Love Zahra + Altai Coats + The Perfect Transitional Piece

Fall has always been my favorite season – not only because of the fashion, nor is it because September’s my birth month – but it’s the concept of renewal and rebirth that excites me. The cooler air is like a wake up call from the lazy summer before it, as the leaves change color and fall, leaving the trees bare. As a kid I loved that Fall brought along the beginning of a new school year and with that the endless possibilities to learn and grow.

I first moved to Bucktown, a neighborhood in Chicago, in the Fall of 2006. I’ve always loved the energy and hustle and bustle of city life as opposed to the laid back vibe I grew up with in California (and currently live with again in the ‘burbs). The neighborhood was and still is cool and edgy, filled with artists lofts, independent coffee shops, and great boutiques .

One such boutique, Altai Coats, is known for their classic designs of hand-made coats using only 100% Australian Wool. Today I’ve teamed up with Altai coats to showcase Fall’s key transitional piece, the lightweight wool jacket, is the comfort equivalent of wearing a fleece sweatsuit. When the temps dipped a few days ago, I wore these coats out and about and did not want to take them off.

 In between a sweater and your most dead-of-winter coat, it is just as easily layered over distressed skinny jeans as a formal dress. The hand-stitched tailoring process makes this the ultimate luxury item and you can see it is made to truly last. As you are looking to add a few cool weather pieces to your wardrobe, do try Altai Coats.

Special offer only for Love Zahra readers: $100 off! (in-store or online)

**Also check out 101 Things I Love blog today – I am featured along with some truly stylish moms talking about staying stylish when life gets hectic (when isn’t it though??) and how to survive motherhood without resorting to yoga pants!**

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Look 1: Coat:  Thanks to: Altai Coats| Jeans: Zara | Bag: Chloe | Heels: Stuart Weitzman – Similar Style | Sunnies: Celine | Jewelry: Thanks to Blake Valentine

Look 2: Thanks to: Altai Coats | Jeans: AG | Bag: Alexander Wang | Booties: Vince Camuto (no longer available)- Similar Style I’m loving| Sunnies: Celine | Jewelry: Thanks to Blake Valentine

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