Thursday, February 9, 2017

it's still winter, y'all

Cole Haan Water Repellent Quilted Walking Coat

Although much of the blogosphere is currently all "yay spring look at all these off the shoulder dresses!"'s still very much winter around here! We actually just got three more inches of snow yesterday...

But that means I get to show you guys my amazing new coat! I actually forgot to mention this purchase in my last budget post, but that's because it ended up costing me just a few dollars out of pocket! I've been eyeing up Burberry's coat for a few months, and finally decided to order it...only to send it immediately back. It felt so cheap, and for that price, I do not want my coat to feel like it's from Forever 21. Then I stumbled upon this similarly styled coat from Cole Haan for half the price. With a little patience, it finally went on sale, and with Nordstrom notes saved up and a giftcard, it ended up costing me like $10 out of pocket.

And guys...this coat is amazing. I wore this on our trip to Montreal (where these pictures were taken) and it was perfect. I was very comfortable in the 10 degree weather wearing just this coat and my medium thickness sweater underneath it. I love that it's belted because it gives it a bit more shape (I wear it tied in a bow as you can see below). Even though all the cool girls in Montreal were wearing these complete fur hoods (I've never seen anything like them! Is this a thing everywhere or only in Canada?), I love that this has just a bit of faux fur right where you want it most - around your actual neck! I'm wearing a size large, and I find it fits true too size. If you are interested, I actually found the coat for more than half the price that Nordstrom is selling it for, here at Macy's and here at 6 PM.

Cole Haan Faux-Fur-Collar Belted Down Puffer Coat
Cole Haan Single Breasted Belted Down Coat
Cole Haan Water Repellent Quilted Walking Coat
Coat: Cole Haan [exact]
Pants: Express [exact]
Sweater: Caslon [exact]
Boots: Vince Camuto [similar below]
Apple watch strap: Amazon [exact]
Hat: similar
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Cole Haan Faux-Fur-Collar Belted Down Puffer Coat
And because my black boots are four winters in and badly need to be replaced (there's a hole in one side of the boot and they no longer stay up on my legs), here are eight options that are currently on sale! Which ones are your favorite? I think I like the pair from Jessica Simpson the most!

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