Last year's coat is no longer an option. *Cue comedy photo*
I had no plans to buy anything quite so early in the season but whilst wandering through Monsoon I spied this beauty and it had to be mine. We will skirt over the fact that it's velvet and therefore can't really be worn in the rain because it's beautiful and it's green and that's good enough for me. Plus I had a nosy round what was on offer in some of the other shops and most of the bog standard boring black jackets were around the same price or lots more expensive so really, it wasn't such an outrageous buy.
In a entirely frivolous display of spending, I then went out this evening and bought a more practical option. I have wanted a pea coat for ages and was spurred on by Kate of Make Do Style's post about her pea coat purchase. Ok, so her budget was considerably larger than mine but I'm very chuffed that I tracked this one down, and in Sainsbury's of all places! Only £45. Only! Ha, I'm so stingy I still baulk at paying that much for a coat, especially after just having bought the rather more expensive velvet one. Anyway, I know the camera is dreadful so please excuse the photo - hopefully you can still see it.
And for the days when both of those are too plain, I can always bust out the crazy Kookai tapestry coat I picked up a car boot sale earlier in the year for £3.
ps - I've guest posted over at We Shop Therefore We Are - pop by and check it out!