We are in the thick of it, y’all. Winter. It’s here. There’s no avoiding it. Were you one of the lucky ones who got hit by snow this weekend? Or one of the other lucky ones in NYC that had wind chills in the negatives? Ugh, winter is the. worst., and I’m under the assumption that if it’s this cold it might as well snow.
If you live in some place that snows (looking at you Chicago), you know how important it is to have a well-made winter coat. I’ve searched high and low to find a jacket that was both stylish and warm, and was so happy when my friend recommended I take a look at this jacket rather than its not-so-distant cousin, Canada Goose. And let me tell you, this puppy is WARM.
Although I’ve been wearing this jacket for about a month now, I thought, “What better way to test it than to take it on the Whitney Museum of Art terrace on one of the coldest, windiest days of the year?”
Actually, I didn’t. But that is what happened, in all honesty. Dave works a ton, so stealing him away for an afternoon of lunch at Corner Bistro for burgers and a trip to the Whitney to check out the Andy Warhol exhibit was *kisses fingers*. Not to mention, forcing him out on the terrace for #viewz was icing on the cake. Don’t worry — his frostbite is healing nicely.
Anyway — back to the jacket. I’m the kind of person that doesn’t splurge on many things and I wear everything until the nth degree until I wear it out, so i know if i was going to spend good money on a coat it was going to be extremely good quality. Enter Woolrich. In NYC Canada Goose Jackets are a dime-a-dozen. They’re made with real goose down and coyote fur around the hood, but they cost an actual arm and a leg. However, while Woolrich is pricey, its nearly half the price as a Canada Goose while matching the quality. 100% worth it.
And I may love this jacket and I can tell it’ll last for years and years to come, but I’m already so ready to put it away for a while! Bring on spring.
*This post is not sponsored in any way — all opinions are my own*