In Defense of Winter

So many of us are getting our panties all up in a bitter, twisted bunch because it does not feel enough like spring yet. Though I am happier for the longer days, thrilled to have sunlight still filtering through my blinds when I get home at the end of the day, I’ll miss colder days of winter for at least one reason: coat season. When it’s a touch colder out, we get to witness the transformative power of a perfect coat on style mavens all over, and on occasion even get to have a little fun with outwear ourselves, like I did in New York a few weeks past.



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Sure sure, the bear neck gives away the fact that we were in no way confronting the battle that is the bleak mid-winter when my friend, Oscar and I had a warming breakfast at Cookshop that morning. Still, the chill in the air provided the perfect occasion to to turn to the vintage Fleurette camel hair coat I’d unearthed in one of my rabid eBay rampages. $40 poorer for a 100 percent camel hair coat that showed little to no signs of wear? Yes please! $38 of alterations later – the good nip-tuck provided by my now good friend, Tai, at Atlanta’s Diamond Tailoring – the oversize, sand-coloured coat was ready for prime winter time!

What I Wore: Vintage Fleurette camel coat, J Crew Japanese chambray shirt (men’s), club monaco leggings, Stuart Weitzman “Seamstress” bootie, Prada “baroque” sunglasses, Hèrmes scarf, Celine “classic box” bag

About Natasha

Word- and dough-smith. Girl in search of "the illumination, that ecstatic flash, from which truth emerges".


  1. Crystal

    Wow you are all I aspire to be. Fashionable, nomadic, and just effortlessly elegant. Any bits of an advice for a 22 year old trying to find her way? Regarding breaking into career in public health/global health as well as a beginning yogi.

    • Hello Crystal,

      Thank you for your very kind words. It feels so odd to be asked for advice, given that I am just feeling my way around life with what feels like no wisdom. All I can say for now is that in all things, as yoga will teach you, keep your heart and mind open to myriad and unimaginable possibilities: our imagination is finite but the imagination of the universe is infinite. I wish you luck in your journey and bow to the divine light within you: Namaste.

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