J.Crew Lightweight Utility Jacket, size XXS petite | Kyodan Outdoor Fleece Turtleneck Tunic, size S (review here) | 7/8 Length Leggings, size S (review here) | Banana Republic Factory Leather Tote (currently sold out online, item #7761250010000)| Banana Republic Factory Sneaker (true to size)
I took a half day off of work today and I’ve had a prolific blogging day (4 separate new posts). It was either publish them all today or try to schedule some of them around upcoming sales and promotions.
I haven’t any luck with J.Crew coats this season although I’ve been able to try on many of the new styles this season. I took a chance and re-ordered this utility jacket in petites but the sleeves are even shorter than I thought they would be (20″ sleeve length for size XXS petite). The shorter sleeves only look passable if I wear the jacket with a black long sleeve top as seen here. The overall fit is better in petites but the tops of the shoulder/sleeves were snug when I moved my arms. The measurements of size XXS petite are as follows: 15.5″ shoulders, 36″ chest, 34″ at the waist (where it can be cinched in), 42″ sweep along the bottom hem and 31″ total length. For fit reference I”m 5′ 2.5″ and currently between 114-116 pounds. You can also check out my review and measurements of size XXS regular here.
The above black leather tote is currently sold out online but here is a clip I took. It fits my 13″ laptop and it has enough structure that it doesn’t sag at the base. This is the exact red tote insert in my bag in the medium size and it would make a great present.
J.Crew Villa Coat in Italian Stadium-Cloth Wool, size 00 petite | 3’x5′ Safavieh Tulum Collection Moroccan Boho Accent Rug in ivory/grey ( TUL268A) | Click here (buttoned) and here (unbuttoned) to view the clips from my try-on
I also ordered this Villa coat in petite since I love the heather sand color but the sleeves were too short for me in this coat as well. Aside from the too short sleeve length size 00 petite was a relaxed fit with room to layer comfortably. The measurements of size 00 petite are as follows: 15″ shoulders, 13″ upper arm circumference, 10″ wrist circumference, 22″ sleeve length, 41″ chest, 41″ at the waist, 41″ sweep along the bottom hem and 32.5″ total length. You can also check out my review and measurements of size 00 regular here.
This coat runs smaller since size XS fit me well with room to layer. I like the cut and the style but I didn’t love the sherpa material in person and there were loose threads on the pocket of the coat I tried on in store. It’s a thinner jacket that’s good for fall in New England. I actually ended up getting the Uniqlo Pile-Lined Fleece Single-Breasted Short Coat (review here) instead.
Over a week ago I shared an updated review that included a review of the teddy version of the Villa coat here but I’m also including it in this post. The collar is very oversized due to the thicker material. It looks like I’m wearing a dingy bathroom rug for a coat. The stand collar is very overwhelming on a petite frame especially since I recently cut my hair which would have have helped to cover some of the collar.
The shell faux fur and the lining is 100% polyester. The measurements of size 00 regular are as follows: 15.5″ shoulders, 10″ wrist circumference, 23″ sleeve length, 40″ chest, 40″ at the waist, 40″ sweep along the bottom hem and 33″ total length.
Click here to view a close up of the material
Above is the true color of the natural color against my white room dividers. In good lighting it’s an off white color similar to the color of un-dyed sheep skin.
My usual size in this Alps puffer was roomy but you can cinch the waist for a more flattering shape. You can size down if you prefer a closer fit. It’s not a heavy jacket and you can easily layer underneath it. The slight v-neck stand collar would be comfortable with turtlenecks.
Lastly, I also tried on the Snowday puffer jacket very quickly in size XXS regular but I didn’t save any photos or video clips since I was in a rush to meet back up with my husband and Ralphie. It ran very small in my usual size (it was a few inches away from being able to zip up) and the sleeves are very short (petite friendly sleeves for others but not for me) so I would recommend going up at least one size or even two sizes if you want to layer comfortably. If you have longer arms and/or are taller I would pass on this coat since the sleeves will be ridiculously short. In person I liked the antique white color the best and it looked like that color was selling well at the store I visited compared to the other colors. It’s not a thick puffer coat so it’s probably more cute than functional for New England winters.
If you like this review please check out my other J.Crew reviews.
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