Green lady day coat and navy bows

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J.Crew Lady Day Coat in 00P & wool mini (altered) (outlet version, 40% off), Modcloth blouse c/o (old)
Zara navy heels (starts in sz 5), F21 navy tights (14 colors!), Ann Taylor bow clutch c/o
My search for winter coats in staple colors had me eying the Lady Day (currently 25% off, see my old review) once again. I love the color selection this year, from the classic hues (camel, ivory, navy – I just so happen to be looking for something in each of these!) to the bold and beautiful shades. As much as I enjoy this coat, owning three of them in the same exact style is a bit overkill so I’m resisting for the time being. I wish that J.Crew came out with more flattering new styles this year in such colors, rather than straight or concave cocoon cuts not ideal for shorties. 
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Curiosity got the best of me with this Brooks Brothers Melton girls wool coat (trying sz L, I believe), but the results only serve to remind me why certain childrens pieces do not work for adults. The 100% wool coat was good quality just like the cape I tried on, but the waistline was too high and puffy (although, possible contender for a petite maternity coat?).
brooks brothers coat

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After wearing these navy court heels (also avail. in black or burgundy but in faux-leather) on several city streets for about 3 months now, I have to say they’ve exceeded my expectations. It’s rare for me to find shoes this pointy that don’t pinch or require breaking in. The sz 5 (offered only in a few styles) fits snugly and the leather has not stretched out. An added bonus is the burgundy-colored soles – subtle against the navy, but still a nice surprise. Shipping and return ship are both free to make the shoe trial experience less risky.
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56 thoughts on “Green lady day coat and navy bows

  • Nabila November 20, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Hi Jean, beautiful outfit and as a fellow petite who will soon be entering the professional work world, your blog has been a blessing (this is my first time commenting!) Would you mind telling me what percent wool the JCrew coat is? Their website doesn't say. Thanks! 🙂

  • Le monde des petites November 20, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Love your outfit!!!!
    Everything you wear is so nice!!!!
    Didn't know Zara begins its shoes with the 5 size! Never found a 5 size in Zara outlets or eshop! Thank for having informing us about that!!!

    xoxo from Dubai

    Jul du monde des petites

  • Jean November 20, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Hi Nabila! Congrats on starting your career soon! I have two of these from different years and they are both 94% wool, 6% nylon. However retailers are always changing material content (sadly, for the worse) so I wouldn't be surprised if this year is slightly different. You can live chat with J.Crew customer service reps online and they are usually very helpful with providing material content and exact measurements for certain sizes.

  • Petite Hues November 20, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Hi Jean! I love the green & navy combination, it's a great alternative to black. I was wondering, for the F21 tights, are they sheer? They are very budget friendly, but I was wondering how the quality of the tights are like and if it would withstand a whole season?

    – Christine

  • Laura November 20, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    I adore that green coat! So gorgeous.

  • Melissa November 20, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Love this coat! Wish it still came out in green!

  • Suzie Q November 21, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Lovely winter look with the green and navy pairing! I bought my first J. Crew coat last year in petite sizing, and now I am hooked on their coat line with their fit, fun colors, and quality. I've been lusting after their previous townhouse coat, so I wish they would bring back that style!

    Suzie Q

  • Mady T. November 21, 2013 at 12:42 am

    the coat has such a lovely color! cute outfit!


  • zozo November 21, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Love every single piece in this ensemble. Always on the lookout for good navy and the color palette here is particularly flattering for your skintone!

    atelier zozo

  • Maggie November 21, 2013 at 1:18 am

    i've been eyeing those jcrew coats for a while now but never took the plunge mainly because i'm afraid it's not thick enough for a blustery winter. the ones with the thinsulate – are they actually warm enough for a boston winter?

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  • Dressed with soul November 21, 2013 at 3:18 am

    I agree, the blue coat doesn´t fit very well, but in my opinion you can be so happy that you already own this wonderful green coat!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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  • Heidi Fuqua November 21, 2013 at 4:13 am

    That coat is adorable! I love it when people dress in colors during the winter instead of the traditional blacks and browns. Hope you have a great day!
    Heidi’s Wanderings

  • Carol Li November 21, 2013 at 4:27 am

    J Crew have just arrived in the UK, but The Lady Coat. is $587  vs $365 in the US.

