Thank you for entering the Allson Izu Jeans giveaway. The two winners are:
-- Ali for the super skinny
-- Laura L. for the Panio low rider
Congratulations. Please contact me within 48 hours to claim your winning.
Yesterday's storm turned out to be the worst I have ever seen. The fact that the leaves are on the trees still make the heavy snow stick and weigh the limbs down more than they would have if they had no leaves. Downed trees and power lines are every where. I spent the whole morning knocking snow off poor trees that are literally bent down to the ground. We lost a couple of trees, but fortunately nothing serious. Hope you all are doing fine.
Some people (little people) are actually enjoying the storm.
Now onto the Stadium-cloth Boulevard Trench in 00P.
Fit: 00P fits perfectly on me when I am wearing a shirt without a sweater. This is a winter coat, so I expect to wear something thicker. When I do that, this coat fits too tight to be comfortable. So I think I need to size up.
Color: Beautiful Camel color. darker than the stock photos.
Length: just above knee. Perfect for winter months.
Sleeve Length: Typical of J.Crew, their sleeves seem to be shorter than other brands.
Quality: Beautifully stadium cloth wool that never disappoints.
I really like the look of this coat from the back. From the front though, I think the belt is too cumbersome. I prefer a sleek looking (no belt) coat, and leave the belting to trenches. (If this coat is on super sale, I might reconsider my belting preference. But for now, this coat is going back.)
While this coat was making its way back to J.Crew today, two jackets are making their way to me today. After seeing the hacking jacket in herringbone on Jean's post, I couldn't help thinking about it. I love the traditional British riding jacket. I love the leaner silhouette, the men's wear inspired herringbones, the irresistible colors - I ordered the charcoal and the heather dark grape. Both jackets were on an in-store promotion of $125 each (online price $198). I was able to order my sizes using the in-store red phone so I could take advantage of the in-store prices. The SA at Natick Mall (Lauren, thank you!) was so sweet and helpful, that it totally made my day. The shipping was complimentary if you use the red phone. Isn't it awesome? Great way to find the sizes that I can never find in store.
Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful week!