Coat of Many Colors


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Coat: Eddie Bauer via Goodwill (Similar Splurge // Save) ; Sweater: Highland (Similar Here); Jeans: Gap via Goodwill; Hat: Forever 21, sold out (Similar Here); Boots: Frye; Socks: Hunter; Nails: CND Vinylux in Cake Pop

Alright Punxsutawney Phil, you gave me false hope last week with your “early spring” prediction. Just when I thought I could dust off my spring clothes, you pulled a Lee Corso, “Not so fast…” on this girl. Well, I am calling your bluff Phil. I’m embracing the last few weeks of cold weather (hopefully) by wearing some of my cold-weather favorites and scouring the racks for next winter!

If you have neglected the coats section of Goodwill, shame on you! Some of my favorite Goodwill finds are outerwear. (You may have seen a couple here and here.) I wear a winter coat only three months out of the year so spending hundreds on coats doesn’t make much sense to me. I have a few classic investment pieces, but the rest of my outerwear is pre-loved. February is the perfect time to buy coats for next fall/winter because people are switching wardrobes for the changing seasons and donating unworn items to Goodwill. Likewise, Goodwill is trying to push the fall/winter inventory out of the door to make way for spring arrivals. (Mass market retailers do the same.) So, what to look for? When buying for the next season, I look for  classic trench styles, flattering silhouettes like this wrap coat a la Olivia Pope, or timeless patterns like this tweed number. I get crazy every now and then with a little fur. After all, it’s Goodwill, and coats won’t set you back more than $25.

Do you  shop the end of season sales?

Leave me a comment below and let me know what is on your wish list for next winter!

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15 Comments

    • February 17, 2016 / 4:48 pm

      Thank you! There are so many gems to find at Goodwill! You should definitely give it a chance!

  1. February 12, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    I have a mild (okay serious) obsession with coats and jackets – but now I live in the South and hardly need to wear them. I LOVE this one. It’s the perfect combination of classic and colors and menswear inspired but feminine.

    • February 17, 2016 / 4:49 pm

      I love coats, too! I live in Nashville, but we get a couple of months of coat-worthy weather!

  2. February 12, 2016 / 6:22 pm

    Those photos are SO cute, you look amazing and your dog is adorable!

  3. February 13, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    I love the coat and you are just beautiful! What a great find. We do not have a Goodwill near by but we do have some great Thrift Shops. Have a great weekend!

    xoxo Mickey http://www.mybashfullife.com/

    • February 17, 2016 / 5:49 pm

      Thank you! I can’t imagine not having a Goodwill neary!

  4. February 16, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    Your plaid print coat is amazing and how adorable is the dog to match.Your photography is great as well hope you have a lovely week

    • February 17, 2016 / 5:50 pm

      Thank you! My mom is my photographer, and she does a pretty good job! 🙂

  5. February 16, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    Your coat is absolutely stunning. Also loving how bright and gorgeous these photos are–incredible quality! And that adorable dog just makes the photos ten times better 😉

  6. February 16, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    I love everything about this look! I just wished I lived somewhere where I could wear it! It was 90 today ha! But still, you look fab!!

  7. February 17, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    I love this jacket paired with that hat! You look so cute!

    kristinacamille.com

  8. February 17, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    I love the warm tones of this coat! This whole look is so cozy and your dog is adorable.

  9. March 1, 2016 / 6:18 am

    I love this coat! We’re coming into Winter here in Australia so on the look out something different! Not sure i’d be able to find something like that locally, but i will take the inspiration from it! 🙂

    http://www.blackandwhiteinsider.com

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