The one coat to rule them all.

Never in my wildest dreams (or even just regular dreams) did I think that I could love an article of clothing so much! Yes, I have found my holy grail clothing piece that is going to change the art of dressing one's self and take it to a whole new (and scary level).

Now, I know, I am being a little dramatic (ok - a lot), but hear me out first! I am a "t-shirt and jeans" girl through and through - a "basic bitch", some might say - so the fact that I spent what I spent on a coat (it's not that much but it's more than a plain white tee, so it's a lot to me!) means something!

Being the basic woman that I am, there has always been a little part of me has always wanted to be "fashionable" but felt like I could never afford to be. I never knew where to start and I have always doubted my ability to wear nice clothes. I find that many clothing designers do not have women my height (5'0-5'1) in mind, and I don't know how to sew, haha (new new year's resolution?)! But, being 26 and giving less sh*ts than I ever have, I am determined to 1. dress my age, and 2. be my own "fashion icon" (I use quotations a lot in real life, too).

It's crazy to think that something as simple and not necessary can change your whole being. Haha! I realize that I sound ridiculous, talking about a coat like it's a new best friend cheering you on, but I just love the coat. I slipped that baby on and felt like Gollum (or Smeagol) when he discovers the ring (anyone else a LOTR fan?)! It makes me feel beautiful, happy and ready to take on the world - #myprecious!

They say to dress for the job that you want (I work at American Eagle and very much like it! It is also where my underneath outfit is from, haha!). I want to be confident with my photography, with the people that I meet, and with myself! There is nothing wrong with being a "t-shirt and jeans" girl - I will always be one - but I am ready to take risks and channel my #girlboss!

Do you have an article of clothing that makes you feel this way? Let me know what makes you feel confident!

If you are not sick of this coat yet and are curious as to where it is from, it is from Le Chateau!