I have been to Fatface and bought this instead. I think it is quite practical as long as we don't have a very cold winter, and in that case I will just have to stay indoors a lot. And then, as I was there anyway, I bought these because I really really wanted needed them. And then I went online to Joe Brown and bought this and this. And I used the 15% discount code which makes them a positive bargain really. So there we are - winter wardrobe sorted.
Not loose on me at all, I had to go up a size in fact, am normally 38 and my toes were scrunched so I got a 39. Maybe I have fat feet. The Joe Browns - its the sassy dress in the top row and the chiffon top. It does say sold out now - hope I'm getting mine!
Yes, that's the way to do it AF. Or I could borrow one of my mum's thermal vests, the kind that are specially made for Polar explorers and old ladies. I tried on the coatI really liked from Marks and it looked lovely, but then I realised that as I am a mother and a student living in the country, there is no point in having a coat that makes me look like a person with a proper job with other grown ups who wear suits and stuff.
I have now given up on the holy grail too. I have just been through my wardrobe and I have FOUR coats/jackets that I bought last year.
I have last year's version of this: white stuff though without the lining - it is roomy though and I've lost weight so I will just put layers underneath. Ok it's not waterproof but it does have a hood and I will buy a big golf umbrella.
I've got a khaki jacket from Fat Face that's a similar shape to the one in the OP, a 3/4 sleeve wool coat from Great Plains, and a wool duffle from Topshop. So I will stopcomplaining about fecking outerwear!
That would put it within my budget Dexter! If I feed the children on baked beans for a week or two anyway. (They like baked beans so that's not a problem.) I shall go into the shop on Saturday and have a look.