Winter in DC usually means a few weeks, OK fine, maybe a few months of random snow and cold temperatures. Having been raised in the DC area, I have always enjoyed 4 seasons, including winter! It was a time where I could break out the warm, yet fashionable coat. It wasn’t until recently that I started wearing a puffer jacket. I never thought that I was sporty enough to actually pull it off but when I was on a visit to the in-laws in Naples, FL, I ventured out to the outlet mall and bought a Gap puffer coat for $25!
There began my introduction to the sporty but warm look! That was a few years ago and that $25 jacket has been to the Sundance Film Festival in UT braving a real winter; Iowa in January for the Caucus in 2008; even Snowmageddon when we got an actual blizzard! Alas, it was time to retire it and instead, I upgraded to a Vineyard Vines puffer with a hood! Now, I’m in the big leagues. I was a little apprehensive because I didn’t want to look like I was walking around in a sleeping bag with sleeves but Hubs assured me that I looked like a girl. Maybe it was because it was lined in pink whales….
We’ve had a couple of windy days so buying the puffer was actually a good investment. Although my recent purchase of a leopard print coat requires that the temperature drop a few more degrees, otherwise I’m going to need to turn on the air condition just so I can wear it. Not so great for global warming but I can still wear it a few times before it gets stored in the closet – I just kid!!
|Dolce Gabbana retails $1295 but my purchase was very similar in red from Single Label on sale $49 www.hautelook.com|
With 70 degree temperatures in February, I’m going to have to check the weather forecast to see if I have any opportunities to break out my new purchase. In the meantime, I’ll keep my Peg Bundy leopard print in the closet!