  • Beauty Follower November 21, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Such an elegant look!

  • Zoe Rivera November 21, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I like the way you match colors together. Excellent combination.

  • Choochoo Li November 21, 2013 at 9:11 am

    What a nice green this is! Love how the navy color is carried through all the way from the top to the clutch to the shoes! All of your pieces are so fantastic!

    Choo Choo

  • htlewis November 21, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Love the color combos! I love the pop of cream in there too! What's your take on wearing cream pants in the Fall? I have some cream colored Express Editor pants that I've been debating on wearing but am not brave enough to withstand from potential comments about cream/white after Labor Day?

  • Anonymous November 21, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Hi Jean,
    I just purchased the Lady Day coat in Camel but I feel like it's a bit long on me and makes me look short and stumpy. I have only worn it with boots so far because I don't wear heels to work. It looks like it fits well on you, but that could be because of the heels. I was thinking of getting it tailored shorter and I was wondering if you'd had it tailored at all, or if maybe the newer coat is slightly longer? The Jcrew website says this one is 37 1/2". Thanks!


  • Jenny November 21, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I agree with Olivia–I've been in the market for a new coat and desperately want to love the Lady Day coat. The length definitely seems to be noticeably longer than past seasons' versions. I purchased and returned the Burgundy and Camel colors and returned both, as I felt the color + the longer length looked a bit matronly on me. I finally settled on the navy but am considering getting it tailored shorter. I have other J.Crew coats without the Thinsulate, however, and it makes a huge difference in warmth.

  • Mei Fleming November 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    CLASSY, ELEGANT, POLISHED….perfection! Love the striking green coat!
    The bows are a great touch too and just enough!

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  • Plum Pretty Sugar November 21, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Love this all this beauty! The colors and jacket are to adore!


  • Lindsey Anne November 21, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Love this color on you!

  • Kai-Li November 21, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Love the green and blue combo! Why the black tights and black heels instead of nude tights and light color heels? Great outfit!

  • Anonymous November 21, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Hi Jean,
    You look great as usual! Just curious though, do you ever wear thermals under your outfits in the winter? It might just be me, but I think I would still be cold wearing your Boston winter outfits here in SF! 😛

  • Anonymous November 21, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Hi Jean,

    I have been your reader in the past few months and really enjoy reading your blog. May I ask a question about the Green coat? I know you are wearing a previous year version (oasis green). Is this year green version (hammock green, see here: the same as yours?

    Thank you~


  • pretty little things November 22, 2013 at 8:58 am

    that green is such a gorgeous color on you!! : )

  • SME45 November 22, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Hi Jean, I don't know if you have time to respond to my comment, but I am coming from a tropical climate to the east coast for the winter. How would you recommend me packing? Outfits etc (jackets, sweaters, pants)?
    I don't mean to make your life more difficult, but I know I don't need to look professional. I just want to look nice:O)

  • Ann November 23, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Love this outfit!

    You look gorgeous as usual Jean 😀

  • Nathalie Alexandra November 23, 2013 at 10:32 am

    love the coat !! great colour on you… I know how hard it is too find petite clothing …
    have a great day Jean


  • Bela Anzu November 23, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Jean, this green winter coat looks elegant on you. I wish J. Crew kept the quality of their linings and the percentage of wool the same because I would have likely purchased one. Now I'm thinking of saving up to purchase a quality wool/cashmere coat, probably from another company, even if it costs more.

  • rodelma lopez November 23, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    you paired them so nicely, thanks for the ideas blessings

  • Emma Alison November 24, 2013 at 5:13 am

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  • heyxgrace November 24, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    The coat is such a beautiful color! And the Ann Taylor clutch is so adorable. Its a pretty reasonable price too! Definitely sparked my interest!

    I finally updated my blog after 3 years lol I wrote about the Ferragamo outlet sale. I know you're a Ferragamo fan and can appreciate a good deal 🙂 I'm still learning about blogger so please don't laugh at my layout lol

  • Niters November 24, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    That green coat is just lovely on you Jean!

  • Anonymous November 25, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Hi Jean,
    I am not petite, so normal sizing fits just fine, but I love your blog nevertheless. Very inspiring but still down to earth enough, that your outfits seem wearable for more than photo ops.
    The Zara shoes look great on you, so I ordered them, but the fit did not agree with my feet :-(, they are going back.
    Keep up the great posts!
    All the best from germany,

  • Anonymous November 25, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Hi jean! When is it a good time to purchase jcrew coats with significant discount? Thanks!

