So yesterday on a balmy, unseasonably warm November morning, I finally, finally did my coat closet edit. Actually it was more of a review since I didn’t get rid of anything. In between checking the news hourly for election updates, I counted my coats. And mused about them, and chatted about my coat wardrobe. Which ones I love, which ones I don’t wear enough, which ones have a tale connected to them. And I tried to decide whether or not I need a new coat. Okay, maybe NEED is not the right word. Whether or not I want a new coat.
The concept of a “coat wardrobe” is a new one for me. I grew up with the idea that we needed one winter coat. Two at the most. Back when I was in grade school we always had two, one for good, and one for play. Even into my early forties, I always had only one good winter coat. Besides my ski jacket that is. I felt downright splurge-y when I deigned to buy a second one, if my current winter coat was still “serviceable”, as my mum used to say.
But I’ve moved away from that. I now have more than one good winter coat. How many? Well, if you want to know that, you’ll just have to watch my video.
Apparently Harper’s Bazaar thinks we need an “arsenal” of coats. Interesting word, arsenal. I’m not sure what’s in my closet can be called an arsenal of coats. Although I will concede that a good, warm, well-made, winter coat. One that I love, and love to wear, does arm me against the elements. And make me feel polished and pulled together.
And I have been thinking that I’d like to have a new coat. A tailored coat that falls below the knee and is a bit oversized without being voluminous. One that is roomy enough to wear my big sweaters under. And which will update my current coat wardrobe.
I’ve been looking on-line and here are the ones I’m considering. Except for that tweed one. I just included that one because it’s beautiful; I don’t need another Max Mara tweed coat. Ha.
So that’s it for me today, my friends. I know that some of you are having a very, very good weekend. Some of you are back in lock-down. Just know that the rest of us, well, we’re with you in spirit. Whether it’s high spirits or not.
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