As (maybe) the most trend-loving person in my friend group, there is always something that I am experimenting with and “trying to make happen“: it’s currently (extremely) oversized spring coats. As with many of my fleeting obsessions, the original stimulus is unknown, but probably has something to do with Balenciaga’s Fall 2018 collection. However, because the silhouette is neither new nor rare, I can’t really blame one fashion show for my new fixation.

The Gingham Belted Coat (not available in petite) pictured here looked loose but not oversized on the model; but on a short person (I am 5’2″), it is almost amusingly oversized, which is perfect for this phase that I am going through.

ASOS Gingham Belted Coat in Pink and White (size UK4) || c/o Ann Taylor Scallop Trim Shell (size XSP) || Boden Melina Paperbag Pants in Ivory (size 2P; also sold here) || Michael Kors Runway Gold-Tone Chronograph Watch || Rebecca Minkoff Mini Affair Bag (reviewed here) || c/o Ann Taylor Audriana Leather Loafers

And in sale news, (almost) everything is 40% off with code SWEETTREAT at Ann Taylor until Sunday night, including the Scallop Trim Shell and Audriana Leather Loafers that I am wearing in this post. Here are some other picks:

Happy shopping!