You Had Me at Hello...

Coat: Vince Camuto, Shoes: ShoeDazzle, Earrings: KK Bloom, Necklace:Vestique
This coat was the steal of the century, and I kind of mean that literally. The price tag on this gem said $300... give or take a few bucks... I forget. (Let me tell you the likelihood that I am going to buy a $300 coat. Mmmmm...about ZERO). What I do remember though is the fact that I snagged it for $89.00. WHOOP! WHOOP! BAM BIGELOW! I found it in March (right as it starts to get warm in Charlotte) on the sale rack in Nordstrom. Today is the first time I have had the chance to wear it. Admittedly it was a bit of overkill, (considering it was about 55 degrees, not freezing by a long shot) but it was cold enough for me not to look like a complete idiot in public. The only problem with the coat is that they deactivated the ink security sensor on it when I purchased it, but they never took the stupid thing off. So, a few weeks later when I noticed it was there, I had to take the coat BACK into the store with the sensor on it (and no proof of purchase because I could not for the life of me find the dang receipt) and hope that whomever was working was in a good mood and they didn't take me for a thief. Lucky for me I apparently looked innocent and trustworthy enough that particular evening. They removed the sensor and all was well with the world. 
The faux fur around the hood was what drew me to the coat, but the leather elbow patches were what pushed me over the edge. I love leather elbow patches. Dear, Leather Elbow Patches... you had me at Hello. They are part Sherlock Holmes, part fashion-forward Eskimo. What's not to love?


  1. Stop it.... $89 for that coat? That's awesome girl and naturally your rocking it... you look great! Gimmie those booties! xoxo oh and your sunnies!

  2. And you know this!!!! $89 buckaroos!! Such a score. Swap sunnies for your F21 faux fur. That's fair. Riiiight?!?

  3. Love the story. I'm with you on the elbow patches.
    Sadly we could almost wear a coat like that here. The weather is turning colder.


  4. Suzanne- where do you live, Deary?

  5. DOH - I loves me some Sherlock Eskimo. Eskimo Holmes???? No matter - you catch my drift. But I SHAKE MY FIST AT YOU, LEFT-ON-SENSOR!!!! Once upon a time, I had a sensor left on, and like an idiot, I tried to remove it myself. Wellllll, it was an ink sensor, so it exploded ALL OVER MY BRAND NEW TOP, and I can tell you, the check-out lady at JC Penny probably felt a few stabbing pains in her eye that day, as my voodoo doll was working overdrive. But don't tell anyone, mmmkay???

  6. I take everything that has leather elboy patches, gives an item that polish touch. Right, what not to love about this coat, love it!


    PS: Melissa, did know you that you still have your word verification on? Such a pain in the butt :-D just saying :-P