12.9.09

New Winter Coat!!

Its that time of year when winter coat shopping is on the agenda. Last week I ordered a black parka for £74.99 from River Island and although it fitted like a glove I wasn't convinced it was the one for me. Like the lovely 'Looking Fab in your Forties' who posted of her winter coat dilemma last week I also required something with a hood, knee length and warm enough for the school run and walks to work.


I was pleased to grab this Per Una brown parka, which is as new and as warm as toast as it has a feather and down lining, unlike the River Island one.

This was £20 buy it now with £7 postage, so a saving of nearly £50 for me!! Not just that, but no more searching-this sort of shopping is like food shopping for me, necessary but dull, LOL!!

What clothes shopping do you find is a necessity, but dull??

33 comments:

Sher said...

Again you are a savvy shopper!

Make Do Style said...

Knickers - they always fall into the necessary but dull. So dull I failed in my mission yesterday to buy some as got easily distracted.

Also trench coat - I want one but am so picky I've never found the one for me so it has become a chore!

Gerri Ward said...

OMG! This is FABULOUS! How do YOU DO IT !!! Really I'm solely JEALOUS!!!:)
HAPPY WEEKEND!
P.S. I can't wait to see what AMAZINGLY FAB FIND you discover this weekend!

Zepequeña said...

This couat it´s not done for me!

Zepequeña.

loni said...

Oh I love this coat!
you're invited to my blog

have a nice weekend

Caroline said...

Hi Sharon Rose - thanks for stopping by my blog, and your comment on my new bag.

I have to say I like almost all clothes shopping, but the one thing I don't like is shopping for an outfit for a specific event, because I can always guarantee that I won't be able to find ANYTHING I like!

yiqin; said...

I dont like shoppnig for lingerie. Hahhah my mum had to FORCE me to wear bras =x

mom & son said...

you're truly a smart-shopper!
that winter coat is absolutely perfect for winter.

http://momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

janettaylor said...

so cozy & chic!

XoXo

Couture Carrie said...

Nice buy! I need a cosy parka for winter!

xoxox,
CC

atelier said...

it's great for the cold weather! I am going to live in Epsom (near London) next year... and I am already scared of your weather!! any recommendation??

Em x said...

Fab coat, i really hate shopping for jeans, i can never find the perfect ones x

WendyB said...

I was going to say, no WAY you're spending that much money (as for the first one). Not with your thrifting gene!

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everybodysaysdont said...

V useful coat, it would be good for my dog walking! I find day shoes a pain to buy, as they've got to be hardy enough to do lots of walking and comfy and look OK! X Hope your having a good weekend!

e.l. said...

That looks so great for winter. Wish I had one.

Kristin said...

I hate shopping for basic bras. So necessary but so boring!

Anika said...

Sports clothing. I know I should take delight in buying workout wear but just never do. However, I've resolved to invest in my workout wear because it's probably the smartest investment I can make!

That parka looks warm. Noice :)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi everyone-such fabulous comments, thanks so much to you all!!

Rebecca. Harlan, IN said...

I have done very little catalog or on-line clothes shopping. Looks like you found an excellent winter coat!

I'm new to this "scene" - I've recently added another blog to my repertoire to chart and record what I'm learning about fashion.

Your experience and expertise are awesome! I'm very much a thrift-store shopper....both by choice and necessity, if that makes any sense.

one of 365 said...

Feather down lining for a grand total of 27 squid! Lady, you really are a bargain hunter. Have you ever thought of pitching your site to a TV show? Really, you'd be amazing! I really like how utilitarian the parka is. It won't get dirty and scruffy--I dig the metallic and the shape is kinda snug and sexy. And hey, most important, you'll be toasty! At the end of the day, you know how 50 buck-a-roos to spend on something amazing to add to your vintage love! As for a shopping necessity that is a must that sucks...SOCKS!!!!! I hate buying socks. I always lose them. They aren't fun and are very overpriced. The worst part is no one ever sees them and I just feel they are a waste. Damn the sock! Well done lady---you've made us all green again! xoxox--one of 365

the healthy ghost said...

It must be really warm.
xx

The Seeker said...

Seems so warm, dear!!!
Again you're such a smart-shopper!!!

Hope you're having a nice weekend

xoxo

Rianna Bethany said...

i just dont find shopping boring! I LOVE ANY KIND OF SHOPPING!
Rianna Bethany xxxxxxxxxxxx

Sharon Rose said...

hi everyone-thanks for the lovely comments!!

Marian said...

honey great parka and wonderful saving made!
x
marian

Bonnie said...

Hi, is it really starting to get chilly where you're at? Great find with that coat. Very snuggly!

Bonnie

Grown up chick said...

I always see something on someone or in a magazine and I want it. Invariably it is way out of my budget so sometimes I decide that I have to find something similar. So I go shopping and I find that when I am in that state of mind, it becomes boring. I never find anything that is the same as the pic in my mind. Why do I always see things that I want when I can't afford it!!

Great parka by the way, its great when you manage to find a piece that ticks all your boxes and is a bargain. That's why ebay is the best.

oneof365 said...

I know you've had it a zillion times (deservedly) but an award waits for you in my blog!

xoxox--One of 365

nurmisur said...

A winter coat is something in which I will have to invest this year.It's dull, not the pettiest of things , but vital in Canada's weather. That an some warm boots.

Meg said...

Warm winter coats are very important, especially when it snows!

AsianCajuns (Lauren) said...

I know exactly what you mean about dull clothes shopping- although I think this parka is fab and will look gorgeous on you!
I hate, hate trouser shopping. I'm a skirt/dress/shorts girl and I just can't get behind trousers- bleh ;)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi ladies-once again, many thanks for all your lovely comments, always much appreciated!!

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