Once upon a time, I lived in Winnipeg, where the temperatures drop close to -40 degress Celsius in the winter. I needed a really warm jacket [and thus, if neccessary, a less stylish one] just to be able to leave my apartment between November and May. I finally found the perfect coat at J. Crew – bright red, thick and warm, but also pretty. And six months later, I moved to Vancouver, where I only needed to wear a peacoat in the winter. So it’s been a while since I’ve been able to wear my beautiful red coat… I was almost [dare I say it?] happy happy when it got cold in Paris! However, I still hate the rain. But I’m finding that it’s very hard to stay in a bad mood when I have my red coat on, even if I had to go out when it’s pouring!