Review: Club Monaco Scalloped Dresses + Drapey Trenches

Sharing some pictures and a few words in time for the current Club Monaco sale (details here).

ITEM Avaline Scalloped Dress, available in two colors

MATERIAL 100% Polyester and lined. The lightly textured crepe-like material is wrinkle-resistant.

FIT Slightly small in the bust area for Club Monaco; see size chart here.
Size 00 normally fits half a size to a full size big on me, but this
style was a close fit in the torso. I would recommend ordering up
a size if you are busty.

Avaline Scalloped Dress // Size 00 // Daisy

ITEM Colby Scalloped Dress, available in three colors. Previously reviewed here.

MATERIAL 100% Polyester and lined.

FIT True to size for Club Monaco; see size chart here.

Colby Scalloped Dress // Size 00 // Lily Pink

ITEM Hanne Trench Coat, available in three colors.

MATERIAL 100% Lyocell (Shell) and 100% Polyester (Lining). It is not wrinkle-resistant, so you will need to steam it before wear and hang it to minimize wrinkling.

FIT Sizes run XS-L. The style is intended to be oversized, so depending on your preference, you may want to consider sizing down or taking your normal size.

Hanne Trench Coat // Size XS // Khaki Stone

I decided to keep the Hanne Trench Coat in “Shadow,” a dark gray (slightly darker in real life).

Hanne Trench Coat // Size XS // Shadow

My other sale picks: Hanne Skirt, Evangah Sweater Dress, Marchesellah Glove, Kapana Trench Coat, Julie Ribbed Turtleneck, Jaydea Coat, Layli Coat, Ilysa Coat, Farzin Trench Coat, Raniko Scarf, Verlise Silk Dress, Bahram Sweater, and Julie Turtleneck.

Happy shopping!

Weekly Shopping Update: Little Red Coat

J. Crew Icon Trench in Wool-Cashmere

Early fall is one of my favorite times of year, but it‘s also the time to start outerwear shopping (if you are not one to offseason shop). This year I plan to add another red coat to the lineup. Here are what caught my eye:

Eliza J Stand Collar Wool Blend Military Coat
Canada Goose Trillium Fur-Hood Parka Jacket (also here and here)
Burberry Tempsford Cashmere Wrap Trench Coat
Diane von Furstenberg Double Face Double Breasted Walking Coat
Theory Oaklane Wool Coat (also here and here)
Burberry Technical Wool Cashmere Collarless Coat (25% off with code SAVEMORE here)
ASOS Slot Through Cape In Plain
Ann Taylor Double Pocket Topper ($100 off today, no code needed)
Burberry Quilted Trench Jacket with Detachable Hood
Banana Republic Melton Wool Classic Peacoat
LOFT Cape Coat

Some more picks: ASOS Coat in Oversized Fit, Kensie Wool-Blend Cocoon Coat, ASOS Coat in Relaxed Fit, Boohoo Abigail Waterfall Coat, Nasty Gal Trench Coat, Forever 21 Wool-Blend Overcoat, Burberry Sandringham Fit Trench Coat, Fendi Tailored Wool Coat, and Boohoo Kate Shawl Collar Coat.

Happy shopping!

Weekly Shopping Update: Winter Coats Mega Post

Boden Ledbury Pea Coat

Winter is coming and I’m bracing myself for another snowmageddon. Few things motivate me to get dressed in the morning more than really pretty coats. As such, I’ve allocated the bulk of my clothing budget for the year to coat purchases (I am all for cheap thrills but coats are serious business for those who spend any time outside in New England winters) and recently ordered the Burberry Sandringham Fit Cashmere Trench Coat (14 gorgeous colors!), the Relaxed Fit Wool Cashmere Coat, Wool Cashmere Trench Coat, and Tailored Wool Cashmere Coat (only keeping one, max two, of these).

