Outerwear Roundup: January ’14’s Good, Bad and Completely Traumatising

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This post on outerwear for Sophistique Noirs monthly theme isn’t my usual outfit post. (Check her out for the love of goth here! – Are agnostics even allowed to make religious puns?)  Instead it’s a kind of wishlist outlining some things that I want, that I’ve bought and that just were not meant to be throughout the month of January.

The Good

I bought two new coats from my usual leather jacket place, SheInside. They haven’t arrived yet but I’m really excited because I’ve been wanting a faux fur leopard print coat for what seems like forever. The other is a straighter styled black coat with fake leather trim. I wanted something that would be easier to pair than the coat pictured below that overwhelms any outfit. Both were on sale!

Photograph from this outfit post.

The Bad

As for something bad I was a bit stumped for this one. Instead I’ll list things I want but probably won’t get for some time. (Boo to not being able to buy everything in the world right this second!) The first is a utilitarian style anorak in a military style and on that note a military coat that isn’t too heavy or offensive – but that’s kind of what my dreams are made of rather than anything I’ll actually stumble upon. Other than that I would love a denim jacket – preferably in a darker wash or with kickass patches. Which brings us to the traumatising.

The Traumatising

Currently I’ve been obsessed with adding statement pieces to my wardrobe (I’ve felt really boring; do any of you know this feeling?), so of course I decided to browse the Hot Topic website. Unbeknownst to me, upon falling in love with a certain denim jacket I found they actually have the most ridiculously high international shipping (even for Canadians). But I was determined, I was so far into the mindset that if I didn’t have this jacket I would probably died purely from lacking it. It was then I found that those outside of the US can’t use Paypal. Searching the internet and finding nothing but Amazon had to convince me that it must not have meant ‘to be’. Que first world disappointment.

Do you guys get so invested in items that you would probably battle to the death for them? It can’t just be me! What are your outerwear wishes and woes of the new(ish) year?



  1. February 1, 2014 / 12:38 am

    don't worry. you probably dodged a bullet with that hot topic jacket.

  2. February 10, 2014 / 1:03 am

    I love the jacket in that picture, it looks great with the lapels folded out like that, and I like the rosary. I really like them too, although like you I am not Christian which means some people probably think I shouldn't wear them. But I was fascinated with my grandfather's rosary beads as a child, so I guess you could say I enjoy the iconography. and they are just so teen witch! 😛

    It is frustrating they don't accept Paypal from Non-US customers! Do they take VISA debit? A lot of stores do these days.

  3. February 10, 2014 / 7:39 pm

    I really like the coat in your photo, I don't find it to be overwhelming at all (though I suppose you can't see much of what you're wearing under it if that is what you meant.)

    • February 10, 2014 / 10:25 pm

      Agree, I love this jacket too- I almost bought a similar one in red and I'm still sad I didn't – it was like 2 years ago now. I would wear that jacket with jeans or a skirt or whatever- I would just be like this is my jacket that I love LOOK AT IT LOOK AT IT. 🙂

  4. February 21, 2014 / 3:54 am

    Your outfit is flawless old-school Goth! It's completely fabulous in its dark simplicity.

    Occasionally Hot Topic actually has a quality item that is worth buying, but I wouldn't lose any sleep over missing out either. However, I absolutely do get obsessed about clothing items and can't continue to exist until I make them mine. I can definitely relate. 🙂

    Can't wait to see your new coats in action! Thanks so much for joining in the February theme!!

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