Coat Confessions: Part 1






I may be more like the men in my life than I ever expected. My mother’s father (my Zadie) grew up in the Canadian coat industry, designing the house label for Eaton’s, once Canada’s largest retailer. This ad, below, features my grandfather, Bernat Goldberger with two models (and a cute pup) showcasing two of the the season’s most beautiful coats.

Bernat Goldberg flies high

Now to move onto my father, who has one of the largest wardrobes I’ve ever seen, and I’ve stolen a few of his coats to feature on the blog. Like his amazing coat straight out of the 1970s ft here in Refresh Time back in 2013 or here in 2014 wearing his Roots Canada 2002 Olympic Team Canada Hockey Award Jacket, Something To Be Proud Of.

Today I’m wearing new cocoon coat, which are oversized in nature, but this one is just dreamy with the large zippers and lapels. A beauty that you know that I’ve been living in, if you follow me on instagram (@barbaraannstyleblog). My collection of coats is getting excessive, so I’ve decided to give them a review and find the ones I love. Follow along with these Coat Confessions and we’ll stay warm this winter together!

Photography by Trevor Negin
Coat: Banana Republic (on sale), Sweater dress: Joe Fresh, Socks: Hayley Elsaesser, Shoes: Opening Ceremony from The Room at Hudson’s Bay, Glasses: Derek Cardigan at, Watch: Skagen Denmark


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Oh and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Can’t wait to share this year’s adventures with you!!


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Shearling Season





DSC_0365Fashion Magazine asked their style panel how they plan to keep warm this fall. This is what I said about stealing my mom’s favourite coat!

Photography by Trevor Negin
Coat, Vintage. Sweater, Banana Republic. Skirt, Central Park West from Aritzia. Knee Socks, American Apparel. Heels, 10 Crosby Derek Lam from Hudson’s Bay


Love Stoned


Zara Marble Dress

Zara Marble Dress

At the start of each season, I feel the urge to run out a purchase the newest and hottest items, often forgetting about the hidden gems in my closet. Like this dress, purchased from Zara at the start of their summer sale, but it hung in closet for the remainder of July and August with the hopes of coming out for an end-of-season wedding that I  was attending. I ended up wearing another dress, and this beautiful marble printed dress continued to wonder when I would wear it.

Early this week, Trevor, my husband, invited me out for a dinner date, and I decided to take this baby for a spin. I sometimes forget that dressing-up for no reason, makes each moment a fashionable memory.

Photography by Trevor Negin

Dress and shoes: Zara, watch: Michael Kors, cocktail ring: Banana Republic

Zara Marble Dress