Friday, November 16, 2012

Buffalo Plaid - Perfect Winter Pattern for A Coat

I have a warehouse of black coats. They each have a unique purpose and cover all seasons. BORING! So when my blogging friend Jane (from Toronto Shopaholic) did a post wearing a buffalo plaid coat I was impressed. Then Banana Republic had a sale - 5 items for 50% off and I found my coat. 

This coat is stylish and perfect for this cold weather. No hard try here. I will be taking out the sleeves and moving the buttons a bit. These changes will make this coat perfect, moving the buttons will cinch the waist in and make me look slimmer when wearing it. When trying on a winter coat make sure you try it on with a sweater. While the small size was a nicer silhouette I wouldn't be able to wear a sweater underneath it without pulling a Hulk and ripping the thing to shreds.

I know why black is so popular - it can be worn with many colours. This coat is limiting in that certain coloured denim pieces etc. don't go. Oh well, that's why I have my black coat.

I also like to see how a coat looks when it is open, sounds silly I know. I love the perfect symmetry in this coat when it is open. Looks great. Regular price was $310, with the discount $155. There are lots of deals out there. Banana Republic is having 30% sale today as well. Happy shopping.

Coat - Banana Republic (here)
Jeans - Adriano Goldschmied (old)
Shirt - The Gap (here)
Booties - The Gap (here)
Watch - Michael Kors
Bracelets - J Crew, Cocoa Jewelry, Stella and Dot

The winner for my giveaway will be announced here soon. I know lots of you are wondering...


  1. I love it. But you know what I had an outfit yesterday where that coat totally wouldn't work and I was wishing for your black coat arsenal. I figured something out but I was biting my tounge while figuring out what to wear!

  2. I seriously LOVE it! My gf called me about that sale...and I didn't meet up with her. Now I regret it.
    I have a selection of black coats as well. And one full length camel colored one. I really need something fun!
    Did I win? Did I win?

  3. I love a plaid coat too! I have one that I wear a lot when I wear jeans and a black top :-)

  4. perfect indeed!!!;)))

  5. Love the tip about moving the buttons to cinch in the waist. Aren't you clever? Would never have thought of that. Have a great weekend

    1. I do the same thing if a blazer is too snug around my waist, I move the buttons out to give me some room. I am just full of ideas. Haha

  6. Iva, I love this coat and you look great in it. I once tried to buy something similar but I looked like a lumber jack (not that there's anything wrong with that!). Great coat and outfit. I want it!

  7. I gave up my black coats two years ago and recently did a post of my new coats...I discovered your blog from Friday Faves and got the biggest kick out of finding another mother of four with 1 daughter and 3 sons...So, of course I had to start following you... look forward to seeing more.. Like your style!

  8. Did you see my "What's Trending" post? I featured Buffalo plaid and I put this coat as one of the shopping- the- trend options ;)
    LOVE it!
    sheree xxx

  9. I love that coat! It looks so warm!

  10. I've been eyeing that coat at B/R. It look so fabulous on you! I just love buffalo plaid! I want that coat!!!

    xo Jenny

  11. That coat and those shoes! Love them! I may need to do some adding to my Christmas list!