While cleaning the house – this includes closet – a bit last Sunday – that is what Sundays are made for right? – I counted over 17 coats and jackets. 17? Yes, 17! It is not a mountain, but it sure is a decent pile. I also catched myself standing in a particular highstreet store holding a very nice wool coat for a bit too long a couple of weeks ago. I must say I am happy I put it back where it belonged, waiting for a good owner that is actually going to get some wear out of it. Anyway, back to the number 17.  While writing this post, I am wondering, how come I tend to wear the same coat over and over again? Wondering again, when did one single person need over 17 coats and jackets? Should I make a strict selection of 5 and sell the rest to be able to buy some new ones again?

Oh and by the way, this hat is absolutely divine if I may say so myself.

Rodebjer coat (via DearFieldbinder), H&M fuzzy jumper, Mih Jeans velvet skinny jeansAlexander Wang bootsGerard Darel bag and Borsalino hat (both via Monnier Frères).


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  1. Hats look great on you!
    -X- Rebekka

  2. i agree with you and your fantastic hat! hihi
    ik schrijf zelf sinds een tijdje ook een blog,, en ik kan nog wel wat hulp gebruiken! zou je misschien eens een kijkje willen nemen? ik ben heel erg benieuwd naar wat je ervan vind :)
    liefs, laila.

  3. You should keep your coats and wear them time by time! As this one. It looks great on you!



  4. Wow! 17?? I don’t like winter so muc so that’s why I don’t buy so many but I have jackets more than coats :)

  5. I like this long coat!!! your look is fantastic!!!

  6. Coats!! The more the better. Do what you feel you must, if you can let go of some…

  7. This outfit suits you so well ! and wearing a broad brim hat is much more stylish than the current beanie fashion.
    Some girls want to follow the trend and end up looking ridiculous. Your Borsalino is a pure beauty !
    Glad to see you’re carrying a French bag !!

  8. love this! looks like something Lizzie Olsen would wear!

  9. Beautiful outfit!
    Love the coat! And the hat looks great on you!


  10. That hat is indeed divine, and I’d say once something goes over the 15 count you can safely call it a ‘collection’ and you may show it to your dinner guests and all.

  11. aaah gave outfit! k wou ook wel dat ik 17 jassen had! pff lijkt me heerlijk :D

  12. Really cool hat! But I like the necklace as well…

  13. great hat….I’m wondering about buying one like this for too long!


  14. I like the fact that you can admit to yourself that 17 coats is quite a lot, I find it a little crazy to see some bloggers closets contain for example, over 20 pairs of jeans, which to me is a bit much. I mean that is nearly one for everyday of the month! I myself have only 3 pairs and one pair has a giant hole in the crotch haha. I think keeping only 5 is a great idea!

  15. Such a compelling silhouette. It’s (Y)SL, but a bit less 70s. Perfect.

  16. I love that coat! You look awesome and the fedora is perfect! x

    Fashion Landscape

  17. Wauw wat een leuke outfit! Die hoed staat je echt prachtig! xx

  18. Heel mooi! Make me remind that I also have a blue coat somewhere in my closet ;)
    With Love,


  19. ou yh, the hat awesome.
    but Im not sure you should sell them, because once you have limit amount of coats (like I do, for now) it get’s frustrating, because you can’t really change your look for whole like 6 months when it’s cold. and who does like looking the same every day?
    I say keep them :) if they all make you excited and you have a lot of ways how to combine it – keep them! ;)

  20. everything going on here is perfect. :)

    amen fashion, xo

  21. oh ik heb ook verschrikkelijk veel jassen/vestjes. maar wegdoen kan ik ze niet! :) ooit zal ik een outfit aanhebben waar enkel dàt jasje bij zal passen :)

  22. keep the 17 jackets & coats!!!!
    all of them are amazing :)

  23. I’d probably try them all on and then kick out the ones I don’t love. If you love them all: perfect. And if you feel the urge to add to your collection: just don’t get hung up on numbers – 17 may sound like a lot but coats & jackets might just be ‘your thing’ so.. Just make sure you enjoy the ones you have and don’t go for anything less than perfect. (:

  24. You look amazing ! this hat reminds me of painters and Holland, I don’t know why te second one ! but it suits you perfectly ! beautiful outfit xx

  25. I am loving that jacket. I need to have more coats in my wardrobe. Especially if I am moving to London next year.

    Kristina Wilde

  26. Classy look! heel mooi…

    Marjolein x

  27. Maar hij is zo mooooi! Er is niet zoiets als te veel jassen toch? Xx Rebecca

  28. totally love this coat. absolutely adore the fact that it’s super long

  29. What a girl got to do! I feel we all have this unconscious way of accumulating one single item. I have a myriad of silk blouses. And I have no idea how or when it happened… it’s unconscious indeed!
    Love your style!!

  30. Goodness, dit is echt één van mijn favorieten outfits van je sinds tijden! Dat zegt dus niks over die anderen, dat die niet leuk zouden zijn (in tegendeel!), ik vind dit ronduit geweldig! Las dat je ziek bent: beterschap, pas goed op jezelf :)


  31. Ik ga volledig akkoord met je, die hoed is echt wel prachtig
    Mooie outfit. En misschien is het wel een goed idee enkele jassen te verkopen om dan een nieuwe te kopen onder het motto van recycling ?
    new outfit post

  32. Heel mooi! Die jas blijft echt prachtig en helemaal gaaf met de hoed erbij! xx

  33. Owning that many jackets is not a fashion crime at all. It is a financial crime though:)

    Still, we cannot help but be very jealous…!

  34. Ooh, how I love black and dark blue combined! So sophisticated!

    1. And I’d say: keep your coats and enjoy them until you want to get rid of them. Donate them to the Leger des Heils or something. :) There are people there who would be very happy with a coat.

  35. Oh wooooooooow I love love love it!!!
    This velvet jeans <3!

  36. Love the coat so much! Totally you. :-)

  37. Hehe, know the feeling. Actually, if you add 25-30 (!) more then maybe we’re close to what you can find in my closet. Part-time job in a clothing store that I love + a freakishly love for coats and jackets= a whole lot of jackets and massive storage-issues!! Hehe.. But I love ’em all! <3

    Love your blue coat too, btw! As goes for everything else on this blog!;)

    Love, C


  39. The amount of coats, jackets, shoes … we own is not really important ’cause us girls seem to always forget about 90% of them ! :D


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