February 22, 2013 - Easy Outfits, Style

Payday Pretty | Life in the Trenches

Oh, Thomas Burberry, how I adore thee for designing the classic trench coat. If not for your original design created for British soldiers during WWI, the world would not have this versatile, year-round timeless masterpiece.


I’m not quite sure that Thomas ever envisioned his creation carrying a $1,200 price tag!  Burberry does remain the queen mother of all trench coats after all, but still that’s a lot of Payday Pretty dough.

[Burberry Trench Coat]

For about $1,000 less, you could have this quality investment piece instead.  Sorry, Mr. Burberry.

[London Fog Trench Coat]

But this is Payday Pretty after all, and I’m all about finding affordable options to make the most of your Payday Pretty weekly allowance. Therefore I’m happy to bring you this week’s $50 and under trench coats.  That’s better, huh?

Classic Trench

[Milanoo Trench Coat]

This trench is near perfection.  Have you checked out Milanoo yet?   They have some great spring styles for big and little people.  They also have an extensive selection of affordable first communion dresses, maternity dresses and formal dresses.  Cute stuff!

Plaid Trench

[Tommy Hilfiger Plaid Trench]

Polka Dot Trench

[Line and Dot Polka Dot Trench]

Bright Trench

[Vince Camuto Bright Pink Trench]

Floral Trench

[Merona Floral Trench]

Piped Trench

[Black with White Piping Trench]

It’s Your Turn:  Which trench are you crushing on?  Tell me in the comments!

And because I’m having a Coco Chanel moment, I’ll leave you with this…

How self-important do I feel?  🙂

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  • I have always liked the classic trench coat. They remind me of Kate Middleton!! What a great picture of you and I love your gloves! Have a great weekend!

  • Saxon

    I have a fuchsia trench that my mother bought for me YEARS ago, from Old Navy. I have worn the heck out of that thing! I’m now considering another Old Navy Trench in Vallejo Tan for just $39.94.
    The tan is a more “classic” color and will go with more. But I LOVE my fuchsia! It really brightens up a dark, rainy day. 🙂

  • Everytime I see a gorgeous coat and I look to see who makes it it’s ALWAYS by Burberry. Clearly I have goos taste =] But the price…oy! I’m going to have to check out Milanoo and I really like that plaid one!

  • Love all of these!!!! Especially your Coco moment. 😉

  • I have so many trench coats in my closet, can’t get enough! Love your idea of pairing it with leopard gloves though. Thanks for stopping by yesterday, I am so glad I’ve come across your ridiculously cute blog now. Can’t wait to follow along!


  • The classic trench is still on my list of MUST HAVES. Just need to find the perfect one. I love the white piping on the black trench! Tre chic!


    PS: It’s always ok to have a Channel momment. Lol!

  • Here in rainy Vancouver, raincoats, yes plural, are a must. I love the London Fog one. It is a nice super light khaki shade. In my wardrobe I have a red one, and I also made a light green one. I like to have variety in my outer wear.

    Sue xo

  • I am DYING over that polka dot trench. And let me tell you…I could use an awesomely cute rain jacket that isnt really a rain jacket. I swear I feel like it rains every day here in Pensacola (isnt this supposed to be the Sunshine State??). And I feel like leopard is always appropriate 🙂

  • amy

    A good trench coat is a must have! Such an investment piece!
    Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

  • CC

    Do you know, I have never owned a trenchcoat. I think they are awesome and I love seeing them, but have never felt like I needed one badly enough to invest in one. 🙂 Does that make me weird? I do love yours. It is just so pretty and feminine. Have a great weekend! 🙂

  • I have a red trench coat and always feel so pulled together when I wear it. That plaid one is pretty sweet!

  • I really like the pink and the floral ones 🙂 So cute haha 🙂

  • I want that plaid one and the floral one! So many pretty options here 🙂 And I really love the one you’re wearing. That Burberry one is divine, but I’ll never be able to afford it, haha.

  • Love trench coats!

    Happy Friday & have a great weekend!
    World According to Shia

  • I love classic beige trench coats and just ordered a bright red one!
    A couple of days ago I watched the Burberry Prorsum show at London Fashion Week via lifestream. It was fabulous as always but I don’t think I will ever be able to afford a piece…

    Lady of Style

  • I have always loved my classic tan trench, but that Tommy Hilfiger one now totally makes me wish I had gone for plaid! Love it!
    xx, Emily

  • A classic trench is a must! I have a perfect one from London Fog that I pull out every Fall and Spring!


  • Deanna

    I have been searching for a the perfect trench coat for me…it all started at Macys and I noticed there were some trenches on sale, I tried them on, but I didn’t want to pay a lot of money for the jacket and then turn around to pay extra to have it altered (sleeves are always too long on me). Then I tried looking at Dillards, and they had Calvin Klein and Jessica Simpson trenches I liked but didn’t love, and were on sale too. I ordered the tan one from Old Navy, but once again the large was too big and the medium not big enough…sigh! However the good news is tonight while shopping at TJMAXX, I found many trenches to try on and after the third one, bingo, I found my trench…no altering required, and only for $60. Yay me, can’t wait to wear it! Deanna

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  • I LOVE the target trench – my mom got a similar one but it’s purple/ivory. She always gets so many compliments on it! Love the picks Alison!
    Nikki at http://www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

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  • love the piped trench
    a trench has been on my list to get for a while now and i just haven’t found the perfect one in my budget yet

  • I love the floral trench and the classic is very Duchess Kate. =) Love your pic!

  • Love that picture of you at the bottom – awesome hair! that’s the first thing I noticed 🙂

  • Well, you know how I feel about a classic trench coat!
    That photo of you in trench and leopard is FA.BUL.OUS! What a gorgeous photo!

  • I like Eddie Bauer’s trenches- I prefer jackets that don’t tie, but I like them to feel tailored, too, so theirs was the perfect mix.

  • Your coat in the last picture is amazing! I love the collar!


  • I think everybody should have a trench coat in their wardrobe! Such a classic! Even Kate Middleton has shown how stylish this essential is!
    Zoe xxx

  • You are looking so regal in trench Alison….definitely duchess quality!!! And thanks a lot for these affordable trench inspos…how nice of you !!!


  • Dana Owens

    I love trench coats. I found the perfect one from Burlintgon Coat Factory. I think it’s really a perfect look. It’s also a great way to add a touch of color if you buy one of the more colorful options.