People often say what a difference a day makes. When it comes to Chicago weather what a difference a minute makes. My city is known for its extremely cold weather. Harsh winds and mounts of snow pretty much sum up Chicago winters. One can easily get in the habit of throwing on tons of clothes just to stay warm. I have found a coat that offers form and function. That’s saying a lot from a girl born and raised in Chicago. I’ve seen a lot of winter coats come and go. This ASOS parka is here to stay!
This plus-size coat by ASOS CURVE is so clutch. It’s everything a girl needs to stay warm during the cold weather season. It feels like I’m walking around with a blanket on and I love it! Below are some of the highlights from this teddy bear of a coat.
- Smooth woven fabric
- Detachable faux-fur liner
- Padded for extra warmth
- Fixed hood
- Press stud placket
- Zip fastening
- Functional pockets
- Regular fit – true to size
- Machine wash
This coat is great for cold weather cities like Chicago. I didn’t feel the need to double or triple up like I’ve done in the past with other coats. I want to also note that this coat is stylish. I have the coat in a size 18. I could have gone down one size for a slimmer fit, however, I can easily add a large sweater under my current one without an issue.
The white top I’m wearing is a ribbed jersey cami with a scoop neck from the tall section of ASOS. It comes with cami straps and deep scoop back with press-stud fastening underneath. I love bodysuits. They look great on me. I like how they offer a seamless look when paired with jeans or skirts. I’m wearing a straight size tall 16. The fit was ok I wish I would have gone down a size for a more close-cut bodycon fit that is ideal. Oh did I mention this cami are currently on sale for under $10!
ASOS CURVE’S KIMMI Boyfriend Jean in Lillian with Rips and Stepped Hem is my new best friend. The style is so on trend and the fit is flattering for my shape. They are currently on sale for under $30 dollars. The available sizing is currently up to a 24. I’m wearing a size 18. I could have done a 16 but I’m not upset with my 18. My only complaint is that they only came in the one color because I love them so much! See below for more details on the jeans.
- Heavyweight comfort stretch denim
- Relaxed mid rise
- Concealed fly
- Functional pockets
- Distressed detailing
- Relaxed cut through the leg
- Raw-cut stepped hem
- Shrunken boyfriend fit
- Machine wash
I pulled the whole look together with my red steve madden cross body worn as a fanny pack. The one I have on is not available however Madden has a newer version called W-LEADER. The W-LEADER bag looks like the Gucci’s GG Marmont matelassé leather belt bag social media has been going crazy over. I added my go-to leather booties. Everyone knows my look wouldn’t be complete with a bold lippie. I have on one of my favorite reds from M.A.C. called Feel So Grand. The chain I have on is an oldie but a goodie. I wasn’t able to find a dupe in time for this post. When I do I’ll be sure to share it on my Instastories so be sure that you’re following me on Instagram. Watching my Instastories gets you behind the scenes at events and links to deals and steals (hint hint Black Friday deals are coming soon!)
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