Last week I checked out J.Crew online lured by the promise of an additional 30% off sale items. As usual I didn’t see anything I wanted in women’s so I turned to crewcuts and stumbled across this adorable coat*. Unfortunately only girl’s size 12 was available (I usually take size 14) but I ordered it anyway and hoped for the best. Khatu wore it here in bright pink, size 12.
I prefer the girl’s version over the women’s version which has a funnel neck, strange bow placement and deep pockets. The girl’s version is a cleaner silhouette and it just screams cute. Interestingly, after reading Gigi’s review I realized that the girl’s version is a duplicate of the French serge day coat from 2008. Update 10/20/15: Check out the 2015 version of the crewcuts bow coat here.
I was a little disappointed about the weight of the coat when I took it out of the box. I get cold easily in the winter and it’s a thinner coat so it’d be perfect for late fall and early spring here in New England. Alternatively, layers are definitely required to stay toasty. I tried it on noting that the sleeves were too short but when I looked in the mirror it looked adorable and my fiance agreed. I think this coat can pass as a three-quarter length coat on me so I’m keeping it. After discounts I scored it for $97.99 and thank goodness for free shipping on crewcuts.
Warmer weather is in store for us this weekend so I am really looking forward to wearing my new coat out and about town.
*I just received the coat today. This coat has since sold out.
|I like it best when worn unbuttoned.