The next two weekends are going to be busy with family, friends, and the national pastime of holiday sales. My previous post was all about keeping a clear focus on what I need for this winter–here I’d like to talk about the actual items I’m hoping to find in the next few weeks.
My list for Winter Shopping 2013:
1. A technical down coat:
DC was cold to me and I envied every woman in a down coat. I’m joining the bandwagon. I tried out some North Face down coats–I am interested in the following below. The Metropolis (knee-length) is $289; the Transit (mid-thigh) is $249. This will ensure I won’t freeze when I go to the East Coast again! My wimpy California wardrobe doesn’t know anything beyond 65F.
2. A wool coat
Double-breasted coats look funny on me, so I like the simplicity of these two coats. The Lands End one is currently on sale for $99 this weekend, but I was hoping for a slightly thicker coat (and I’ve been told to look for Thinsulate-lined ones.) The more traditional/dressy it skews the better, since I plan on wearing this to work (in the 2 months my cubicle gets no passive heat) and possibly to a wedding later next year. Either way I’ve decided I’d like to have a dressy coat for formal events, and I think I should look into a wool coat.
3. Uniqlo Heattech shirts and leggings
I drank the Heattech Kool-Aid, and I love it. Totally buying more of these to wear as base layers for work:
Optional desirable items, if I find a good deal:
Work-appropriate leather shoes.
Now to check all the store ads and emails for discounts! Happy hunting everyone!