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Coats for Cool Weather

It's coat season! A couple of years ago, Queen Anna Wintour declared the overcoat to be the new purse this season! Thanks a lot, Anna! We get about 2 days a year to wear coats in the South so I can't change coats like I do my handbags. I don’t even own a coat anymore! However, a girl can window shop and dream, right? I can also maybe plan trips to cold climates - Christmas shopping in New York or Chicago, skiing in Colorado...

So, every year, I cyber and window shop at my favorite places and always run into a few problems. First, coats are bulky and they must be to keep you warm - especially those cozy puffers. However, I really try not to wear anything bulky that hides my figure because then I will think it's OK to curl up with ice cream and fried rice on a regular basis! So not good! So, when I'm coat shopping, I look for outerwear that is not bulky if possible. That works for me because I'm in Texas and rarely need big, warm coats anyway. I did run across some true cold weather coats that I liked and made the lyst even though I may never need them.

My next issue was the 3/4 sleeve length coats. Really - what's up with that? So, I only need to keep warm from the elbow up? I'm confused about that so clearly none of those made my lyst...

One more issue: fur. So, I'm not one of those extreme PETA type people, but wearing fur is just strange to me. I'll play with fake fur (I have a super cute faux fur vest) but the idea of real animal fur on my body kind of freaks me out. Guess what else didn't may my lyst!

Other than that, there were lots of coats that I really liked (of course - shopaholic that I am). Some were conservative and will stand the tests of time and other were quirky, trendy, and fun. See some of my picks below! What are you currently loving with outerwear?

I purchased a puffer vest a few years ago. I can’t remember why, but it was just a vest and I thought I was going to have a heat stroke in it! It was so warm and now I get it! I totally understand why people buy those big, bulky coats for cold weather. My favorite this year is this Moncler – I love the asymmetrical zipper and the way it’s fitted.

A great camel colored coat will always be in season. I think this is a cute update on a classic...

Rag and Bone can seemingly do no wrong in my book – I already have a whole ensemble in mind for this baby! Red bottoms are part of the look for sure!

This is a super cute little number from RED Valentino.

The “Andi Piped Sweater Coat” by Tart is one those of us in warmer climates could use and even get lots of wear...

Stay warm and enjoy this new season!

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