Winter Coats

It’s that time of year when the Northern Hemisphere starts to chill and people bust out their scarves, dust off their winter coats and bundle up. I, like many people, have a winter coat that is functional and practical, but yet still have the desire to buy a new one for this season. My current winter coat is long, brown, has fun built-in glove thingys, and a faux-fur hood. It’s everything I could want in a coat except that it’s brown. “Why did you buy it then” you ask me (and I subsequently ask myself)? Because last year I had no winter coat, was in dire need of one, and all the black coats didn’t cut it in the “functional department”. So I now own a coat that I don’t like, but can’t get rid of due to how practical it is.

That being said, I do, however, find myself saying “well, a pea coat is a staple and will be in fashion for years to come, so therefore it’s ok if I buy one for myself.” So here are some of the pea coats I’ve been looking at as well as some others that have caught my eye AND are still available for purchase.

Pea Coats

Jacket and Diane from Modcloth ($92.99)

Caribbean Blue Coat from Modcloth ($74.99)

Juicy Couture “Goth Couture” Wool Flannel Pea Coat (eeek: $448.00) at Bloomingdales

 Juicy Couture "Goth Couture" Wool Flannel Pea Coat

Miss Sixty Women’s Double-breasted Wide Belted Wool Coat ($99.99) at Overstock

Betsey Johnson Women’s Short Wool Coat ($149.99) at Overstock

I think this coat is super cute, but the sleeves are too wide and it’s too short. Realistically I need something that covers my bum and will keep my arms warm. I can pictures a big gust of wind blowing by and going straight up my arms. Shiver me timbers!

Puffy Coats

Spiewak The Hawthorne Coat,Winter Coats & Jackets for Women ($142) on Amazon

Spiewak The Hawthorne Coat,Winter Coats & Jackets for Women

GUESS Quilted Faux Fur Trimmed Walking Coat ($98.00) at Nordstrom

So what are your winter coat wishes?

Flight to Sweden

Yesterday (or today really; I haven’t slept yet) Kevin and I left for our trip to Sweden and it was off to a great start, until I realized that I forgot my jacket and gloves! Total amateur hour! How could I, Miss I-am-cold-all-the-time, forget my jacket when I am going to Northern Europe and the Easter Block? Oh yeah, that’s right….because it was hot in Pittsburgh when I left!

Well, there has been lots of flying since that discover and still no new jacket in sight. At PIT I tried to find a jacket and couldn’t; at DTW I tried again and found a sweatshirt (I have one of those already, btw) for $120 which is WAY too pricey; and here at AMS I have found some sweatshirt things, but they are in Euros and I just cringe at the thought at how much it will really cost me.

The flight from DTW to AMS was pretty easy. I watched a movie and then watched some dance clips on my iPod and now I am pumped to dance! And guess what?! I have 4 hours until my next flight, so realistically, I have the time to dance before I take off for Sweden.

I didn’t sleep on that flight. I think it was the fact that I was thinking about dancing, choreography and all the things I want to accomplish, or I could chalk it up to the fact the seats were uncomfortable. Highlight of the flight: Kevo stopped by a Japanese restaurant before we left DTW and bought some sushi (which I got a bite of) and a bean cake for me. Delish!! He’s so thoughtful!!!

Currently, Kev and I are sitting in the internet area typing away at emails. After we write a bunch we are going to hop online, send these guys, upload the new ones, sign off, write some more, sign back on, and do it all again.

Last thing (this is amusing/ironic for me). I don’t like to check luggage because I feel wherever you go (unless you are moving), you shouldn’t have to check luggage. This trip required that Kevin and I check our heavy and over-sized luggage and I was betting that my luggage would be delayed because that would make life even better (forgetting the jacket SUCKS, but having my luggage go missing on top of that would super suck). Yet it isn’t my luggage that will be delayed; it’s Kevin’s! It’s sad to hear, but oh so ironic.

More later. Cheers.