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This pile fleece pile coat...

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hollowhallows Mon 18-Aug-14 23:48:10

Too studenty for a mid twenties mum?

I have this un-explainable and overwhelming desire to buy it even though I'm not too sure if I actually like it grin

bouquetofpencils Mon 18-Aug-14 23:52:14

It looks warm.

TheFillyjonk Mon 18-Aug-14 23:54:17

Aww come on, mid-twenties isn't that far off a student. I'm on the latter side of mid-twenties and I haven't got out the twin set and pearls yet, mum or not.

I will say that the pile jacket in your link is pretty drab. It looks kind of bin-baggy in shape. The furry sagginess makes me think of a fat Muppet. (You did say you didn't know if you liked it, I'm not trying to be harsh grin).

However, it depends on whether you like it and how you would style it. I don't think it would be as warm as it looks, if warmth is what you're after.

hollowhallows Tue 19-Aug-14 00:14:43

I have a lovely Didricksons parka and am looking for a warm and casual coat for the nursery run. I tend to wear jeans and Vans daily (yes, I am very boring). I'm a comfort over style person so it's probably the bin baggy and warm look of the coat that is reaching out to me.

But I have to agree that it is very drab. I think I need to start branching out with what I wear. I'm clearly on that slippery slope that leads to an appearance on a Gok Wan show grin

TheFillyjonk Tue 19-Aug-14 00:20:22

It is a very warm and comfy looking jacket, I'll give you that. grin

Mumsnetters will be able to help you out on all things warm, comfy and practical. I'm afraid I will be as useful as a chocolate teapot as I buy silly coats which are pretty to me but entirely lacking in comfort or warmth.

HoldenMcGroin Tue 19-Aug-14 00:20:52

Is horrible and will make your hair amazingly static-y. Not wow how cool amazingly, more like OMG Mama your hair STUNG me <zttttttt like a jellyfish>

NormaCore Tue 19-Aug-14 00:23:52

grin at "fat muppet".

hollowhallows Tue 19-Aug-14 00:38:04

I hadn't thought of the static! And I have thick curly hair too so that would be a nightmare.

This has been a wake up call for me. I'm going to have to get out of the vans and jeans to avoid becoming a bag lady lookalike in the future.

NormaCore Tue 19-Aug-14 00:56:07

I don't think it is too bad but it might end up looking a bit like a wolf fleece without wolves on it. Mid-20s is still young! grin

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 19-Aug-14 09:54:10

Every bit of random thread, fluff and dandelion seed would stick to it.

If you love the fluffy look, buy a Dunelm Mill Teddy Bear Fleece onesie.

But only wear it indoors. wink

turdfairynomore Tue 19-Aug-14 09:57:59

If it gets wet it will weigh a tonne! (Though I do quite like it!!!)

LadyintheRadiator Tue 19-Aug-14 10:06:12

Nothing wrong with vans and jeans...coat hideous though. What about a pea coat?

TheFillyjonk Tue 19-Aug-14 12:00:02

I really like Vans, actually. I have leopard print skate hi-tops - now THEY are pushing it for a 27 year old!

I think if you're doing the nursery run, you probably need something with a hood. Something that nips in at the waist a bit for more of a styled look?

ChuckNovice Tue 19-Aug-14 12:12:06

I have this! It arrived yesterday not sure if it's too big though and only two sizes, gonna go and try the smaller one if thy had it later. Going camping this week so hopefully it's warm.

I got it to wear with my oversized fedora, black skinniest and black Chelsea boots.

ChuckNovice Tue 19-Aug-14 12:12:38

The good is really quite pointy though like a gnome.

ChuckNovice Tue 19-Aug-14 12:12:47


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