Friday, January 06, 2012

maternity friendly coat


even at $718 i don't think i can justify this pringle of scotland swing coat at la garconne (20% off sale items until saturday, "GARCONNE20").

after a lot of thought, i think that a roomy knee-length swing coat that can accommodate a lightweight down coat (i have a fiona from patagonia) would be my best bet. i own two swing coats--one was butchered by a tailor in harvard square, the other is a short-sleeve opening ceremony flare coat better suited to temps above 40F. if i had the energy and time, i could probably find something just as serviceable at the many used clothing shops in toronto.

i think the narrow shoulders and tailored yet roomy fit are what draw me to this particular coat. for now, i'm wearing a barbour bedale sans lining with my alpaca primoeza cardigan, j brand mama j denim, and a virginia johnson shawl draped over my belly because the jacket doesn't button all the way. when it gets below 0F, i have to wear an old ginormous parka that makes me feel heavy and sad.

6 comments:

Anna McClurg said...

i feel your pain! last year i pretty much froze all winter in my drafty house. this year, however, the weather is strangely warm. it's kind of spooky how warm it is this year! today jed and i went for a walk and i checked the temp and it said 52F! can you believe it? i wish you warmer weather up there! and hope you find a nice cozy coat to accomodate you and baby. :)

P R I M O E Z A said...

glad to hear the cardigan is helping.
i don't know what i would do in that weather. i feel the cold so much and we don't even have a harsh winter here.

Veuve said...

Oh, that Primoeza cardigan is gorgeous! Hope you find a way to stay warm. Remember, it's temporary...

erica said...

the Primoeza cardigan is surprisingly warm (but a bit too short in the torso thanks to the belly ;) my cashmere sweaters just aren't cutting it this year.

i can't believe how much warmer it is in the US this winter, although the torontonians keep telling me it's warm here, too. the socal girl in me still shrivels up and dies a little whenever it's below 10F, though!

aprovecharse said...

I saw this Rachel Comey coat at La Garconne (chenille lining!) and thought of your post, though unfortunately the extra 20% off is no more.

http://www.lagarconne.com/store/item.htm?itemid=13078&sid=252&pid=252

amy said...

question for you ladies. do you think there wld be a significant size difference btwn the S & M in the fur trimmed parka by APC. I havent bought their outerwear before but i find a lot of their clothing is all over the map size wise.