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What do you wear for a winter coat? How many do you have? Casual? Dress? When was the last time you bought one?

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I have a very warm pea coat that I wear when it's really cold. It doesn't get that cold here so many times I can get away with something lighter. I have a few different lighter jackets and knit/sweater types that I use.

I think it's been a couple of years since I bought a jacket.

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I have my old thick waterproof outer coat from high school still. I've only worn it once since I got married. lol.
I have a leather coat that's now an out of style length. I'm holding on to it figuring it'll be in style in another few years. Blum 3
I have a pea coat that I bought when I lived in Vegas (don't laugh at me). I usually wear it over a short sleeved shirt because it's too warm to wear a sweater and that coat both. Lol
I have a lot of jackets that I love and wear frequently. One I bought right before I found out I was pregnant. It's super cute. The other is an Air Force wive jacket that's pink that I bought off the clearance rack here.

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I have a black pea coat, that needs replaced. I mostly used it the last few years as a barn coat. I also have a knee length trench coat in red, white and carmel. And my Ski coat I use for winter activities and shoveling the snow.

I mostly just think I'm tough, and throw on a sweater and call it good for day to day stuff. No need for a bukly coat when I just move from my car to a building.

Although, I would like a new coat this season. Why, I'm not entirely sure after reading how little I actually use them. lol.

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I don't really wear coats. I'd rather be cold for a few minutes while going to and from the car then bother with a coat.

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"Kayla1981" wrote:

I have a very warm pea coat that I wear when it's really cold. It doesn't get that cold here so many times I can get away with something lighter. I have a few different lighter jackets and knit/sweater types that I use.

I think it's been a couple of years since I bought a jacket.

What's really cold for a Texan? Wink

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I'm Canadian, coats are almost year round here! I have a suede coat with fake sheepskin lining, its waist length and pretty with ribbon details around the sleeves. I wear that a lot. I also have a knee length red dress coat and a down to the ground dress coat. I wear the red one fairly frequently in the winter but the mummy coat (lol) I only wear when it gets below -20 (C). I have a ski coat and a couple of other lighter jackets that I wear when its hovering around 0. You should see how many I owned when I lived in Saskatchewan! Now, ask me how many hats/scarves/mittens we own and I'll show you a pic of the dresser I have to keep in the front hall in the winter!

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I need a new jacket in the worst way but cannot seem to find any I like or that fit right. I have long arms, so I end up having to buy a coat that is way too big in order to have the length right. Annoying. But today I wore my husband's fleece jacket.

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I have several. I have two wool pea coat style coats. One is huge on me because it is not a petite and it is a size bigger than I am now. I still wear it because I can fit sweaters and sweatshirts under it. The other one is a petite, but I can only wear short sleeves or thin long sleeve shirts under it. It really defeats the purpose of owning it, but I bought it online and don't want to pay to return it. It is super cute too. I have a down maternity coat, yes, I said maternity, that I wear when it is below 10 degrees outside. While we don't live in Canada, it gets cold enough that I cannot just brave it from the car to wherever we are going. The car won't get warm enough in that time, so I would shiver my way to my desitination, or end up with issues from exposure. So, I must own a winter coat. I wish I didn't. I hate them. I need a new warm coat for really cold weather, but I just cannot bring myself to spend the money. So, I look frumpy in the winter. HA!

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"Lavender444" wrote:

What's really cold for a Texan? Wink

For MOST Texans its anything below 70...maybe 60 if you have lived up north and transplanted here. We are accustom to our warm temps and when it drops below 80 even you see people in sweaters.

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

For MOST Texans its anything below 70...maybe 60 if you have lived up north and transplanted here. We are accustom to our warm temps and when it drops below 80 even you see people in sweaters.

Yep, that's pretty true! Biggrin My sister was telling me that she was just unbearably cold the other day and it was right around 60 degrees (maybe just below) at the time. She also complained about her ears hurting when she was on a walk once and I think that time it was also in the 60's but windy. She swears there is something wrong with her thyroid. I'm less sensitive than she is but I am still a wimp compared to anyone north of here. I would definitely break out the pea coat for 40's or below. And hey, that does happen here! Two years ago we had a foot of snow that stuck around for a week. Pretty crazy stuff for Texas. Still talking about it, obviously. Wink

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

For MOST Texans its anything below 70...maybe 60 if you have lived up north and transplanted here. We are accustom to our warm temps and when it drops below 80 even you see people in sweaters.

ROFL That's hilarious! 60's is t-shirt weather! Today is 23 degrees, snowing and windy. I didin't wear a coat out to our playdate, just the sweater that I had on. I do keep a coat in the car though, jsut incase something were to happen where I may need to walk home.

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I agree with Jenn. I grew up in Tahoe where it is very cold, probably similar to Denver, Amber. And I remember walking to class in college in just a sweater when it was blowing snow like crazy and i was fine. And in NYC it gets COLD with the wind blowing through the buildings...I've never been colder than walking to work on a windy winter morning in the city. Now I can't walk to the mailbox without a coat if it's below 65. Brrr!

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50s requires a jacket. 40s requires a coat. 30s requires layers with a coat. Below that and I'm not leaving the house. Blum 3

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

For MOST Texans its anything below 70...maybe 60 if you have lived up north and transplanted here. We are accustom to our warm temps and when it drops below 80 even you see people in sweaters.

Ha! I wear a long sleeve shirt without a coat when it is 60. I would sweat if I wore a sweater. That would be too hot.

Note to self: Move to Texas so that you do not need to own a bulky winter coat. Biggrin

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