my name is lisa :: and i'm a coat addict

my name is lisa :: and i'm a coat addict

did you SEE alicia's ? wow. the polka dot one..... the red plaid?? i know i'm an addict because i'd get those in a heart-beat. no questions asked. when she claimed she had a problem she had no idea about me and my sorrid little secret. i rarely get rid of clothing. of anykind. i have to not wear something for years... and not have any sentimental ties to it for me to part with it. i am recovering from this... in fact i cleaned out the closet to get to all these coats [i'm taking a stack to the goodwill and giving a few things away! i swear!]. but i do really wear all of these [and the 2 i already revealed]. fondly. consistantly [ok - the capelet is something just to behold in wonder - but i'd wear it if i had the occasion! someone give me a reason!]. i really do find something so nice about having the perfect coat for an occasion. the coat to match my outfit... or just the perfect utilitarian coat....

so there... i have aired my dirty laundry [sorry can't help the pun]. and truth be told there are even a few more.... but goodness if i showed you ALL of them you'd REALLY think i was crazy, right? click on the image to go to flickr for a bit more of the inside scoop on the coats.... and don't get me started on shoes.... or sunglasses....

in other news.... shari pointed out that the book club has been on hiatus. she suggested the history of love by nicole krauss. mine is ordered and on the way. wanna join us? [please do!]

on that note i think i'll call it a day.... catch you on the other side of wednesday!

Comments

ooooh what a nice sight at 5 am!!! i would love to own this many coats, but i think joe would make me trade some stuff in. haha, he does NOT like clutter at all! im not calling these coats clutter, but i just dont think he'd understand! oooh wait! we DO have an almost empty coat closet. goodwill, here i come!
simple me said…
This post just made me smile...and the title suits me.
Are any of these 2nd hand?
My favourite is the one with the sort of large oriental pattern (3rd top). I like the colours and at the moment I am into bold patterns.
I´ve just finished the history of love...please tell me all about this book club thing.
Have a wonderful day
paula :)
Marieke said…
That blue white one!

The history of love is great, by the way. I am now reading her husbands second book - extremely loud and incredibly close (even better).
pat said…
What an amazing array of colorful and different coats to wear for all occasions! And there are a few more yet unseen?!? WOW!

Did you finish Artemisia? Any last thoughts you, or others, would want to share about her?
Anonymous said…
"Hi Lisa..."(:))...
wow..what a sight for sore eyes..erm..my fave would have to be the red trench and the blue jacket at the bottam! xxx
blair said…
your coats! I'm loving the way we are learning more about you thru your coats. the red! the pink! they are...well....I'm jealous. goodwill and nad you combined could try to spot something for me anyday. putty in your hands baby!!

i'm going thrifting/coat shopping tomorrow, no one can stop me. i'm completely inspired! xo
LALA dex press said…
Nice to meet you, my name is Shona and I am a vintage purse addict.
Listoria said…
coats, coats, coats! love them!! i have many and just bought 2 more yesterday. sad, so sad! but they are so gorgeous and i couldn't resist (one's a hip length pea coat and the other, an embroidered folk jacket).

thank you for sharing your addiction!

tiffany
maditi said…
the polaroid queen also is a coat queen :)
love the red one and the cool leopard one in particular!!
wendy said…
oh so funny!!
I LOVE this history of your coats.
Shari said…
your coats are so great! so many different styles and colors...i can see why you had to have them!! :)

i am on the lookout for a vintage red number so if you happen to spy one...

xo
shari
mati rose said…
wow! i'm sure you look stunning in each & every.
risa said…
i vote for you showing us your shoes next. i just adore shoes. sigh.
kelly said…
I saw the coat challenge only to realize- I have 3 coats. One for dead of winter, one for fall, and one for spring. I just dont get coats. And polka dot coats? Oh my, I didnt see them before, why haven't I graced myself with one of those cute numbers?
Ky said…
bummer - i vowed that i would participate in the next book club, but have already read the history of love.....next time around! (perhaps i will brush up and offer some perspective...) my vice is bags....specifically BLUE bags....i have a bazillion - weird!
ashb said…
I heart that pink coat! and the green one at the top!
As soon as my fav coat is back from the dry cleaners I'm so taking a snap of it!

Book club eh? How do you join? I think that would be so fun!

hugs, ash
lisa s said…
hi erin.... coats are not clutter... funny b/c in my mind i am in a minimalist... in reality... i'm full of clutter... go get some coats!!

paula... most of them are 2nd hand... only 3 of them are new ! the book club is where we try to read a book at the same time and then talk about it every once and awhile - sort of my blog as the meeting place. if you've already read it -please chime in w/ comments when we talk about it!

marieke... :) i'm glad to hear the history of love is great! when we get to it, you should make comments too!

pat... yes - i finished artemesia... i didn't like the end so much - kind of abrupt, but the rest of it was really great. i'm now a big fan of the weaving of truth and fiction [when it comes to books - not government!]

julie.... :) xo

ok blair... if i find a coat - it's yours! i actually saw a black w/ brown fur trim one the other day and wanted to snag it, but then i thought of all these and well... but now that i'm looking not for ME... heh heh heh

hi shona! i'd love to see those... i have a few... purse challenge??

tiffany... your new ones sound perfect! and i'm so glad it's not just me!

maditi... :D as you are the vase queen too !!

hi wenders! : i'm glad you find this funny.... i'm an addict. you need to feel sorry for me! :)

shari... check... red coat... if find will send! [i love shopping for others.. this is fantastic!]

hi mati... thank you...

risa... shoes? oh no... i have so many shoes... really?? will you show your shows?? we could do a monthly clothing show off....

kelly... that's how i started. with just 3....caution!

ky - you can still participate... yes! add perspective!! blue bags? sounds intriguing!

hi ashb! the book club is so easy... it's informal... we all read a book about the same time.... i pick a passage or a theme or something that i find interesting and then you contribute to the discussion - point out what you like - or don't like - pick a favorite quote.... it's kind of fun! join join!!
Abigail said…
lLuuurve your coat collection Lisa!! I love coats, but curiously enough I don't have too many....I never get cold enough {because I like being cold the freak that I am}....so even in winter a jacket is enough. {or maybe us Scots are just hard?};P

I did get an amazing red Gloverall duffel coat in TK Maxx for £50 last year..which is no thrift find, but they are usually £250.00 so it was good enough for me *beam*

but, I digress....roll on coat weather so your overwear menagerie can get a good outing!!
xox
Karen said…
My name is Karen and I am a cota addict too. I am loving all of them, especially the printed blue/white one. I am all about prints.
tania said…
gah! i love them all!! you have given me permission to indulge- coat time!
ambika said…
They're all great but I like the pastel floral one best. That collar and those colors--just wonderful.
Alicia P. said…
Yeah baby, you won. I had no idea.
andrea said…
omg, I love that red one.
cruststation said…
Wow, I love the coat third row down on the left!

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