Saturday, December 10, 2011

Into Outerwear

It is that time of year again...time to take out my winter coats and put away my lighter jackets for what seems like forever. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate winter...for the first month or two. But come February, I will be ready to feel my toes again. 

I found this coat at Old Navy a few years ago, and have gotten a lot of wear out of it. I noticed a similar style there this year (here - It looks like it may be a little shorter, too). I love how the collar can either lay flat or be worn popped up if you use the top button, but what really sold me on this one was that the waist is actually at my true waist. I have to say, I feel a little bit like Audrey Hepburn when I pop the collar. I am not sure why. From looking at the pictures, I am just now noticing how long and wide the bottom can be. Maybe it depends how I hold my arms...or maybe not. The waist looks like it could use a little taking in as well. Still, it is my favorite, and I feel great in it.

Ever since I bought the black coat, this camel one from Ann Taylor Factory Store (circa 5 years or so ago)  hasn't seen the light of day very much (but hey, it's winter - there's no sun anyway!). How convenient is it that everybody is crazy about camel right now? It could stand a little taking in at the waist too (the waistband looks so misshapen in some of these) but then I think I will put it back in my rotation (Who am I kidding? Having a 'rotation' makes it sounds like I have a closet full of beautiful coats. I will just switch back and forth between the two. It is more of a flip-flop than a rotation). 

When I rediscovered my camel coat, I found another surprise: Cute Brown gloves from Ralph Lauren! I must have gotten them at TJ Maxx years ago and stuffed them in the pockets.

Do you have any suggestions about tailoring these coats? 


  1. Cute post. I really like the black coat. You jazz it up with crazy scarves and faux fur :). I'm excited to see what you do with it.

  2. I like both coats. Camel is so classic and looks great but the black one makes you look like Audrey Hepburn- with your hair up in a chignon.

    My only winter coat looks like it goes over jeans and is HUGE! Got it to visit my kids up north in the winter. But, why would I do that? They can come south in the winter, we go north in the spring and fall!!