I got this great jacket from Athleta and have been meaning to post, so today's coat column blog topic inspired me.

I have had several back-and-forth's with Athleta as I first ordered M, which was too big in the chest/arm pit area, then got the S which is perfect, then the next day it went on a great sale, so now I'm in the process of saving $60 by ordering again.

I wore it to walk 5 miles last evening. The temp was about 40F. I think it would be too light for much colder because the arms and side panels are stretchy thick fabric, not down. I love that the hood is removable. And it is my first 2022 color - Navy - item. I also was immediately drawn to the stitching, which is very flattering and waist-defining.

The boots in my photos were an eBay score - the Blondo Elvina's (thanks, Suz!) that I've grown to love in snakeskin. I was hoping to find the grey snakeskins in my size, but no luck. The shaft on these boots was very stiff when new, so it was sort of a bonus to get a very slightly used pair with some softening in that area. Otherwise, the boots are like new.

Also wearing the BR hoodie that many of us are sporting!

Thanks always to the collective wisdom and fabness of Angie and you all that helps us throw together nice outfits, even when working from home.

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