new winter coat

New winter coat – AD sent for review

disclosure:  I was sent the item mentioned for the purpose of review

You’ve read the title of this post and shouted ‘what!!! – the sun’s still out!’ Right?  Well I do like to be organised, don’t I?  Yes, I need a new winter coat.  I’ve got my boringly practical Mummy pre-school waterproof mac that will save me from getting drenched at the school gates, but sometimes I’d like to look a little bit more like me.  If you ask anyone who knows me well what the colour of my perfect coat would be – I can guarantee the answer would come back BLUE.  I did go through a long purple phase some years back, but my heart has always been blue, mainly a blue topaz or peacock-blue.  I even married Daddy P in pale blue.

So I need a new winter coat, my old one has definitely seen better days.  I have to be honest and say that Bonmarche wouldn’t have been my first port of call, I’ve always thought of them as a shop for older people (yes, there are people older than me!).  But when I heard that David Emmanuel was designing for them, I decided to check out their new line of clothes.

Do you know who David Emanuel is?  I’m guessing there’s a chance that you maybe don’t, if you were born after 1981, anyway!  He was half of the design team who made a stunning wedding dress for a certain Lady Diana Spencer.  I’ve seen that dress up close at Althorp – it is beautiful.  Anyway, I digress, back to my new winter coat!

I had a look at the new lines that Bonmarche are introducing, I was taken aback, as there were a number of items I liked, sadly some of them started at size 12, and I’m an 8-10 size.  But as I clicked through the different items, something caught my eye – that was it, my new winter coat!

It arrived today.

new winter coat


DSC09559What do you think?

The David Emanuel Funnel Neck Coat in Sapphire (you can also buy it in Grey) sells for £45.00.  Its made of Outer: 94% Polyester, 3% Elastane & 3% Viscose. Lining 100% Polyester, so it’s faux wool, but you don’t expect a wool coat for £45.00 – right!  As you can see it has 4 buttons and 2 poppers to keep me nice and warm this winter.

I’m really pleased, it’s the style of coat I like, the colour I love and felt very cosy when I tried it on earlier this week.  I’m rather looking forward to wearing my new winter coat.



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