MY MOM GOT LOST IN THE PUFFY COATS


This bright, cheery Ralph Lauren coat was an Ahhhmazing bargain!! Like 70% off. While I had a self imposed spending freeze for January, this was the one purchase I did make and could actually justify it with both need and price!! 




We love to snowshoe and I was super excited the coat even matched my snowshoes and a Coal brand hat I had. I definitely was tickled "pink" at how well the hat went with the coat as I had never worn it before. The boots are Uggs. I couldn't justify the $300 for them so I ended up with them from an eBay win for $60!! They literally looked like they had never been worn.


 MAC Lipstick Shade is "Rebel"
And did you notice how I accessorized my red Starbucks cup with heart stickers. 


Now, here comes the funny part of this post: The Puffy Coat story!! In the last few years, Puffy coats have become more thin and I have started to like them this year, but 10 years ago, they were the fat puffy and my mom and I despised them. On a trip we took to NYC, we ended up on a entire department store floor that was nothing but ladies coats, I mean thousands of them. To get to the more chic coats, we had to go through the dreaded "puffy" section. What happened? My mom got lost in the puffy coats, literally lost, couldn't find me and was trapped in a puffy coat nightmare!!! It took a few minutes for her to realize she could call me on my phone, so I quickly tried to find her and holler her name only to find her amongst the ugliest puffy coats I had ever seen!! We quickly escaped and laughed our heads off! Guess what mom had nightmares about for years? Yep, being trapped in puffy coats!! Dreadful!!

To overcome her fear: she purchased a puffy and look how pretty and chic she is!!




HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!
Be careful shopping, you never know when you'll end up in the Puffy Coats!!



55 comments:

  1. Great eBay shoe find. I used to search there and find great things.. I should get back into it. And I love that puffy coat story! Too funny and what a great memory!!
    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  2. The coat is gorgeous - I love the color!! I love you score something that great and there were two great scores in this post!! Such a funny story about your mom - glad she overcame her fear! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Love that story about you and your mom--so funny!!! And I'm obsessing over your lipstick and how awesome it looks on you!! You look gorgeous, as always!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  4. Love the color of this coat, and your lipstick! They go together perfectly! And funny story about your mom, I agree I hated those giant puffy coats - no one wants to look like a marshmallow!

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  5. i LOVE that colour and would have bought it too, no second thoughts. What a great match with your tuque. Love, love, love this look!

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  6. What a funny story! Both you and your Mom look so chic in your puffy coats! I love the color of yours and that it's belted!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  7. That story made me laugh! Puffy coats can make a person feel claustrophobic for sure lol! You and your mom both look so stinkin' cute! I love that fuchsia color on you!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  8. What a beautiful color on you! Your mom looks great too! Puffy coats have definitely came a long way over the years.

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  9. What a cute & funny story!! You look stunning in your pink puffy coat and your mom is just adorable!! Have a great day Andrea!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  10. you and your mom are BOTH gorgeous and rocking those puffy coats!!
    that pink color is AH-mazing on you!!!
    Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy

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  11. Love your bright pink coat and that hat!! :-) I pretty much refused to wear a puffy coat too until after I graduated from college. Because I started living here full-time. I was like I want to be warm and I don't care what I look like!! Which is how I still feel to this day!! :-) Have a great day and stay warm!! :-)

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  12. That's a funny story!

    I love your pink puffy coat! Looks great! And so does your mom!

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  13. Love it!!!! I have a black Columbia and it is my favorite! xoxoxo Amanda

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  14. This pink puffy coat is GORGEOUS! I love the bright color for these dull winter months haha. And 70% is such a steal! Also the coordinating lipstick is awesome :)

    elainea
    toast the girl almighty

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  15. Your mom is A-dorable and looks so cute in her puffy coat! And I love that magenta color on you, too! You look like something out of a magazine, Andrea! Great pictures! And the story of you and your mom getting lost in the puffy coats is priceless and a great memory! I think I'd have to have a glass of wine after that one! Ha!

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  16. I love love your pink puffy coat! You are one styling snow bunny!!! I would love a pink coat but I would look ridiculous in one. Your mom is one styling lady!! Like mother like daughter! Love it. My mom is way more stylish than me, it's sort of embarrassing. She is always dressed to the nines and then there is me. haha

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  17. Your mom is too cute, Andrea! And she looks fabulous! Love this pink puffy coat. I saw it and should have bought it. I'm kicking myself now!!

    Xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  18. Okay that puffy coat is too fun! Loving the color on you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  19. Such a gorgeous pink coat!!
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com

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  20. I literally own nothing but puffy coats...of course mine are all the standard black but you look freaking fantastic in that pink! I also love that yours has a waist tie so it's super figure flattering. You look amazing gorgeous, happy Wednesday! XO -Kim

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  21. I totally agree about puffy coats! They have some now that don't even look puffy at all but somehow are SUPER warm and toasty. I really love your hat! The roses are so pretty!

