OOTD: Trench + Frills

My trench journey is far from over (one day I will find my perfect Burberry trench in an unexpected style…like this knotted one from a million years ago) but I happened upon this feminine trench at H&M last week. It’s on sale for $20 (originally $59.95?) and the size 2 is not a poor fit for me.

I spotted another size 6 in my local store and have seen this style elsewhere (not marked down; but if you asked the cashier to run a price check for you they’ll be able to mark it down to $20).

Petite friend Elaine over at Toronto Beauty Reviews posted about this a few months ago, read her post here.

This is the second trench in a khaki/stone color in my possession. I have a lovely trench from a while ago that is too big for me and requires alterations. So if anyone has a a tailor who has experience in trench alterations, please let me know. In the meantime, this H&M one should do the trick.

Top: Ann Taylor Factory Petal Front Shell (similar here and here)
Skirt: Ann Taylor Petite Cotton/Linen Pencil Skirt (buy here; regular version here)
Coat: H&M Ruffle Trench (similar here; expensive Valentino versions with real ruffles here and here)
Belt: Forever 21 Scalloped Stretch Belt (similar here)
Shoes: Corso Como Delicious Pump in Deep Camel Patent (buy here)

And the magic power of Ben & Jerry’s – it’s on sale for $1.99 at Shoprite this week (for those of you who inhabit this corner of the world). I am on track to polishing off on average about 2 of these a day. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

A Black (H&M) Trench

I have been coveting a tan Burberry trench for some time now and while I realize that the classic Harbourne style (seen on Extra Petite here) hardly ever goes on sale I just can’t justify paying retail for it (especially now that my partner in crime aka bf no longer resides in a tax free state).

Lately I have been thinking…are trenches even practical for my lifestyle? Since I can’t answer that with complete confidence I think it’s safe to say that I’ll be waiting for a price mistake before taking the plunge.

In the meantime, I found this cute and tiny-fitting trench at H&M. It was on clearance for $20, with my 20% off coupon and after tax it came to just over $17. It was reviewed by Christina a few months ago but only after I got it did I realize it was the same trench. The size 2 is too small for me but I couldn’t find it in a size bigger so I took it home with me.

Wearing it buttoned up to show the shape…given that I am too big for it I’ll be wearing it open most of the time. 

Burberry New Season Sale

Hundreds of new styles have just been marked down 50% at Burberry during the newest Burberry sale. Shipping and returns are free on all orders.


Happy shopping!

Sale Alert: Burberry Digital Outlet Extra 25% Off Sale

For a limited time, outlet styles at Burberry are an extra 25% off online, prices as marked. Shipping and returns (please note the 14-day return window on sale styles) are free on all orders.

Shop the new season sale here.

Burberry Medium Banner House Check Leather Tote in Light Grey Melange (more colorways here, here, and here; reviewed here)

Happy shopping!

Sale Alert: J. Crew Extra 50% Off Sale + Ann Taylor Extra 60% Off Sale

J. Crew Perfect Rain Jacket in Rich Gold (from this post; now $29.99 in Dazzling Sun–a brighter yellow–after discounts)

Sale styles are now an extra 50% off at J. Crew with code GOSHOP until March 16, 2020. Shipping is free on all orders for J. Crew Rewards members (membership is free).


——————————  Ann Taylor  ——————————

Ann Taylor Herringbone Shawl Collar Wrap Coat (so cozy! I went up two sizes because I intended to wear multiple layers with this coat, but there’s really no need to) // SP // Grey Herringbone (more colorways here)

In other sale news, sale styles at Ann Taylor are an extra 60% off until March 15, 2020; no code needed, discount taken at checkout. Free shipping on orders over $125, or pick up in-store for free.

Ann Taylor Faux Leather Short Trench Coat (the material is supple, and the style fits true to size; I sized up because my local store sold out of my normal size)|| Dark Olive Noir || Size XSP

More picks:


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