I am so excited to be visible in this jacket today…it’s a great way to celebrate VISIBLE MONDAY!  I ordered this jacket a couple of years ago from Coldwater Creek….the minute I saw it in the mail catalog! The colors of the tweed jumped right off the pages and into my closet.

But, at that time, there were two problems:

1. The jacket was too small….did not button in the front.

2. The jacket is very heavy and really needs cold weather…something we have very little of… to wear comfortably.

Jacket: Coldwater Creek
Marisol T shirt: Macys
Lee Jeans: Kohls
Booties: Payless

But, I did not want to send it back…I loved it and wanted to wait for it. Most fashion experts advise not to do this…”make sure you keep in your closet only those items that actually fit.” But, I just could not send it back. I do not have very many items like this (just hanging around while I diet) and I understand the wisdom of the fashion advice; however, I am really glad that I hung on to this jacket! (It also looks amazing with my new Jana Kos burnt orange coat!!)

Coat: http://www.janakos.com/

So, today is a victory celebration!! Down 30 pounds, the jacket buttons and (miracle of miracles) we have now experienced cold weather BEFORE Thanksgiving. I do hope that one day the jacket will be too big, but this year, I plan to really enjoy every minute I can with it.

Does anyone else have a favorite piece that you do not get to wear as often as you would like??

Now head on over to NOT DEAD YET STYLE and take a look at the beautiful ladies of VISIBLE MONDAY!

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