shopping wishlist

coat love

There are a few items in my closet that I feel deserve to be a part of a collection. The two main articles of clothing I view this way are boots and coats. Every year, I get to add a new item to the collection, to fill a previously unfilled role. I have over-the-knee cognac boots, black ankle boots, brown riding boots, tan slouchy boots, slate heeled booties, etc. I’ve been pretty consistent about my boot buying habit. 
Unfortunately, my coat collection has been lacking the last few years. I’ve had my long black peacoat since high school, and it shows. I usually rely on my avocado green Old Navy peacoat as an every day coat, but this season I’m looking for something more classic.
Last year I wanted to add a tan coat to my collection, but it didn’t happen. This year, I’m torn between sleek black and white or classic red. Care to help a girl out?


I’ve been eyeing the rust coat for a year, and it’s really my dream coat. Unfortunately, it’s not my dream price, and it always sells out before it ever goes on sale. The burgundy version is a better price, but I feel like it’s too twee for my style? The bow, the peplum, the length, the collar–it just feels like too much.
Black and white was a color combo I avoided last year because it was too stark, too cater-waiter, but I really like it used in prints. Both of these black and white coats would fit seamlessly into my current closet, but I’m having trouble deciding which one looks more chic. I want a grown up, classic look that fits nicely and keeps me warm. Is that too much to ask?
Which coat do you love? Which should I buy? Do you have another coat in mind for me? Does anyone else shop in the sense of building a collection? Am I crazy?
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