I’m pretty sure that I’ve lulled you all into this false idea of what a Wellington winter is really like. While it has most certainly been on the mild side, I spent most days in a heavy knit jumper, and either a skirt or pants/jeans, and wouldn’t dare think of leaving the house without wearing my winter coat. You’d probably be surprised to learn that I only own one coat, in addition to a light trench and a leather jacket, and after two years of almost constant wear during winter, it’s still going strong.
It might often seem like I have a bit of a revolving wardrobe, which, to some extent I do, but the pieces that I love seem to get worn to death, which gives all the more reason to invest in good quality basics or wardrobe staples. This is one coat that I’m hoping will see me through at least another two winters before I even need to consider buying a new one, but then, only time will tell.