Raiding My Sister’s Closet: Winter Coat Wishlist

The weather has turned cold here in the last week (you’d think it was November or something), and suddenly I’m thinking a lot about coats because I’m constantly freezing.
I have several pretty good winter coats back at home, but since we were planning on spending the fall in Barcelona, I didn’t pack them. Also, they take up a lot of room in a suitcase. . . .
I keep going back and forth between buying a coat for our last month here or just wearing a shirt, a sweater, a jacket and scarf every single time I leave the house.
Either way, I’ve spent more time than is really necessary looking at coats this week. And noticing how UGLY so many coats out there are – apparently huge shapeless lump coats are in? Also, coats are tough when you’re pregnant.
Here are some of my favorites (the navy toggle one is my number one favorite):


From left to right: ShopBop // Old Navy // Nordstrom // Old Navy // American Eagle
Hop on over and see what coats Merrick and Landen are loving (except, how much are they really needing coats in California and Texas?):

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  1. Bet none of the coats you looked at are as ugly as the one I'm currently wearing at 8 months pregnant: My husband's coat. Talk about lumpy. Though maybe the buffalo plaid wool coat that was his grandfather's is stylish again?

    Or maybe I just look like a really fat, short old man. Hard to say.

  2. okay, i am obsessed with peplum and i need that peplum jacket! so cute! just found your blog and can't wait to read more 🙂

    xoxo, kiely

  3. I think if you still have another month left (and then you're headed back home to do winter there), a coat is a completely justified purchase. And agreed- love the Old Navy coat.

  4. I also have been spending way too much time coat shopping online, except my search criteria is usually something like "warmest winter coat ever made." I hate the winter here in the Midwest (we had multiple days last year with wind chills 50 below zero!!! Gah!!). I am determined to just buy the warmest coat possible and quit whining about it. But yeah, there are a lot of ugly coats out there, so it's hard.

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