Monday, August 25, 2014





Wearing //
Vince Camuto pumps, super similar!







A sleeveless trench. A sleeveless trench? Hmmmmmm. I couldn't quite wrap my brain around that for awhile, but then I started seeing this one from Ann Taylor on a lot of girls (Jean and Khatu are just two examples) and it suddenly just clicked for me. A sleeveless trench coat is genius. It's the perfect transitional piece, especially when you live in California and it stays fairly warm year-round. I like to think of this as a longer vest, so it's perfect for layering over anything! It can also be worn as a dress, though I probably won't do that often. It's just as chic as a regular trench coat which I love, but it adds a fun twist on the classic style. During Ann Taylor's F&F sale, I snapped it up for less than 100 dollars. I immediately threw it on once I received it and fell hard guys. Oh and you can still tell that I'm obsessed with my blue Kate Spade and will carry it well into Fall and Winter. The color is surprisingly versatile!

Happy Monday!

14 comments:

  1. I think you make a good point about the sleeveless trench being good for our climate. I have a regular trench and wore it exactly ONE time last year. Sad. Hopefully we'll get more rain this year, but regardless, love the classic, chic way you styled this!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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  2. OOOOOHHHH - love this! I agree, at first I wasn't sure what I thought of a sleeveless trench! It took a few posts on IG and Pinterest before I finally ordered mine!

    Sequins&Stilettos


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  3. I love the sleeveless trench look... so perfect for layering. This one looks fab on you, Noelle!

    xo, alison*elle

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  4. I love this!! I HAVE to get one for myself.

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  5. Thank you so much ladies! I highly recommend the trench. Ann Taylor has sales often so wait for one to get a better deal on it! I also love that it comes in petite! I'm wearing a petite size 4 for reference :)

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  6. I've considered this and now after seeing it so perfectly styled by you, I might just have to get it!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  7. I'm not going to lie, I've been looking at this trench but I want to get it on sale!

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  8. The sleeveless trench intimates me, but I do love seeing it on others. Gorgeous hand bag you've got as well!
    iamchiconthecheap.com

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  9. Thanks ladies! I was intimidated as well, but I love it now that I have it! I want to wear it with a long sleeve tee and jeans next. Hopefully it cools down enough to do so...but I doubt it!

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  10. I've never had a sleeveless trench:) Great job styling it!:)

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  11. You wear this well! I love it! Can't wait to see you style it more!! Http://morepiecesofme.com

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  12. Thank you Helena and carylee! I keep seeing girls wearing it so I have more ideas on how to style it! I think I need to stock up on long sleeve tees. I want a striped one!

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  13. You're right - a sleeveless trench does make sense for warmer climates - and I guess it's the dressier version of those green utility vests. For me - I get SOOOO cold all the time - even in the summer, so sleeveless would not be a good option for me ;-P

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    1. I'm finding that to be the case for a lot of you girls that live in canada! You definitely have the four seasons there, so I can understand why this wouldn't work for you. Maybe in late spring it would? In any case, we all have to wear what's practical for us! It doesn't cool down here until November, and by cool, I mean under 80 degrees!

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