So when I got the email about another $75 outerwear sale (this time for 3 days) I had to go check it out.
First, my shopping OOTD. This was my attempt to roll in some menswear with feminine details a la Stylepint. I should have taken a photo straight on without the jacket, but essentially it's a blue button down shirt with DIY twisted pearls from this post plus khakis and fuchsia floral print flats. I even curled my hair a little to amp up the feminine to masculine contrast.
Top: Martin & Osa, XS (I miss this store) Coat: LOFT Twill Officer Coat, 0, orig. $188
Khakis: Ann Taylor, 2
Belt: Gap, Floral Embossed Leather
Floral Flats: Anne Klein IFlex
The first coat I tried was the Twill Officer Coat in Navy. I really loved the brass buttons and chain detailing on this coat. I also thought it looked cute unbuttoned.
Buttoned up, it's a little loose and boxy but this is pretty typical of most winter coats I've had. The sleeve length is a tad long but not horrible. I wish they had a 0P or 00 in this but the smallest available was 0.
Verdict: Buy and ponder at home
What do you think - keep or return?
I also tried the Military Melton Coat in the 0 (smallest size available) and found that it was too big. The sleeves came down to my fingertips and the coat itself was loose all over. Such a shame because it is a beautiful color. This was also reviewed by Soo, a guest blogger on Petite Little Girl.
This next coat was not a part of the sale, but I saw it on PAG's site and wanted to try it on.
This fit pretty well! I love the faux fur collar and cinched in waist but somehow I don't think I can pull off this look :( Since the 0P fit me well, I'm guessing most of you petite bloggers would fit well in a 00P.
And finally, the Old Navy coat I was wearing today (reviewed here) and my favorite go-to bag in the world - Pochette Bosphore which I first saw on Ashley Tisdale here. It is the perfect size for essentials and keeps you hands free to hold the little one. Another plus is the low ratio of vachetta so you can be more worry-free about stains and discolorations. The strap is also super comfy and adjustable for the perfect length. This is from the men's collection but the comparable monogram messenger bag from the women's collection was the Odeon and I didn't want to baby a vachetta strap.
What is your go-to bag?