I never had much use for a trench coat until I moved to California. In Utah, it was either too cold or too hot for a trench, so my one simple black one was always delegated to the back of the closet. But here in SoCal, where it’s 75 degrees on Christmas day, and the evenings drop down to a temperate 50 degrees, a trench coat seems to be just right. But let’s be honest here…even if it was below freezing, I would still wear this trench coat every day of the week. Either that, or just lovingly hold it and stare at it. Not weird at all, right?

jacket: c/o sheinside
jeans: h&m
boots: c/o sole society
clutch: similar
watch: michael kors
bracelets: c/o inpink
  • That is such a beautiful trench! Would love to see you wear it as a dress too. 🙂

  • so gorgeous!

  • That jacket is gorgeous on you!! Love how you styled it too!!
    So pretty! Hope you are having a great start to the new year!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  • I am OBSESSED! I have the missoni for target swirly one that I love to pull out for spring, this is getting me so excited for warm weather again!

  • This is just stunning & so similar to the much more expensive Valentino style…love it!


    • Thank you! And I know — I adore that Valentino coat, so when I saw this similar one I had to have it!

  • not weird at all, it is a fabulous coat! It's so fun and vibrant!

  • You look so freaking chic!

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

  • Looking so good in this one!
    Love this!


  • Its the shoes I want…

  • Wow that coat. So pretty!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

  • I love the cut of that coat, very flattering!

    Kristina does the Internets

  • REALLY great coat! Love your bracelets & watch, too 🙂

  • Love it!!! What size are you wearing?

  • So cute – loving the floral trench!!

  • So chic, Merrick!

  • This is beautiful on you!

  • The trench is amazing! and you look gorgeous! I've bought a few trenches in the past but they always just get donated without ever being worn because it was either too hot or too cold.

    Love the new site design and layout! 🙂

  • Love the way you styled your floral jacket.

    Cheers to 2014!


  • That coat is gorgeous!


  • I bought a pair of the H&M Super Skinny Super Low Jeans – LOVE them. I bought a size 25 in a dark wash jean, liked them so much I bought another pair in a different color (lighter wash), same size. They were TINY! I literally couldn't get them past my knees.

    Did you purchase your normal size with these pants, or did you have to go to another size? Personal question, I know, I completely understand if you don't answer. I was just bummed the sizing was so weird – I'd love to order several more pairs, but am hesitant.

    • Yeah, I'd go up a size, I think. But I've had weird luck with their jeans too, so maybe just order a few sizes and return the ones that don't fit (although I have no idea if they have free returns…)

  • Gorgeous! I love love love this trench!