Sales Shopping…

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This is the time to go shopping for coats

After all, the sales are on… And the best place the find a really good quality coat at a huge discount is in an outlet sale. Especially when you’re looking for a coat that you would never buy at full price. You know, the type of coat you are unlikely to wear very often.

I’m talking about a coat for that annoying in-between weather (when a trench coat is not enough but a warm wool coat is too much), a coat you might wear for a week or two in autumn or spring. And because you rarely wear it, you don’t want to spend a fortune on it. So, you either buy it at an outlet or at a sale. And that’s exactly what I did.

Of course, I knew exactly what I wanted: a short, lightweight wool coat. More importantly, I wanted something that I didn’t already have, something very different from all the coats in my wardrobe (you know, trench coat style, belted; below the knee…). Maybe a pea coat, a cocoon coat, a trapeze coat… Something fun and different. Well, anything, really, as long as it was short, and without a belt, and any colour except blue…

Oh crap…

I really suck at shopping…

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Outfit details:

coat: Jaeger / top: J.Crew / scarf: Jigsaw / jeans: Next / bag: Gloria Ortiz / 

shoes: Clarks / sunglasses: Marc Jacobs / brooch: Arlequin Mascaras (Barcelona)

What did you buy in the sales?



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  1. Patti
    8 January 2017 / 11:23 pm

    It's a wonderful coat! Good for you for being flexible, b/c this looks great. xoxPatti

    • Tiina L
      11 January 2017 / 6:26 pm

      Thanks, Patti! I hate shopping in general, especially the sales. So, the fact that I found something is quite an achievement…

  2. Nancy's Fashion Style
    9 January 2017 / 8:09 am

    Hahaha, yeah you are really stepping out of your comfort zone! But it s a beautiful coat and this lenght and color looks very good on you so why not!

    • Tiina L
      11 January 2017 / 6:27 pm

      But I love my comfort zone! Life is so hectic and the future unpredictable, so I'm hanging on to my comfort zone, no matter what…

  3. Mica T
    11 January 2017 / 12:16 pm

    That is such a lovely shade of blue though! I can see why you bought it, it's a great style and looks nice and cosy.I find the boxing day sales the most tempting – I bought things in a few sales but returned most of it as it didn't look as great as I imagined when it turned up.Hope you are having a great week :)Away From The Blue Blog | 5 Year Blogaversary Giveaway

    • Tiina L
      11 January 2017 / 6:29 pm

      Thanks, you're a great enabler. Yes, I absolutely needed (another) blue coat… But I'm sure I will wear it a lot.

  4. Jessica Jannenga
    12 January 2017 / 3:53 pm

    Love the brooch, so unqiue and interesting! This coat is fab, if you get a great deal why not. I wish I needed more coats, but here in the South, I could get away with one. ( have 3)jess xxThanks for linking with Turning heads tuesday!

    • Tiina L
      13 January 2017 / 8:44 am

      Thanks, Jessica.There's always room for another coat in my wardrobe, and living in a cold climate I can also always justify buying a new one :)I also have quite a collection of brooches, maybe I should wear them more often?

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