"It might be that to surrender to happiness was to accept defeat, 
but it was a defeat better than many victories." 
{W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage}

Despite New Year's Eve being on Wednesday, you'll just have to wait until Thursday to see my "ring in the new year" outfit. Today, I wanted to share with you all my latest obsession in blanket scarves. I'm on numero trés and counting. This is my first non-Zara, non-square blanket scarf but I love it all the same. The color combination is a little different than what I would typically gravitate towards, but sometimes different is good and you surprise yourself by how much you love it. From Dylan has easily become one of my favorite shops as I've raved in the last post because it's quality that is truly affordable. For all you plaid blanket scarf fiends like me, this scarf comes in two other colorways here and here, and they have a ton of other scarf options here -- I highly recommend!!

Being an East Coat gal, I not only love scarves but I have an unhealthy obsession with outerwear. Unhealthy mostly because it takes up a ton of closet space and it's extremely heavy, making it all just kind of a headache to store. However, that hasn't really stopped me {yet} from acquiring more for my collection. This year has been a lot about the cocoon silhouette, and of course since I'm boring and I just like wearing black, white, grey, and blue with the occasional pop of color/metallic, I decided I probably needed a marled black and white cocoon coat {total sarcasm because I have another jacket quite similar to this one in fabrication}. This one has been a totally easy throw-on piece from The Mint Julep Boutique, and it makes for a great fall to winter coat, depending on the weather and how you like to layer. I'm also partnering up with the girls over at the Mint Julep Boutique to bring you a $25 gift card to their shop! Giveaway is open until December 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM, U.S. participants only. Please see widget below to enter! 

Coat c/o The Mint Julep Boutique || Aéropostale Shirt c/o || Joe's Jeans Denim - similar here || Nine West Heels {old} - similar here || From Dylan Scarf c/o || Rebecca Minkoff Bag {old} || Rafaello Bettini Hat - similar here

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: This giveaway was graciously sponsored by The Mint Julep Boutique, however all opinions expressed are my own. The giveaway is open to U.S. participants only. By entering this giveaway, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age. The winner will be selected at random and will be notified via email. He/she will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. I have represented the sponsor with the expectation that they will fulfill their prize in a timely manner, however I will not be held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prizes. The sponsor will be sending the prizes directly to you. If there is an issue, please notify  Refined Couture within 30 days. 


  1. I love the colors in this blanket scarf! It's such a great break from the tans and reds we've been seeing in many of the other Target and Zara options. It looks perfect paired with the blue pumps! Love! XO


  2. you look great :)




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