Thursday, December 15, 2011

Alright ya'll, my neverending quest for a new winter coat is coming to an end.  Out of all the coats in the world it's come down to the two you see above.

On our left we have this lovely Yigal Azrouel number.  It is unique, extremely on-trend, and undoubtedly very well-made.  But, let's be frank, she ain't cheap.  On the other hand, I have been thinking of it ever since I saw it last year, which has to say something about the staying power of my love.  And I have some Christmas cash coming my way.  But something else gives me pause- it's on-trend, but is it too on-trend?  In a few years will it bring to mind the ubiquitous Navajo patterns of 2010-2011?

On the right we have this nice, solid J. Crew coat.  Lord knows I love grey, and I also never met a shawl collar I didn't like.  The price is right too, at a mere $107 (with the option to make an offer AKA lowball, which you know I would).  It isn't anything particularly special, but do you really want a bold statement on a garment you wear every day for months?  This coat would look great with a variety of hat-scarf-mitten combos. But it's hard to get a sense of the quality.  Will it look shabby and pilly in a few months' time?

What's a girl to do?


  1. i say go for the yigal! the pattern is subtle enough so that you can pair it with other patterns/textures. and yes, i think the j.crew won't hold up over time.

  2. yea! the jcrew may SEEM like the sensible choice but what is so sensible about a coat that will need to be replaced in a year or two? (i am clearly just telling myself what i want to hear now)