Come Coat Shopping with Me!

January 2, 2014

Shopping and blogging are two of my favorite hobbies! But I haven’t had time for either lately. My first priority right now is taking care of my sick mother, and rightly so. But today I decided to steal an hour for myself and take a trip to the mall. With limited time, I decided to concentrate on one desired item: a coat.

I had asked my husband for a warm coat for Xmas and I got this totally fabulous Calvin Klein puffer ski jacket that I LOVE!

But I still felt I had room in my wardrobe for a wool coat, something warm, classic, and versatile.

I saw that Macy’s was having a sale on their coats, 50% off most of them, so that’s where I headed.

First I tried on this cute plum Calvin Klein, but wasn’t sure if plum was neutral enough.

This Jason Kole was a steal and cute, but just not quite long enough for my 5’7″ long-waisted frame.

I tried on this London Fog coat and liked it a lot.  Red is my favorite color and it even came with it’s own plaid scarf.
Almost love, but not quite.  This was their smallest size and it still seemed big on me.
Next, I tried on this adorable BCBG plaid jacket, but again I was looking for something more versatile.
How lovely is this DKNY tweed coat?
But the plaid had hints of plum in it and I just didn’t think it would go with enough of my wardrobe. 
 I love camel, but this pretty Larry Levine just looked shapeless on me.
Then I found this Larry Levine classic walker coat in my favorite color.  Originally $275, it was %50 off + an extra 15% off today.
Hey, red is a neutral to me!

I loved it even more when I got it home ….
And these two curious critics approved as well …
Thanks for taking my quick shopping trip with me, Dolls! Keep an eye out for more looks starring my new coat on Instagram @fashionshouldbefun !
Wishing you all the very best in 2014!
OXOX Dawn Lucy


  • Reply Monika Faulkner January 3, 2014 at 1:19 am

    What a great idea for a post!! I'm always up for a shopping trip…even if it's a vicarious one!! 😉 The colour and shape of your final selection look lovely on you…definitely a winner!!

    • Reply dawnlucy January 3, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      Aww, thanks, Monika! <3!!!

  • Reply Martyne Hillman January 3, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Fabulous post and hope Mum is ok xxx

    • Reply dawnlucy January 3, 2014 at 11:23 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply Jennifer Connolly January 4, 2014 at 1:02 am

    So fun to shop vicariously with you. I love what chose. Of course red is a fabulous neutral. Hope your Mom feels better soon. Have a great weekend. xo

    • Reply dawnlucy January 4, 2014 at 6:11 am

      Thanks for shopping with me vicariously! Glad someone agrees that red is a neutral! 🙂

  • Reply Jill January 8, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Hi Dawn Lucy, thank you for joining us for "How I Wear My: Coat". I loved your look and it was great to have you with us. Happy 2014! XO, Jill

    • Reply dawnlucy January 8, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      I'm a big fan of HIWM and just love all the ideas & inspiration! Thanks so much for including me! Oxox 🙂

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo Style Files January 10, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    How I love this coat! You picked the right one for sure.

    So sorry about your Mom. I hope she is feeling better soon.


    • Reply dawnlucy January 12, 2014 at 7:12 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, Suzanne! Love your Style Files!

  • Reply TRENDSURVIVOR January 17, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Haha nice post! I liked the camel coat too 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy January 23, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks, Nina! I'm following your blog now and am really enjoying it!

  • Reply Jodi H January 18, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Love the post. The coat is definitely a winner Glad the critics approve

    • Reply dawnlucy January 23, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      If I had treats in my pocket, those critics would approve of anything! 😉 Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following yours now & it's great!

  • Reply whenlifehandsyouapear January 27, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I absolutely adore the coat you chose – the color, the style, the fit, all perfection!

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