I have a confession to make. I've had the same trench coat since senior year of college (read: over 5 years now). I bought it at H&M and it was the first trench I ever purchased. I can't tell you how many travels and adventures this coat has gotten me through which is why I was slightly devastated when I realized it was actually time to be a grown up and purchase a new trench. They are hands down one of the greatest wardrobe staples but I quickly learned that just as I am super picky about the prints I purchase, I'm also just as picky about the khakis I put on my body. I always wanted my next trench purchase to be a Burberry trench but that was not in the cards. Along came the J.Crew icon trench and my heart was quickly stolen (along with a few dollars from my wallet). When it arrived, I was super excited. Until I put it on and it felt huge. SO big compared to my tried and trusty H&M trench that fit like a glove (but also didn't allow much room for anything else underneath!) but everything else was perfect: the khaki material, the color, the length, everything. I tried on at least 3 other brand's trench coats over a couple of weeks an nothing compared. I ultimately decided to keep it and actually get the sleeves tailored (as many experts have preached for years).
|J.Crew Trench Coat, Old Navy Striped Shirt (c/o), Parker NY Pleated Leather Mini, Banana Republic Leopard Print Flats, GiGi New York Crossbody (c/o)|