It seems that every year I’m itching to buy a new winter coat as soon as the temperature dips — and this year was no different. J.Crew is one of the retailers I typically look to when I’m itching for a cold-weather update and I fell in love with their new “swingy coat.” I love the relaxed shape, which allows for bulky sweaters, and the warm sherpa-lined hood. There’s even a button tab at the neck to keep the cold air out. In addition to this coat, I’ve ordered this faux fur jacket to try. I already have a longer furry coat in navy, but I love the waist length of the H&M version. I’m also saving up for an insulated coat from Aether. It’s a huge investment, but so worth it. Dave bought one a couple of years ago and he’s always bragging about how warm and cozy he is on even the coldest days! Either way, a new coat is such a smart purchase for your annual winter wardrobe mostly because it’s all anyone is going to see for the next six months!