Ted is now the proud owner of a miniature parka – the last member of the family to get one. I virtually live in my green parkas – I have a few in various states of disrepair and so I wear the really scuzzy one for being in the garden and my posher one for town. (I also have a black one that only comes out for evening occasions and black tie events, hahaha.) Angelica has her wizard coat. Husband has a huge sleeping-bag-with-arms one.
I like to think that Ted looks a bit late-nineties Indie band in his. Slightly Liam Gallagher. Sort of Mod-ish. If he had some hair it would be better – the soft, bald head kind of ruins the whole effect.
Anyway, I picked this up for an absolute steal at GAP last week when they had another one of their ridiculously good discount codes running; they currently (as I write this) have 40% off full-price items and 70% off sales items with the code HAPPYGAP*. The fishtail parka is lightweight but feels very warm – fully-lined, with a water-repellant finish. Not too shiny, but not the traditional parka cotton that basically acts as a sponge to rainwater! I think it comes up slightly small, so I’ve kept the 18-24 months for Ted – it was £22.99.
I’ve just done a huge cull of outgrown clothes as a few friends have had – or are about to have – babies, so the chest of drawers is looking rather bare. Time for a restock – I need tights for Angelica, long-sleeved vests for Ted and some nice knitted gloves for both of them! I can’t resist the sales – I’m currently flicking between Frugi, M&S and GAP and that’s when I’m not fantasy furniture shopping on Heals and Jonathan Adler…
Fishtail Puffer Parka at GAP, £22.99 here*. (I think it may be cheaper still with the code, but you’ll have to experiment!)