Monday, November 29, 2010

Wrapping Up For Winter

I did mention a certain new coat a little while back, and I'm so pleased with it, I thought I'd dedicate a post to it.

The search for a new coat after my trusty H&M Mac finally gave up the ghost last year, has been a long one and a frustrating one. Over the summer I discovered ther joy that is eBay in particular people selling Burberry coats on eBay. I really really want one, but even the eBay prices of the ones I like are a bit out of my league. So it is that H&M have come to my rescue once more.

I was only poking about on the H&M website because they sent me a 20% discount e-mail, having already looked in various branches I wasn't really holding out much hope. But it was pretty much an instant decision. I love the length- just above the knee, it pulls in really nicely at the waist but the skirt of it isn't too flared so it doesn't look too fancy dress, and it's a wool mix which means I can wear it for day to day but it also works for smarter occasions.

And all of that for £49.95! Well actually I only paid just under £40 with my discount, so I was even more pleased. Who doesn't love a bargain?

I was also pleased to find the 63% Wool content of my new best friend is recycled wool. Now I'm not actually that clued up on ethical/green/fair trade fashion, and it's something that I know I really should pay more attention to, but what I like most about the recycled fabric content was the idea of ethics, fair trade and recycling finally making it to the main stream high street. H&M are showing it's possible to make a move towards being environmentally friendly in large scale production and without compromising style.

 The only thing I'm not sure on is the buttons. I'm not sure I like the gold ones, and may have to have a hunt for some less obvious ones whilst at home over the Christmas Break. Any thoughts on what might look better, or do you disagree and think I should leave the gold ones as they are?

The buttons in question
Fortunately for me we have no snow here (well, not yet anyway), it is still horribly cold and I'm very glad of my new coat having just returned from days lectures, in the dark, on the ice and with a bag full of translation dossiers, text books and possibly a sneaky carton of my favourite smoothie.

Here's hoping keeping warm is as much enjoyable for you as it is for me.


Alex said...

Ooh nice buy! Good old H&M. I still hate the layout of most of their stores and their stupid website, but you can always rely on them to have a couple of perfect pieces in stock somewhere.

ps - am not exactly sure of the definition of swishing but the thing at the weekend was pretty simple - take along up to 5 decent quality pieces of clothing/shoes/accessories, come back a couple of hours later once they've hung everything up and then pick some stuff that you like better! All very good fun.

Anonymous said...

Lovely coat, and i agree with Alex ^^^ the layout of the website isn't that great and it really puts me off but it seems like i may have to brave it, i've seen alot of people post about great things in h&m and i think i might be missing out! :) xx

Amber said...

It's gorgeous, and you'd never guess it was such a bargain! I actually really like the gold buttons, I think they're give it a really classic look, but if you wanted to customise it a little, maybe have a hunt for some in a really bright colour, or interesting shape or something?