|Here I am wearing the coat back in 2015.|
They had this coat (which I blogged about before, here) in a slew of tempting colors: Kelly green (my fave), royal blue (my next-up fave), and vibrant hot pink (my husband's fave), to name a few. So...I was going to say guess which color I chose; but you can plainly see that I chose the pink. (Not that I live to please my man or anything. But when he likes the way I look in a color, I try to wear that color as much as possible!)
To tell you the truth, I'm almost surprised that he didn't insist that I buy one in every color they had in my size (something he does too often, because he is a total softie when it comes to me: he treats every day like it's Christmas, or my birthday). I guess the main reason he didn't insist is that even with the after-season reduction in price, it still wasn't cheap. If cheap is what I was after, I should not have been shopping at Talbot's.
I probably would have picked a different color, left to my own devices. But I do love this coat! When it's the middle of winter and it's depressingly cold and dreary outside (and ugh, getting dark by 5:00!), it gives me a bit of a lift to wear a coat in this beautiful, happy shade of pink.
Plus, it's the perfect garment to wear on Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent, when the pink candle gets lit.
Here I am in my Talbot's beauty this morning, when I paired it with a dark purple dress for
Mass (and also a lilac-colored lace mantilla). I matched the Advent wreath perfectly!
But before I go, I do want to announce the
--make that winners!
Two names have been chosen among those who entered by leaving comments here at String of Pearls. The winner of a copy of Finding Grace is a Pettis. On Dec. 10 she left a comment on my Nov. 30 post. (a Pettis, I have your email address, so I will be in touch to get your mailing address.)
And the winner of a copy of Erin's Ring is Erin Carlson (how perfect is that?!); on Dec. 13 she left a comment on that same post. (Erin, please contact me via the "Email me" tab up there on the sidebar and provide your addresses, so I can get your book mailed out to you ASAP.)