Thursday, October 28, 2010

Outerwear

I love a cute coat...a few years ago if you would have opened my closet you would only have found a handful of coats...mostly all of the black, brown or grey variety. I did own a cranberry colored puffer coat from Gap from several years ago but have since given it away. Apparently I liked buying coats that were several sizes too big back in college...said coat even fit me when I was 6 months pregnant with #2 so clearly it is no longer a good fit now. I have since changed my tune and now love coats. I never really considered coats a part of my outfit back then like I do now. I have bought my share of coats over the past few years and I think it's safe to say I've caught up for lost time. =)

Today I didn't wear a very exciting outfit--just some jeans, t-shirt and a cardigan (I was super comfy though!!) so I thought I'd show you my fun, brightly colored coat I got for a great deal at Old Navy about a month ago instead:



This is the Ruffle-Collar Wool-Blend Jacket in Mellow Yellow. It's on sale right now if you're interested, along with tons of other cute coats Old Navy has in stock. I picked this up with a 40% off coupon and at $35 I felt like I got a great deal. I LOVE the color...this is yet another example of how my tastes have changed over the last little while. I would never have had the guts to wear such a brightly colored coat in the winter before but now I'm all over it. If anything I can be assured that my kids will always be able to spot me in a crowd if they get lost! =) The fit is pretty good...it does have an empire waist effect but it doesn't bother me at all. I actually like it that way. I also love the collar...it gives it a little bit of something extra special. I am truly impressed by this Old Navy purchase...two thumbs up! It's a fun piece to wear!

So this morning I got an (evil) email stating that LOFT was having another 30% off everything sale. Those are always dangerous. I clicked the darn button and off I went...searching through all the good deals and fun items. I of course found a few things I figured I'd get but was disappointed to see that they were out of my size in almost everything I wanted. So...I called my local LOFT. They didn't disappoint! I was able to do a charge send for the items I wanted, all on sale, including these:



YES...there is a good story to why that is another pair of boots you are looking at. I know, I know...I said no more. But in the back of my mind I was still a little disappointed that those darn Old Navy flat boots didn't work out and I still hadn't gotten a pair of black ones. I have seen these online and in the store several times and always thought they were cute (I love the shape of them) but was unsure of the rings down the side. I had read somewhere on someone's blog that there was a 50% off sale on shoes at LOFT in-store only last week so I asked the sales assistant on the phone if that was still in effect. When she said yes I asked if she had the boots in my size and how much they would be with the 30% off on top of the 50% off shoe sale. When she came back with $41.99 I just couldn't say no. That's almost 75% off the regular price, people! These are regularly $178 (and still listed as $119 online). So, that is the story of the black flat boots. The end. Pretty good story, eh? I just hope they fit ok around my chicken legs. =)

Ok, now that I got that guilty little secret out in the open I'll be stalking my UPS man for the next day or two. I love having good mail to look forward to...don't you?

This weekend will be a good one...hubby and I are going to dinner tomorrow night with friends, we're going to the Halloween party at church Saturday night which my kids are so excited for and then of course Halloween in Sunday. Can't believe November is right around the corner! I'm super excited for the holidays...Black Friday is just four weeks away and counting...woo hoo!! I've gotta get my shopping list started!

Hope everyone has a happy Friday!!

13 comments:

  1. Can't believe your boot story!!! I was in LOFT tonight - headed straight for the sale section and totally missed a pair of MY SIZE of these same black boots right there- got in line and the gal in front of me was getting them for $41!!! I wanted to cry! I am so happy you got this deal - they looked awesome in person!!! Yeah you!

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  2. oh,what else did you get? I got a cool ruffle bib shirt - but can't find it online.

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  3. I love the color of the coat....I love statement coats! And I'm so happy you found the boots!! Gotta love LOFT!

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  4. That is an unbelievable deal on the boots! And I love the cheerful coat on you - adorable! I just saw some celeb wearing the red ON coat in one of my magazines, can't remember if it was US weekly or People...

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  5. What a great deal on those boots. So glad your persistence paid off! And you look great in the yellow ruffled-collar coat. I got it too, but in gray. You look so great in the yellow! I almost got the yellow myself, but ended up convincing myself I didn't need yet ANOTHER bright coat in my collection (I have a tomato red and berry pink coats already!)

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  6. You look fantastic in that ON jacket - and the yellow color is spectacular! Great buy - and the boots too!

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  7. I love the collar and buttons on this coat! Great find, Jenni!! Now that we are having a COLD front here, I'm on the look out for a new coat as well.

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  8. The yellow is perfect on you! What a great find! And the boots story - WOW!! I might have to stop by ATL this weekend!

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  9. SO jealous of that boot deal! Love them and can't wait to see them in your OOTD. Woohoo for the adorable coat!! My purple one just arrived today and I just love it. I also got the black and gray, just to compare them all, and for sure am keeping the fun purple and might have to keep the black. Alaso, I can't keep all three! (I mean, you've seen my coat collection.)

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  10. The ON jacket is super cute on you! I can't wait to get mine!

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  11. Holy deal batman! Of course you couldn't pass that up! And I love the yellow coat on you, with the ruffled collar it is just too cute!

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  12. This coat is beautiful on you!! I need to get soem fun colored coats!

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