I was in TJMaxx a month or two ago and I saw this cute Calvin Klein Jacket on the clearance rack for around $50.00. I bought it because I wanted a THIN winter coat that I could wear hiking/exercising but also for running errands. I love my long, down-filled parka but it is way too warm to wear shopping; I get too hot inside stores. Anyhow, when I got home I noticed there was this nylon bag inside the pockets. "What the heck is this for?" I wondered. I soon realized that this charming, stylish coat had a practical purpose as well. It compresses down to fit into a tiny little bag so you can pack it a suitcase! Yay! Win, win for me! With all the traveling I do, that will really come in handy.
Another reason I bought this coat was because I tried two other thin winter coats (one from Old Navy and one from CJBanks), I loved the thinness of both of those coats, but after a little wear the stuffing inside the coat started protruding through the seams making me look like I was covered in lint! I only paid $25.00 for each of those coats, so I thought it was due to the "cheapness" and I got rid of them. I thought I would try ONE MORE TIME with a higher end brand and hopefully the stuffing won't come out. So far so good!
I wore this look to a hair appointment and running errands. Everything I'm wearing is old (other than the coat), but I will try to link to something similar at the end of the post.
The coat is labeled to keep you warm in as little as 7 degrees. That is perfect for Wisconsin winters. When it get below zero, I always pull out my long, down-filled parka anyway.
I wear my black combat boots in winter more than any other boots I own. They are so practical in the snow and ice.
My only issue with these packable coats is that I wish they were a tad bit longer. Most of my tops/sweaters hang lower than the coat. However, it is the perfect length for hiking/exercising in cold weather. Maybe I can find another one that is a little longer?
Calvin Klein Packable Down Puffer Coat, check your TJMaxx stores otherwise Macy's has them HERE! Black Floral Blouse, JCP, old, similar HERE! Liz Claiborne Black Tote Bag HERE! Grey Skinny Jeans, Stitch Fix, old, similar HERE! Combat Boots, Charlotte Russe, old, similar HERE!
Have a Great Day! Amy
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