What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Etsomnia™ 294: Global Warming


Etsom·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

Although we’ve had a very mild autumn, New York City is in the middle of our first real snowstorm, so I’m suddenly thinking about coats. I gave up on cute outerwear a few years ago, when I realized the only people who ever saw my coats were strangers on the subway (who didn’t look particularly stylish, either). However, since I will be showing apartments this winter and clients will be seeing my cold weather gear, I think it’s time to step up my outerwear game!

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Well, clients would certainly find me easy to spot!
Things have to be pretty grim for the dog to notice, but that dog looks horrified.
It would be hard to get sweaters and blazers under this one, but it’s sooo pretty! By xiaolizi
Garbage bags and duct tape – not just for homeless people anymore!
To quote Tim Gunn, that’s a lot of look.
On the right person, this would be adorable. (I am not that person.) By StudioMariya
Q: What’s that you’re wearing?
A: A sad sack.
When it’s so cold, you give up and leave the house wrapped in your duvet.
Highly impractical (but strikingly beautiful). By newstar2016
Does this fat-assed coat make my ass look fat?
Sure, it’s not going to keep you warm, but it would be very popular with the cat!
I actually own two of these beautiful vintage coats (one is an emergency backup). By GlitterNGoldVintage
Silence of the Lambs would have been a whole different movie if Buffalo Bill hunted Muppets…
Leaf bag couture.
Stunning! If it were lined, I’d buy it in a New York minute! By EUGfashion
Of all the things wrong with this coat, I think it’s the dreadlock ties that freak me out the most.
When your coat accidentally falls into the thresher, but you decide to wear it anyway.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

19 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 294: Global Warming

  1. Oh…I do love the black with fur but the little red rideing hood get my vote for every day.

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  2. Would I buy an apartment from someone wearing one of these coats? I think we know the answer to that one!

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  3. what is with all the puffy/duct tape/garbage bag coats?? Can you hear the conversation: “Please take out the trash…..oh, you forgot something.” **points to coat** That black vintage coat…gorgeous!

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  4. From divine to god-awful and everything in between. Thanks for the hilarious comments!

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  5. I need a smile this did it Hal

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  6. If you own that vintage number, who needs another one? (Also, I rather like the duvet look . . . )


  7. Oh yes, the red coat is very nice.

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  8. Fabulous! Yes, I have a thing for coats! 😁

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