Friday, 23 September 2016

Bonmarché Waterproof Mac

raincoat

Another raincoat, really?

I have about half a dozen raincoats. So, you might think that's probably not the first thing on my list as far as autumn shopping is concerned. Yet, when Bonmarché asked me to choose something from their autumn range, I immediately zeroed in on this lovely waterproof stripe mac...

It's the stripes, I just can't resist stripes... And navy and white, it goes with anything.

Besides, when you think about it, you can never have too many raincoats, right? Especially if you share your time between two homes, in two countries, both with plenty of rainy autumn days to look forward to.

So, what do I look for in a raincoat? 

Well, for starters, I like a hood. Just in case the rains turns out to be more than just a shower and I need to prevent my hair from going totally crazy.

And the length, that's important. A raincoat must be long enough. However, what exactly long enough means varies. In other words, there is no 'one-size-fits-all': the raincoat, like any coat, is part of an outfit.

This is what I call a 'short' raincoat: it works particularly well with trousers but looks good with a casual skirt, too. Yet it's long enough to to protect whatever you're wearing underneath from the rain. It's also a very practical length for travel.
Bonmarche raincoat

I don't shop online very often

It's not that I like crowded shops; I just find waiting for deliveries a bit of a hassle. I'm sure it's very convenient for someone who spends a lot of time at home, or who can have their purchases delivered to an office (not exactly an option for an on-the-go freelancer...). So, I took a bit of a chance with this coat...

I asked the coat to be shipped to my Finnish address, for two reasons. First, I wanted test how well the international delivery works. And second, we've had really bad luck with deliveries to our British address in the past (parcels going missing or handed to random 'neighbours' on the other side of the development etc).

And I'm happy to report that delivery worked just fine: it took about 10 days, and the parcel was delivered to my local post office (which is open till 10 pm, allowing me to pick up the parcel when it suits me instead of having to plan my day around the schedule set by the courier company). Nice and simple. Thank you Bonmarché!

stripes

Outfit details:
coat: c/o Bonmarché / denim skirt: KappAhl / top: Jigsaw / 
scarf: Carolina Herrera / bag: Furla / shoes: Clarks
location: Tervasaari, Helsinki

This is a sponsored post: Bonmarché kindly gifted me the
 raincoat in exchange for this post, but all opinions are mine.

In your opinion, how many raincoats is too many?

Tiina
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30 comments

  1. And you took the perfect scenery for the coat!

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  2. Your post office is open till 10 pm? That is lucky!

    It is no surprise to me you couldn't resist this coat. I love it paired with the peach.

    Nice location too : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Well, it's a post office in the local supermarket, so it's open when teh shop is open. That's actually quite good.
      Yes, I think there's always room for another coat in my wardrobe...

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  3. That's a raincoat?! Never would have guessed -- it's too stylish. I expect raincoats to be plain and boring.

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  4. You know I think you're right. You can't have too many raincoats, especially in Oregon! I've been eyeing a navy and white polka dot one in town and your post has inspired me to just go buy it!!

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    1. I totally agree: a polka dot raincoat sounds fabulous!

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  5. This coat looks so nice. I love the stripes.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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    1. Thanks, Izabela. I love stripes, too: my wardrobe is stocked with striped clothes...

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  6. What a gorgeous coat, I love the navy and white stripes. I would have had to have it, too! I also love that your scarf matches your purse in color!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thanks, Carrie. I think navy and white stripes are the perfect backdrop for colourful accessories, and a all a coat like this needs is a red bag.

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  7. the perfect raincoat - with a hood! Love the stripes too. And the setting=wonderful. xox
    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Patti. I thought the setting should match the outfit...

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  8. I too can see why you choose this one , perfect with your colours. A rain coat is always so practical and you do spend much time travelling and it must rain on your travels.Great back ground too.

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    1. Yes, I think there's always room for another raincoat... Especially in this climate and in autumn.

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  9. You look so cute as always...come share this on our new link up http://www.over50feeling40.com/2016/09/hit-your-style-sweet-spot-another-fall.html

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    1. Thank you Pam! So sweet of you to invite me.

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  10. I can see why you had to have this raincoat, Tiina! I too love stripes, and I started loving navy lately. It is not as harsh as black can be, and yet it goes with everything.

    I prefer online shopping mostly for having so many more options for me. If not for that, I would be going to only one or two shops in the nearby town. Hurray for international delivering too!

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    1. Exactly! Navy is so much kinder to my face than black. And so easy to mix and match with other colours, too.
      I guess I might like online shopping, too, if delivery was easier. I absolutely refuse to deal with courier services, I've had quite a few bad experiences. But if my purchases can be delivered by mail, than I'm fine with it.

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  11. One can never have too many raincoats!! This one is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us on Style Sweet Spot.

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    1. That's so true. A rainy day is not so rare where I come from, and I like to have some variety.

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  12. Looks super stylish and a god-send in this weather sometimes. Great to link up with you. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. Thanks, Jacqui. Yes, today was another rainy day, another chance to wear a raincoat.

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  13. Sounds like the shipping was very good! I love the striped classic look of this coat on you, and the color of the scarf near your face Tiina, lovely!
    Thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Oh yes, shipping worked perfectly. Thanks, Jessica.

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  14. That is such a cute raincoat! Love the stripes and nautical vibe! Perfect scenery for your photos!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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