.. for making the most of the discounts, is a coat. (it's the last day... I'm just rolling with it till normal service is resumed tomorrow).
Someone mentioned yesterday that for Christmas last year, they got a coat in the Black Friday sale. And today at rugby, two girls said that they had ordered a coat (on behalf of their other halves) that will be wrapped up for under the tree.
Because, as I always say, it makes sense to look at investment purchases when you're getting a discount. Plus it's an easy win for a Christmas present - certainly the husband loves to buy me something practical that I can actually use and somehow it seems easy to justify spending a bit more on something like a coat.
Shall we start at the very punchy end. There is 20% off mind you... And the versatility of a smarter coat is undeniable. The perfect piece for having in your wardrobe for when an element of formality is required, but ideal for every day wearing with jeans, leather trousers, coated skinnies or mini skirts and opaques. Plus they have a longevity that a more on trend item might not have.
LKBennett Florence Black Cotton Coat £425 pre discount 20% off with the code BLACK20.
Or in the red
Navy and black at Jaeger. The easiest way to mix the two colours if you're not that sure of doing it yourself - let your coat do it for you.
Boiled Wool Mix Coat from Jaeger £399
Another two tone option from ASOS at £90 (pre discount GOGOGO for 20% off) (personally I think I might prefer this one..)
Staying with tailored which is a style of coat I think everyone can justify - perfect for work, for super smart occasions and ideal for flinging over jeans with a casual jumper.
Selected Clara Tailored Coat in Grey £160 with 20% off at ASOS with the code GOGOGO.
A longer line blazer style at Jack Wills but with 20% off at ASOS.
Jack Wills Chepmell Coat in navy £198
Another classic is of course a trench which I love. And snag a great deal at Finery London with 30% off (everything) with the code FRIDAY30.
Felsham Bonded Trench Coat from Finery London £175 pre discount
Or there's a check trench style with oversized buckle.
Faversham Check Buckle Trench coat £185 pre discount
20% off at Selfridges with the code SELFCCE
*sits on hands*....
Whistles Knitted Shearling Coat £795 in khaki
More statements in fur (faux) with 20% off Unreal Fur at ASOS and the code GOGOGO.
Unreal Fur Elixir Coat £260
Then of course there are the pink coats. Now I've never gone down the pink route. But every year I think I possibly should. Just the ideal pick me up for those days when you're feeling a bit meh with the whole winteryness of winter. An ideal coat to go with the neutrals that we all have - so the black and white, the navy, the greys and even khaki.
Starting at the top end of the scale.
Whistles Penny Double Breasted Coat £350 with 20% off at Selfridges
Or at LKBennett Eden Pink Wool Coat £475 with 20% off.
Sliding down the ££ scale but still on the expensive side so 20% off is very welcome.
ASOS WHITE Pink Wool Mix Overcoat with Pearl Fastening £150
But the bargain of the day is this coat. H&M. With 20% off everything with the code 6013. Go forth and enjoy. Ok so it was going to a pink coat that I'd seen instore. But I can't find online. Don't you love it when that happens? However, I have found this which is probably much much more useful (doesn't stop me thinking I should have bought a pink coat years ago though...).
Camel Wool Blend Coat from H&M £79.99 pre discount
Or the wool blend coat from H&M £99.99
Coatwise, I cannot get enough of them. You? Fess up if you're a fellow addict, pretty please.
Today - rugby = cold. Very very cold.
Navy and white stripe jumper - Me+Em
Navy leather boyfriend jacket - Me+EM
Black coated Eden leggings - Dorothy Perkins
Himalaya boots - Seven Boot Lane
Scarf - Black
Bobble hat - Amelia Jane London
Haworth bag - Village England
Tomorrow is the official start of Christmas for me, even though we have already put our Christmas tree up (well, the 10 yr old put it up and decorated it all by himself bless him) - it's the annual decorating of our favourite local restaurant (The Vine) which is owned by friends. Great great day with a champagne breakfast and then obviously hours of hard graft...