Winter is Coming

Time seems to be moving faster lately, and I’m sure the holiday buzz is contributing to that! I’m sure everyone has been going full speed ahead this week now that Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is coming. I did a little damage online shopping this weekend with all of the amazing sales, but still have to hit the mall this week. Sometimes there is just something about walking through the stores. It takes picking things up and seeing how they’ve been styled to get the gift juices flowing.

Winter is Coming - Waketon Road Blog wearing J.Crew coat

Winter is Coming - Waketon Road Blog wearing J.Crew coat

I have such fond memories when I was younger of going to the mall with my mom the days following Thanksgiving. We would hit the stores and then grab lunch overlooking the ice skaters circling the Christmas tree. The giant Christmas tree at the Dallas Galleria is the largest indoor tree in the US and always worth a visit around the holidays. It makes holiday shopping much more festive! But these memories are what the holidays are all about. Quality time with family and friends.

Winter is Coming - Waketon Road Blog wearing J.Crew coat

Winter is Coming - Waketon Road Blog wearing J.Crew coat

Winter is Coming - Waketon Road Blog wearing J.Crew coat

Brian and I were out shopping in the charming Downtown McKinney square on a particularly cold morning. All of the shops are filled with Christmas décor and holiday gifts. It’s one of my favorite places to go and shop because you can find so many unique and thoughtful gifts. The whole morning just exuded the Christmas spirit. The county building in the center of the square was covered in wreaths and festive red bows. City officials were decorating the tree while all of the shoppers were ducking in and out of shops. I felt like we were on a movie set!

Winter is Coming - Waketon Road Blog wearing J.Crew coat

Winter is Coming - Waketon Road Blog wearing J.Crew coat

I knew we would be popping in and out of shops but that the freezing wind would get the best of me. It was the perfect excuse to break out one of my all time favorite coats. I bought this coat a couple of years ago at the end of the winter season at full price. I had been looking at it for months but couldn’t commit. It was sold out online so when I saw one last coat in my size I knew it was meant to be. I just had to have it and I knew it would never come back again. Little did I know it came back year after year and would occasionally go on sale! Oh well, I love it and because of the quality I have been able to wear it for the past couple of years and it still looks brand new.

Winter is Coming - Waketon Road Blog wearing J.Crew coat

Winter is Coming - Waketon Road Blog wearing J.Crew coat

Luckily for you, this coat is currently 30% off with code “FESTIVE” but only until tonight! The discount takes off over $100 so it’s the perfect time to scoop it up. The gray is my favorite, but it comes in a few other colors, including this windowpane check. This style is very similar and also a steal at 50% off!

Winter is Coming - Waketon Road Blog wearing J.Crew coat

I love the burgundy skirt paired with the gray. Normally I would have worn my camel (because I’m obsessed) but I love it with the gray. It gave the look a much more wintery feel which matched the weather perfectly. Can you tell by my face that I’m freezing? Winter is definitely coming! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you are having a great week! xo Bryn

Shop the Look:

Coat: J.Crew, Skirt: Old Navy, Sweater: old, similar, Bag: Valentino, Boots: Steve Madden, Lip: combination of Bite Red Velvet and Truffle


28 thoughts on “Winter is Coming

  1. Jenn Lake

    Love how you styled this, lady! Have a great day!

  2. Rach

    That coat is gorgeous! And I am loving your suede skirt!


      Thanks Rach!! It’s my favorite coat! xo Bryn

  3. Tamara

    Loving your coat… Absolutely gorgeous! And the skirt is just stunning!


    Tamara –


      Thank you so much! I love the burgundy with the grey! xo Bryn

  4. yuka

    You look so cute! I love how you wore the mini skirt and made it work for cold weather. the color of your skirt is so pretty!


      Gotta love boots when the weather is cold! Keeping me warm in minis! xo Bryn

  5. Kathryn

    I’m loving that skirt! So fab!

    xx Kathryn


      Thank you so much Kathryn! xo Bryn

  6. Polly

    I love your coat! I noticed that a lot of cute winter coats that I like doesn’t come with a hood so I really like how this comes with one!



      Yes!! And the fur lining is removable so you don’t always have to have that! It’s great! xo Bryn

  7. Emily

    Such a beautiful look and I especially adore that skirt!
    Isn’t That Charming.


      Thank you!! It’s such a great find! xo Bryn

  8. Victoria

    I love that your lips match with your skirt! Too cute Bryn!

    xx Victoria


      Thanks Victoria! It’s such a gorgeous color, I had to! xo Bryn

  9. Blair Staky

    Love this look! The skirt is such a gorgeous color!

    Blair, The Fox & She


      Thanks Blair! I don’t have a lot of burgundy but I’m obsessed with it! xo Bryn


      Thank you so much Rachel! xo Bryn


    Oh my god, I LOVE your coat! It’s just so stunning x



      Thank you!! I have a lot of coats but it’s really one of my absolute favorites!! xo Bryn

  11. Trishna

    Turtle Necks are my fave around this time of the year, so cosy and warm. Totally loving this outfit, love the skirt! Have a lovely weekend 🙂 (1st Giveaway)


      Mine too! You can’t go wrong with a good turtleneck! xo Bryn

  12. Mary Powers

    Love this look so much, Bryn!!! Your post makes me want to take my oldest to the Galleria to shop and have lunch 🙂 Such a sweet memory with your mama! It also makes me want to go to downtown McKinney, pronto!! Love it there.


      I love those memories! We walked a lot of miles in that mall! xo bryn


      Thank you so much! It’s my favorite bag! xo Bryn

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