I searched high and low for a warm coat before leaving for New York. I wanted something heavy and structured in a neutral color. The clock was ticking and I was running out of time before hitting the snowy city. As a last minute effort I ordered a handful of online finds hoping one would fit the bill. I wish I could say that the perfect coat arrived on my doorstep but it never did. They were all, well, wimpy for what I was going to really need to stay warm. So my technique was layering like crazy. But since returning home this navy one from Zara has become my coziest favorite for chilly West Coast days, the silver lining to my hunt.