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Weeks 47-48 “Results”

2 Apr

You may have noticed that there wasn’t a results post for this challenge. Well, that’s because I didn’t really have any results to post. It wasn’t for a lack of trying though.

I looked for a fun trench coat in many, many stores when I was in Toronto and just couldn’t find anything that either fit into my $40 budget or that I liked enough to buy. I continued looking when I got home but still no luck (FYI the Spring coats in the outwear section at Winners are pretty pathetic at the moment).

That doesn’t mean that I didn’t find anything of course. I did find an affordable Joe Fresh trench coat that came in both bright orange or a royal-ish blue but the orange made my complexion look like I was either jaundiced or a long-lost Jersey Shore cast mate (I’m not sure which is worse) and the blue coat was too dark for my liking.

Joe Fresh MAC Coat $29

So for now I’m going to hold onto my $40 until I find something that I really like. Hopefully I can find something in the next few weeks before it gets too warm to need a coat… thinking that coat-free weather is only weeks away is probably wishful thinking though!

Stay tuned for a new challenge this Sunday. I’m also going to try to start going through my backlog of Triumph or Tacky? posts so I have a lot of writing ahead of me!

Weeks 47-48 Challenge

11 Mar

Alright, after a long pause it’s about time that I give myself a new challenge!

The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer (it was 15 C and beautiful today in Toronto!) so it’s time to start thinking about switching from my Winter jacket to a Spring jacket. As I’ve mentioned before I’ve had the same beige trench for years:



And even though I bought a black trench for the Weeks 25-26 Challenge I want something that’s more Spring-esque:

What can I say, I have a thing for jackets…

I’m in the mood for either something in red or a bright colour:

Burberry Prorsum Scuba Trench Coat

Moncler, $1120

Or something with a funky pattern:

Burberry Striped Jacquard Slim Trench, $2695


Etro Paisley-Print Degradé Taffeta Trench, $1480


Pucci Cotton Print, $1350


In particular I’m loving the Pucci one but the odds of finding something similar to that for $40 or under is pretty slim!

Nevertheless I’m going to try something fun! I’m hoping that being in Toronto for the next week will give me many more shopping options and that I can find something before I go back home next weekend.

We’ll see what I find. Wish me luck!