I’ve had four different readers ask about the coat I was wearing in my photos from Italy. It’s often difficult to find a heavier coat around here, because we rarely need them. Even on cold mornings, it usually warms up by lunchtime and we can dash about in lightweight jackets or even heavy sweaters.
Because of our college son’s school schedule, January was really our only option for travel. Our younger son is homeschooled, so he’s good to go anytime!
I knew Northern Italy would be colder than what I was accustomed to in balmy South Alabama, and on top of that, I wanted a longer car coat style to cover my bohunkus. That extra length really makes a difference when out and about.
Usually not one to worry about details, for some reason, I went crazy when it came to this coat, and researched every one I could find on the internet.
I was searching before Christmas, so unfortunately, there weren’t many sales going on at that time, but I think if you look now, you can probably find a lower price for most of them.
*Here’s an update: I forgot to mention I was able to throw this coat in the washing machine when we got home and it ended up looking brand new. No problems at all!
The bad news is, this may be sold out in black now, but was available in garnet the last time I checked. I’m guessing they’ll reissue this coat, or a similar version for next year since it was a big seller.
Even though we had to travel with bulky coats, we were still thrilled it wasn’t steamy hot July! Have you ever traveled in cold weather? Would you rather wait until it’s warmer?