It's a typical rainy January day - but not terribly cold. I've been wearing this wool-blend toggle coat all week. I thrifted two good coats in December and wasn't on the hunt for any more. However, when I happened upon this lovely gray one with toggle fastenings, I couldn't resist. I'm not sure why it wound up in a charity shop, but it's like new and just my size. What luck! It's not too thick - perfect for North Carolina winters.
I wore it the other night to see the new Sherlock - The Abominable Bride, which played in select theaters. My best friend bought us tickets in advance and we had a marvelous night out. As a Sherlock fan, the new installment got two thumbs up from me. But I digress. Thrifting a good coat might not be easy. Sometime's it's a matter of luck - just waiting until you stumble on the right one, like in this case. But with my black coat, I visited a few thrift stores in the area before I found one that had a good coat selection. Then I tried on at least a dozen before choosing the black one. Even then I needed to take it in at the shoulders.
Surprise or search - either way I'll happily build my second-hand wardrobe.
dress: free people via lord & taylor
coat // boots // scarf: thrifted
bag: vintage 70s via crazygoodbananas
hat: sun 'n' sand (old)