I have a closet full of coats already. Okay, these aren't ALL winter coats and they aren't ALL mine, but there's still a fair amount, and I'm having coat guilt. The first three there, the brown, orange, and navy, are all perfectly nice pea coats. There's also a lovely, simple, black dress coat mixed in there. I really don't need more than that.
Need schmeed. A few years ago, I fell prey to an irresistable offer from Chadwick's and bought this coat in both plum and grey:
Unfortunately, they are both a bit too big, but I didn't want to pay for return postage, so they hang there, taunting me. How dumb am I? They're lovely coats, the plum is an especially nice color, but I don't feel good in them. And yet, year after year, I tell myself I might wear them, and they're too good to give away. In fact, the whole point of this post was going to be asking for refashion ideas, some way to salvage them. But you know what? I'm not even going there. I am removing them from the closet tonight and taking them to the thrift shop tomorrow. Yes! Coat guilt be gone! Hopefully they will be the perfect fit for two people who need warmies for the winter.
As for this one:
I really get a kick out of this coat. It was a thrift shop find, I think it's very cute, but it is SO warm. Like stifling. Only to be worn on the coldest of cold days. But this one stays. I might not have a new plaid coat, but I am hanging onto my old houndstooth one!
The plaid one, in case anyone was wondering, was from Kmart and on sale for $39.99. A good deal, but just not meant for me.
How does your coat closet look? Anything in there that's ready for the donation pile? Now's the time to do it!