I have been umming and ahhing about buying a decent waterproof and warm winter coat. I have been doing this for TWO YEARS now .. seriously I am so bored of hearing my voice talk in my head.
I missed out BIG TIME on the Merrell Wakefield because I was being too tight to spend that amount of money on a coat and when I did have the money and they had been reduced slightly, they'd sold out and that particular design has been discontinued!
So I had to fall in love again with the new model, now called the Merrell Ellenwood. But it's not the same as the Wakefield, it's missing that something special. I want a coat that is longish but not floor length long (I'm 5ft 9), have some kind of shape so I don't look like a shapeless blob and be waterproof - a hood is a must have feature. So it looks as if on screen the Merrell Ellenwood Insulated ticks all the boxes and it does BUT and here we go again ... I DON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO SPEND ON THIS RIGHT NOW!!!!! I am going to cry again come next winter when they change the design to something really vile ..
Why do I have champagne taste on a lemonade budget? This is just not fair .. perhaps my husband will stumble across this blog and say to himself 'oh my wife is such a darling one, a great mother and works really hard doing all the jobs she does .. I know, I'll just go ahead and buy her this coat as a surprise and treat because I love her so much" .........
Oh and James if you do read this and you are thinking that then you might want a visual and a link to help you. I would very much like the Ink Heather colour please because the other looks a bit vile (IMHO!)
What winter coat do you swear by to keep you stylish, warm and dry?