Tuesday, September 8, 2009

brrr.. it's cold in here..

there must me some Clovers in the atmosphere!

Who else loves Bring It On? Missy's the poo, so take a big whiff.

Anyhoo, I'm starting to look for a new winter coat again. A while back, I scored this fun See by Chloe plaid coat at the Rack. It was only $60 (from $800+). I have no idea why it was marked down so much but it was in pristine condition so I think I was rather lucky!

But if you hadn't noticed, it's a red plaid, lumberjack coat. Not exactly something I can wear regularly. No, I'm looking for a nice black wool coat. Something I can pretty much wear all winter.

Last year, I settled on this grey Soia Kyo coat. I got a lot of wear out of it (and a lot of compliments!) but I still really want to find a good black coat.

There are two that I've been eyeing at J. Crew though I'm leaning more towards the "ribbon" one, stylewise. I haven't seen it in person yet so I don't know for sure if it's the one and it's not available until October.

I'm very particular about the lengths of my coats. I can't stand long coats. Midthigh is about as long as I can go. I just want it to be long enough to cover whatever top I'm wearing underneath, but I don't want it so long that wearing heels is a must.

The second coat that I'm considering is this ruffle one. I actually tried this one on in the store and really loved the fit. The wool is also extremely soft, which isn't always the case at J. Crew.

The reason I'm leaning towards the ribbon one is because it seems just a tad longer than the ruffle one, which just went past my tush, and it looks just a little more tailored. And somehow the ruffles aren't quite as ruffly as I would like. Did that even make sense? I think that if the ruffles were fuller, then I'd probably like it more.

What do you think? I have a little over a month before the ribbon coat is available so I'm not in a hurry. Maybe I'll be lucky and get a couple gift cards for my upcoming bday!

No pressure. *wink*


tam pham said...

i've sworn off of buying coats. i had a great collection of coats when i lived in frigid KC. however, after living in dallas for 2 years, i can count on one hand how many times i wore a true winter coat.

i vote for the ribbon one except I'm a little worried that the ribbon will be a little unflattering from a side angle, you know what i mean?

Rhondalei G. said...

Gorge! And I love the lumber jack plaid! Hahah! I have to agree with Tam about the side-view of the ruffle. Well, I am a bit curvier and I think it may accentuate certain areas. LoL. Ask me about my wool coat from Express later and I'll tell you a funny story. :D