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bargainista on coats

I’m sharing this information because I’m silly. You see, I moved to New York recently, but all of my winter stuff is still in storage in San Francisco. Now, I have a ton of warm stuff because I just moved back from Seoul, South Korea. My plan was to get back home to California before the winter chill hit, but that hasn’t quite worked out.

What that means is I had to find inexpensive but still cute coats and outerwear ASAP.

black rivet coat

Good for me I was watching TV this weekend and had a chance to see this on CBS’ The Early Show. They had a segment with “Real Simple” magazine’s Jaimee Zanzinger. The title of the segment is Bargainsta Winter Coats. With all of the stuff I have, I just saw no reason to spend a lot on a new coat when hopefully I’ll go back and fetch all of my stuff in a few weeks. It’s just that the heaviest thing I have is a leather jacket. However, based on this segment, I bought something today from the WalMart website. I’m glad I saw it.

Here is a link to the video segment: Bargainista Winter Coats

(Note: the model wearing the Uniqlo coat comes out third, but the info on the screen says the gray coat she’s wearing is from Old Navy. It’s not. The coat after that one is the Old Navy coat.)

Put something in the comments if you know of any other great places to get inexpensive coats and outerwear. Everyone is watching their bottom line, so let’s help each other out!

Stay solvent AND stay warm!

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As of this weekend, I was the only person on the planet who had yet to view the film Twilight.

But now that I’ve moved out of the proverbial darkness and into the light (shouldn’t that be the other way around?), I’m high-school movie crushing on Twilight‘s soundtrack and storyline.  And after my husband turned to me halfway through the film and said, “I like Edward’s coat,” I figured the film’s costumes were a phenomenon too.

twilight-kristen-stewart-robert-pattinsonSearching for “Twilight fashion” yields approximately 27.5 million results; if you’re interested in tracking down exactly what the characters are wearing, imitating their style, or fan-girling yourself out in Twilight gear, here are the best of the bunch.

In Style magazine presents a slideshow of Twilight looks, interspersed with commentary from the film’s costume designer Wendy Chuck.  (That coat my husband admired?  Custom-made.  But if you’re in the market for other pieces from the character’s wardrobes, most of the clothing was sourced from affordable discount fashion and thrift stores.)  For a interview detailing the wardrobe challenges presented by the Oregon weather, click here.

The Cullen Closet links to exactly what the characters are wearing–including some reasonable facsimiles–so you can purchase your very own collection of Edward’s brooding gray tees.

Or, you can just turn the Cullens into paper dolls:  members of the fashion community Polyvore have assembled over 450 collages of what the vampire family would be caught dead wearing.

If you’re hardcore, you might consider getting a Twilight tattoo; I think I’ll just wear a Twilight t-shirt to New Moon opening night.

But as anyone who’s seen the film already knows, it’s all about the coats.

Photo credit:  InStyle, via Deana Newcomb/Summit Entertainment