I have happy news! No, I can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to wear flip flops any time soon and I can’t turn water into wine either. However, I am pleased to say that one of my Not Givin In objectives has been achieved. The search is over. I’ve found MY trench coat. Whoop, whoop. I won’t need to mention it again!
I’ve been on a search for some time (I blogged about it last September and have been looking for the trench since the nineties), so I’m thrilled to say that I found a season interim coat that is long enough to cover me from wet weather showers and warm enough to keep out the chill factor, between wearing sun tops and snow coats.
I had, in all honesty, given up the ghost, then while looking at cropped jeans in Next (their selection is really good this season) I turned around to see this gorgeous trench. It was a bit like Cinderella turning to find Prince Charming. One look and I was hooked.
Look at the smug face on her!
I really do love it though. It is oversized, so it’s a bit slouchy, dead comfy, and I don’t feel like a bag of washing on the inside trying to get out, because the fabric is fluid yet firm. I don’t normally buy petite. I’m 5′ 3″ don’t you know. However, the regular 10 was too oversized, from the waist down, and I was billowing slightly. I also don’t normally wear a 10 in coats and jackets, so you can tell it’s big.
This style has been copied from the catwalk by many retailers this season, taking it’s lead from Celine’s trench coat I believe and it has all the classic detail – double breasted button fasting, large buckle bet, and buckled cuffs. As you can see, I went for neutral, because I wanted a classic colour, but this coat comes in black, blue and a black/white option. It was £65, but a fairy godmother spotted me in store when I first saw the coat and asked if I wanted £10 off my first online order. Uh, yes please!
If you too feel like taking shelter from showers, here’s some more ideas, with links to stores. I have picked out classic belted styles, more oversized coats (including several from Next, if you like mine), different colour options, and some that are currently in sale.
Have a great weekend.