The first real snow is finally here.
Though the great boot search is still under way (see: start walking (notes on cold weather fashion))… I managed to pick up a new coat and hat just in time this year.
I hadn’t actually been searching for a hat this year… I had knit hats already — various ones my gram had made me… and my new 91.1FM beanie… But I stumbled across a nice trapper hat at target and well, found it amusing. It’s also warm. So between the humor and the warm factors, it wins.
Just last week I wore this hat to work, like I have been lately, and well, saw a young student wearing the same hat coming in. She wasn’t all that thrilled, and had to tell her friend, and then they had to whisper comments and gawk. Apparently I had ruined her whole “I’m so original” look… But hun, when you shop at target, there will be at least 25-50 other people with the same item. Just gotta learn to deal with it. And as you can remember from my guitar hero-ing, I rock out that hat.
Anyway. When it came to buying a coat, I had specific things I had in mind.
Puffy coats are pretty warm. I’ve been a fan of ski jackets (I own at least 3), and just enjoy the extra padding. Falling down is almost inevitable, so if I can make my landing a bit nicer, all the better. There’s also something about a big puffy coat to remind you of your apparent smallness.
Not a huge issue seeing as most puffy coats are made out of this material. Though it would be amazing to see a wool puffy coat. crazy.
3. Below the waist
My previous winter coat, which belonged to my late stepmom, went down to my ankles. I’m just that much shorter than her that a below the knees coat turns floor length. I was a giant black puff ball in that coat, but I was warm. So I stopped caring. But until the snow gets out of hand or it gets in the negatives, I don’t need anything that long… All my other coats are either too lightweight or waist length… meaning I end up having a very cold booty. Not fun. So butt coverage was a must.
4. Definable waist
Just because I want it to go past my waist doesn’t mean I want it to cover it. I want to still look all feminine in my coat. Who says you can’t be warm and look good?
I find it hilarious. Maybe it helps with the warmth, but mostly I think it just looks amazing. So I needed a coat with fur around the hood, preferably — none of that furry lapel stuff. It sort of ties into the snow beast things…
So this is what I ended up with, after a lot of searching — The Buckle didn’t have the coat I wanted, so I meandered through an entire mall filled with mindless shoppers and eventually found my coat in Macy’s.
I will say, mine is not black. Mine is actually a gunmetal gray color… which well, I have a fondness for gray. (And yes, grey too.) … I just couldn’t find an image of my coat’s color… It is indeed warm too. And the fur is ridiculous.
One goal this winter is to get a lot of really cheap faux fur stuff, including fluff mommas (see post mentioned above)… then run around the city… “I’M A SNOW BEAST!!” Fun times shall be had by all.