Girl About Town

Winter is officially here in Chicago, and one of the things I find myself lacking every year is the ‘perfect’ jacket for running around town.  I don’t want to schlep to the grocery store or preschool pick-up in my peacoat or my ski jacket.  I need a ‘girl about town’ coat.

The first type of jacket that comes to mind (and that I see everywhere here in Chicago and in the ‘burbs) is a Moncler.  These coats are lightweight and don’t bulk you up, but keep you SUPER toasty.  Perfect for our weather.  However, the price tag is not-so-perfect at $1425.00.  Hmph.

Moncler ‘Vis’ Knit Collar Down Jacket, $1425


I came up with some fabulous alternatives though for those who are a little more price-conscious like myself – some of which just might be on my Christmas wish list!

How cute is this Lulu Lemon jacket – stylish, warm, and not too puffy!  The body has the warm down filling, but the arms are their signature luon fabric.

Lulu Lemon ‘Down to the Studio’ Jacket, $298

Another great Lulu find is this Turn Around Jacket for $198.  It’s reversible (see both pictures), has the down filling and is also not too puffy!  Comes in blue, black and white.

Turn Around Jacket, Lulu Lemon, $198


Shockingly, I also love this North Face number I found at Nordstrom.  It’s just the right amount of ski-parka chic combined with street-saavy cool.

North Face ‘Parkina’ Belted Down Parka, $370


Finally, this Tahari jacket might be just the ticket.  You can’t beat $178 for something this warm and chic.  The belted waist is a must to keep things from being too bulky.

Tahari ‘Caroline’ Down Coat, $178


I would love any suggestions or help finding the ‘perfect’ girl-about-town jacket, so please comment and let me know if there’s something you LOVE!!!!

Signing off in Style,

Mollie & Erin


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