Hello again to everyone! I’m back from my week and a half of working,Â shopping and visiting family in the USA.Â The work part went well, and the shopping went even better. As a result, this spring’s posts will mostly be reviews from my shopping haul from the States, including brands like Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Nine West, Tommy Hilfiger and a few more. I even did well at a Columbia sportswear outlet at the Pleasant Prairie outlet village in WI where I found great pieces for my riding trip to Portugal this coming July.
Itinerary this time was Helsinki – New York – Milwaukee – Baltimore – Washington – Helsinki. Weather treated the DC area well, so I got to wear my new spring clothes.
In this post I’ll review my most surprising find for you: a double-breasted trench coat by Michael Kors. I saw the coat hanging in the new arrivals section of Loehmann’s and commented to my friend, “That looks like a nice coat, but it’s a shame it won’t fit my bust.” Then just for laughs I decided to try it on and was astounded to discover it actually fit me! Then I just had to get it. Also the discount coupons they were handing at the door helped with the decision. It ended up costing about US$90.
So here it is. What do you think? This is again possibly going against busty rules as double-breasted coats can be a no for us, but I am known to just love what I love and wear what I want.
Are you already in the spring mood, too, and searching for the perfect spring coat? I think I found mine.
This is one rule I’m glad you broke. I love this coat on you, and I bet you felt super happy in it.
I wonder why the double-breasting works here. Perhaps it’s fine on coats but less so on blazers?
I have a similar trench from Ann Taylor a couple years back and it works well there too. I *think* it’s because the buttons are not very wide apart as compared to most blazers.
Actually I also own double-breasted trench coat (but mine is plain black) and I think that it looks good on me. But yours looks really wonderful on you. I think that the part of the trick is fabric and length and in your case piping detail that creates elongated vertical line.
Funny you said you got to break out your spring clothes- I acted as tour guide for my Northern Wisconsin family last Thursday around some of the SI buildings, and we were not in what I would consider “spring” clothes.
What mall did you get to in DC? Pentagon City or Tyson’s Corner? I assume you meant you got regular clothes not riding clothes (though if you did, I assume you went to Dover Saddlery, what did you think of it? I’m finding it’s cheaper to order Pikeur and other European brands directly from the EU than here)
I just went to Macy’s and T.J Maxx by the Metro station in DC. Darlene is meant to edit the part of the post where she misunderstood the part of me having luck at Columbia because that’s where I got my sports wear pieces from (that go with my riding stuff well). Columbia outlet at Pleasant Prairie mall in Wisconsin. Especially love the black light hoodie, the front pocket actually does NOT start from my bust! As for actual riding gear I shop at HÃ¶Ã¶ks, a swedish brand.
Agree, Thrusday was a lot cooler but Friday, especially in the city blocks was quite a lot warmer. Saturday at least in Baltimore was very warm. And my perspective of spring and warm is from northern Europe 🙂
I’m looking around for more tops for riding (taking a couple years off means nothing fits right and some of what I wore for pony hunters looks sort of funny on a big Dutch Warmblood) so good to know to check Columbia!