w.i.w.t | the pink coat remix

Thursday, 13 November 2014




 dress* + boots*: asos | biker jacket + wool coat : dorothy perkins | ted baker bag c/o repertoire uk

so... you might remember my pink coat edit of a few weeks ago. you'll remember that as i was typing the post up, one of the coats i was lusting after (number seven) was on offer at dotty p, and so i bought it. well, i was unsure about it, and thought i'd maybe still return it, but wanted to see it in the flesh first. so, i waited for it to be delivered to the store, went in after work, tried on a version of it on the rack - still wasn't sure, but took it home anyway, to decide another day.

well, i got home and ripped open the package, just to find that i had... bought the "tall" version of the coat, and it was swimming on me. and, not just in length. as in, it had muuuch longer arms, a wider shoulder, and skimmed my knees. it was far too big, and i was gutted. if only i'd tried it on in-store, i wouldn't be in this mess! alas, i packaged it back up, and resolved to return it for the right one the next night. two nights spent marching down tottenham court road at 5:30 in as many days. soul destroying.

well, on the second day i was told that you can't actually return the "specialist" items in-store (tall, petite or maternity), and i would have to follow a list of steps in order to be able to return it online instead. fuming, i conceded defeat, grabbed another of the coats from the rack to simply buy in store to make sure i still got the discount, and proceeded to the counter. as i did, my gaze shifted to one of the mannequins... she was in a pastel pink pvc biker number, that i knew i had to have. i grabbed a few sizes off the rack, and got to trying on (having learnt a lesson and all that). size 12: too big. size 10: still too big. size 8: perfect fit. weird, because the wool coat was a 12 and a bit snug across the chestal region. excited by the (false) prospect of being a size 8, i bought both the jackets, and went on my merry way. thank god for credit cards, am i right?

i got home and promptly forgot about them until the weekend, when it was pouring out and both were unsuitable for the weather. two winter jackets that are completely unsuitable for the season they're designed for. so... now i wonder, what is the point of them? outside of being completely adorable, neither are actually practical, and i can't legitimately talk myself into keeping both. so, help me, internet.

i can only keep one, and i am swayed toward the coat as i feel it's more "me" than the jacket (even with that annoying "pull" from the bottom. i checked the lining and it's all fine, so i don't know whhhhy it's doing that!)... 
what say you, friend?

15 comments:

  1. Keep both! You've already paid for them so you might as well.


    They're both gorgeous and I think I might need to get my own ones now!

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  2. I think they're both gorgeous but you'd probably wear the pink coat more than the jacket! :) xxx

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  3. I'd say the coat. You'll probably wear it more, weird pull or no. It looks cosy and winter appropriate, even if it's not great for rain! xx

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  4. If you really can only keep one I'd vote for the coat rather than the jacket. It'll be more practical and is so so cute on you.

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  5. I do love that coat on you BUT if you know you aren't going to wear them much, I would return them and go for something that you really love!


    Maria xxx

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  6. I really like the longer coat on you, it's really flattering and so pretty. I bought a similar style in yellow a couple of years ago and had the same dilemmas of whether it would be too impractical etc but I actually got loads of wear out of it in the end.

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  7. I think I'll definitely keep the coat... the jacket... hrrrmmmm!

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  8. I think I agreeeeeee

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  9. you're so riiiiight!

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  10. same! i love iiiiiit!

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  11. you've convinced me! x

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  12. I'm kind of in love with both of them... I honestly don't know how I'd choose either. I'd probably get more use out of the jacket but that's because it doesn't stay cold where I live for very long nor does it get very cold period. But I think both look adorable on you!



    Jamie | www.petitepanoply.com

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  13. I love them both but the coat if you're only keeping one.

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  14. That jacket has my name on it! I know a willing home for it if you don't want it ;) that being said though, in your shoes, I would keep both...! xo

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