Monday, December 2

MaxMara Camel Coat.....My Best Thrift Find for the Winter!

Hi everyone!! I hope you had a really great weekend, I had a positively relaxing one and took great pleasure in pitching up on the sofa for most of Sunday afternoon watching films and only getting up to prepare dinner!!
You may remember from a couple of posts back that I went to London last weekend and I thought I'd show you my best thrift find of the summer- a MaxMara wool camel coat which was an amazing £5 from a local boot sale. It sat in a carrier bag for a while awaiting to be dry cleaned and now it has been done, it is officially being worn! It's a really warm coat and I was deliciously toasty whilst I was doing the rounds around London-too warm in fact as I had to come out of some shops and get some cool air to stop me from overheating!!



My outfit of the day was the MaxMara coat, my Aquascutum scarf, River Island faux leather panel leggings and my thrifted Marks and Spencer merino wool black roll neck which I got a couple of months ago for £2.99:


Going back to when I got the coat, it was in July when the weather was scorching and I nearly didn't get it as I wasn't really into winter coat thinking mode and I didn't really want to lug it around the boot sale. I took it off the ladies car and tried it on and it's in great condition-the interior is immaculate and the exterior has the odd tiny patches of wear but overall it definitely has a good few years of life yet to go. Another lady who was buying something else was eyeing it up, so I quickly paid my £5 and bought it!


 To think that camel wool coats are so popular this season and to be honest, I wouldn't have bought a brand new one so thrifting the best name in winter coats was beyond a bonus for me- up with my Chanel jacket find, they are both my best finds this year!!

I'm linking up to the lovely Claire Justine for Creative Mondays, I hope you get a chance to take a look at her lovely blog and maybe link up yourself!!

Wishing you all a really fabulous week ahead, whatever you get up to!!

29 comments:

Style At Every Age said...

Oh blimey Sharon, you are one lucky thrifter! That coat is amazing!

Janet Taylor said...

WOW! What a timeless piece!

Vix said...

Bet you're glad you bought it now! It always seems to be the hottest day of the year when i find my winter coats! You look lovely! x

two birds said...

that is a very amazing thrift find!!

Michelle Lee said...

Sharon, I would seriously love to see you holding a 'How to be brilliant at thrifting' workshop! I need lessons.....yet again I am so envious of your incredible coat purchase! x

Sharon S said...

Hi Michelle! You are such a love, thanks for such a fab comment-it's all about luck, perseverance and only settling for the best finds!! xxx

Sue said...

You know that I am spitting jealous that you've got a Maxmara camel don't you? The holy grail of camel coats!

Clairejustine oxox said...

Wow what a find on your coat, love it:)

Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays,,,

Rebecca said...

What a classic beauty, Sharon! Well done.

Kezzie said...

WOw!!! What a bargain! My mum recently bought a long camel wool coat in a Charity shop near her and she's really chuffed with it as it is really good for layering when she's filming in the cold for hours!!!! x

Avenue 57 said...

Now that is what I call a coat - the QUEEN of the camel coat and all for £5!

Love this so much

Fiona

teawithonesugarplease said...

A true find well done!

emily said...

What a lucky find, I've been hunting for a camel coat for ages but no way I'm finding a deal better than yours!

Sharon S said...

Hi everyone! wow, your comments are amazing and so lovely, thank you all so very much! xxx

silkpathdiary said...

A brilliant find Sharon! Whatever next, I think you got it all :-) xx

Debbie Stinedurf said...

Gorgeous coat...camel is so versatile! What a great score!
Debbie
www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

That's Not My Age said...

Oh that has to be the Thrift of the Decade!

Hippy At Heart said...

that coat is amazing, love its cut and colour, such a timeless classic!

Kelly Jackson said...

I would have snapped that one up too, Sharon - what a great find. I buy clothing 'off season' at the thrift shops all the time - you can find some wonderful pieces as most people are looking for more seasonal goods. Their loss; our gain! Xo

Style Eyes said...

What an amazing find! Love the coat and the scarf such a chic look.

Sharon S said...

Hi everyone! All your comments have been amazing and are so much appreciated, thank you all! xxx

Clairejustine oxox said...

Hi Sharon, thanks again for linking up :) featuring and pinning this week at the blog hop...

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

You are rockin' that coat, woman. I found a wool & cashmere coat recently and haven't had a chance to wear it yet - but now you've inspired me!

CousCousandCorkWedges said...

Its amazing Sharon! What a find?! I love it with the checked scarf! You are one stylish Mama! Ax

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Sharon, you look amazing. I love the coat and the whole outfit. It's almost never cold enough here to warrant a coat but the next week or so it might be. I'm going to wear every single coat I own!! Yours is beautiful. XXOO

WendyB said...

The bargains you find never cease to amaze me!

Mrs C said...

What a stunning find! The coat is gorgeous and so well cut! Congrats on this great piece :)

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fashmr paul said...

what a brilliant find. Its a lovely coat

Sharon S said...

Hi everyone-your comments are so kind and valued from you all, thank you so much xxxx

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