  • Jean November 26, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Hi there – in the past, the coats were marked down to mid $100s around the last week of December – first week of January, but of course sizes and colors are limited by then.

  • Jean November 26, 2013 at 4:33 am

    Hi Hanna! I'm sorry the Zara pumps didn't work out for you…shoes are the hardest to fit universally esp since we all have such differently shaped feet. Thank you for your kind words and for saying hi from Germany!

  • Jean November 26, 2013 at 4:34 am

    You made out well at the outlet sale! I haven't been in so long and you have me itching to go browse.

  • Jean November 26, 2013 at 4:35 am

    Sigh, another one bites the dust! Reading upthread it sounds like the length may also have changed, which is unfortunate. Please share any companies you find with quality outerwear that is petite-friendly!

  • Jean November 26, 2013 at 4:38 am

    Hi there! Oh man, you're in for a frigid surprise from Hawaii! I would recommend packing dark blue and black skinny jeans, thermal tights (if you like to wear skirts), sweaters or tunics to layer over, and maybe sweater dresses if you find those to be comfortable. I'm not sure how long you're visiting for but it may be worth it to get 1 pair of boots for walking around. If you don't have a really thick coat, you can always layer (a shirt, sweater, scarf, plus leather jacket under a lighter coat should be pretty warm) but proper footwear is a necessity. Have fun on your visit!

  • Jean November 26, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Hi Elaine! I got my coat last year and it's more of a bright green versus the Hammock green, which looks like it has a little bit of teal. That color looks beautiful though and maybe it'll go on further sale!

  • Jean November 26, 2013 at 4:43 am

    Hi there – thank you! Haha I do not regularly, only when playing out in the snow. I have a short commute outdoors before either being on the overcrowded subway or overheated office, so haven't found it to be necessary. I have to say, I've spent a summer working near SF and was surprised it got mighty chilly there (feels even more so due to the dampness in the air!). Stay warm!

  • Jean November 26, 2013 at 4:47 am

    Olivia and Jenny – wow, what a bummer to hear. Mine from both years past (not altered) measure 36" in total length, however I do know the standard lengths listed on the site are measured from sizes 6-8 and length will vary with size. I'm not sure how much a tailor would charge to shorten the coat, but it could be worth it b/c I've looked high and low for similar coats in nice colors that fit decently, and have come up empty!

  • Jean November 26, 2013 at 4:50 am

    I absolutely love the idea of cream pants in fall/winter seasons – just make sure the fabric weight is season-appropriate and not linen or light cotton. Cream editor pants with rich colors (burgundy, green, navy) or neutrals like camel would not look out of place. I say ignore the naysayers, as that's a rule that hasn't been followed by fashion-lovers for as long as I can remember : )

  • Jean November 26, 2013 at 4:52 am

    This (with Thinsulate) operates as one of my winter coats worn through the depths of the season, but I know some friends who find it to be too light and need puffer coats for max. warmth. If you layer with sweaters underneath and a scarf, I think it's warm enough for here!

  • Jean November 26, 2013 at 4:53 am

    Hi Christine, I've worn my F21 tights for a while so think they are pretty decent quality. The ones I have are not sheer but it may be better to go to the store and look because they offer at least three different "densities" (the higher the #, the more opaque).

  • Dice November 26, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Hi Jean! Love the outfit! The green looks great on you.

  • Dice November 26, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Hi Jean! I love the outfit. The green coat looks great on you.

  • Nabila November 26, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Hi Jean – thanks so much for your congratulations and for your help! I'll make sure to ask an online rep for help with sizing. Take care 🙂

  • SME45 November 27, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks for responding. I know I am in for a surprise. Kind of not looking forward to the cold. I think I probably will purchase a pair of boots… leather or those cute Hunter boots of yours. I am just reluctant because I would probably have to make the purchase online.
    On the same note- I have been reading the reviews and people say hunters are not that comfortable to walk long distances in.

  • way2dress December 2, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Lovely coat and the color is stunning!

  • Coolequestrian December 6, 2013 at 4:58 am

    The winter coats are so nice and I think it will very comfortable to wear in winter. Thanks for sharing it..

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