nothing, but I really think I need to re-prioritize. And maybe make a no-work in the morning rule. And maybe wake up earlier. Yea, something like that.

I managed to make a new, spiced egg bake for breakfast yesterday, which I had with a whole grain English muffin. That was fab. Today…not so much. Maybe I’ll grab a smoothie?

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I’m planning to post more details about the Green Jeans Consignment sale I recently participated in – how I did with my consignment items, etc. But, for now, here’s an outfit with one of the items I scored – a new-to-me, red trench coat.

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I wore this outfit to meet my friends Dion and Jenn for lunch at 131 Main. The restaurant has finally reopened after having been closed for the last several months (or was it longer?).

Can you see my coat in the above photo? It’s the same color as the booth! lol

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We met for brunch, but it appeared they were using a dinner menu for Sunday brunch (just a guess since I didn’t see many breakfast-like options). Luckily, we met pretty late for brunch, so I opted for a lunch option – the cheeseburger. The burger was so big, I couldn’t finish it. Loved the smokey flavor and the crispy, skinny fries and that cole slaw. I also kept eyeing the veggie burger Dion got. It looked great! And, I’m seriously going to have to try the dish Jenn got next time – the beef and noodle salad.

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I really wanted the jacket to stand out in this first outfit pairing, so I kept all the other items pretty simple – nude-toned shoes, simple t-shirt, and basic skinny jeans with a destroyed finish for a little more personality.

Outfit details:

  • Red trench coat: Burberry (purchased at the Green Jeans Consignment Sale)
  • Destroyed Jeans: 7 for All Mankind (scored almost 50% off at Zappos.com – no longer available online there, though)
  • T-shirt: Forever 21 (gift from my friends)
  • Wedges: J. Crew
  • Bracelet: Juicy Couture
  • Ring: gift from family

Thanks for reading!

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Comments

  1. Nicole says

    I’ve definitely slacked in the breakfast department lately. I think Monday I had an apple and most of a bag of Goldfish crackers while on a work call. I need stuff that is grab and go or easily reheated since I spend the first hour of my day trying to get the baby ready for daycare.

    I also need to avoid egg whites (who eats just yolks?) and peanuts for awhile since they came up positive on a food allergy test we had our baby take. Since I’m still breastfeeding, that means they’re out of my diet for the forseeable future. We’re trying to see if these foods are what’s causing her eczema/making it worse. At first we thought it might be dairy, but thankfully no. Bring on the cheese and ice cream!

    So without peanuts (peanut butter!) or egg whites as my usual standbys, I’ve been eating protein bars, random stuff, or granola- none of which seem to be very filling. I’m also not a fan of other nut butters, but I may need to just get over that and embrace almond butter as an alternative.

    • says

      Maybe you could try Power Toast? I think there are many bread options out there made without eggs. Add some almond butter and top with dried fruit and nuts.

      Also, if you do granola, I’d pair it with Greek yogurt, since the Greek yogurt is chock full of protein that will help fill you up. Good thing you can have dairy still! :)

      Hope you find some good breakfast options soon.

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