Thursday, November 14, 2013

Burberry Brit Daylesmoore Coat

*** See outfit photos with the coat ***

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).
wool trench coat

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.
wool trench coat, cowlneck sweater, white jeans
wool trench coat, cowlneck sweater, white jeans

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"
wool trench coat

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.
wool trench coat, cowlneck sweater, white jeans
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in coral crush (sold here)
coat: Burberry Brit Daylesmoore (sold here)
sweater: Gap cowlneck (sold here - $27.30 w/code GAPMORE)
top: LOFT colorblocked collar blouse (sold here - $26.99 w/code FRIENDS; similar)
jeans: Blank NYC spray-on (sold at Piperlime / Shopbop / NM)

18 comments:

  1. That's a nice sturdy coat, love how clean the color is. You definitely look warm in that 30something degree weather!

    -Linh N.
    Linnnerzism

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  2. The coat looks lovely and warm and fits you perfectly. It's so difficult to find coats that fit when you're petite.

    www.petitestyleonline.com

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  3. Love the coat. I have absolutely no use for it on the Gulf Coast, so I'll enjoy you wearing it. I had a question about your sweater. The Gap reviews say it pills really bad, really fast. How has yours held up?

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    1. I just looked over my Gap sweaters and surprisingly enough, I didn't see any visible pilling. I read the same online reviews you did, so perhaps my subconscious was influenced and I was more careful when I wore my sweaters? I can't say I'm surprised by the pilling though. My theory sweater (which I've worn about the same # of times as my Gap sweater) was already showing heavy pilling around the wrist/arm area. I was so sad! The sweater was much more $$$ too. I've resigned myself to the fact that the inevitable pilling is just a result of wearing sweaters. I was at Old Navy the other day and saw a "sweater shaver", so I'll be using that to trim off the pilling.

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  4. Love this coat on you! Love the clean, neutral outfit. One of these days. You seem to wear that gap cowl neck sweater quite a bit and it looks really nice on you...tempting me to wanna get it. I read reviews saying it pills, does it? Burberry trench or wool coat has been on my wish list for years, one of these days..........

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    1. HAHA if you've noticed how often I wear my Gap sweaters, then I'm sure my coworkers are thinking the same thing! Oh man. Carolyn (above) asked the same question about pilling, so I've responded to her comment.

      Now that you're done with the large "life" expenses, aka wedding and buying a house, perhaps it's time for a Burberry fund? Well, that's assuming there aren't any kids on the way yet ;)

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    2. LOL no kids anytime soon. Who cares if others will judge or what not, if we love something we'll wear it 24/7 if we want to! It's funny how as we get older we realize the importance of buying more expensive things aka investment pieces. I'm so glad that we can finally save up some $$ now that the house/wedding has been all taken care of =)

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  5. Beautiful coat. And chic outfit, as always. I've been lusting for a Burberry trench and wool coat for years... but can't bring myself to buy it for 1000 +.

    What's the cheapest you've seen the coats for?

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    1. I tend to make purchases at full retail or at a "good enough" sale price. In the case of Burberry, the "good enough" price point was 20% off for both my trench and this wool coat. If you're not picky about a specific style/color, then I do think with enough patience (and luck!) you can find one at an even deeper discount. Jean scored her trench at 40% off (< $600) in 2011 and Fran recently bought her trench at 50% off, so it can be done! Good luck with your hunt!

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  6. Ahhh, I love that coat! It is so beautiful, and I love that you paired it with light colors. Great sweater, too!

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  7. Love the coat, great color! The shoulder and sleeve length are peeerrrrfect!

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  8. I'm googly eyed and drooling right now. And I'm so mad that Nordstrom has the dark camel (the color I want!) for 20% off right now but I haven't actually saved any money yet. At least I know that even if the Daylesmoore sells out, I'm sure they'll have something similar next year because Burberry is known for its beautiful trenches, and it's not like I'm lacking in winter coats.

    You say the size 2 fits like a J.Crew size 00 coat? Hmm.. maybe I'd have to size up to a size 6 or something then, because my J.Crew Lady Day coat is a size 4 (I'm normally a size 0 or 2, but the size 2 coat didn't let me lift my arms very well, so I sized up to a roomier 4). It's been on my to-do list to go try one on this weekend at the Burberry store!

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    1. True true, a lot of Burberry's more classic pieces get re-released every year, so if you're not in a rush, definitely wait! Also, I'd think camel is a classic enough color that you should be able to find it every season. But I'll still keep my eyes out for ya... if the Daylesmoore ever gets marked down to something outrageous (50%+?) I'll let you know asap!

      I have a J.Crew peacoat in 00 and I'd say the Daylesmoore fits pretty similarly. I also tried on one of J.Crew's longer coats last season (forget the style) in 00 and the fit is also similar (hopefully my memory isn't failing me). It's hard to say for sure, so I really hope you do get to try the 4 and 6 soon! And do jumping jacks while you're at it, haha.

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  9. omg. I LOVE IT! It's so pretty! One day I hope to purchase a burberry coat. They are such classic coats. I really liked the one that Kate Middleton wore a couple of years ago with the pleats on the bottom.

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    1. So funny because when I was telling a friend I had recently bought a Burberry coat, she guessed if it had pleats like Kate Middleton's. I should've known anything Kate wears would be in such high demand -- Burberry needs to bring back her coat!

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  10. Hi! Im about to buy my first Burberry coat on the daylesmoore style and found your blog searching for more info/reviews on it. Its a nice fit especially for someone petite.

    I loved it when I tried it in the shop and reserved it but between this coat and another one that is 80%wool and 20% cashmere which its softer to the touch. Im afraid any of them will pill or something soon and it will not last that many winters looking in good condition, not sure if this one that is has polyamide and its more rough will last more?

    Are you still happy with your purchase and was it worth the money? rather than buying a 150 lower brand each year? (but it wont be as thick I guess)

    Here in Madrid we have cold winters and rain too, this post its from last year now after wearing it more times, is it enough to keep you warm for a while with an outfit like that on cold days of 30ºF?

    I always feel cold quickly so im trying to figure out wether is it really worth it to spend 1K on a this coat or I might be better off with a moncler down jacket but it wont be as stylish, My everyday look is casual and some days even sneakers and leggings hehe, but i do like to dress up too

    Sorry for all the rambling and questions!! Im a bit lost here hehe, It would be fabulous if you can give me some advice,

    Thanks a lot!!!
    Sofia

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    1. Sofia!

      I love my coat but do not wear it as my "everyday" coat because it's a bit dressy (and also because I own a lot of coats!) I usually do wear layers with this coat (sweaters, long-sleeve shirts, etc) and think it's fine for temps around freezing (32ºF). Note that I do not spend extended period of time outside though, as I commute to work by car.

      I think if you get cold easily, the Moncler down jacket is probably a better choice for an everyday coat. I just bought a Canada Goose down coat and it's quickly becoming a favorite everyday coat.

      Hope that helps!

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    2. Hello!

      Thanks for the quick reply it was very helpful :D Im gonna think about a little more and also check a Canada Goose shop to see if I like one of their down coats. I also commute in car but spend a little time outside so not sure hehe

      Thanks again!
      Sofia

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