Splurge, Save, Steal :: Winter Coats

It’s that time again… The light jackets aren’t quite cuttin it in some happy parts of the world. Ergo, I have handily prepared for you a winter coat shopping guide. Maybe you are a splurge kinda gal, hoping to get a coat that is in for the long-haul. Maybe you are saver, and are looking for something that will fit your budget and look similar to a more expensive piece. Maybe you are an ultra bargain-hunter and refuse to pay more than $100 for a winter coat. Well… all of you can be at home here with this shopping guide, cause I have scoured the online fashion shopping scene for coats in all price ranges in both the freshest & most classic styles. Enjoy!

Splurge: $327 via Modcloth

Save: $123 via OASAP

Steal: $65 via Modcloth

Splurge: $399 via Zara

Save: $168 via Gap

Steal: $70 via JCPenney

Splurge: $325 via J.Crew

Save: $150 via Asos

Steal: $70 via Modcloth

Splurge: $278 via J.Crew

Save: $158 via J.Crew Factory

Steal: $70 via Modcloth

Splurge: $248 via Nordstrom

Save: $110 via OASAP

Steal: $80 via Target

Splurge: $198 via Gap

Save: $150 via Modcloth

Steal: $57 via Old Navy

Splurge: $200 via Banana Republic

Save: $108 via FM

Steal: $53 via Ruche

Splurge: $250 via Zara

Save:  $107 via OASAP

Steal: $72 via Tobi

So which is your favorite coat? Are you a splurge, save, or steal kinda girl?


It’s my birthday….! I am one blessed cookie. When days like this come around, it really sinks in. I’m so grateful for life. Call me cheeseball to the nth degree, but I just love life. So much beauty, everywhere. In the witty comments Patrick makes about anything and everything. In the laughs with friends on weekends, over the ridiculous names we have come up with for our future pup. In the rainy days when I look out past my windshield into the sky and think, goodness how cool that this happens, that God came up with this way to nourish the ground. In times when I witness moments of generosity that were not meant to be witnessed. I’m blessed to have another day, another year under my belt of life. Carpe Diem, peeps!

top: f21 (via buffalo exchange), snakeskin pants: urbanog (similar for $33), bag: thrifted (similar), heels: c/o lulus, necklace: c/o oia jules

Costume Inspiration

Downton Dame     Sailorette
Katniss-Hunger Games     Goldilocks

Halloween. A breeze for the creatives and a stressfest for the left-brain thinkers. Like it or not, the costume parties come. I happen to like it. But spending a wad on a costume is against all my bargain-hunter instincts. So the above costumes shall serve as inspiration, from which I shall dig through my personal closet and thrift stores to find something similar.

I can’t claim to have had the best costumes out there. Here’s proof. But this year, I’m determined to find a way to merge fashion and costumes. As much as I’d love to go another year as salt & pepper with the hubby, I think I’d rather rock one of these little get-up’s. Which one is your favorite?







Burgundy, wine, oxblood, maroon … it’s a color of many identities. Call it what we will, this reddish purple hybrid is the color of the season! I myself have had a new relationship with the hue. A burgundy rebirth if you will. So naturally, when I saw a pair of cords in this great shade at LOFT, I couldn’t wait to get in ’em! I popped in more color with the red lace top and kept the look classic modern with the leather-sleeved trench. 



Check out how else I’ve styled [[colored pants]] & [[leather]] 



corduroy pants: c/o LOFT, top: c/o StyleMint, heels: f21 (similar), clutch: rewind vintage (similar), two-tone leather trench: c/o sheinside, watch: target, necklace: ann taylor, sunglasses: charlotte russe (similar)



Shabby Apple Giveaway

Shabby Apple is flat-out rockin it! The leopard-print skirt is so sassy-chic. A little houndstooth always catches my eye, so I’m naturally drawn to the dress in the top-left. Adoring anything burgundy these days, and the peplum skirt in the bottom-right is no exception! Shabby Apple is a great company, with unique clothing for ladies. Plus they make shopping easy peasy like with this great live chat feature so you can just boom! ask any question that comes up as you’re shopping. Gahh so many cute clothes! Super happy that they are so generously offering to gift one Ruby Girl reader with a $75 Shabby Apple shopping spree!

Required to Enter:

1. Visit Shabby Apple and leave a comment in this post with your favorite item.

2. Follow Ruby Girl on GFCBloglovin or by email/feedburner.


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Open to participants from the US only.

And the lucky winner is… Krysten! Woohoo!

Thank you to all who entered, more fun giveaways to come!