I am seriously not a fan of the cold. I mean last year, DC experienced one of its coldest winters in years. It even had its own name... the Polar Vortex. While I'm hoping for a much more mild few months ahead, there are some advantages to the cooler temps. Like gorgeous coats. I'm not talking about those parkas that cover every square inch of your body, from head to toe. No! Those can be saved for the extreme cold days. I'm talking coats like the one Mrs. Obama wore last inauguration, or this amazing dalmatian coat Princess Kate wore a few years ago. Or most recently the amazing pieces worn by The Olivia Pope. While I truly have coat envy, I in no way can afford the designer outerwear they don at appearances or on TV. So I put together some much more affordable options for us common folk. I just love a good statement coat... it's so proper and chic!