Also keeping my fingers crossed for the Kensington Fit Cashmere Trench Coat to be restocked in my size. For those with more disposable income than me, please get the English Lace Trench Coat so I can live vicariously through you.

Burberry Sandringham Fit Cashmere Trench Coat
Uniqlo Cashmere Blended Chester Coat
Boden Duffle Coat
J. Crew Icon Trench Coat in Wool-Cashmere
Boden Padworth Parka
Ann Taylor Signature Wool Blend Camel Coat (also in Petite)
J. Crew Double-Cloth Lady Day Coat (worn here)
Gap Wool Trench
J. Crew Stadium-Cloth Majesty Peacoat (reviewed here)
BB Dakota Melton Duster Coat
Gat Rimon Raki Coat in Check
J. Crew Wool Melton Toggle Coat
ASOS Coat With Waterfall Front And Belt
BB Dakota Kellen Plaid Sherpa-Hood Jacket
J. Crew Chateau Parka in Stadium-Cloth
Kate Spade Jeweled Button Wool Coat
North Face Janae Hooded Down Jacket
J. Crew Wool Melton Hooded Bib Jacket
Kate Spade Bow Neck Wool Coat

Happy shopping!

Bright Red Coat

a welter of packages from my turkey day haul scattered on my floor,
much of it unopened, the only package that I tore open immediately was
one from Madewell. I had been using the medium YSL Cabas Chyc Bag as my primary luggage for shorter trips but it occasionally felt insufficient in size. Madewell’s 
Transport Weekender is better suited for someone of my packing proclivities.

J. Crew Double-cloth Townhouse Trench | c/o Ann Taylor Cable Turtleneck Sweater | Gap 1969 Sexy Boyfriend Jeans | Madewell The Transport Weekender | Converse Chuck Taylor All StarĀ® Shoreline Slip-On Ox Sneakers

I will share a more thorough review of the Weekender in a future post. In the meantime, leave me a comment below if you have any questions.

And a quick sale bit about one of my favorite purchases of late: the Kimchi Blue Cozy Mid-Calf Duster Coat, on sale for 30% off today. 

The price point is high for its all polyester composition but I really like the style and haven’t found anything similar that I liked as much as this (missed out on this Forever 21 iteration which was more affordable; ). I tried on the coat in size S (shown below) in-store several weeks ago but find the XS a much better fit.

Kimchi Blue Cozy Mid-Calf Duster Coat // Size S

A few other picks from Urban Outfitters, select styles are 30% off and sale items are an additional 25% off: Olive & Oak Elbow-Patch Cardigan, Animal Ears Cable-Knit Beanie, BB Dakota Lillian Vegan Leather Jacket, BDG Waxed Hunting Jacket, BDG Striped Boyfriend Sweater, and Silence + Noise Vegan Leather + Fleece Moto Jacket.

Happy shopping!

Red Coat and Checked Scarf

All of us own a few things that we never tire of; one of mine is this J. Crew coat (circa 2011). It’s one of those rare duplicate purchases (I also own it in caramel) that, in hindsight, can be justified.

My mood brightens significantly when I wear it and it remains one of my best outerwear purchases to date.

J. Crew Townhouse Trench | J. Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt | Burberry Giant Check Cashmere Scarf | H&M  Super Skinny Super Low Jeans | Prada Saffiano Lux Double-Zip Tote | Dolce Vita Madison Pumps  

In that vein, other components of this outfit are also items I continue to adore and wear repeatedly.

No weekly shopping update has been planned for this week but I do want to share a Forever 21 sale that I consider interesting. Take 50% off sale items with code EXTRA50. I liked these: Tri-Color High Neck Sweater, Longline Pullover, Perforated Workout Capris, Statement-Making Jaguar Flats, High-Waisted Run Leggings, Prep School Varsity Jacket, Sweetheart Skinny Workout Capris, and Drawstring Skinny Workout Leggings.

All sales are final so proceed with caution.

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