Here's quick look at what I wore today to go get groceries - dark wash straight leg DKNY jeans, my patent black Ara booties, grey Gap mesh sleeve sweater and my 3-4 year old pink/charcoal/black cropped 3/4 sleeve houndstooth jacket. Still love this jacket so much! The grey sweater peeking out from underneath won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I kind of like the look.
My Keep/Return is a coat for early winter. Right now I'm wearing my navy London Fog trench style coat but fairly soon, it won't be warm enough. But it also won't be cold enough to break out my red long puffer coat from Land's End. So I've been looking for an "in between" coat.
I found this Laundry coat last night at Winner's and really like it. It's what I'm calling a "pea coat with a twist" - it has a retro faux fur collar and flounce at the bottom that's tugging on my retro heart strings. However, my sugar eye may be blinding me to fit and style issues so am turning to my wise eyed YLF friends.
A couple of things - the weight of the wool coat is perfect for the time of year I'm looking for, it has deep front pockets which is crucial, the collar is removable if I want to change up the look, the fit on the shoulders is fabulous, I'm wearing it here with a blazer underneath so ensure it will fit for layering. I have turned under the sleeves as they need shortening so that might be making the sleeves look a wee bit bulky. It will work well over both trousers and skirts/dresses and boots. The issue of course is the back fit - which is almost always impossible for me. There is a bit of excess in the middle of my back. I did try on the size smaller but then it was too snug on my hips. I don't mind the back fit but again, I might not be seeing it logically.
I also realize the flounce at the bottom is a style that will not appeal to everyone but it is something I quite like. However, set me straight if it looks goofy.
So what do you think? Keep or return and keep looking?