Greetings and salutations!
It's been awhile, eh? My apologies for the extended absence. I hope you're all well!
As it turns out, while Carol was on the search for the perfect coat, I was channel-surfing when I caught a glimpse of the Duchess of Cambridge in a gorgeous red coat that made me drool:
It's embarrassing to say, but I've always had kind of a thing for stuff celebrities wear. It's a total guilty pleasure, and I peruse those "what they wore" articles like nobody's business.
So when I saw Kate Middleton in that red L.K. Bennett coat? Aiyiyi. It was love. Love!
...but it was a problem. Because the coat (called the "Ami" coat, by L.K. Bennett) is sold out in my size.
And so began my internet search for a similar-ish red coat. Which led me to head to the mall to track down this one, by Express...
Wool Blend Long Fit and Flare Coat
I'm wearing a Small, and I'm not 100% certain but I'm pretty sureI love this. Since I can't have Kate's awesome coat, I'm thinking this one might do. It's got a nice fit, and the description really is apt - it fits and it really does flare. I mean it really kinda adds a little badonkadonk, amirite? But - honest question - is it a bad type of badonkadonk? Or is it possible to live with?
Or is it just that I have a prominent bandonkadonk?
I have so many questionz!
The flap pockets are fake. They're just there for show. There are hidden seam pockets located below them.
Here's me, channeling my inner Duchess - by...adding a belt (because belts totally translate to mean "Duchess"):
The length is not as long as the L.K. Bennett coat, but this Express coat currently on sale for 30% off. And I do like the big black buttons.
Maybe I look a little too "Little Red Riding Hood"...but...I don't care. I like it.
What do you think? Is it a decent replacement for a coat I can't find?
Anyway, I hope you're all well...take care, and thanks for stopping by!