Other…more realistic options~

When dievca becomes obsessed and starts on a quest for an item, she tries to go with the flow and see/feel what is around her for purchase. For the colored Winter coat — she didn’t worry (OK, she worried a little bit) about price. When pieces caught her eye for color/texture — she bought them.
Please note that dievca kept her body type (curvy) in mind, too.

A “try-on” session with all the options was set-up with Master and again, with dievca by herself.
Then the decision was made — feel free to weigh in, dievca will explain her choices. 🙂


Soia & Kyo Burgundy Fiala Wool Coat


Soia & Kyo Burgundy Fiala Wool Coat Back

Armani Collezioni Cashmere Cape Coat Blue

Armani Collezioni Cashmere Cape Coat Blue

H and M Denim Conscious Navy Wool Blend Coat

h&m Denim Conscious Navy Wool Blend Coat

H and M Denim Conscious Navy Wool Blend Coat Back

h&m Denim Conscious Navy Wool Blend Coat Back

Caruana Bordeaux Wool Fur Hooded Coat

Caruana Bordeaux Wool Fur Hooded Coat

Avoca Green BERRY Cape

Avoca Weavers Hunter Green BERRY Cape – vintage

dievca tried on these options and they were quite good choices — but she went with another coat choice to replace her black down coat and fulfill her need for color. After schlepping over to the Madison Avenue store, she is praying that the pattern won’t be a hindrance for usage in the future.
Cross Fingers.
(feel free to add your input…she can still return)

Coach Houndstooth Parka

Coach Houndstooth Parka

21 Comments on “Other…more realistic options~”

  1. BoPeep says:

    My choices for coats to pair with work clothes would be either the H & M, or the burgundy Soia & Kyo. Straight styles and capes are not “figure flattering” for me. My location necessitates the ownership of more than one winter coat though, and I love your choice. This would be perfect for snowy evening jaunts downtown to the Bistro for Jazz and drinks. Bravo.

    • dievca says:

      When I looked at the coats, I realized that the two burgundy choices were more dressy — I already have coats to achieve that purpose. To replace a daily-use down coat and going for color, the Coach option was the best. More relaxed styling. I kept the cape, too, the price was right. (I had a cape in the 90’s and used it quite a bit.)

      • BoPeep says:

        In your honor, I schlepped to the basement and pulled out my red double breasted wool pea coat. a bright pop of color for the upcoming season and perfect for my casual day today 🙂

      • dievca says:

        OMG — Peep, that coat sounds phenomenal! What an awesome pop of color for the day. I wish I had a red pea coat (no, no, no – I cannot go there…I spent my $ already)

    • hispetitelle says:

      Your red peacoat sounds fabulous, Peep. I bet it put a pep in your step as you wore it. Red always does that for me.

  2. Pelelotus says:

    The vintage cape is divine

  3. hispetitelle says:

    I think you made a great choice. It’s the pop of color you wanted and it works in city and country. I think you’ll get a lot of mileage out of it.

    I really like the Soia & Kyo, especially in burgundy. Take the collar and color of that coat and add it to the Armani and it comes close to a coat I owned back in the mid-80s when I was living on E 22nd. I found it somewhere in the Village and have no idea who made it. I was a tiny 100 lbs back then and with boots and…get this…stirrup pants (remember those)…I felt totally chic at 18, 19!

    • dievca says:

      Oh, that Soia & Kyo cut with the blue of the Armani…fabulous! Total 80’s and fun! Wouldn’t you love to have that coat now?

      Thanks — I’m feeling good with my decisions on the coat and keeping the cape. Now, the weather has to get cooler so I can use the coat. I wore the cape for a movie screening date night (upcoming post…) XO

      • hispetitelle says:

        I totally wish I had that coat right now. It was during that period in the 80s when there were a lot of asymmetrical lines.

        I’m craving a cape now and I even went to a vintage store to see if I could find something. Came up empty handed.

        Can’t wait for your next post.

      • dievca says:

        I don’t know if you need to try the cape on or if you have an idea of what one looks like on you. I had an old cape in mind and kept looking for one that was shorter with a scarf or hood.
        Try eBay or Etsy if you know what type you want to buy.

  4. esther says:

    love, love, love the sola & kyo! and the coach parka. need both for sure 😉
    (i remember stirrup pants too! i loved mine in winter white)

    • dievca says:

      Much better than the multi-colored fur coat? Heh, Heh, Heh!
      The Soia & Kyo coat is fabulous, it was just more dressy than I needed. The brand is Canadian and I would recommend it. Their quality was very good, just a step down from Mackage.

  5. Houndstooth. Always stylish. I loved the first one, too. I like the neck closure. Warm for a windy walk. And the color and cut, esp from the back.

    • dievca says:

      The first coat, Soia & Kyo was the one which started this quest. The fit was fantastic and I thought I would stay with it until I was distracted by the other coats. When I put them all together, I realized what I really needed was a more casual option. Something I could put over a large sweater. I had to throw away my down coat for holes and the Coach coat could kill two birds with one stone.

  6. jackiemallon says:

    I will soooooo be able to spot you all over town. Your incognito is sprung! Didn’t think of that did ya? 🙂
    I love the first burgundy one also…just in case :-)xo

    • dievca says:

      Now, I know you will be looking at every dievca in NYC wearing a Coach houndstooth coat, wondering “is that her?!?!? is that the infamous famous dievca”
      I’ll be the…uhh…not so beautiful one. 🙂

  7. Anami Blog says:

    That H&M coat is heaven!

  8. I remember, you mentioned the houndstooth Coach in one of your previous posts – you had your eye on it for some time now 😉


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