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Friday, 28 September 2012

There are lots of things I love about this time of year. Coats are one of them.  I'm not alone in this.  A quick look through my blog roll is showing up all sorts of posts talking about autumn/winter clothing and coats seem to be top of the list for a lot of people. I love it. I can happily debate the merits of colour vs pattern, tweed vs fur, fitted vs casual, for ages. Pockets, buttons, collars, trim: they’re all much more fun on winter coats than they are on summer jackets.

I never used to be able to join in with these conversations. Roll back to 2009 and I had one boring black winter jacket that had lasted me about four years and I just couldn’t understand why people had or needed 47 coats. I mean, black goes with everything, right? One black coat should do nicely. Then I suddenly saw the light. I don’t know why or how it happened but now the understairs cupboard and hat stand in my room are overflowing with coats and jackets of all sizes, shapes and colours. Look! This isn’t even all of them, just the ones I’ve managed to take photos of.

L - Posh tweedy. R (top to bottom)- vintage via Vix's ebay shop, H&M via ebay, French Connection

L - vintage Aquascutum. R (top to bottom) - H&M via ebay, Kookai via car boot sale,

It may seem as if I’ve got most of the bases covered: I have tweed, smart, colourful, faux fur, leather, vintage and cosy coats already. There’s always room for one (or two) more in the coat cupboard though. As with most of my clothing purchases, I'm always in search of value for money when looking to add a coat to my collection. That doesn't have to mean stalking ebay and charity shops and totally ignoring the High St shops. I'm always happy to pay decent money for the perfect thing. Case in point, the tweedy coat in the first picture. I adore it and don't care how much it cost.

On my current wishlist are the perfect duffel coat (because I always did want to be Paddington Bear) and the perfect cape (because I can’t be a bear all the time and maybe I can pretend to be a tall, glam cape-wearer instead). I intend to hit the shops good and hard until I find them.

This looks like it could be a winner

This is cute and sparkly.  Love it.

Somebody hold my handbag for me.  I've got some serious trying on to do!



  1. ooh you do have a snazzy collection. I'd definitely recommend a cape though, H&M always have nice ones..xx

  2. I love the faux fur & the Aquascutum coat has a gorgeous print! Coats are definitely one of my favourite things about this time of year too. xo

  3. Love the fur and, yes, I think I would like a nice duffel coat too. :)But Sod'a Law (part 2) declares that you can never find what you are looking for when you are looking for it... :)

  4. I love coats and jackets! I have so many too, although of course right now they don't fit me!

  5. I'm on the search for the perfect winter coat this year, I think I'm going to go down the tweed route as I like to imagine that I'm a glamorous 1940s vixen, obviously!

  6. Love the vintage coat, seriously I need to get me one of those! My wardrobe is somewhat lacking in the coat department. I've recently retired a seven year old + grey coat and found a rather fabulous black coat - belted with a huge waterfall collar, it's gorgeous but my search continues. I've been watching loads on eBay, the choice is immense!

  7. I'm hopeless about coats. None of them are warm enough for my liking. I have two at the mo and several jackets (too short for when it's really cold). I'm loathed to fork out a fortune yet cheaper ones to tend to be just cheap and cheerless. Bah!

  8. I've bought two coats this month and I'm loving wearing them! Makes the rubbish weather seem a tiny bit better...


  9. I really need more coats! However we don't have any under-stair storage to keep them all which puts me off. I love the duffel coat.

  10. I have 10 coats* and I think that there is always room for another one!

    Maria xxx

    *definitely more

  11. I still love your tweedy coat very much, and the perfect duffel coat is high on my wish list one day too xxx

  12. quite the coat collection there!love the faux fur one <3 I always need a coat with a gigantic hood or else my hair gets ruined :( x


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