Preparing For Winter with Ross Dress For Less

Calvin Klein Car Coat - Ross Dress for Less

Winter is coming. 

In Chicago, that can be any time from October through May apparently, and while most people hate the season, I embrace it full force. I love snow, and I love the SILENCE that wintertime brings. I swear, I’m not a curmudgeon. I think that I like the fact that winter kind of forces families to be together and commune with each other. However, there are times where I do need to venture outside of my home, and can’t do it in my Navy sweats, I’d like to be cute. Lately, coats have been catching my eye, and while I’m really close to making my own, I haven’t quite gotten there yet. That’s where Ross Dress for Less comes in. 

I’m embarrassed to say that I haven’t purchased a coat for myself since winter of 2008. Let that sink in. My mom usually buys my coats (yes, she does, and she must never stop,) so I don’t have to worry about things like that. Except, now, I’m getting an inkling for wanting to have coats for different events. 

Ross Dress For Less Calvin Klein Car Coat

I’ve become one of those people. I want different coats, in different colors, and different lengths. I want them all! Ross has them all too. I think that I’ll only probably buy one more jacket though. The one that I am wearing is a Calvin Klein waist length car coat. I love the toggles and the fact that I can be all mysterious in my hood. Best thing ever? It fits me. I’m a fun-sized 5’1″ and this coat doesn’t cover my fingertips. If you don’t have that problem, I don’t want to know, possibly because I don’t like you. 


So what does this have to do with anything? Well, I’m giving away a $25 Ross gift card to get you started on your winter coat collection, or whatever else you want to start collecting. So far, from the Randolph Street grand opening, I’ve purchased Cuisinart knives, a Wolfgang Puck Dutch Oven, an awesome dress,candle holders,  and a clock. Very random, but all very Natasha. I’m sure they will make an appearance on the blog at some point this month, and you’ll love them all. You WILL I say. So, here’s what you have to do. Comment on this blog. What do you want or need this holiday season? Don’t think only holiday gifts. What have you been wanting to purchase for yourself, or your house, or your car, or your office? I can pretty much say with confidence that you can find it at one of the Ross stores across the nation. If it’s not there this week, go back the next week (that’s how I got my dutch oven – for $35 bucks by the way – CAST IRON!) and you may find it. 

This giveaway ends Tuesday, November 25th at midnight, so get your comments in! Good Luck! 




  1. C. Desiree Barrett says:

    I would LOVE another dutch oven for Christmas. I got two last year but I NEED an oval shaped one. I saw one I loved at Ross and this card would be excellent toward purchasing it. *please pick me* 😉

  2. Andrea @ says:

    I am totally in love with your coat. It looks adorable on you. Now, while I don’t LOVE winter as much as you, I do enjoy that it allows me to layer my clothes. That is something I really enjoy. I have a lot of jackets in my closet, but not many coats – which could be bad. I haven’t purchased a coat anyway since I’ve gained wright, so I’ll probably have to purchase a new coat soon enough. It’s really to bad that there isn’t a Ross near me. I’d have to drive for 2 hours to get to one. 🙁 Oh well. I guess I’ll just have to hope for some good sales at some of the more local stores.

  3. Toshiba says:

    Love the coat! I actually could use another coat myself for the winter. I also need a new mixer and maybe some more pillows for the beds.

  4. Lynda @MommyPowers aka: Sandy Gram says:

    Ross is one of my secrets! I can always find a great deal there, and I’m super thrifty-so if I can find a great deal there, anybody can!
    I’d much rather have 5 affordable, cute jackets-than one expensive one. Gotta mix it up and keep it exciting, winter’s dreary enough as it is! LOL!

  5. Parris says:

    Such a cute coat… So what I want for the Holidays? A nice pair of boots preferably Hunter brand… What I need is an everyday coat and more skinny jeans.

    I’m not really a winter person, but I love fall !!! And those boots are perfect for both seasons lol

  6. Lisa says:

    I can never pick just one thing at Ross! But my daughter stole my favorite winter hat today, so maybe that should be first on my list. The one she stole came from Ross, too 😉

  7. Melisa says:

    You KNOW that Ross is one of my very favorite places in the world. Jim shakes in his boots when I say I’m headed there because I never come home empty handed. 🙂

    I love their clothing, but this holiday season I’ll be checking out their home department because OMG SO AWESOME.

  8. K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy) says:

    You are not alone. Until last Christmas it had been well over five years since I purchased a new coat! I definitely won’t go that long without updating my coat anymore. The colder fall and winter weather can really take its toll on coats, especially after you wear the same one over and over for years at a time.

  9. Mama Harris says:

    Oh man, I love Ross. I usually find the best items when I go with an open mind and just browse through the aisles. I’d like some boots, or a coat, or some cute tops, or anything for the kitchen, maybe even some flannel sheets for some additional warmth during cold nights. Really, ALL the things. 🙂

  10. Melanie Rivas says:

    I need a new white dress for this production my school drama department is putting on. It’s based on a book called Tilly which deals with aborted babies and forgiveness. Such a good story!!

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