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Friday, November 11, 2011

The Search Is Over!

Last Christmas my mother-in-law, Sherri, was given an amazing brown suede, asymmetrical jacket with a super soft, faux fur lining. This awesomeness was only topped by the fact that the jacket was purchased at Stein Mart at a great price! 

It's one of those Christmas moments, and let's be honest and admit that we have them, where someone gets something that you never knew you wanted and immediately wished you had. 

Plotting to steal it didn't happen right away. The thought only crossed my mind after asking to try it on, which I knew was a mistake, but I did it anyway. It was like wrapping myself in a warm, super chic blanket. A blanket that would look awesome with skinny jeans and boots and chunky jewelry....sigh.

Suffice it to say, I've been looking for it's equal ever since. Making up all kinds of reasons I didn't need or want one, mostly because similar styles I've seen cost upwards of $250! Yeah, that's not gonna happen. 

Enter solution to problem, HauteLook. HauteLook, like RueLaLa and Ideeli, gives it's members access to designer products for a fraction of the average retail cost. Inventory is limited, and because of that, these sites attach a time limit to how long you can keep items in your cart without purchasing. 

A site structure like this makes fake shopping extremely difficult. Since that is generally the only way I know how to shop these days, I have never actually purchased from these sites...until last week...when I found this...

Do you love it? Because I love it. It is by Romeo & Juliet Couture and when I spotted it,  I immediately started drooling on my keyboard. 

Ok, so it's not exactly the same as the "Sherri" jacket. For starters, it's black, not brown. The lining is shearling, not fur...but I don't care. It was the overall shape of the original jacket I loved and I think that this version is more "me." 

Best of all, this jacket retails for $195.00 and on HauteLook it was $59! That's right kids, 70% off. Crazy!

My husband and I try not to buy things for ourselves close to Christmas. Our families would prefer that we just add them to our wish lists, but I'll admit that limited inventory and a shopping cart countdown got to me a bit. Plus there honestly aren't too many things that I obsess about for a year or more, so it was time to nip this in the bud.

Another kicker about this purchase is that yours truly was tooling around on Shine's Winter Style Guide the other day and found this listed among their top picks:

Thank you Shine for validating my purchase.

What fashion or home decor items have you been searching for/lusting after?


  1. For years, literally YEARS, I've been lusting over Hunter boots. No, it doesn't seem as chic as your coat (which is beautiful), but they are my guilty "must have." They've come a long way from the original Hunter rain boot style, and their newest style is haunting my dreams.

    My STOP sign in purchasing: the cost. The only hope is the discount web sites that you mentioned. I'm an avid purchaser on and Rue La La. I MUST check out the web site you mentioned. Maybe one day my dream will become a reality.

    Great buy all around on the coat!


  2. Soo Love the Jacket:) So Happy you finally found one and what a score- Merry Christmas to you!

  3. Found a similar coat on modcloth which is SOLD OUT.

  4. What a beautiful coat! I'm your newest follower...loving your blog!