Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Lust List - Spring Coat

While in Europe (read the posts here and here), it became pretty clear to me that there was a coat shaped hole in my closet. My current collection includes a LL Bean barn coat, an in-need-of-replacement winter coat, a trench coat and my field jacket.  None of these options include a hood, and the only thing long enough to cover my bum is the barn coat, which is way too warm to wear in the spring. And so, I went in search of a hooded, water resistant long coat with deep pockets (for the 82590318 things I carry around), in a classic (black or navy) color, that was stylish enough that I could wear it over nicer things, but not actually dressy.  Here's what I found -

I ended up ordering the J Crew, which I love, but needed to exchange for the size down.  The swing shape is really fun and different, without being too trendy.  As a bonus, because it's flared out, it actually stops the rain from getting on your pants.  It's still on sale on the website, which puts it at about $100, down from $250.  My mom owns the LL Bean and loves it as well.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you went with the J.Crew jacket. It's beautiful and I love the little pop of red in the hood. J.Crew is one of the best companies out there for sweet little details like that. Stuff like that totally makes a coat for me. Can't wait to see you wear it!