The first day of fall is only a few days away, and with it come seesawing temperatures. One piece that I am loving for transitional weather is this faux suede trench coat from Zara. It comes in three colors, and the price–$89.90–is reasonable (especially compared to the Burberry Sanbridges Suede Wrap Trench–also here–that I almost purchased).


The material is on the thin side, which is perfect for early fall, and the piece drapes really well as a result of the lighter fabric. There are a number of minor fit issues that I chose to overlook and don’t plan to address with tailoring, but they are par for the course when one is short: on 5’2 me, the sleeves are about an inch too long (a hassle but not a dealbreaker), the overall length is awkwardly mid-calf (39″ in size XS), and the belt placement is slightly low.

How I plan to mitigate these fit-related issues: scrunch up the sleeves; wear leg-lengthening shoes and avoid footwear that could further truncate one’s leg line; and wear the coat open, instead of belted. 

As I have been loving all things pink for early fall, here are two work outfits that I recently wore and that were well-received.

Zara Faux Suede Trench Coat in Pink (size XS) || Zara Trousers with Metal Grommets in Nude Pink (size XS) || Zara Lace Top (past season) || Saint Laurent Small Sac De Jour Leather Tote || Miu Miu Pointed Toe Pumps (past season)
Zara Faux Suede Trench Coat in Pink (size XS) || J. Crew Factory Scalloped Cami Top in Marine Salt (size 00) || Zara Trousers with Metal Grommets in Nude Pink (size XS) || J. Crew Signet Flap Bag in Deep Pewter || Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Pumps in Bisque (also here)

I know my posting rhythm has been irregular and infrequent over the last few weeks, but I hope to return to a 3/4 post a week schedule soon. Stay tuned.