Angelica picked this new coat herself. She liked the sparkly stars (we call it her wizard coat) and I liked the furry trim around the hood, which does seem to do quite a good job of shielding her little face when it’s cold and breezy outside. GAP had 30% off full-priced items (when don’t they have some sort of voucher code running?!) and so I took advantage of the discount and nipped in to stock up on some winter essentials.
I bought a brilliant cardigan and trousers for Ted, but I haven’t photographed them yet so I’ll be back with another post. For the moment, here’s Angelica having a babbled, nonsensical conversation with a fibreglass model of a Gruffalo. (We went to Westonbirt Arboretum, which is a huge collection of lovely trees. In fact I think that it’s the UK’s largest collection of lovely trees. You’d think that a collection of trees would be called a wood, or a forest, but I have a feeling that an arboretum is something a bit more special and different – rare or particularly beautiful trees. And shrubs. Anyway, I’m no expert on arboretums – or trees – but the whole place was gorgeous, with the rich autumn colours and the smell of fallen leaves.)
Back to the point of this post: Angelica’s Wizard Puffer. I have it on good authority (hers) that it’s toasty warm, but it also happens to be incredibly lightweight, which is important when you’re trying to get a toddler to wear anything remotely practical. She has a heavier woollen coat, but I think finds it a little restrictive. (Possibly because it’s size 18 months, I’ve just realised! Oops.)
The Wizard Coat* is water repellent (good enough for a bit of a drizzly day, at least) and the fur on the hood is detachable. I like the length of the coat, which means that her bottom and tummy are covered even if she has her arms stretched up into the air. A shorter coat style is no good for the park, where she likes to hang from things and generally cause a rumpus.
The down puffers at GAP are £54.95, but I paid £38 with the discount. Still quite pricey, but it’s robust and well-finished, so it’s probably the only coat I’ll need for her this winter. I can see that there’s currently another discount event going on with a 30% code, so a good time to grab any more expensive clothing bits and pieces if you need to!