Thursday, January 30, 2014

bundled & checked

This coat & I just celebrated our 8th anniversary together (sister can you confirm that?)
It is one of those holy grail finds, the type that will never happen again. My sister & I were shopping at our town's new Old Navy (it was HOT stuff in 2005) over Christmas Break, & I was depressed because the jacket that I wanted, the down puffer from J.Crew that was $300, hadn't appeared under the tree a few days prior. But after-Christmas-sale shopping fixes everything, so we were on the hunt for mood-buoying deals.

Stuffed between the other bajillion things on sale, was The Jacket. I hadn't seen any other like it in the store. It was just my size & a dead ringer for the exorbitantly priced J.Crew version. Oh & it was 18 bucks. (You never forget a deal that good).

This jacket carried me through snow ball fights in college, cold drives back home, a move to Tennessee, & now the Polar Vortex of 2014. It is the only coat that I can wash at home & the nylon fabric is a natural repeller of pug hair - so it's my go to & still looking as pretty as the day I brought it home. See, it's the unicorn of sale shopping!
{ What I Wore: Old Navy coat, jeans, ballet flats // J.Crew Factory blouse // Le Tote* sweater + jewels // Anthropologie sunglasses }
*I was gifted a Le Tote clothing subscription. See if you won the Le Tote giveaway, winners now announced.
Photos thanks to Shelby!


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19 comments:

  1. Cute pattern. Stay warmm!

    http://halielandry.blogspot.com/

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  2. this is a great coat! love those steals! never found a coat at a price that good, that's for sure!

    ladies in navy

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  3. that is awesome you've had that coat so long! i love old navy!
    forlaurenandlauren.blogspot.com

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  4. Story sounds right to me! I've been kinda jealous of that coat, too. Got myself a green canvas parka from Old Navy for $30 bucks this year, though, so maybe that will help salve the envy.

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  5. How funny that we girls have such a vivid memory and strong attachment to clothes! I loved your story; it is the type of story that I tell my husband about an old item and he just kind of shakes his head. Hahaha....

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  6. Just like my fiancé remembers every play from his favorite sports/games!
    xx

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  7. That sweater is so cute! I love it. And it sounds like your coat was fashion fate - that is always the best!


    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  8. I just LOVE a good deal story like that! Plus there really is no better rush than finding exactly what you want and a killer price!

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  9. Cute coat!! Now if only it would warm up enough around here to ditch the coats.

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  10. Hey girl! I have most definitely had one of these moments, and at Old Navy. If you're lucky enough to find your size on the sale rack, you can score some ridiculoussss deals (have I ever told you the $0.50 skirt tale? True story.) I love them almost an embarrassing amount. I have been living in the ON coat I bought for this winter. One of my best work gals has pretty much the same one you're wearing here and wears it every day. Super classy, and I love that it's still relevant 8 years later!

    perfectly Priya

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  11. Ooh- and I love the Nashville bridge shot you snuck in there :)

    perfectly Priya

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  12. That's an amazing winter jacket.
    www.loveandclothing.com

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  13. The jacket looks so cozy! And I love the necklace and shoes! :)

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  14. Great coat! Is it black or green? Either way, a deal like that is SO fab! I love the look underneath too.

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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  15. Wow - I had no idea that something from Old Navy could last that long! What a great find!

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