Printed Dress + Grey Trench Coat

Printed Dress + Grey Trench Coat

DRESS // Choies -- COAT // Helmut Lang -- TIGHTS // H&M --
SHOES // Aminah Abdul Jillil -- RINGS // H&M

all photos by Kaye McCoy for Mattieologie; styling by Christopher Jamar

I have to be honest, I caught a dose of FOMO looking at all the #NYFW photos and snaps. But then I saw it was 1 degree in NYC this past weekend. Y'ALL CAN HAVE THAT. Because it's also freezing here in Atlanta as well. It was 28 degrees when we shot these and as they say, "the show must go on." I mean we had scheduled the shoot days in advance and you the readers (and my brand partners) don't want to hear that I didn't post because it was "so cold I couldn't think." I digress.

I really enjoy a good printed dress. It's easy to fall into the trap of trends and buy something that will look dated in 10-12 months, but prints are so fun. When I saw this lipstick printed number, I knew I had to have it because red lipstick will always be in style. The look was originally not supposed to be worn with a coat but I DREW THE LINE. If I'm going to be productive, I'm at least going to feel my legs.

I'd wear this to brunch or even church - better yet, sans the tights and with some strappy black sandals when the weather decided to act right.