The Trench Coat

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Trench Coat_Primark_Leather Leggings_What Would V Wear_Vanessa Lambert

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It’s trench time, well it was in Germany, not so much in Chicago right now. Nonetheless, I’m a huge fan of the classic trench coat. I could’t get more excited when I spot the first rays of sunshine that announce spring because it means: Take off your winter and grab your trench! The trench coat is the perfect jacket for spring – a closet staple for warmer days ahead.

What I love about the trench is that it’s completely irrelevant what I’m wearing underneath. The trench in itself always looks classy and sophisticated. On a different note: We took these pictures in less than 3 minutes, and I’m not exaggerating. My brother, my son and my husband where on our way to visit a friend of mine in Gelsenkirchen, and as we were driving I noticed this graffiti wall, and I told my brother to stop immediately (typical blogger moment, huh?!). However, as my husband started taking pictures our battery died. So, yes, 3 minutes. Sometimes all you need is 3 minutes.

Have you ever experienced something like this? As always, I would love to hear from you!

Thank you for reading, and as always, much love.



LEATHER LEGGINGS: 7 for all Mankind | TOP: LOFT | COAT: Primark (similar HERE) | BOOTIES: Primark (Similar HERE) | SUNGLASSES: Windsor Fashions (ON SALE FOR $5.45!) c/o | HANDBAG: CHANEL (Vintage) | LIPSTICK: CHANEL



  1. February 18, 2016 / 1:18 AM

    Lol! But sometimes you get better pics when you dont have enough time or when youn think, well these are not going to be great and then they will! I love vtrenchcoats. One day I want to buy a Burberry!

  2. February 18, 2016 / 1:27 AM

    You’re too funny! Definitely guilty of the the ‘OMG we have to stop, it will just take a minute!’ Love this classic look– and your trench! I hear we are supposed to get up to 60 degrees on Friday… bring on the trench weather!

    xo, Jennifer

  3. Suze - Luxury Columnist
    February 18, 2016 / 5:13 AM

    The graffiti backdrop looks great, I once spotted a door with actual eyes drawn on it and got my husband to stop the car immediately for a photo!

  4. February 18, 2016 / 8:01 AM

    I love seeing you always so chic, dear V., your trench coat is super! You always look stylish and gorgeous! I agree with the trench coat “philosophy”: whatever you have underneath, it doesn’t matter! Three minutes, wow, well done! Yes, batteries are annoying! But you did it so well, the pictures are amazing and you are right – the many (good) thing that can be done in 3 minutes! Hugs and kisses!

  5. Michelle Joseph
    February 18, 2016 / 8:42 AM

    I completely agree. Trenches are gorgeous and it doesn’t matter what you wear underneath, it always looks chic.


  6. February 18, 2016 / 9:26 AM

    Your husband did great in 3 minutes! LOL! You look fabulous!
    xo, Lily

  7. February 18, 2016 / 9:58 AM

    Welcome home Vanessa! You are so right. I never realized it before but a trench is such a subtle statement piece. I miss you! Look for an emailโ€ฆ We’llhave to plan some time together soon.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  8. February 18, 2016 / 9:59 AM

    I love trench coats, too, Vanessa! You’re so right, with the right cut and style, it’ll definitely be the star of the show and you need not to worry about what’s under. Haha, that was definitely a blogger moment, one I can surely relate to! I can’t even tell you how many times this has happened to us, not so much recently because I’ve been extra mindful; I’ve definitely frustrated my husband enough with us arriving at the location and the battery completely dead, opps! Nonetheless, the photos came out lovely and you look gorgeous as always! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a wonderful day so far, dear friend; sending lots of love and a huge hug your way!



  9. February 18, 2016 / 10:14 AM

    Wow! Such amazing pictures in only 3 minutes!! It’s the worse when the battery dies, or you forget the camera card like me! It has happened a few too many times, I thought my husband was going to scream!! Love the trench. Can’t wait for trench weather here!

    Xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  10. February 18, 2016 / 11:41 AM

    Great, classic look! I love shoots that take 3 minutes (minus the camera dying part…). Sometimes the best pictures I get are when we’re on a time crunch and you have to just go for it with the time you have. Thanks for sharing!

    xo Annie

  11. February 18, 2016 / 11:44 AM

    I adore that easy, breezy, laidback chic vibe of your outfit, so timeless. And how adorable is that poofy, fuzzy bag charm ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. February 18, 2016 / 12:11 PM

    haha I totally do that with my hubs all the time!! I cant believe you got these great photos in just 3 minutes!! You go super model!


