Thursday, November 17, 2011


That's it. Just coats. I like wearing them in the winter and appreciate the added layer they bring to a look. But to be honest, I'd rather not have to wear one. Ever.

I have a total of 4 coats - two I wear all the time, one I wear on special occasions and one I've never, ever, ever worn. Behold.

I wore this every. single. day. last winter. It's crazy warm and acts as a super shield, blocking one uncomfortable weather condition at a time. Since I'm allergic to real down, my mom found this down alternative option at Target. It gets the job done, it's my #1 go-to, I love him. Yes, my coat is a him because he's big and strong and protects me. Roar.

I couldn't get a very good picture of this coat but this is my second option. It has a fitted, higher waist line and flairs out below. I love the peter pan style collar and the fit is very flattering. This was a random Target purchase when I was probably in there to buy things like laundry detergent or paper towels. Oops.

This one was a T.J. Maxx purchase because I loved the idea of a cream winter coat. Unfortunately, pup's hair loved it too. Gross. So now I'm forced to only bring this coat out for things like holiday parties, cold weather weddings and an occasional night at the ballet or musical with my ladies.

It'd be nice if I could add it to the regular rotation but what am I supposed to do? Sit Miss Ruby down, look into her sad eyes and say to her, "stop hanging out with me for the sake of my coat". Pssht. Yeah right. Look at that face.

Moving on.

Here is the coat I've never worn before. I bought it at Forever21 for next to nothing, can't figure out what to wear it with and can't bring myself to donate it just yet. Urgh. The sleeves are 3/4 length, I LOVE the gray/blue and brown plaid and the hood is completely lined with faux fur - a tad dressier than I'm used to and not very functional with the capped sleeves and everything.

So as you can see, my coat collection is a little... meh.

So I hopped on the Old Navy site in search for some less expensive options to add to the mix.

Side note: Is it just me or have they really stepped it up a notch this season? It looks like they named Todd Oldham as the Creative Director late 2007 so maybe he's just starting to get his groove on now.

Regardless, Old Navy seems to be stepping up their game and their coat selection definitely proves that. Here are my faves (I *starred* the ones that even made it to the Christmas list).

Happy Friday and go buy coats!


  1. FYI Old navy is having a pre-black friday sale this weekend. 75% off all outerwear!!!

  2. If I knew how to take a picture and post it, I would share my former go-to coat of the late 80's with all your bloggers (is that the right word?).... I think you know the one I'm talking about,... the JEAN JACKET EXTRAORDINAIRE. I was always ahead of my time.

  3. Pops, I'm looking forward to the yearly debut of the jean jacket this weekend. If you're lucky, maybe I'll snap a shot and post it here in all it's glory.