Living in NYC, your coat becomes your entire outfit. For years, I had just one or two coats that I wore incessantly and realized that I needed not only to have a wardrobe, but a wardrobe of coats! Easier said than done of course, with the price points of most coats but when I see one I love, I tend to stalk it until it goes on sale, and then I pounce. I don't always succeed in getting it before it sells out, but the faux fur gods must have been on my side this time, because I have had this jacket pinned to my must buy board for months - and it went on sale and in my size too. *throws confetti* I could have justified it at full price frankly I loved it that much, but to have gotten it on sale ensures I will wear the heck outta it for years to come.