It is by no means appropriate to be wearing this coat right now, as the temperatures as I am sure most many of you are also experiencing is in the, “holy crap it’s cold” category, but I wanted to share it with you just in case some of you want to get a head start on the Spring wardrobe update.
This Banana Republic Swing Trench is just the cutest thing I’ve purchased in a while and very, very similar to the Everlane Swing Trench, but comes in petite sizing (yay!). BR also had a Swing Trench from last season that only came in regular sizing, but it was not a great fit for petites without alterations, and I was not willing to invest the money into it because I know how costly it could be. Jean, on the hand successfully had it altered and it looks great, so it is de
I have also been trying to experiment more with different shapes and silhouettes lately and this fit the bill. Great color, great material and quality. The sizing is a smidge small, so if you have a broader shoulder like I do and want to layer heavily underneath, you may want to consider going up a size. I am wearing a XSP, my normal BR size, but If I close up the jacket with layers underneath (which I would likely never do anyway), it can be borderline too small.
If you are busty, this jacket may not be the best choice as it may look a bit maternity, but I love how the slight change in shape can completely change the look of an outfit.
I had pretty much shunned the classic cardigan over the last few years. I just didn’t feel like it suited my personal style, and have leans more towards jackets and pull-over sweaters. I disliked them so much I had even considered donating them all, but ended up keeping a few v-neck cardigans thinking that maybe some time in the future I will look for them, despite the fact that I am an extremely aggressive-closet purger. I have yet to regret donating something, I am sure I will make a mistake one day. The hazards of the ever-evolving personal style.
It took about three years, but I think I have come full circle.
I have to mention these new Theory pants I’m wearing. Wow. Just wow. I’ve been looking for the perfect wool slim leg work pant for ages and I finally found it in these pants. It could maybe use a smidge of hemming, but they otherwise fit amazingly well. I only wish that these were lined. If you are sensitive to wool, these may be a bit itchy. but if you are petite and can fit *almost* Max C, these fit just a tiny bit smaller. Keep in mind however, that if you carry more weight in your legs than I do, these might actually be too tight for the office. They are currently on sale for $110 on Theory.com, but are final sale. If you can get your hands on a pair just to try on, to gauge your size I would totally do so. I’m trying to determine what other colors I need to buy!