Secret Agent Girl

I’ve always wanted to be a spy. Or a detective. You can blame it on long, lazy adolescent summers spent lying in fields of daisies accompanied by Harriet the Spy, Nancy Drew, and Trixie Belden. It never happened though. Instead, I simply developed an infatuation with trench coats. There’s something so chic, yet completely mysterious about trench coats that makes you feel like you’re undercover, even if you’re just window shopping or schlepping a cart through a grocery store stocking up on canned goods. The funny part? I’ve never actually owned a trench coat of my own. Instead I’ve just admired them from afar. I think it’s time that changed.

I completely understand that if you’re trying for an incognito look – much like my beloved childhood pal, and Plaza Hotel resident Eloise – it’s probably not a good idea to opt for a trench coat that is the same cherry red color of the Corvette bought during the beginning throes of a midlife crisis; but I can’t help it. The Fendi Cotton Babydoll Trench is simply calling my name, and, I’m sorry to admit, I plan on answering.

When I think of a true detective trench coat, this Church & State Maine Trench Coat is exactly what comes to mind. The fact that the bib is removable and the button closure is reversible gives it a two-in-one appeal. But aside from those glorious features, I just want to see it tossed over a chic little spring dress and paired with ankle strap ballerina flats. I can’t help but feel that it would be an adorable pairing.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think I may slowly be falling in love with military styles. Case in point, this Burberry Empire Trench. The bodice alone is a full-on tribute to the military with a double breast that includes not three, not six, but ten (count them) ten chunky (and chic) horn buttons – and that’s not all. This adorable dove-colored offering also features pockets and buttoned cuffs. I know this may be wrong, but I’m not sure if I would treat this as a coat – it’s a complete outfit in itself!

I saw someone wearing this Lauren Jeans Co. Denim Belted Trench Coat just the other day. I fell in love with it then, and I’ve fallen in love with it all over again now. I love, love, love the contrasting stitching; but the fact that it’s denim – yet looks completely sleek, chic, and magnifique paired with black, white, or any other color imaginable – makes me need, need, need it.

I honestly don’t think it’s appropriate for any girl to go through life without a little lace in her closet. Therefore, this Rampage Lace-Trim Trench Coat is kind of a necessity in my book. The lace trim provides an otherwise oftentimes masculine look with a little dainty femininity that is sassy, sweet, and fierce all in one.

Which one is your favorite?

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to Net-A-Porter, Frances May, Burberry, and Macy's for the pictures.


Hanne said...

I love trench coats, they are so classy! My favourite is the Rampage Lace-Trim Trench Coat, beautiful! Love the color:)

Anonymous said...

I love that fendi one! I completely understand your obsession with trenches, I have the same thing! In fact, I'm eyeing a Halston one right now....ahhhhh!!!

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Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

the shape of the first one is just so gorgeous!

ps, added you too :)


jess said...

These are great trenches.I love the Burberry one.

michelle said...

So cute! I used to want to be a spy as well :3

hmstrjam said...

i loved harriet the spy and of course the burberry trench is a must have!

Poshhh said...

i used to read nancy drew alllll the time...and that last coral trench coat is gorgeous

Mom Fashion World said...

girl, my heart beats for the red one! perfect for a lovely winter!

AMM blog said...

Church & State...drool! Oh, that bicycle dress, I saw it a few days ago @ Fred Flare, love that too!

Couture Carrie said...

These trenches are allllll incredible - especially love the empire waist Burberry!


la petite fashionista said...

ah I used to be such a huge Nancy Drew buff back in the day. the church & state trench is my favorite!:)

Nil said...

Aww I love the first one it's just simply perfect :)

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