Monday, January 6, 2014

The Coat Saga

The build-up to Christmas and family arriving seems to be but a vague memory now since all have returned to their homes. It happened much to quickly for my liking.

We have had a bit of a "warm spell" and it seems to be getting warmer still (between 4-12 deg. C).  I am told that this does NOT mean spring is on the way, because apparently our coldest months are January and February.


When we arrived I had with me, from our Norway holiday, Coat 1. It is the warmest coat EVER and I have not once felt cold in it so far, even while standing in -2 at bus stops for what seemed like an eternity. However, I feel kind of like the Michelin man in it, and after a while got very bored with having to wear Coat 1 every day, and decided that I  needed another option.

I fell in love with Coat 2, and lucky me it was on sale - 50% off.  (Something you should know about me, I DON'T GO shopping. I HATE it. Shopping, especially in malls makes me feel as though I will break out in a rash.) Fortunately, I have never been a trend setter and am more than happy to just have my own dress thing going. So when I say I "fell in love with this coat", what you should read into that is... I walked past it, saw it and knew it was what I wanted. That's how I roll with shopping, catch my eye as I walk past, don't make me come and find you!

So I bought Coat 2. It's navy blue, gorgeous and fits nicely - BUT, I have realised it is not a "Help! It's cold coat." It's more of a "Oh crap, is it autumn already? I better put a coat on" coat.  I just about froze my butt off in that coat at the bus stop.  It's also not water-proof - which is so not helpful in winter.....you would think I would know that by now.

While My Girl was here and she was browsing through clothes (she actually does like doing that) - Coat 3 caught my eye. "Oh!" I thought, "This looks better! Waterproof with a nice hood thingy, that will work!" So I bought it. I love it, but it still is not warm enough unless you have at least 4 layers under it. It's more of a "We're-going-out-in-the-car-and-may-have-to-walk-a-bit-to-reach-our-destination-so-put-me-on-and-you-will-look-stylish,-be-dry-and-warm-for-a-few-minutes-until-you-get-there" coat.

The way I see it, I need to add one more coat, it will be like Coat 1, but longer with a hood and a waist! Then I think I will have the whole coat saga waxed.

I have also discovered the possibility of a boot fetish. Of course, I would never have known this if we hadn't moved here! So, boots with the fuuuurrrrr... here we come!

OK. The high-heeled boots - impulse buy. If I hadn't have thrown the slip away, I would have taken them back. Don't know what I was thinking!!  But the others with the fur.... LOVE!!

Between coats and boots, as well as scarves and hats that I have always loved wearing, I guess it's not surprising that I am really enjoying winter here!

19 comments:

  1. Coats and boots - so cool!
    I love your line "catch my eye as I walk past: don't make me come find you!"
    Excellent!
    (BTW, that's how I like it too!)

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    1. I know - loving winter clothes!
      Yes, we share that :"don't make me come and find you" gene! :)

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    1. I thought the dilemma here was what boots to wear with what coat :)

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    2. Allie: Yay! At last! (Happy New Year Prezzie)
      Lizette: That may become a saga as I acquire more! :)

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  3. Love coat 3...and the boots with the fur. I don't shop either, I have to be very desperate to be found in the stores. I did buy an awesome K-Way coat last winter and would have slept in it if Kobus would allow me :-P

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    1. K-Way rocks! All our Norway gear was K-Way stuff - totally can see why you would want to sleep in it! :D

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  4. Those high heeled boots have attitude!

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    1. They do... it's just they are so not me - I will feel like a fake.
      Not that I don't have attitude..... haha!

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  5. Oooo, yes! Love the fur boots too, but I just don't do heels(even low ones like that! Now if I could find ones without heels just like that here, that would be awesome!

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    1. Plenty like that without any heels Nix! It's boot heaven here... I just know I am in so much trouble with boots now.... :)

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  6. Love it! Didn't know about your blog! Coat 1 comes in the long and sexy version as well. They sell it all over China in winter - it's been the rage. Comes with a belt to sexy it up. Maybe you can buy one online somewhere although I don't know anything about online shopping. Good luck!

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    1. Welcome Adele! :)
      I thought Coat 1 (longer with hood and belt) must be available somewhere because I have seen some people wearing them. I will have to wait until it jumps out and bites me because ain't no way I am going shopping for it. It will take a lot to sexy up that coat! :-)

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  7. have you and I swopped personalities??? lol! I have become you….i haven't seen the inside of a clothing store in MONTHS. But I agree with that line….'don't make me come find you' - that we now definitely have in common! I must say Coat 2 rocks my little world too and it is very flattering which, lets face it, is important when you spend so much time in bloody coats eh?!

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    1. Not sure about the swopping thing because I still hate shopping! Think we just share that gene with mom! :) I just want to be warm - then all is well with the world!

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  8. Also so hate shoping... A friend of mine often does shopping for me-a pastime she loves! She bought me a pair of high heel Froggie boots. At first I struggled, but now I love them! I feel dressed up, tall, stylish and sexy in them! I predict you'll come to feel the same about yours....!

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    1. Hey Karin,
      You are VERY brave to let others shop for you. Mine are still staring at me from the corner of the room. Perhaps I should plan a night out with dinner and theatre and see how they make me feel. I will, more than likely, fall down any stairs and wobble like a baby calf. Will keep you posted! :)

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  9. I have always wanted coat 1 but longer and with a hood! Have never actually bought one though because of the michelin man look;-) Pic of when you find coat 4, see?!

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    1. Definitely will post Coat 4 when I find it.

      I am scrutinizing everyone in that type of coat and making mental notes of what I like and don't - I have seen one or two that actually do border on acceptable and look less like a Michelin man. :)

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So, what do you think?