I decided earlier this year that I was going to upgrade my long wool coat with the tiered hem to one that is more befitting my slowly maturing self. Truly frigid winters are a rarity in DC (knock on wood), so I don't really have a need for more than one long coat in my wardrobe. I did feel a pang of nostalgia when I sold my camel coat, but I'm glad it's found a better home.
I had a few general requirements for the new coat in mind: a neutral color, wool (or mixture of), and classic in style. I window shopped at the stores I typically frequent but didn't see any that made my heart pitter-patter. That is, until Bloomingdale's Friends & Family event a few weeks ago (now back until 11/17 with code FRIENDS!) It's funny how when there's a promotional sale, I scrutinize every available item much more closely. That's when I saw the Burberry Brit Daylesmoore Coat in trench, size 2 (sold at Nordstrom - camel, black, grey / Saks / NM / Luisa Via Roma - camel, red). Love. At. First. Sight. It actually looks very similar to Anh's gray trench from last year that I loved and hadn't forgotten. The only noticeable difference is the addition of side zipped pockets with tabs on this season's version (see photo below).
Likes: The light gray color with black buttons. The slightly over-sized structured collar. The material (70% wool / 25% polyamide / 5% cashmere) feels sturdy and luxurious. Slim sleeves and its length (wouldn't have minded if they were just a tad longer). Small details like shoulder epaulettes and button tabbed cuffs.
Fit: I find the coat to fit similarly to J.Crew coats in size 00. There's just enough room for a thin sweater underneath. I considered going up a size so I could wear multiple layers, but decided I'd rather have a more form-fitting coat instead. For days that require heavier layers, I'll choose from my other outerwear options.
Approximate measurements on a size 2: shoulder-to-shoulder = 14.5" / length from top of collar to hem = 33" / sleeve length = 24"
The coat can be purchased at:
- Nordstrom in colors dark camel (on sale for 20% off) and olive-brown (check stores)
- Bloomingdale's in colors trench and dark camel. Both colors are included in the F&F 20% off event through Sun. 11/17 with code FRIENDS (drop me an email if you'd like a coupon to use in-stores).
I took these photos on a blustery morning with temperatures in the 30s and wind around 20 mph. The coat blocked out the wind and kept me toasty during the time I spent outdoors. Actually, I spent more time than normal for this set of photos because I wanted to capture various angles with the coat. The cold didn't bother me, which I can attribute to the warm coat or... because I was too busy keeping my hair from flying all over the place. I'd say the former.