Fashion Winter/Fall

Coats and Jackets // A Layer for All Occasions

October 27, 2017

When it comes to sharing our favorite coats and jackets my gut reaction was super warm, longline puffer with cinched waist line and water repellent fabric. But then I thought to myself, they probably already know that. (If you are in the market for one of those, might I suggest this one to be exact). Instead, I thought I would share a few jackets you never knew you needed until you tried them on. These are the outfit finishers. No really, your sweaters will probably be jealous as these styles tend to steal the show. And that is ok. I tend to get really annoyed with Pennsylvania weather because there are only a few weeks (days!) when the weather is nice enough that we can just wear a sweater. For the remainder of the season, our cute little knits are hidden under our coats, and thus the justification for awesome one(s) is quite obvious. Here are three options for all occasions you might want to consider….

The Quilted Military Jacket //

So we’ve seen the quilted jacket and we’ve seen the military jacket, but the quilted military jacket? Now I am intrigued. This one is perfect for doting around with the kids, pumpkin patching, city walking, running errands etc…. I happen to love how it looks buttoned up, but looks equally as cute undone over a causal tee or button-down. I typically size up in jackets in case I want to layer a sweater underneath, but this one in particular runs a little big so I am wearing an XS.

The Motherchic wearing quilted military jacket by madewell and bugaboo stroller

The Motherchic wearing quilted madewell jacket

quilted military jacket


Quilted Military Jacket | Tee | Jeans | Sneaks

Baby Outfit:

Vest (old Tucker and Tate, new version here) | Jeans | Stroller

The Faux Shearling Jacket //

For those seeking all of the warm, cozy vibes, this jacket. Shearling is a fabric that reflects the warm feelings of the season and whether you go all out with full shearling or opt for a piece that has shearling trim, it’s a fabric that adds eye catching texture to any jacket. I love this cropped length for a sportier look and the contrasting trim makes it look a bit more polished. I am wearing an XS and have plenty of room for the thin sweater I have underneath. I’d say this one is pretty true to size. And where will I be wearing this one? Causal holiday parties, bonfires, football games, impromptu ice skating sessions… need I go on?

The Motherchic wearing Madewell Faux shearling jacket

The Motherchic wearing Madewell Faux shearling jacket

The Motherchic wearing Madewell Faux shearling jacket

The Motherchic wearing Madewell Faux shearling jacket


Faux Shearling Jacket | Jeans | Booties

Baby Outfit:

Jacket (Old Mini Boden, similar here) | Jeans 

The Wrap Jacket //

And lastly the wrap jacket… I can’t tell you how many times I’ve needed to go somewhere nice, had the outfit, the shoes, and the bag, and then resorted to throwing my puffer jacket on top because I forgot about that small (huge!!!) detail. I like to consider this my adult jacket. What can I say, it makes me feel a little more sophisticated and instantly polishes any look. The two tone gray color blocking is just added bonus.

The Motherchic wearing cupcakes and cashmere wrap jacket

The Motherchic wearing cupcakes and cashmere jacket from nordstrom

The Motherchic wearing cupcakes and cashmere wrap jacket

The Motherchic wearing wrap jacket


Wrap Jacket | White Top | Jeans | Booties (old Joie, similar here) | Tote

Whatever type of coat or jacket you are in the market for this season, might I direct you to this page. Nordstrom has options for every budget (all of these are under $200)  and for every climate. In addition to free shipping/free returns, you can also buy online and pick up in store for all of those “I got everything but the jacket” situations – curb side pick up? Genius.

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This post was written in collaboration with Nordstrom and ShopStyle

  • Rebecca Feinberg
    November 3, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Some great options here, but let me ask – what do you wear when playing in the snow with the kids? When the long puffer coats don’t really work.

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