The perfect ski jacket

I have a lovely wool coat . . . I just love it. I can’t get enough of it. Here I am in it . . .


See the look of love on my face . . . that’s not just for Olaf. I got it at Target, and they still have it on their website. I was a little worried about the quality because I’d never bought a coat at Target, and I was depending on this to be a nice coat that I could keep for 2-3 years. And it is so much more than that. I’m on my 2nd year with it, and it is still in the great condition. It has no stains and believe me it could be extremely dirty by now. I did have it dry cleaned once at the beginning of this year just to get it freshened up not because of stains. And it keeps me sooo warm.

But as you can see from the title this is about ski jackets . . . and a ski jacket it was not. I don’t have a big need for a ski jacket, but occassionally on the weekends my beautiful, wool, fashion foward jacket got in my way. And if I wanted to play in the snow I had nothing. So I took what I knew about my style, my shape, and my price point and did some research on line. The hardest thing of course was price. Here in Indiana we wear jackets for warmth anywhere from October – April if we’re lucky.  And this winter has been one of our worst ever on record . . . since this won’t be my primary winter coat I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, and that narrowed the choices quite a bit. BUT I got it down to 3 . . .



1. This is from Old Navy. This one gave me a few color choices (down to navy and green now). I liked that it was just a basic coat with no frills since I wouldn’t be using it much. But I worried it wouldn’t be warm enough or long enough.

2. This is also from old Navy. I like that it’s longer, and the draw string in the middle will still give me some shape. It also comes in a lot of different colors, but I have an affair going on with cognac-ish colors so this was my first choice.

3. This is from Target, and also comes in an array of colors. The red pulled at me although I would probably go much more basic if I pulled the string on this one. It’s very similar to #2, but the buttons/zipper are a little different and it has more pockets which drew me to it. It’s also considered an actual parka so the warmth factor def drew me in since this Indiana winter has been brutally cold (like -20 on a few days).


What do you think? Which one would you choose?

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