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  22. Too funny, puffy coat nightmares! Your mom is beautiful and I love her coat too. But the boots take it for me, what a steal!

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  23. That sure looks comfy! And I love the Starbucks with it you gotta have your coffee!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

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  24. You look BEAUTIFUL! That pink coat goes so well with your blonde hair! The fact that you got that on sale is phenomenal!

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  25. What an amazing deal, and loving that color on you! And lol at the story, your mom is too cute <3
    Green Fashionista

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  26. Super cute! Totally worth the break from your spending freeze as you can use it forever.

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  27. hahahahaahah I dont know if I would be as brave as your mom and actually put a puffy coat on after nearly getting eaten alive by them! Though she is totally rocking hers, and so are you! I love the bright pink color! I used to hate puffy coats too but really think they are cute now.

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  28. Such a pretty color! I have a white puffy coat that I adore and actually wore it today because it's cold in Florida!

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  29. Hahaha oh man! Trapped in puffy coats sounds pretty terrible! She looks amazing wearing the one she's found here. And yours is so bright and fun!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  30. Great post! Y'all are adorable!!

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  31. I love this puffy coat and the vibrant color!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  32. You are gorgeous as always, and your mom is too! Tell her she needs to make guest appearances on the blog more often:) And don't you just love when you get an awesome deal?!

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  33. I love your coat! Sounds like it was a great bargain. I absolutely love how it coordinates with your hat and your snow shoes! What are the odds of that?!

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  34. You look so pretty in that color! I love your coat and your moms. I do remember when the puffy coats were so huge! Like the Michelin Man. :)

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  35. Love this pop of color out there in the snow!

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  36. Love your puffy coat! What a fantastic color :)

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  37. Both of you look adorable and that color is fab on you!! I am dying over the puffy coat story!

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  38. Oh goodness, your poor mom! Haha! I'm glad she conquered her fear by wearing a (lighter) puffy jacket! Also, I love the pink here. And your pretty heart sticker on the Sbux cup!

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  39. I hear you on the puffy coats! Winters were very cold where I went to college, and I had a full length, down puffy coat that literally swallowed me whole. It was so ugly, but super warm! You, however, are a vision of georgeousness in this coat. The color is perfect. Your mama is pretty adorable too!

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  40. What a bright colorful jacket, I'm sure you are so easy to spot in the snow. I've never snowshoed but it looked so much fun! I would love for you to stop by my new weekly Weekend Wear Friday linkup and share your lovely style.

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

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    Love your blog!!! I look forward to reading it every morning

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  42. The color of that coat is SOO pretty!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  43. You looks SO stinkin CUTE!! Pink is so your color, girl! Looks like such a fun day. Hope you have a great weekend, and a fun Valentine's Day too!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  44. You are SO pretty in pink!!! Love the lip color and coordinating hat... also, your mom is too cute!! Lovely ladies!


    Amber
    All the Cute
    Latest Post: Black Lace...

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  45. I love the puffy coat story!! Your mom is the cutest! And you look amazing - hot pink is definitely your color! :)

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  46. I love the pink color! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  47. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I think that it is important to get these puffer coats in colors different than white o it does not look like bed stuff. Pink is perfect!

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  48. HAHA ... you and your mom are so adorable! Anyway, I'm super glad you lifted your spending ban for this fab piece. That raspberry color is AMAZING on you!

    Thanks so much for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday & hope your Valentine weekend is fabulous!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  49. Love your jacket! Perfect pop of pink in the snow too :)

    Thnaks for sharing at the weekend blog hop..

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  50. I use to think the same things about puffy coats or vest. Now, I can't get enough!
    Thank your for linking up with weekend wear.
    P.S.your mom is one hot mama!

    Xo
    Melissa

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  51. Love the colour of your puffy coat! They definitely seem to have got better over the years and are no where near as bad as they use to be. Good find on eBay - love those boots! Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again next week X

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  52. What a fun story hahhaaa. Looks like your mom doesn't have the fear of puffy coats anymore since she bought one and looks great in hers. I have a puffy coat or two and mine are more the thicker ones. Since all coats are on sale now, I should invest on a thinner version. Your fuchsia coat is gorgeous and matches that beautiful beanie. Definitely worth spending money for despite a shopping freeze.

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  53. Thanks for linking up with me last week! Sorry for the delayed comment, I'll be pinning this to the linkup board!

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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  54. This pink puffy coat is adorable and I can see why you broke your spending freeze for it! So funny about your mom getting lost in all the coats. :) Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday! Hope to see you back this week.

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

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  55. You look adorable in this coat! Love the matching hat!!

    michellespaige.com

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