You know what’s funny about hating your body? The way you prioritize things. I never, never shopped for anything fashionable, partly because at the time affordable plus size clothing was still… well, a train wreck, but also because I just wanted to buy things that were comfortable and safe.
There were more expensive options back then that were slightly more youthful, but honestly, I didn’t have the money and I just didn’t feel worth it. I had this mantra that I would rather my kids look nice, even if that meant I looked like shit. Even if that meant I didn’t even have… a coat. I live in Ohio, we have a term here called “lake effect,” and up until three days ago, all I owned to get me through the winter was a 4X men’s fleece jacket I bought when I was nine months pregnant five years ago.
Almost every circumstance in my life has changed, but in my brain, I just didn’t feel like me having a winter coat was a priority over everything else everybody else probably needed.
Then lands’ End offered to send me a new Luxe Wool coat from their fall line, and still I was like, ummmm do I really need this?
Do I really need this!?
Brittany, STOP IT. Aside from the basic fact that yes, I need a coat, FLU SHOTS ARE NOT WINTER COATS, this is just another first in this whole valuing myself thing, and it feels damn good. Literally… because it’s cold outside right now, and we spent the weekend at pumpkin patches and looking at the leaves in the fields behind my parent’s house, and it’s nice to do those things without the wind cutting through your clothing and all your armpit hair growing back out of cave-woman like instinct.
Luxe Wool Scoopneck Coat in Juniper Green, size 16
Feeling super warm, and super worth it right now.
As stated above, this coat came to me courtesy Lands’ End, my opinions and smooth armpits are my own.