... and me pontificating about not buying into a trend.
And then a matter of weeks later, being forced to eat my hat and humble pie all washed down with a side portion of grovel - I am about to purchase a new coat.
I mentioned it the other day - the Warehouse Teddy Bear one and I honestly can't stop thinking about it. I obviously don't need to justify the purchase, but I wouldn't be me if I didn't... And the main thing is, I know I will wear it. I wore my camel longline blazer coat last year so much that it's bobbled within an inch of its life (it's honestly verging on boucle now) I also haven't been able to stop wearing the dressing gown camel one that I bought this year and would wear it every day if I didn't that a) I'd get bored of it and b) I'd ruin it.
So another camel is a no brainer (sort of) and the fact that this one is totally different from anything else I own, has been the seal on its coffin.
But back to my meal of volte face and yes, I know, I said I wasn't going to do fur coats this season. In my defence (which I may as well have tattooed on my gravestone, the amount of times I appear to say it), I'm not sure this "actually" comes under the heading Fur Coat. It's more "lived in cuddly toy" coat - it is genuinely called a Teddy Bear coat. Oh and, if further justification was needed, like I did say the other day, I did fall in love with the Maxmara one from last year.
Look how fantastic it can look. I will admit the far right pic was the one that sent me into yes yes yes. The fact I would look like the biggest dick on the school run in that, is clearly neither here nor there.... Far left pic is a much easier to wear take on it for sure. Check on all counts. (note to self - small black cross body bag hole in wardrobe may have just appeared....ditto black beanie.....)
It's also randomly something that I've been asked about a number of times - it's a twist on a fur coat I guess but it's something that people are not sure of. Well, I love them. To me, they're a cross between a sheepskin and a full on fur (faux..) number. In fairness, it's a totally different look and one which you will probably either love or hate. I would say knowing me, there is a high chance this could the New Balance of the coat world, but with my Maxmara hangover still going strong from last year, I'm hopeful.
So this is the one I have gone for (like I said, I did size up as I didn't find it overly generous and this is a coat that needs to look like you could camp out in it for a week)
Oversized Pocket Teddy Coat £85 pre discount
They also do a pink Teddy coat which is in fact reduced from £85.
Pink Teddy Coat £55 from Warehouse
And I LOVE this grey boucle Teddy one. Really really love this.
Grey Zip Boucle Teddy Coat was £90 now £70 again Warehouse
On offer again at Topshop, this time in black for £55
Collarless at Pull & Bear at ASOS. This is the perfect style to wear a scarf with.
Pull & Bear Borg Coat £59.99
However if you do think it will be a one season wonder (or perhaps you want to wear it for fancy dress...to be honest, all you need is a Bo Peep and you're off - this is out of the mouth of The Husband obviously) then George at Asda have a bargainous £25 number in white.
Teddy Coat £25 from George at Asda
They also have a baby blue version. I love this shade with black or even camel. Also looks great with navy. Very versatile as a Winter colour.
So yet another new coat that I have to add to my expanding collection... I did actually buy a check yellow and grey Kew one from TKMaxx that I was going to fess up about it. Have worn it once, went to wear it yesterday and one of the buttons is missing. GAH. Took it back today so I don't feel "too" guilty about replacing it with this one.
Off out to a dinner party this evening - rushing like a banshee as tennis balls fly past my ears (yup) and I officially need to be NOT NEAR MY CHILDREN who don't go back to school till Tuesday. Dear. God. There shall be wine tonight and ALL shall be ok with the world.
Pink silk top - Zara
Saxby ASOS jeans
Cardigan - Hush
Grey suede boots - Zara
Right, I have now been hit in the head with a tennis ball. An entire week with a small Asperger's boy who also has ADHD is an interesting experience. Someone pass the wine immediately please...