January is always a fun month for me. Many people see it as a chance to start over, refresh and get a new lease on life, but for me it’s my birthday month. I loved having a winter birthday even though most kids growing up wish for a summer birthday. My parents took me out of school every single year on my birthday, no matter what day of the week, and we went to Lake Tahoe for some fun in the snow. *Best parents ever I must say!* This fall/winter has been pretty cold compared to the last so I have been able to experiment with new (to me) winter trends. One clothing item I really wanted this fall was a mid-length, camel color coat, but was unable to find one I liked. I am really particular when it comes to material and textures because I have sensitive skin, so many of the more affordable options I found were a scratchy wool blend. On Monday my husband said he was going to do 12 days of small birthday gifts for me ending on my birthday, the 12th. On the first day he got me a blueberry scone (yum!) and a gift card to H&M, where I found this coat. It is not as thick as the coats I was previously looking at, nor was it camel, but it was so soft and very comfortable. I shied away from it at first because of the big pockets, but I really loved the fit once I tried it on so I picked it up! H&M was having some killer after Christmas/New Year sales, but I don’t know if I would shop in store this time of year, or time of day again. It took nearly 2 hours to try on the clothes and stand in the checkout line – LOL! All the other pieces are basics I wear all the time so it was easy to throw together.

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The only other new piece is this GORGEOUS Fossil watch my parents gave me for Christmas. I have worn it nearly every day since I got it and it will continue to be a staple in my wardrobe for years to come. Such a timeless piece – no pun intended!

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Watch – Fossil Original Boyfriend Sport Three-Hand Black Leather Watch

Jacket – *Similar* Cashmere-Blend Coat

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