Short version: I needed a replacement for my winter wool coat. I needed it to be colorful, long and soft. I had no luck at local retailers, as this year, most of the coats were shorter, duller and even the cashmere ones felt stiff!
The long version: The coat had to be long--I wear so many skirts, I needed the warmth for these cold NE winters.
AND why, during the most dreary season, is there no color in clothing? I will never get that. So many coats are black and grey--JUST LIKE THE SKY!!!!
And when was cashmere so stiff? So many of the coats I tried on were like cardboard. I wanted something cuddly.
And lastly, I want this to be the last winter coat I buy! So no big budget here.
Finally found: A 90's (maybe 80's) barely worn, thrifted, royal blue, wool midi for $30.00. Ahhhh.