Coat Check

Worth the wait. This fall I have been shopping for a new coat to replace my Sigrid Olsen coat that I sold because of an ill fit. The featured wool car coat with its exploded check pattern—a beautiful mix of black, white, and yellow—fit the bill.

The coat’s $150 price tag did not fit my budget though. So, as we bargain shoppers do, I watched and waited. I got excited when the coat was marked down to $89. I only started making moves, however, when the AT Loft offered an extra 40% off all sale items. Before placing my order, I searched for coupon codes and found one that gave an additional 20% off plus free shipping. Unbelievable, right?

In today’s look, the coat is worn over a sheath dress. Black tights, t-strap pumps, and a burgundy pleated leather bag add finishing touches.

Coat—Ann Taylor Loft
Dress—Banana Republic Factory Store
Tights—Merona for Target
Shoes—Tahari via Marshalls
Bag—Francesco Biasia via eBay


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  1. November 25, 2008 / 2:41 pm

    Super cute! Love the coat and the price makes it that much better! 馃檪

  2. November 25, 2008 / 4:29 pm

    you look amazing

  3. November 25, 2008 / 6:01 pm

    A too great coat, my dear.
    Looks really elegante on you.

    Nice that you’re ok 馃檪


  4. November 25, 2008 / 6:39 pm

    You’ve got some serious bargain-hunting skills, lady. AND a fantastic coat!

  5. November 26, 2008 / 12:27 am

    That is the perfect coat! And it’s so awesome you had the discipline to wait for it – what an amazing deal. I need to take lessons from you! =)

  6. November 26, 2008 / 12:38 am

    Ok you just took the fall gear up another level. You Better work!! Ha ha ha

  7. November 26, 2008 / 1:15 am

    Unbelievable in all ways鈥攖he price, the fit, and the design. Well done!

  8. November 26, 2008 / 8:34 am

    As always…stylish and chic. Really love your style!

  9. November 27, 2008 / 4:08 am

    i’m in love with plaid coats this season. this one is top notch!

  10. November 27, 2008 / 2:34 pm

    now see, that sounds like me: waiting and waiting for something to get marked down then still searing for additional discounts.

    that’s a really nice coat.

  11. November 29, 2008 / 3:30 pm

    Ohhh…I saw only now that the coat is Ann Taylor Loft.I know this brand from the American magazines and I love it very much.I have two pictures of it’s fashion in my room.Nice…really you’re lucky :)!In fact I’ve always wanted to have something from Ann Taylor,but you can’t find it in Slovenia or Italy.

    Bye for now!

  12. November 29, 2008 / 11:04 pm

    You sure know how to shop and find a deal!

  13. November 30, 2008 / 4:46 pm

    Thanks to your wonderful tips I was able to pick up a pair of shoes and a pair of pants for less then $30. Thanks! LOVE the coat!

  14. December 1, 2008 / 4:07 am

    What a smart shopper you are! Love the coat.

  15. December 4, 2008 / 1:10 pm

    so british and trendy style

  16. Addy
    December 8, 2008 / 4:24 am

    Just discovered your blog and I am enjoying seeing how you put together outfits and how seeing what your style is. Keep up the great work and thanks for the great tips on how to shop in a budget…:o)

  17. December 15, 2008 / 4:23 am

    Good to see you back! I love the coat! I have a thing for tweed-patterned coats like this.

    I’ve given you a Blog Love award! It’s on my blog … come check it out! ^_^

  18. December 16, 2008 / 3:07 am

    loveeee the coat

  19. December 16, 2008 / 1:31 pm

    I love your shoes & the wait and watch technique!

  20. December 24, 2008 / 7:13 am

    It’s ridiculous how cute this coat is!

  21. January 7, 2009 / 12:49 pm

    Hey, my Loverlee. It’s been a while since I’ve visited and needless to say, you look marvelous as usual. I’ve been looking for a belted coat to kind of spruce up my outerwear wardrobe and bring it into the 21st century. Your look is fantastic.

    Love it, love it, love it!

  22. January 29, 2009 / 8:03 pm

    I just bought this coat for $4.88!! Killer deal!! YIPPEE 馃檪

  23. January 29, 2009 / 8:07 pm

    Lovedeals: No way!!!!! The is the best deal ever!!!!