Typical Fall scene in our area.
I am old! There - I said it in public no less. What is typical of older people? 'We don't LIKE CHANGE!" I've always been that way somewhat, but now that I'm older, it's really noticeable.
A friend and I went for lunch on Tuesday, and I happened to mention that I really needed to start shopping for a new winter coat. The one I have, I dearly love, but it's probably a good 20 years old. In fact, it's so old that another good friend (who happens to be a wonderful seamstress) has replaced the zipper for me at least once, and I'm trying to remember if she did it a second time! This coat is nothing special - a dull brown (taupe color, zipper up the front, lightly quilted inside with satin lining). It's light weight and doesn't weight me down - I can actually move freely in it. Not a beautiful coat - but I JUST LOVE IT!
We ventured over to Burlington Coat Factory (a new store that just opened). Their selection of coats was a disappointment, but i did half way like a black, wool car coat. I bought it knowing I could always return it if I could not find anything else. A $20 coupon also helped lock in the purchase.
On Wednesday we had another outing and decided to stop at Sears. Well, enter Coat #2 - a black, smooth polyester, quilted coat with zipper up front. Non-descript! It fit and didn't look too bad, but I DID NOT just love it.
On Thursday I was at a local department store chatting with an ex co-worker, when my dear friend came up to me and said "I've been shopping for coats for you - you must take a look in here."
Well, yesterday, Friday, I went back to Younkers and found a coat just like I have been wearning for almost 20 years - almost the same color, same type of fabric, etc. I tried it on - it fit and felt comfy. Better yet I had a $50 coupon off if spending $100 or more. A win-win situation and I think I will JUST LOVE IT.
I think I'm finally happy - I have a coat just like I've had for 20 years. ha ha I did make one return yesterday, but have one more to do. I can't believe I got this hung up over a winter coat!
At least I didn't buy a Purple one!!!
How about you - do you have trouble buying a replacement item as insignificant as a coat?