After years of battling between the need to stay warm or look chic, I finally made an investment in a good shearling coat.  No longer am I shivering in cocktail attire on frigid Chicago nights or scared of my mummy-like reflection walking down Michigan Avenue when the temps are below zero. Last week I saw this beauty of a shearling jacket and was blown away at the quality and fabulous cut being offered at AllSaints Spitalfields, which the fashion set often refers to as “high street” (and which my co-blogger Bryan Smith also has a thing for).  It is still quite an investment, but the combination of warmth, coziness and stylishness are all worth it in my book.

$1,450 at AllSaints Spitalfields, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-283-0400; or