loving: j.crew's fire-engine red gayle ruffle trench.
why this is wonderful: the cheerful color. the three-quarter-length sleeves that make it a versatile, year-round option. the classic, won't-ever-go-out-of-style shape. the ruffles (i am a sucker for anything with a well-placed ruffle). the fact that it would look perfect over jeans and even more perfect over a little black dress. and the fact that, this afternoon, it gave my eyes a much-needed pop of color.
(sorry for the super-brief post today; i meant to write something longer, but things in general are pretty crazed right now. more tomorrow, though.)