Some things in life are just meant to be. And sometimes you stumble upon those things when you least expect it...or when you're just freezing in Paris.

Every piece of clothing has a story and this one from Sandro is one to tell. Last month, Michael and I went on vacation in the Maldives (photos coming soon!), and on our way back home we had a 12-hour layover in Paris. We decided to go out and take a walking food tour in Montmartre. And since this was a quick stop, I definitely forgot to pack appropriately for the weather. I completely forgot that it was the heart of the winter season and I was literally wearing jeans, a sweater, a leather jacket, and my Gucci slippers with socks under. LOL. So you can imagine this Cali girl was beyond freezing! I thought I'd be able to handle it, but come stop number three, my toes started to was really scary! So I had no choice but to leave my group and run across the street to where I saw women's clothing in the window display. 

Disregarding the name of the store, I rushed in and was immediately greeted with a warm welcome and an "Oh my gosh, aren't you cold?!" I chuckled and replied, "Yes, that's exactly why I'm here. I need a coat and shoes."

I looked through the store and my eyes fell upon this beauty. It wasn't until I saw the tag that I realized where I was...Sandro Paris! I am a huge fan of this brand, so it was a relief to know that I would be paying for quality pieces. The coat was perfectly cozy and I also snagged a pair of suede trainers to warm up my icy toes. Who would've known that I'd have the winter chill to thank for this spontaneous shopping trip? Food and shopping in Paris?! Every woman's dream. Needless to say, I walked out of that store a happy (and warm!) girl. 

How are you staying warm this season? Shop this jacket and more below!