The Coziest Coat

17 Nov

Blue Winter Coat with Polkadot Tights

This weekend was one of those ones where I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone. I decided to make a quick pitstop to Banana Republic early Saturday evening, which I thought would be a quick in and out trip. While I was trying on clothes in the fitting room, the loud music and lights shut off. Everything flickered on and off for a minute, until everything eventually went black. I panicked. Being in a pitch black dressing room mid sweater change is not exactly comforting. A store employee came back and asked that everyone “come to the front of the store.” I assumed that something bad was happening, so I was in full on freakout mode. Luckily it was only a power outage (that knocked out the entire outdoor shopping center). We still managed to purchase things, thanks to the old school method of writing down our credit card info. While lingering in the store, we heard yelling outside. All ten of us in the store (including the employees) ran to the door to find a woman screaming and flailing her arms in the air. Let’s just say there were hundreds of cars snaked around the parking lot, and nobody was going anywhere soon.

Seeing this crazed woman convinced me the zombie apocalypse was taking place, and I was going to be part of it. Camping out at Banana Republic had never sounded more appealing. I ventured out to my car, and into the madness, to sit in my parking spot for 45 minutes. Let’s just say people weren’t exactly willing to let other cars out in front of them. After an hour of claustrophobia/anxiety, I had inched my way out of there and back into the world. This *dramatic* experience tells me I need to start recording some episodes of Doomsday Preppers.

Kate Spade Polkadot Tights

Belted Winter Coat

Tulle Blue Winter Coat

This coat has become my favorite companion in this cold weather. I got it at Trend Boutique, and seriously, it does not leave my body (even when I get inside). I’m not a fan of coats with tons of buttons or other contraptions. I want a coat that’s easy to put on and take off, and this is it. I’ve been adding a glittery belt to give it more structure and dress it up a bit. Sadly, my coat collection is very tiny. My sophomore year of college, I had a small slip-up when I was moving out of my dorm. A week after the school year ended, I realized I never cleaned out my coat closet when packing up my stuff. I frantically called the university, but the coats were long gone. There were vests, dressy coats, expensive ski jackets, and more. Up until now, I hadn’t replenished my coat collection. Now that I have this baby blue one, it’s kind of become perfect for every occasion. Since it’s currently snowing as I type this, I already know what I’ll be wearing this week ;).

Baby Blue Fuzzy Winter Coat

Coat: Tulle via Trend Boutique | Tights: Kate Spade | Shoes: Nine West (similar) | Belt: J.Crew (similar)

15 Responses to “The Coziest Coat”

  1. billiekotting November 17, 2014 at 7:03 am #

    Such a pretty coat! I absolutely love the colour!

  2. SweetCandyDreamer November 17, 2014 at 7:27 am #

    Oh my, that does not sound like a fun time shopping!! Super cute coat and tights though 🙂 x

  3. In Kinsey's Closet November 17, 2014 at 8:56 am #

    Firstly, I love this coat. With an awesome coat like this, you don’t really need a ton of other options! Also, I must say that something similar happened to me where someone actually STOLE my clothes and I had to start again from scratch! I feel your pain. Once my mom’s cleaning lady threw out a bunch of my belts that were in a trash bag because I was planning to move them. Oh man, bad memories.

  4. FashionEdible November 17, 2014 at 9:44 am #

    That is one crazy situation! I would be a bit panicked as well but I’m glad you made it out ok. And your coat story made me sad – I think I would cry if I lost my coat closet haha. Although I guess that gives you a good excuse to get a few new coats… 😉

  5. Arielle Tan November 17, 2014 at 9:58 am #

    The coat is so lovely! ❤

  6. KatWalkSF November 17, 2014 at 10:58 am #

    Stop it! That story is insane! In other new I love your icy blue cute + perfect tights!

  7. jackiemallon November 17, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    Love the stocking pairing but I guess the weather will dictate a more snuggly leg option too! 🙂

  8. Ellen November 17, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    I love this jacket! It’s such a unique and gorgeous color. You’ll definitely stand out in the snow!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  9. Victoria November 17, 2014 at 11:15 pm #

    Those dotted tights are so cute!

  10. Ashley November 18, 2014 at 7:05 pm #

    Omg, what a nightmare! People are crazy- that parking lot situation sounds like it would drive me up a wall. I’m sorry that happened to you, babe!

    On the bright side, you are rocking this baby blue car coat like a champ! Love it belted + with polka dot tights!


  11. jodikayedwards November 20, 2014 at 11:07 am #

    Such an interesting story makes for good conversation! My mind sometimes finds it’s way to the worst scenarios also hehe. Gorgeous coat!

  12. The Lady Olive November 24, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    NEED those tights!

  13. vannieful16 December 3, 2014 at 8:48 am #

    I love the color of the coat and your tights are super adorable! You look great! =)

  14. CLOSET RUN December 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    Love the coat and the tights! I just bought a similar pair.


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