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Striped Hudson’s Bay Coat

Smythe Hudson's Bay Coat

This is kind of the coat that started it all. I’ve always loved fashion, as everybody who knows me knows, but during university my focus switched to school and I didn’t put quite as much time or money into my wardrobe. Don’t get me wrong, I certainly wasn’t slummin’ it in those years, but online clothing searches didn’t consume my evenings (as they admittedly do now). The winter after I graduated I walked into The Bay and saw this coat. It cost about exactly what I had in my bank account at the time but for years and years I had searched Ebay for a vintage striped Hudson’s Bay coat only to never find one in my size. That night I went home and researched the name on the label- Smythe, a pair of Canadian designers who make all their beautiful blazers in Canada (something I can always get behind). That was it! The next day I went back to The Bay and spent all my money on this coat and the next week I went and got a job so I could continue to buy more big ticket items like this…I was hooked. I think I’ll have this coat for the rest of my life.

Striped Hudson's Bay Coat

Smythe HBC coat

Smythe Hudson's Bay Coat

HBC Blanket Coat

Striped Hudson's Bay Coat

What I’m Wearing…
Coat: Smythe x HBC Striped Hudson’s Bay Coat (same)
Pants: Lulu Lemon (same)
Boots: Sperry (same)

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  1. Linda Quinones

    February 1st, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    That coat is amazing and definitely worth the investment! I love all of the colors and details and it looks so incredibly warm! Such a great buy.

  2. Emily H

    February 4th, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Thanks so much Linda, and thank you for stopping by!

  3. Ashley

    February 2nd, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    That jacket is perfection! It’s got such a 70’s Pendleton vintage vibe (or maybe I just think that because we had a pendleton blanket of my Dad’s from the 70s growing up) – and you look so cozy and chic!!

    Sed Bona

  4. Emily H

    February 4th, 2015 at 10:19 am

    You’re totally right! I think Pendleton actually makes this exact blanket print based off the the Hudson’s Bay Blanket (which this coat is made out of!). Thanks for stopping by! xo

  5. Raysa Garcia

    February 2nd, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I absolutely love this look.!! Especially that coat

  6. Emily H

    February 4th, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Thank you Raysa!! So glad you like the coat it is my fave! xo

  7. mikéla davelyn

    February 3rd, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    What a cute coat! Saw this on instagram (through Gina) and thought I’d stop by! Lovely blog 🙂

  8. Emily H

    February 4th, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Thank you so much Mikela! I’m so glad you found me through Instagram. I’m going to check out your blog now!

  9. Alyshia

    February 6th, 2015 at 12:20 am

    I was on the verge of getting this coat!! And now that I see how good it looks on you I regret not picking it up

  10. Carina

    February 7th, 2015 at 7:25 am

    I totally get what you were talking about in your first paragraph. Especially when you mentioned putting in more focus on school work and less money into your wardrobe. I totally get it!!! University can really be so overwhelming.
    That being said, your coat (outfit) is ON POINT. Love the colours of the coat. Brightens up any gloomy winter day 🙂

    X, Carina
    Running White Horses | Fashion + Travel

  11. Emily H

    February 18th, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Thank you so much Ciara!! I’m so glad you related with the post, thanks so much for stopping by and your sweet comment! xo Emily

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