It’s no secret that my favorite color is purple, so when I decided I needed a trench style coat for work purple was my first choice. I knew that purple trench coats existed because I’d seen them in catalogs before, but didn’t have much luck finding one now that I was actually looking to buy.
Then amazingly this one showed up on a local buy/sell page I follow for just $40! The seller said it was an XL from Nordstroms, but that it fit more like a M. I set up a time to meet and try it on with visions of me sashaying into my office the next day in my pretty purple coat. Unfortunately, when I did try it on it was far too tight in the arms – so much that I was afraid I might rip it if I moved. So the hunt continued.
A few days later I decided to indulge in a little retail therapy at Burlington Coat Factory. I browsed several departments before wandering over to the store’s namesake section, where I immediately spotted purple amongst the hangers. Not only was there a purple trench in my size, there were two different styles to choose from!
I tried both on for the hubs, who was with me and we both agreed that the first option was more professional looking, and it was a few dollars cheaper. Ding, Ding! We have a winner! And after a coupon it rang up around $54, which was close enough to the buy/sell option’s price to make me happy. I decided to get a new white scarf to go with the new coat and absolutely LOVE the combo.
I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on both the coat and the scarf, even though it does show dog hair and slobber exceptionally well. But then again, what doesn’t right? And it’s plenty warm, especially since it covers my rear end on the way from the car to the office. It’s the simple things in life! 🙂