This coat from Metro Style gets compliments every time I wear it, and so many women have said, “I want that! I’ve got to get one. Where did you get it?” So I am showing it to you now, at the end of January, while the cold winter is still ahead and the coat is discounted as stores begin marketing their Spring clothing.
I had a long, black, faux leather coat from La Redoute that I wore out and replaced and wore out again. When I looked for it a third time, last year, they didn’t have it. So I waited until this year, and they still didn’t have it. I began to Google black faux leather coats online and still couldn’t find one to compare.
The black faux leather coat was a go-to outerwear choice because it was long enough for any length pant or skirt, the color went with anything, and it was even usable as a rain coat!
Meanwhile, for the past few years, I have been looking at this embroidered and sequinned coat in the Metro Style catalog. But I was thinking that it was only for evening and I already have a black velvet evening coat.
When I gave up on finding a replacement for the faux leather coat (I didn’t want leather for humane reasons), it occurred to me that the sequinned wool coat was as close a match as I could find. My long tweed winter coat was worn thin and I had been looking for a long black wool coat. This sequinned coat would fit the purpose of both the winter coat and the black leather coat that I was looking for!
I decided to buy it and wear it as an everyday coat. And it has ended up being another go-to. I am pleased with its usefulness and I get constant compliments to boot. It’s a win-win situation!
As Marie Antoinette said when the poor needed food, “Let them eat cake.” In my case, when I needed a discontinued coat, I decided “Let them wear sequins!”
The coat also comes in red embroidery. If you want to get one for yourself, you can get it here.
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