Wednesday, March 28, 2012

the new coat march 28th 2012

i know it seems strange to do a march entry in the blog and here it is june 2 but... the date with the photo of the coat makes more sense!
i have been looking since last year for a new knee length all weather coat. the week before this i had gone shopping as my other self with my aunt to help her pick out a down quilted all weather coat. having seen a few things i liked i need to go back to those stores as diana.
after spending several days trudging from berlington coat and macy's in so. plainfield nj (which are smaller than the flemington store i went to with my aunt) and back to bridgewater mall macys, i ended up in sears in watchung. you seen i am quite specific when i go shopping for costlier items. my requirements were thus: quilted down, knee length ( not 2" above) zipper and snaps with a removable hood.preferably under 100.00 on sale!and something i could wear with leggins to keep my thigh's warm.

this second photo is me at walmart during the hunt for the coat. although they sort of had what i wanted for 40.00 it didn't have snaps or a removable hood.

anyway back at sears i found basicly what i wanted (see the photo above) but it was $98.00 on sale ( i really wanted to get it for 50.00-60.00 on sale!) meanwhile i had also ordered 2 sizes of a similar coat from carol wright gifts catalogue. unfortunately i was between sizes of the 2 mail order coats agghhh which were 40.00 ea so i returned them. 
in keeping the sears coat i waited the 14 day price adjustment period and low and behold on day 12 i saw a up coming sale with a price club discount. in returning to the store on the sale day i found that it had gone down in price so that with the price club discount the total price came to about 43.00!
i found that the coat was dressy enough to wear with dressier clothes as well.
while i was there i drooped over some kardassian dress boots in fur trimmed swede. but that is another story. 
the first photo is taken at the local coffee shop i stopped at to pick up take out dinner. this is a great little breakfast and lunch place (rise and shine on terrall rd in scotch plains with good dinner specials as well. dinner comes with soup AND salad and usually 2 side dishes as well depending on the dinner.

hugs to all

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