Saturday, November 12, 2011

My Mail Order Winter Coat Boutique

Winter arrived in Chicago with medium-ish force this week! We had a pretty first snow and our first frigid temps. I had promised myself last season that I would buy new winter coats and boots this year - no matter what size I was. I stretched my last two coats waaaaay too long. I was cursing myself this week for not doing it sooner.

I have no doubt that one of these would have been Slender Tina's Winter Coat '11:

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Believe me, it is *tough* to find plain, tailored ANYTHING for plus size women. Everything is bejeweled, shiny, and patterned. Which makes sense given that my biggest challenge since packing on the pounds is finding clothes that draw attention to my girth AND MAKE ME LOOK BIGGER.

But I digress. I have no idea why I went to the Talbot's site, as I've never set foot in a Talbot's because I'm not 60. But they had me at these two pictures:


Orange! Green! Jewel tones! Now *this* is back in my comfort zone. And even better, they were offering 50 percent off and free shipping on outerwear. I ordered four coats and vest.

So many options! Two of the long ones have to go back, but the short black will hopefully be a keeper for weekends and when I travel to slightly climates for work in the winter. Unfortunately, I'll be gone this week when they arrive. Booo!

I also ordered this puffy Calvin Klein coat from Macy's, as down coats aren't even negotiable for Chicago winters.

Next I'll be ordering new boots. We're supposed to have a wet one, so I think that I'll buy some big guns.



Linda said...

I'll have to take a look at Talbot's. I'm in need of a new winter coat.

Mel said...
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Mel said...

Smart thinking. I have been in want of a new bright pink or orange wool coat and have yet to find one that doesn't cost more than I want to pay. Also, the boots? Yeah, I added those to my cart the other day. Haven't pulled the trigger yet. Don't know what I'm waiting for...our first snow storm when I'm cursing myself for not buying them sooner, perhaps?

Terese said...

love the green one. such a pretty color. i got a talbot's catalog in the mail a few weeks ago and felt i shouldn't be liking as much of their stuff as i was cute!