Snowy Stylista had told me about a great faux fur number she had seen in TK Maxx by Gharani Strok, with an original retail price of £179 but selling for £60. It was love at first sight but sadly they didn't have her size so she intended to go back a few days later to see if any more had come back in stock. Whilst there and seeing that they did have my size, she text me through a picture and I responded with "yes, yes, yes" completely forgetting that I am on a shopping embargo until the January Sales, having had Claudia's 18th Birthday 4 weeks ago and Little Mans 10th, earlier this week! It was so sweet of her to think of me, I find friends in general wouldn't do that, I really couldn't say "no" could I?
My jacket gives more than a little "nod" to the Anna Sui number pictured below, so if you are looking for the "Glam Factor" when it comes to your winter outerwear, then a shaggy faux fur number can easily take you from day to evening, eliminating the need for more than one new coat this season.
Whatever colour you choose, they transform Skinny Jeans and Classic Flat Boots for coffee with the girls or lunchtime drinks and are surprisingly warm and cosy even on the coldest of days (I wore mine one day last week and couldn't wait to get it off, but this week its a different story!).
Team with your Little Black Dress and Louboutins for after work cocktails or Christmas Partywear Glamour.
Anna Sui Faux Fur Coat £725 at net-a-porter
Juicy Couture Rabbit Fur Hooded Jacket, £250 from net-a-porter
So I truly have all my coat/jacket options taken care of this season and will soon need to buy a new wardrobe just to accomodate my outerwear when you take into account I bought a Puffa Coat for the school run and got gifted an Isabella Oliver Cape back in February!
Meanwhile, the essential Pea Coat I have been lusting after for the last couple of years, doesn't seem so essential anymore and goes on the back burner once again and can wait till next year or the January Sales.
Have you gone for the faux or real fur "glam" option this season?
Note: No animals were killed in the making of this post and don't bother leaving me a nasty comment if you eat meat and wear leather, I don't condone the killing of animals for their fur alone, but have no problem with wearing vintage fur or fur/skin from animals that would be killed for meat.