Moving to Alaska
When we arrived in Alaska in summer 2001, Judy gave me recommendations which hairdresser, which vet, which doctors, where to buy what, car repair shop, etc. When the list was about one and a half pages long Judy asked “Do you have a downcoat?” “No, I wouldn’t wear that! I don’t want to look like the Michelin man!” I replied with a horrified voice and face. “You need to buy one asap. Go to XYZ (here XYZ is a placeholder for the store, Fairbanksans surely know which one). They have the largest selection.” she insisted. “And when you want a choice go before the just-arrived militrary wives start shopping when the first flurries fly in September.”
I was in tears
We took her advice seriously and drove to the store. A big building from the 50s with a goldminer advertisement store sign. “Ok, ok, there are some motels and hotels in the area, so it’s to attrack the tourist for souvernirs.” was my first thought. Wishful thinking. Once in the store, I felt like being beamed into the wrong world.
Upon entering the women’s department I fell in tears! Outdoor clothes! Heavy like my granny’s old bedding and they also looked like being cut from them! Three rectangles and a halfmoon with a scratchy wolf fur trim! The colors? They just emphasized the first impression. Yellowish white, muted white, baby pink, light blue! They made me look awful. I hated my reflection in the mirror! I refused to spend a dime on one of these monsters!
Happy Goat Lucy brings style to the North
You can imagine that when asked by Happy Goat Lucky to review their downcoats I was skeptic like that’s not my style nor me. Nevertheless, I took a look at their webpage and I am so glad I did! 🙂 Finally, downcoats that have a stylish look, great trendy and classic colors, nice details and most importantly a fitted cut!!!!!! The models looked their weight and size and not 3 or 4 sizes up.There is no need to look like a dumpling when wearing a downcoat. #HappyGoatLucky Click To Tweet
I never thought I would love a downcoat
I picked the Grace in camel in a size XS and its fit is true to size. You can also order it in black or dark rose.
There is nothing more flattering than a Princess seam cut in the front and back of a garment. These vertical lines together with the covered zipper front closure have a slimming effect on every figure. The press buttons are easy to open even with cold fingers. They look stylish and decorative, chosen with love for details. The same applies for the dyed-to-match fur-trimmed hoodie.
I have never ever felt such a feather weight smooth fabric! The coat is so cozy and light weight, I honestly look forward to wearing it again. Full disclosure, since it arrived on Thursday, I haven’t worn any of my other coats!
I love the Grace! <3 It’s so me! So incredibly stylish!I can't believe I fell in love with a downcoat! #HappyGoatLucky Click To Tweet
The coat is filled with high quality down (600-650 fill power, 90% downs, only 10% feathers). That’s why it is so light and feels so soft.
The small horizontal compartments prohibit the filling to gravitate to the hem of the garment. Thus, the insulation stays well distributed. The different widths of the compartments add interest to the design. They look more like embelishment that serving a purpose.
Living in Alaska for more than 18.5 years, I am certainly adjusted to low temperatures. The Grace is rated as 3.5, i.e. it is good for temperatures between 35F and 50F (1.7oC to 10oC) with a light sweater. When we took the photos I was wearing a sweater with layering top underneath and I didn’t feel cold at all despite of 11F (-12C) and despite it was snowing. Thus, this piece is great for late fall when you live in a temperate climate and for winter in a mediterranean climate like southern California.
Outstanding price-performance ratio!
And the price? Unbelieveably affordable! This beauty was
$295, but is now on sale for only $149! You save $146.00! Happy Goat Lucky’s downcoats are filled with high quality downs, are super light, fitted to a woman’s body, have great craftsmanship and design, and look incredibly stylish! See for yourself. Browse their collection now.
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P.P.S. A post about Happy Goat Lucky’s Valentina is coming soon. Stay tuned and warm.
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Photos: G. Kramm
Disclosure: This coat is a sample of my choice from Happy Goat Lucky. The post is not endorsed by them. I wrote it entirely on my own and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.
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