Thursday, 14 November 2013

Coat Season

For some completely unknown reason, I absolutely love coats. At last count, I have six proper winter coats (including one ski jacket, and one raincoat), two jackets, two blazers, and a pac-a-mac.

I love bundling up in a coat- because I'm quite short, the sleeves are almost always just a little bit too long for me, and I'm able to tuck my hands up inside them, keeping my hands toasty without the need for gloves. (As an aside, I am not really a fan of gloves and mittens. They stop me from getting involved in everything.). 

I love how a coat can really compliment an outfit. The reason I have so many is because they all serve a difference purpose- the knee-length grey one is for wearing with dresses to make myself feel ladylike. The burgundy one is for general wear, preferably with stripes. The navy duffle coat/ bomber jacket cross is for rugby matches. And so on and so forth.

Clearly, coat-wearing makes me deliriously happy. It was bloody freezing that day, if memory serves.
I love that moment when you put your hands in the pocket of a coat you haven't worn since the previous winter and find hidden treasure. On Tuesday, I found ten pence and the details of three cars I was looking at buying back in the "spring". I'm sure in another coat there's the stub of a rugby ticket, and possibly a forgotten pair of gloves.

I've already bought this winter's coat, but if I hadn't (and had plenty of spare change), I'd be eyeing up this beautiful Joules coat or this one from Great Plains. Despite buying a more casual coat this year, I'm always on the look out for more grown up ones.

Regardless, this weekend, when I venture to the frozen reaches of north-east England, there is no doubt I'm going to be in need of my coat. And I am certainly not displeased to be taking it with me.


  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who seems to stock pile coats - sometimes you just need one for every eventuality! And totally with you on the treasures you find at the start of winter - I found a full thirty (yes I'm slightly ashamed) hair clips between two coats last weekend, forty pence, and the ultimate surprise, a kinder egg toy. Win.

  2. I love coats and jackets - my dream coat would be a Barbour and/or a Burberry trench. One is out of my budget, one is REALLY REALLY out of my budget :P
    Keep in touch :)
    Andrea xxx


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