The Christmas Coat

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by today! This is a post I have been meaning to do since Christmas time – it’s all about this beautiful coat!

The past six months have been a major transitional stage for Tyler and I. We have had to take a step back and think about what career path each of us wants to take, and where we want to put down some roots for our future family.

We were in-between jobs during the Christmas season. We decided at the beginning of the holidays that it would be best if we forgo buying gifts for each other and save money until we figured out life out.

On Black Friday, we were out shopping with Tyler’s parents. We were in a department store called Herberger’s browsing. Tyler pointed out this beautiful wool Calvin Klein dress coat. It was on sale for like $200 or something like that. He insisted I try it on, and it was gorgeous! I loved it. Totally my style. I didn’t think much of it at the time, I know we weren’t buying gifts for each other and I didn’t need a new coat anyways.

Anyways, fast forward to Christmas morning. We both knew we wouldn’t be getting many gifts this year, but neither of us really minded. I pulled a gift from under the tree with my name on it from Tyler. I seriously had zero clue what it could be. I tore off the wrapping paper and saw the Herberger’s logo on the box underneath. Still slightly confused, I opened the box and inside was the exact coat I had tried on in the store. I looked up at Tyler and said “you got this for me???”. He responded with a nod and a smile. Tyler has a distinct look on his face when he’s holding back tears. I saw that look in his eyes on Christmas morning and I will never forget it. It was the most meaningful surprise! And now my forever favorite coat.

Love y’all!


Shop the coat here and a similar dress here!

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