Should I or should I not buy a Lady Day Coat in White?
I've been dying for a White coat for ages. I originally purchased a Wool-Cashmere Plaza Coat in White. The fit was awful. It made me look like a walking Marshmellow so back it went. Every since then, I've been wanting another White coat.
This decision should really be a simple one, don't you think?
Do I want a White Wool Coat? If the answer is Yes, well, buy it then. If the answer is No, then stop obsessing about it and move on. Simple, right? Wrong!
You see, I'm a bit of a Coat Freak. A Recent Coat Freak, I should add. I used to be one of those people who had 1 coat that I wore all Fall, Winter and Spring long, year after year. And after a couple of years of wearing the same coat, I would buy another coat to replace the first coat and wear the new coat in the Fall, Winter and Spring long, year after year - just like I did the first coat.
Then I discovered J Crew. Wow! It was like, I suddenly came to life!
I was like a little kid who had walked into the most amazing Candy Store in the world for the first time in their life! Where rows upon rows, shelf upon shelf of the most delicious mouth-watering candies laid before my eyes, tempting me with their fantastic colors and their delicious smells and all I could imagine was how their delicious flavours would fill my mouth. Yes, I am that kid. Only difference is, that candy store is J Crew.
J Crew opened a world of colors and new options to me.
What do you mean that Winter coats come in colors other than Black, Navy or Brown?
You mean that I can purchase different coats to match my different outfits as well as my different moods?
Really? Do people really wear different coats for different seasons? Spring Coats for Spring, Fall Coats for Fall and Thinsulate for Winter?
Since having discovered J Crew, I have purchased 7 Coats. Yes, SEVEN! It may not appear much to someone who has had J Crew in their lives forever, but for someone like me, it's unimaginable! I used to own 1 Coat. That's it! ONE FREAKING COAT!!!
Today, I own the Gramercy Coat in 3 colors - Bright Flame, Alpine Green and Black. The Classic Peacoat in Dark Poppy. The Boucle Short Scarf Coat in Bright Fuschia. The Lucinda Stadium Cloth Coat in Navy and the Lille Heavy Wool Coat in Black. I also own the Puffer Jacket in Ivory (but that doesn't really count because it's a Puffer.)
Then the other day, when dressing for work, I wished that I owned a Chocolate Coat for I was wearing Chocolate that day. Note to self....I must look for a Chocolate Coat. Maybe next Fall.
So, what do you think? Do I need the Lady Day Coat in Sea Salt? I've been obsessing over it for sometime now. Like all of my obsessions, until I buy it, they never go away.
What should I do? Buy it or Shelf it?