What I Wore: Winter Coat

by Brittany on December 26, 2013

in Fashion

For a few winter seasons, I’ve been loving the long winter coat from afar. It looked so pretty, but so did my grandmother when she wore it. So, I put it in the pile of trends that would never come to be for me; harem pants, peplum tops, gladiator sandals…

But you know what? After 30 years in Ohio, a girl gets tired of her ass freezing off. Time to put this trend in the OMG I LOVE IT column.

Winter Coat

Long Tie Waist Parka, size XXL, Old Navy
Navy Fair Isle Knit Hat (Mens), American Eagle
Plaid Fur Lined Boots, Target

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Becky S December 26, 2013 at 8:33 am

That coat not only looks warm and cozy, it looks great on you. As a Michigander I feel your pain when it comes to freezing your ass off, I’ve worn longer coats for years and will never, ever go back the waist length. Trust me our rears thank us for it.


Brittany December 26, 2013 at 8:53 am

I truly had NO idea what I was missing, or how big of a deal it was. Being warm is AMAZING.


Meg December 27, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Being warm = 1,000,000 happy points. You make this coat look adorable.


April Eckwielen December 26, 2013 at 8:33 am

You look fab! I love it. It’s always nice when one’s ass is not freezing off :)


Larissa December 26, 2013 at 8:41 am



Johanna December 26, 2013 at 8:44 am

You look great… As always!


Monica December 26, 2013 at 9:01 am

For years I never wore much of a winter coat, mainly because I was too large to find one that fit ( and didn’t make me look like the Michelin man). But after losing a shit load of weight, I was finally able to buy myself a decent warm jacket . And since I live in Canada , it’s something I needed. Next winter I’m splurging and going the long down style- this girl wants her warmth!


Karen kelly December 26, 2013 at 9:02 am

For a moment I thought you’d bought the same one from Lands End that I did. Covering the butt rocks! Especially up here in frozen ice storm Toronto.


Sophia December 26, 2013 at 9:07 am

Just bought a longer slightly puffy coat for this winter (in central Ohio), loving it!

I am jealous that you rock skinny jeans, I haven’t worked up the courage for those yet! :)


Audra McGee December 26, 2013 at 9:26 am

Love!! I have a lot of junk in the trunk to cover up!!


Bella December 26, 2013 at 9:27 am

Dude, the long winter coat has come a loooooong way. The waist tie makes it much more feminine! You are adorbs as always.


Christy December 26, 2013 at 9:34 am

That is super cute on you. I think the key is the tie at the waist. I’m loving it. If I hadn’t just bought a new (short, but warm) winter coat for our freezing Idaho winters I’d totally be looking for something like that.


Heather December 26, 2013 at 10:05 am

My husband, for years, has told me that if I had more than a sliver of Cherokee in me, my name would be Princess Chilly Cheeks. Every night I crawl into bed my ass is frozen and it takes hours to thaw after a day of Northern Illinois outdoor activities. Good for you to choosing comfort (although you’re the queen of proving comfortable can look fabulous too!) I couldn’t live without a long coat.


Shelly December 26, 2013 at 10:55 am

Jessica Simpson’s line makes some beautiful coats. I have a mid-thigh grey wool one that I absolutely love and it covers all the junk in my trunk with style!


KellyS December 26, 2013 at 3:06 pm

I live in California where we have only had one week of cold weather. I was given a long wool coat and I LOVE it. Now it just needs to get cold. I do not think mine looks nearly as cute as you do. I love your look. I don’t know that I would give plaid boots a second look and look at you, you are rocking them. Love the entire look! You are an inspiration!!!


Jen Seymour December 27, 2013 at 8:00 am

This looks SO stylish on you, I love it! Darn – now that I’m in Costa Rica, I won’t have a chance to wear anything like this…. lol


Caity December 27, 2013 at 11:37 am

I didn’t have an actual coat until I was 23 and had to start walking to work from the train. Texas winters mostly consist of running from the house to the car while swearing inventively about the cold.


Monster Librarian December 27, 2013 at 2:54 pm

I’ve just stumbled upon your blog recently and I have to say I LOVE IT. Thanks for always being awesome and making me laugh and feel better about myself. Also, I just moved to Ohio 2 years ago and I have to say that you make it a way cooler place to live!


Jess January 4, 2014 at 3:32 am

Girl, I’ve lived in Ohio for over 15 years. For the last few years I’ve wanted to splurge and buy an adorable fancy petty coat, like I’m walking the streets of New York in any American movie. But after these crazy snowstorms we’ve had up in Cleveland this winter, I truly could care less about trying to look cute lol. I pulled out my oversized puffy coat and giant snow boots. You definitely make winter look enjoyable. If I had bought that petty coat I wanted, I would have pneumonia by now. Puffy coats forever!!


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