Friday, 6 August 2010

Conspicious consumption post

After weighing up all your wonderful views, I nearly went for ordering both and then making my decision. A few remarks helped me to make my mind up and go for it - even though I feel huge remorse/guilt at the initial outlay, but I did the math and if I went for 4 reasonably high st priced coats at £80 to £120 for the next four years then I would be spending the same - girlynomics don't ya know!

Teawithonesugarplease helpfully pointed out that wool was warmer, which helped me to remember I loathe the smell of wet wool and also certain wools really irritate me. This was a minus for the Fahri one. One comment from bemebe said the See by Chloe one was love at first sight, ditto this was my reaction, one point for this one. Faux Fuschia said would it be wrong to get both - yes it would, so no scores here! From one naughty Australian to another, Penny Dreadful Vintage gave a full analysis of the issue and provided me with the sensible conclusion on price, so one point to Fahri.

At one all, I turned to Mrs Fab, the utterings were as follows 'I'd choose the first one, but then I always go for the bargain option so would end up with the NF one, then spend the next six months wishing I had bought the Chloe. I am a very complicated person you know.' You know what she was right. Let's face it I loved the See by Chloe one, I particularly like the chain detail. Love the collar and cut and the colour. I also discovered it was £30 less than I thought (hardly a saving, but every bit helps) but the Fahri still held up on price. So...


When the DHL delivery man arrived first thing this morning I ripped the box open and put the purchase on. You will note I haven't got dressed or showered. Therefore this is a slovenly in my nightie look but at least the bed was made.

It fits!




Oh joy, now excuse me whilst I go and roll around on the bed in it before going to the salon of petit garcon, where a John Terry (Chelsea Football club captain) hairstyle makeover awaits me.

18 comments:

  1. You F@@king Beauty - thats my girl!!! Love you and it, and you in it!!!! xxxx

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  2. Oh wow, it looks marvellous. I'm glad you went for the one you REALLY wanted. It is a classic so will quite possibly last you the rest of your life. And I always appreciate a proper hanging chain on a coat.

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  3. I love the Pea coat and nightie ensemble.. pj's and barbour for me :)
    Fabulous it looks wonderful on you xx

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  4. I just posted yesterday about a black Milly coat from Net a Porter - I also baulked over the cost but I'm going to live in the damn thing this winter!

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  5. The cut is beautiful and definately all about the collar. Some pea coats can have these gwad awful sailor type 70s lapel type thing going on. *swoon* Chloe coat is a winner! The waffle texture must feel a lot more luxe than a standard wool. Im liking the introduction to girlieeconomics.
    Beautiful coat.Oh My!

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  6. Oh, this is more fabulous on than it looks off. Lucky you! I have my heart set on a camel coat this chrismas, until I realise that I am a messy sod and black is probably far more sensible...

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  7. Its great you got what you wanted! Looks pretty good with the nightie :-)

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  8. Hi there-well done indeed, lol!! You got the one you want and it looks gorgeous too x

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  9. you look great! it's always good to get what you want!

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  10. Looks fab, glad you got the one you really wanted :)

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  11. Oh it's just beautiful. The fit is perfect too. Completely the right decision to make!

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  12. If it looks this good with your nightie then its a winner!!

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  13. Looks great! Perfect for your climate. I see it with a camel cashmere sweater.

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  14. Aw, you've got to be a little bit in love with your clothes...otherwise what's the point?!

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  15. It fits you perfectly - good choice.

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  16. Perfect.
    Just perfect

    QM
    xxx

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  17. You have definitely picked the right one, it's lovely! xx

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