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.
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!
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?
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