Smiles Go With Favorite Finds!

Who: Diana, Style Blogger at Smiles Go With Everything, and Librarian

What: Colebrook Coat

Where: Garage sale in my neighborhood

How Much: around $10

When I use It: It doesn’t often get cold enough in Florida for this coat, but whenever the temps dip below 45 degrees, I break out this coat everyday. This coat has a fun story behind it. My boyfriend and I had just started dating, and we were hanging out at his house.  When we were leaving to go somewhere else, we saw a garage sale a few houses away and decided to check it out.  I saw this coat and instantly fell in love, but I was hesitant to buy it, because it doesn’t get cold here that often.  My boyfriend insisted I should get it, and ended up buying it for me.  Three years later, we’re still together (and live in that same house), and I still have this coat.  Every time I wear it, it makes me think about those days when we first got together.

Shopping Tips: Garage sales are all about serendipity.  You never know what you will find – the fun comes in exploring.  Always be prepared with plenty of cash when you go to garage sales, because you never know when you’ll find that perfect item that you weren’t expecting.

Attention Blog Readers! We know you are the most clever and most stylish bunch on the web, and we’d love to feature you on future Favorite Find Posts! Please email us ( a picture of you with one of your favorite shopping finds (a piece of furniture, a hard-to-find record, the perfect vintage boots, or any other treasure) and answer the questions: Who, What, Where, How Much, When I Use It, and Shopping Tips. We can’t wait to see all the cool items you’ve discovered!


About Julianne

Julie is a modern day Renaissance woman and die-hard bloody mary enthusiast. When she’s not sprinkling magic fairy dust onto ModCloth’s social media channels, you can find her eclectic point of view on food, fashion, music, and DIY documented here!

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    mandi 03/02/2010 at 4:34 pm #

    aww what an adorable story! and a great find!

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    kristar 03/02/2010 at 4:50 pm #

    i agree that it was an adorable story behind this find. but, in my honest opinion the coat is kinda…, how do i say this nicely? ugly.

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    Brianna 03/08/2010 at 4:42 pm #

    garage sales are amazing!! you have to dig sometimes tho but almost always it’s worth it!! i like the coat, for ten bucks it’s def something i’d wear in kansas lol.

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    Missy 03/08/2010 at 7:37 pm #

    sorry I agree! cute story only!

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    Madeline 03/10/2010 at 11:32 pm #

    Love the coat & story. you should check out the song winter coat by paul kelly on you tube. Are you sure your not in the song????

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