Versatile Style by Tracey

My Winter Coat Collection

Posted on: November 1, 2012

In the past few years I went from owning only two wool coats, both in black, one short, one long, to owning coats of all different silhouettes and colors.  I am one happy mama over my coat collection.  I just spent the week changing buttons to take my coats in for my weight loss since last year. Some were too tight and now fit as I purchased them knowing I wanted to lose weight.  I still have one or two to tweak.

I previously posted two coat pictures in the last two days and will just start off repeating those looks.  These are two photos of my Red Ruffle Front Coat.

This was before I took up the too long sleeves

And after taking up the sleeves

Next is my Puffy Purple Coat , I love this color

This is just a basic Navy coat, but a must for my collection since my mother who was very ill, worked hard on the treadmill everyday to get strong enough to take a trip to Scotland and purchased me this scarf. This scarf represents not only my mother’s strength, but her last gift before the dementia set in. 

And a dressier one with a faux fur collar.  I will be adjusting this to become double breasted by moving the buttons to accommodate my weight loss.

This final one is the last of my longer, knee length coats and is a unique grey leopard print with a ruffle and a fun addition to my coat collection.

I will post the collection of shorter coats next Thursday, so come back and see my fuschia one...

Anyone who is not a new reader knows by now that I pride myself on being quite the frugal shopper.  I love to get things at awesome prices.  Accumulating my coats was such a fun endeavor,as I waited and watched for clearance off season sales and then additional bonus days.  I purchased the grey leopard coat for only $25.00 . It started off at around $139.00 and was marked all the way down to $49.00.  As a valued customer I received an email for 50% off one item and used it to secure this coat. I had coveted it  for months.   The red ruffle coat, navy  and the grey one with faux fur collar were all purchased around the same as the grey one from either Chadwicks of Boston and their sister company Metrostyle.  The purple one was on “Today’s Special” one day price with 5 interest free payments on QVC  last year and to my best recollection was around $69.00

I promised to include a photo of Connor’s Halloween Costume, which is Master Chief from Halo

Of course my generation didn’t know about Halo and were calling him Bobofet from Star Wars….

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween!  I now have to have really good control and not ruin my weight loss by eating too much candy…. I am, however going to indulge in a few Tootsie Rolls.  This is gonna be tough, he brought home 11pounds of candy!

Tomorrow is Friday and I will be posting”My Lucky Finds”  from both ebay and thrifting.

Gratitude- I am grateful for the laughter of children in my life and the traditions that allow childhood to be so special.  I am grateful to my sixteen year old for helping me take the coat pictures.  I am grateful to my husband for taking my son trick or treating and my ability to stay inside and stay warm, since my sinuses are messing up…

Comments are greatly appreciated, please just go back to the top of the post to do so!


3 Responses to "My Winter Coat Collection"

Beautiful coats! You’ve encouraged me to check my closet and get out of my black coat rut. Stay warm!

The story of your scarf is very touching 🙂 It looks great with the navy coat. Your leopard print coat is very sassy and fun! You have a very nice collection.

Deb, I love that you found my journey away from the black coat inspiring.
H&K I feel so sassy in that leopard print coat….it is my favorite word to describe myself….

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