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October 9, 2011

Between getting caught in the rain at least three times in a week and a half and Anthropologie’s amazing outerwear sale, I thought it was a good time to get something I’ve been pining after for weeks…

….the Heritage Raincoat from Anthropologie.  I mentioned here that I was going to go try it on to see if it was worth all the obsessing I was doing, which I didn’t actually do because I was afraid I would fall madly in love with it and then it would never go on sale and I would never get it.  Turns out that was a good decision, because I did fall madly in love with it.  Yay!  Even though it’s technically a raincoat, it’s waxed cotton instead of anything plastic-y, so it’s functioning as my fall coat, too.  The pockets are lined with the butterfly-print flannel, too, so they’re nice and cozy.

because who doesn’t love an awkward mirror picture?

I’m not usually one for posting photos of outfits, but I wanted to show how it looks on a person rather than how it looks in the website photo.  It’s an a-line coat in a thick-ish fabric, so belting it like a trench makes it look weirdly bulky.  I like tying the belt in the back instead, it’s much more flattering.  Plus it makes me feel like the girl in this beautiful illustration…

‘March’ from a John Updike calendar, illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert

Speaking of trenchcoats, I have one that needs a new home.  It’s the Classic Case Jacket from Modcloth.com, by Jack by BB Dakota (no longer available on Modcloth).

I love it, but the shoulders are too narrow for me.  Worn once, in perfect condition, and I still have the included replacement button.

Size L
Length 35″
Chest 37″
Waist 34″
Free-size hip
Fully lined
Originally $89.99 on Modcloth

$45 including shipping, $40 if you’re in New York City and don’t need it shipped
If you’re interested, drop me a line at julierosesews@gmail.com

Hope everyone’s having a fantastic weekend and enjoying the beautiful fall weather!

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