I would like to let you know that my blog isn't going to be just about the coat 💙 (and if you've missed that coat - please do have a read - An Epidemic) - but it may now have it's own instagram 📱page @thatcoat 😉...I feel I got quite involved with the coat this week 💁, but I don't actually own one 🙊 (no I'm not being paid by Zara to make the coat go viral, it really doesn't need any help).I thought perhaps I should get to know it better 👧 - so I went to Zara after work to try it on. The first person I saw in Zara was wearing the coat, so I got a little overexcited (and took a sneaky photo 📷) and then I found the the coat and put it on 💙.And you know what - it's a really nice coat 💙💙💙. It's a good shape - the pattern is great, and it's not too thick or thin - perhaps THE perfect British 🇬🇧 summer coat. I did not buy it 💰, but I do like it 😍 (and Zara if you happened to want to give me one, that's just fine, size Small is best ❤️💙😉). And what I really like that in the last couple of days people have sent messages along the lines of 'off to buy the coat' or 'still buying the coat' and even a nice photo of a just purchased coat in a shopping bag 💙💰.Really well done Zara. What a great coat.I promise from now on, my posts shall not be coat related (but please do keep sending your photos to instagram 📱 @thecoat we're kinda enjoying it 😘 #thatcoat).Alice xxx
I really hadn't noticed. I hadn't spotted the infiltration. And I wouldn't expect you to unless you KNOW. And once you know you'll start seeing it - sitting next to you on the tube, buying a pret sandwich, sitting in the pew next to you at the wedding...It all started at Chelsea Flower Show 'She's wearing my coat'.
'Which coat?' 'That coat' and suddenly, everywhere.
A blue and white printed coat worn by women all over London. It's as though they are in a secret club. Usually I tend to notice when clothes (Zara clothes) go viral - that navy blue coat with the gold studs on the arms that was EVERYWHERE one winter. But this has sneakily slipped by me - an elegant, blue and white pattern, Chanel-esque, worn by women of all ages. So tidy and neat and obvious, your mother and daughter almost definitely both have one. And somehow it seems to be going unnoticed, it is being worn with a 'it can't be the same coat, well of course I bought this first, and anyway I wear it better, ' attitude by everyone, rather than the usual 'hide behind the bus stop, she's wearing the same outfit as me' scenario.So we got snapping - everyone got enthusiastic - apparently I'm not the only one who enjoys taking creepy photos of people in the street. Some peoples sneaky street photography is better than others 😉 - and thank you guys, it's been fun (maybe a little too fun). And you can currently buy it in Zara 😍.
We have got overexcited and made an instagram page just for the coat, so if you see the coat, please do send a photo to @thatcoat and we'll put it up 😃 and #thatcoatSo now you know, and happy coat hunting 😉.
Alice and Emily xxx