  13. February 18, 2016 / 7:43 PM

    A trench is the ultimate closet essential! I love this outfit, especially the simplicity of the striped top under the tan coat. Such a classic look!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  14. February 18, 2016 / 8:26 PM

    Very funny! Well the 3 minutes of photos turned out great. LOVE the trench!! With it being 50s this weekend in Chicago, perhaps you’ll be able to bust it out again!!

    All the Cute
    Today’s Post: Lattes & Lipstick…

  15. February 19, 2016 / 4:35 AM

    Absolutely amazing and chic! That trench is adorable! and I love the braid too!
    Have an amazing day!

  16. Trang Do
    February 19, 2016 / 5:22 AM

    You looks so pretty! Love your trench coat!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  17. Andrea Nine
    February 19, 2016 / 5:47 AM

    3 minutes of shear beauty on the streets of Chicago!! Great trench, even more gorgeous gal!!

  18. February 19, 2016 / 12:55 PM

    I love your blogger moment, in my head your bro and husband were having a conversation and then you screamed, ‘STOP THE CAR NOOOOW’, then the car came to an almost comical screech top and you all got out to take the pics…wow, and in 3 mins and look how composed you look- you are a true pro! And yes, I love trenches, I want to start a lil’ collection actually, I’m on the look out for other variations to the classic beige like red, hmmm, anyhoo, have a fab wkend Beauty! Xx

  19. February 19, 2016 / 1:48 PM

    HA! Your comment about it being irrelevant what you wear under the trench seriously made me laugh out loud…because it’s so true! It is an outfit in itself ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. February 19, 2016 / 2:19 PM

    Lovely and so chic! Great eye for finding that wall! Perfect background. The trench looks so elegant and edgy with the tee and leather pants. Always amazing Vanessa!

  21. February 19, 2016 / 3:08 PM

    Oh yes, I can totally imagine how you told everyone to stop the car and take the pictures, and YES this is a typical blogger problem ๐Ÿ˜€ Jan always makes fun of me because of moments like that and even thought about writing a song to make fun of us (poor bloggers…) ๐Ÿ˜€ Nevertheless no ones sees that you didn’t have time to shot the photos, since you look flawless and gorgeous as usual ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the combination with the trench and the booties, it’s so chic and fashionable and always perfect ๐Ÿ™‚ You know how to combine EVERYTHING just in a perfect way ๐Ÿ™‚ wishing you a wonderful weekend my dear friend <3

  22. February 19, 2016 / 5:42 PM

    Hahha love your story! I’ve taken pics in 3 mins yes, but has my battery died? No, thank goodness it hasn’t happened to me. I always have a backup battery with me, but I’m sure it’s harder when you travel.

    Love the trench coat on you, it is so fabulous!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  23. February 19, 2016 / 11:39 PM

    Happy Friday Vanessa! Loving your trench coat, its such a perfect elegant and timeless piece. You look fantastic and that graffiti wall is super cool! Good eye on catching it.
    Have a great weekend!

    xo, jackie

  24. February 20, 2016 / 3:15 AM

    You look so fabulous and oh gosh, I can so relate to your quick shoot moment! Haha. Fashion bloggers will always be fashion bloggers ??? hehe.
    These pictures came out so amazing though!
    Have a good weekend lovely.

  25. February 20, 2016 / 11:01 AM

    Loved the typical blogger remark, made me smile as I do the same)))
    You look stunning and I can’t wait for the weather to warm up so I can rock my trench coat once again!
    Wishing you wonderful weekend!

  26. Tash
    February 20, 2016 / 3:15 PM

    Looking fab! I really like your coat and necklace!


  27. February 20, 2016 / 11:32 PM

    Trenches are such a staple! Love your hair in this cute braid!

  28. February 21, 2016 / 5:32 AM

    Vanessa these are some HOT photos for three minutes! It’s obviously because your so beautiful, all the photos look amazing! I totally agree that you can’t beat a trench coat! And I ADORE everything your wearing underneath too! Thanks for your sweet comment, I would love to meet you in person one day too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Rachel xx

  29. February 21, 2016 / 11:28 PM

    Beautiful shots in under 3 minutes. I love trench coats, a closet must have. The way you styled it with leather leggings, striped top and a necklace is gorgeous.

  30. February 22, 2016 / 7:31 PM

    Great story Vanessa and super hilarious! You definitely know how to work a camera. I don’t know if I could capture my looks in that amount of time. Impressive!

    Love the trench and booties.

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