Thursday, September 23, 2010

Raining cats and dogs

If you live in NorthEast Ohio, this is not news to you: it rains a lot in Cleveland. Probably not as much as say, Seattle, but its still a decent amount. More often than not, the rain is accompanied by crazy wind, which renders any umbrella practically useless, particulary if you're walking through downtown Cleveland. I learned this valuable lesson very early on in my Cleveland experience, and have given up on the whole "umbrella thing" except to the extent that I use it to cover my head.

Instead, I use a trench coat. Its an invaluable piece of a woman's (or for that matter, a man's) wardrobe, and I think everyone should have one. My current trench is a classic tan Michael Kors that I bought a couple of years ago at Marshalls, but lately, I've found myself enamored with this beauty:

Burberry Brit Double Breasted Trench $795

I've never spent $800 on a single item of clothing, but considering that (a) it rains a lot (b) I would have this forever, and (c) it will NEVER go out of style, I'm thinking that the cost per wear on this will in fact be very very low (like your favorite pair of jeans), and this might just be a worthwhile long term investment. Kinda like diamonds.

Burberry Classic Trench for men $750

What do you think? What's the most expensive piece of clothing you've ever bought, and was it worth the "investment"?

Don't forget to comment on this post for an automatic entry to my first ever giveaway, which just so happens to be a animal print bracelet, that would look absolutely lovely with a trench coat, particularly if you are a woman.