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Return of the mac, finding a coat for Bella

Return of the mac, finding a coat for Bella

A couple of weeks ago I went on the hunt for a new rain mac for Bella, she's going to be in the park A LOT over the next few months and lets face facts with the British weather she's going to get rained on. A mac seemed like a great choice as it's (hopefully) water tight and pretty trendy at the moment.

There are lots to choose from out there and initially I was drawn towards the Jojo options, but I was put off by the branding on the left arm (just personal taste). After some more shopping about I felt a lot of the styles were quite thin and might not last into the winter. As you know from a previous post I really try to shop smart for Bella and was beginning to question the longevity of a rain mac. THEN I came across this genius 3 in 1 collection from M&S which is basically 2 coats in one. There is a removable puffa style jacket on the inside which you can detach (visit my instagram for a video of this in action). I think this is a genius idea and great value for money. I'm not a huge fan of puffa jackets but I think this aspect gives the coat a real USP (unique selling point) and Bella will be nice and warm in the depths of winter. It's also machine washable....

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See below some other options I found when shopping about:

I think this coat is a great investment and I'm confident it's going to last Bella most of this winter. I'm on the look out for a more formal wool coat too but to be honest I'm not sure how much wear Bella will get out of it?  For now Miss B seems pretty happy with my choice....is it me or does she look like a proper street style poser below? I think it's the stance and the pout? 

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My winter staple: the chunky knit

My winter staple: the chunky knit

My transitional coat : The Aviator

My transitional coat : The Aviator