Jacket Obsession





You always hear about women having an obsession with shoes. It’s not to say that I don’t have a fair number of shoes, but I am not attracted to them the way I am jackets. It’s ironic (maybe? I’m so paranoid now that I don’t know how to actually properly use that word) that I love jackets so much and yet hate winter and the cold with an equal fervor. If it weren’t for the fact that jackets are usually insanely expensive I would probably own a lot more than I already do. My husband thinks I have too many, but I think he’s wrong. I wear them all which means I definitely have room to own more in my rotation if not in my coat closet.

This is my newest acquisition. I think it’s super cute, though as many of the online reviews said there’s a lot going on around the top with flaps and buttons and I’m not sure I’ve actually figured out how it’s all supposed to fit together. Paul can’t complain about this one because he told me to buy it when I asked about it because one of his Christmas gifts didn’t work out, so this is the replacement gift.
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This jacket I bought out of necessity in Ketchikan, Alaska. Go figure that it was raining in the rain capital of the United States. I wasn’t very well prepared for that, so I picked up this rain jacket. It’s got a fleecy inside so it has a little warmth. Also I think it’s essentially plastic, so it was only $20.

2014-03-13 10.46.30This is my black trench coat. It’s light and is a good spring coat. I get a lot of compliments on it. 
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The one thing that makes me sad about that coat is the fact that it has this really cool piping on the inside that’s just hidden away. I always wonder why it wasn’t used as an accent in some part of the coat that someone other than me will see.

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This is your basic windbreaker that is also water resistant. I bought it prior to our trip to Niagara Falls a few years ago because I didn’t feel like I had a jacket appropriate for the temperatures and general dampness of that trip. It served me well then and on multiple occasions since.
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This is my favorite coat, and the one I by far get the most compliments on. It’s actually kind of hard to see in the light of this picture, but it’s a plaid trench coat that’s brown with kind of a mauve colored accent stripe.
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I bought this jacket last year on our trip to Utah again out of vacation necessity. The forecast when we left home did not include rain. When we got to Utah it very much did, so I needed a good water proof jacket to hike in. It was on sale, so I got a good deal on it. Plus I didn’t really have a good water proof jacket for outdoor activities before. I’ve definitely gotten use out of it since the trip I bought it on.

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This is my least exciting coat. It’s my basic black, wool jacket. I’ve never been super in love with it, but I desperately needed a new winter coat at the time I bought it and after searching at every store imaginable this is the one I finally settled on.

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I love this hoodie. It’s my favorite late summer/early fall jacket to wear when we go out and it’s warm enough to wear short sleeves during the day, but you need something to throw on because it gets chilly at night.

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This hoodie is actually is something made by Wyoming libraries. They did some ad campaign a number of years back that got a lot of press particularly for the image of the mud flap girl reading a book. I said something about it to my husband and he ordered himself a set of stickers that had the four images they were using on it. He also decided to throw in this hoodie for me into his order. They only made the hoodie with the image of a cowboy riding a book. Not surprisingly when I wear this I usually get asked if I’m from Wyoming.
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I bought this new winter jacket last year. I decided I wanted a down jacket that would be warmer than my wool coat. I am definitely happy I upgraded because as you all know this winter has been brutal. Though I like the style, and it is warm I have a giant complaint in that this thing sheds feathers like crazy. Beside the fact that in another winter or two I feel like there weren’t be any feathers left inside of it, every time I wear it I wind up covered in little white feathers. I am forever picking them off of my clothes and subsequently the places I sit down.

2014-03-13 10.40.24So there you have it. An inventory of all my jackets. I don’t think it’s too many. I could definitely use one or two more don’t you think?


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