Friday, October 21, 2011

Frock Fridays - Coats

Okay, so coats aren't actually frocks.  But, you know, sometimes they vaguely have a similar shape.  And, unless you're Lady Gaga, your coat and your dress will often cover the same parts of your body.  So, since I am a little frocked out after my trip to Anthropologie last weekend, I think we'll discuss coats today.  After all, 'tis getting to be the season.

I do, I have to admit, have two wonderful coats.  The first is a gorgeous white J Crew number that my mother bought me a few years ago against her better judgement.  (I would guess that I've spent more than the original cost on dry cleaning since then.)  The second is a navy blue military style that I splurged on at a Nicole Farhi sample sale in Seven Dials last winter.  I'm definitely not in the market for a new coat.

But if I were, I'd probably take advantage of the £50 off coats offer at Hobbs and snap up this vintage-y one with the princess collar and empire waist.  I love the velvet trim.  Doesn't it look like something Samantha Parkington* might have worn?

*I got Samantha for my 9th birthday and so she's definitely my favorite American Girl doll.  Felicity was my second favorite, and then Molly, and then Kirsten.  I don't know who the other dolls are because they came after my time - I stick to the classics.  Don't lie, you know exactly what I'm talking about, dear readers.


  1. Love that coat! Would look fantastic on you! Thanks for being the best date ever last night. Can't wait until our next one! :)

  2. I LOVE that coat. Really sweet and elegant at the same time.

    I saw a tweed coat the other day somewhere online (bookmarked on another computer) that I fell in love with as well.

    Hmmm. Decisions, decisions!

  3. Hi, my name is Carla, and I have a coat fettish. There, I admitted it. And seeing the pic of the one here doesn't help me with my problem. It's beautiful!


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