Winter Coats

I've always had a tough time spending a lot of money on coats. I'm not sure why considering how much use I get out of them. Especially in the winter when most people don't even see your outfit, they just see your coat and whatever winter accessories you throw on to keep warm.

I love the look of a classic black pea coat so I have had one in my wardrobe but this year it's gone missing. I honestly have no idea where it is which means... time to buy a new coat.

Now I'm trying to decide if I want to stick with a classic black pea coat or go for something different. There are so many colors, lengths and styles to choose from.

Here are a few that stood out to me while looking online. It's getting colder and colder with each day, I better make up my mind soon!

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6

Any favorites?


  1. They're all pretty but my favorites are 2, 3 and 4. #2 is very unique, I don't think you'd have to worry about running into someone on the street wearing the same coat ; )

  2. 3 is my favorite. so simple and chic!


  3. #2 is very au courrant. #3 is practical.

    FYI, I once lost a jacket, too, and I ended up finding it . . . in my sister in law's closet!! Turns out I had worn it over there and forgotten it the year before! LOL. So maybe check your friends' houses :)

  4. Hi Melissa, great selection of coats! I really like #1,3,and 4!! I myself was a pea coat kind of girl until I moved to Vancouver!! Then I discovered that waterproofness is very important! But maybe that's just me, since I have to stand outside on recess duty and things like that... I still have grey and red pea coats but last year added a super comfy, cute and waterproof lululemon jacket to my collection!
    xo, allie

  5. I think it's a climate thing. I have an atrocious amount of beautiful coats that I could mix and match during the winter in Calgary. Now that I've moved to Victoria, investing in a great winter coat seems like less of a priority (although there's a gorgeous Wilfred one that I could like to add to my collection). Hunter boots seem like something more worth spending money on...

    Any suggestions as to where to buy a great raincoat? I've never owned one in my life and now I just find myself very wet and cold in the rain.



  6. I found a beautiful Tara Jarmon coat at the end of last winter, so I am already looking forward to wearing it again.

    You've picked some pretty coats - any idea which one will end up in your closet yet? I like the color of the second one, and the fifth one is pretty too!

    A "Thing To Wear"

  7. I LOVE numbers 3 and 5- so cute, classic, and a bit unique! I find that the toggles on 1 and 4 make it a bit more casual, and while I'm a big fan of a nice cape I find I get too chilly in the winter in one. Though I do live in Saskatchewan- in Vancouver you could likely get away with it!

    Love your blog, and I'm sure you'll look stunning in whichever you choose!

  8. Ooh, I love #2. Looks so gorgeous & cozy!

  9. I love #1 and #4! Not a fan of #6...it doesn't look very warm.

    I really really love Zara coats. I bought a beautiful red wool coat there for $125 and it lasted me for 3 years of daily (winter) wear. Last year I bought a Mackage coat-I DID get it at the Dakota sample sale for 50% off, but I'm disappointed. I love it, but it's already showing signs of wear after 1 winter. And I love Mackage! My leather jacket has lasted me for 3 or 4 years now with NO sign of wear.

    I have heard good things about JCrew coats-the quality is good and the colours are beautiful. Plus some you can get with a Thinsulate lining that's supposed to be extra warm.

  10. 2 & 3 are awesome & would look super cute on you!

    The Other Side of Gray

  11. If I had the luxury of a mild Vancouver winter, I would totally be all over number 2 - I am in LOVE with that cape, almost fell off my chair when I saw Blair of Atlantic Pacific wearing it recently, it's so ridiculously gorgeous, but it just does not make sense for our east coast winter! I am also majorly in need of a new winter coat, and have my eye on two Soia & Kyo ones that are incredibly warm and cozy, but also about $400 which makes my heart & bank account hurt a little bit. But you are so right, we wear winter coats probably more than any other item in our wardrobes, so maybe the cost per wear justifies it... ;)

  12. Personally I'm in love with #5, but I'm kind of obsessed with green lately. Love the stlye of it too.


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