You might notice I’m not pouting as much as usual. It’s not because I’ve realised that incessant pouting makes me look horribly vain. It’s because this coat fills me with so much joy I can’t help but smile. Or, as in the last picture, do an impression of a happy cat.
I’ve been in love with it since last winter, when it spurned my advances by being sold out everywhere. After a year lived in the worst kind of regret – regret over the missed purchase that would undoubtedly have changed the course of my life – I discovered Collectif were bringing it back and I was as giddy as a schoolgirl covered in kippers.
Finding a coat that doesn’t make me look massive is a challenge. Finding one that not only looks good but also insulates is nearly impossible. But the Ashley is perfect. The tie belt and V-neck are flattering while the thick wool-blend and faux fur trim keep you toasty.
More wonderful news is that the Ashley is currently half price on the website, which makes me strongly tempted to buy it in black and green too…