MY INVESTMENT WARDROBE: THE NAVY COAT.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

"A Navy Coat?" I hear you exclaim, but yes. Navy, not black. You see in my teens I wore a lot of black, even to this day some of my friends call me a walking funeral. Black felt (and still feels) so comfortable and natural to me. Put simply it is the colour for everyone and anyone, you can dress it down, you can dress it up. It's just... perfect. However with that being said, I have far too much black in my wardrobe and in terms of outerwear I always tend to play it safe.
So that's where this navy number comes in, I bought it for a mere £1 at East End Thrift Store's infamous Pound Sale. It's a little bit big and it smelt like something that had died in the 90's (If anyone knows how to get that 'vintage' smell out of clothes please help me!) but for £1 I simply cannot complain. I've added an old Topshop faux fur stole to give it a little oompf as i felt it was lacking something.
I can't wait for the great British winter to begin. I can already picture this with a chunky knit, brightly coloured tights and some Dr Martens. Ahhhh bring on the cold!

18 comments:

  1. Love it, can't believe that was £1!! What a bargain! xx

    http://stylecrescent.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  2. I really like this! And I'll definitely be taking a trip to East End Thrift Store, what a great find.

    www.inspirationormadness.com

    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  3. WHAT!!! a pound! thats awesome!

    virgosandkisses.blogpot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  4. That coat is gorgeous! You seem prepared for the brilliant british weather to kick in haha x

    ReplyDelete
  5. No way this is such a bargain! I really wanted to get down to that sale but I didn't manage to for some reason I can't remember now, I must must must do next time and keep my fingers crossed for gems like these!

    t00ts.blogspot.co.uk x

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love a good navy coat! I try not to buy black coats as I always used to wear black coats and feel like its to easy for me to rely on them, haha!
    As for the 'Vintage Smell' I'd buy a fabric spray like the cheaper version of febreeze and just spray it all over and hang it out on the washing line for a good few hours. If not you might have to dry clean it or hand wash it!
    Thanks for the comment on my blog too btw! As always I love your blog!(sorry for the essay!)
    http://agnesandelle.blogspot.co.uk/

    Cat xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. So jealous that it was only a £1! Its so gorgeous!
    http://my-fashionobsession.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is amazing for £1!!

    http://golddustk.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

    ReplyDelete
  9. mannnn this coat...so jel!

    x

    ReplyDelete
  10. It's beautiful i'm waiting to see you in there

    ReplyDelete
  11. £1! No Sade shut up £1. its a beaut.....btw wash it lol.
    no but really i bought a vintage camo jacket and the "old" smell was horrendous. Daz came to my rescue lol xxx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Its beaut!! Ahh, I have to go thrift shopping in London :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a bargain! Love the fur trim. Need to visit this thrift store when next I'm in London

    Lola xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lovely! Navy is a beautiful colour.

    I love going to vintage or charity shops for things like coats, because it's something I'll end up wearing so often that I'd end up a little peeved if I bought something from a high street shop and spotted 100 other people in it every day. I'm slightly seething with jealousy that your coat was only £1!

    Dry cleaning might help get the musty smell out, or you could try to mask it by stashing it in a drawer or box with some scented sachets for a week or so.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I've been dying to start compiling my winter coat wish list - i'm definitely more of a colder months gal. Great choice by the way! x

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have the same love for black and I just embrace it :) I just love wearing it but I do admit I have been giving navy blue another look lately lol

    Mona - Supremelise
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  17. £1 unbelievable I read a tip from Miss Thrifty about removing that smell http://www.athriftymrs.com/2011/07/7-tips-for-removing-that-charity-shop.html

    Hope that helps love xx

    ReplyDelete

Thankyou for commenting :) I read every single one!

XOXO Sade

© IN MY SUNDAY BEST Maira Gall.