Burberry Brit winter coats: Daylesmoore and Rushworth

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Burberry Daylesmoore coat in Camel (2 colors), JBrand skinny jeans (old)
 Target scarf, Manolo Blahnik BB pumps (older color), 12mm pearl studs

For the second half of my collaboration with Burberry at Nordstorm, I tried on a few more petite-friendly styles that have been brought back for multiple seasons. As mentioned in my first post, I already own & love several Burberry coats collected over the years so am not shopping for another, but wanted to share options for anyone on the hunt. I first discovered the Daylesmoore style in 2013 and loved the classic double-breasted design and large collar for extra neck warmth. I tried size US 2 last year and thought it ran slim compared to most American brands, even though the websites say true to size. When I spotted a sz US 0 in-store this year, I had to try it on to compare:
burberry wool coat3With a thick sweater underneath, the US 0 felt wonderfully fitted on me throughout and I especially liked how the shoulders felt. In the above photo you can see that chest button shows a little pulling so some would say it's too snug.

As with all Burberry coats, shorter ladies may need to shorten the sleeves and raise the belt loops - you can see below that my natural waist was about an inch higher than where the loops are. The overall length of this coat though was perfect for me as longer outerwear.  burberry wool coat2 Fit without the belt, and button and buckle details:
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Below is the Daylesmoore from 2013, in one size up (US 2). It's a medium weight wool blend that would probably be good for 30-50 degree weather depending on how you layer, but I wouldn't recommended for more brutal winter days. Material content stayed the same this year at 70% wool, 25% poly, and 5% cashmere. saks burberry brit This is another photo from my archives of the Billington jersey trench, a lightweight coat that they brought back again this year. The fit runs smaller than all other Burberry Brit coats I tried. I could barely button-up a size 2, but the silhouette was very flattering especially from the side and pleated back. This one is a thinner fabric as indicated by the "jersey" title - good for fall / spring or very mild winters. saks burberry coat And here is a third style snapped years ago of the Rushworth wool-blend coat. The Rushworth has been brought back for at least 3 years, so I think it's safe to say it's a Burberry classic at this point. I helped a petite friend coat shop and this was the winner for its sleek silhouette and funnel collar, with edgier buckle on the underside. I'm trying on a size 2 below - like with all the styles shown in this post, someone my height will probably need sleeve shortening and belt loop raising.
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Burberry Rushworth coat sz 2

The "trench" or soft dove grey here is my favorite of the three colors, but if you wear foundation or lipcolor, then consider going darker for less dry cleaning costs and heartache. Against my better judgement, I'm drawn to lighter hues despite being pretty klutzy and stain-prone. One tip though is to always wear a scarf and use it as a guard between your face/neck and the jacket, to mitigate makeup or sweat transfer between cleanings. If any of you own either the Daylesmoore or Rushworth winter coats, I'd love to hear about how they've held up and any other styles you considered!

This post was sponsored by Nordstrom to share Burberry fall apparel. Outerwear pictured here were on loan for try-on purposes. As always, opinions are my own.

80 comments:

  1. First! =D I need to take a trip over there and visit you! Seeing you in these coats makes me yearn for fall weather. Love the zipper pockets on the Daylesmoore trench and oversized pockets on the Billington trench!

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  2. Jean, sorry this is unrelated, but I saw this on etsy bridal shops and thought of you: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephanie-herbst/etsy-wedding-dress-guide-_b_5904218.html?utm_hp_ref=style&ir=Style

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    1. Oh, love this! Thanks for sharing. My friend got married this weekend in a gown from the first etsy shop listed (leanimal) and had a fantastic experience : )

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  3. Unfortunately trenchcoats doesn't look good on me but I love you in them <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    International giveaway: Top form by the reasons of problems
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  4. I really love the last one you posted! Maybe not the classic buttoned trench look, but the funnel neck looks so modern and sleek!

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  5. I love the large collars as I find that they introduce a very subtle dramatic touch to the look of the classic trench coats! Really chic!

    Prudence
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  6. That top coat is total perfection on you!

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  7. I always wonder how people can walk around all covered till nose with autumn/winter coat, scarf, etc. but wear stilettos. Don't you get cold? Or is this just the style for photos?

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    1. Good question and I think it differs for everyone - I have friends who wear heels year round rain or snow and even commute in them. I commute outdoors in flats (yes sometimes feet are still exposed but if I'm walking quick enough it doesn't feel cold) and then change into heels at the destination. This coat does not belong to me so these photos were taken on my deck for this post.

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    2. Great advice. I recently (3 yrs ago is recently?) relocated to a colder city and I still don't know how to be fashionable in the rain/cold. Great idea on the changing of the footwear. - A different Anon

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  8. Love these coats! Gonna be great for winter<3

    www.shallwesasa.com

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  9. So did they give you the coat or just send it to you for a review? What does sponsor this post mean? curious.

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    1. Hi there - I disclaim all gifted products on this blog with "c/o" or "thanks to." I added additional detail in my disclosure here that all photos in this post were coats being tried on only, not leaving the store or my home/deck. I work a lot with Nordstrom because I feel they are in-line with what I buy and blog about on a regular basis. They don't gift products, so "sponsor" means they provided compensation to blog in general about a brand or topic, where I could use either photos of items I already own, purchase new items, or use stock images. I've posted a lot about my Burberry coats in the past and thought it'd be more useful to share actual reviews of current options. Let me know if that helps clarify things as I value transparency in these types of posts.

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    2. appreciate you explaining. I think all bloggers should be more clear about this. I have a lot of blogs on my bloglovin that do same type posts for same companies. Only half of them say its sponsored and the other half no comment.

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    3. Thanks for explaining. I always wondered about it when I'd see your posts with c/o or sponsor on it.

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  10. I love the first coat especially! Maybe someday I'll take the plunge and get a Burberry coat. I have two little kids now so wearing coats that can take spills, etc without fear. ;) Can you post a tutorial on how you tied your scarf in the first picture? I love it!

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    1. Hi Paige! It's very easy...I just looped the scarf around my neck twice and then very loosely tied the ends together and tucked them beneath the first loop.

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  11. I have the Rushworth from 2012 after you tweet about it. It feels soft and luxury and still does after cleanings. I am 5 foot 2 and it need no alterations. I like the daylesmoore next for a brown jacket but don't know how to decide what size. After a little baby weight the first coat is a little hard to zip! I'm not ready to give up all my pre baby clothes yet : (

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  12. That coat is lovely, and I spied that scarf online this weekend and fell in love with it. It's very similar to an Aldo version I just purchased.

    Style by Joules

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  13. That green sweater is beautiful! Where is it from?

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    1. THank you! It's an oldie but goodie from J.Crew.

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  14. Hi Jean! Did you find the size 0 at a Nordstrom store or a different department or Burberry store?

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    1. Also, when did you find it in the store? Thank you!

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    2. Hi there - I found it at Burberry recently. Nordstrom might carry it down to a 0 in-store (as that has happened with some of their items before) but I'm not sure. I just found it online at Burberry as well in size 0, and other retailers may have it too: http://us.burberry.com/short-double-wool-twill-trench-coat-p38990501

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    3. Thanks Jean for your info! I just bought the last 0 on its website. Doesn't that make me feel so great? lol Hope it fits me well!

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  15. Jean, your blog is wonderful! Did the Burberry size 2 (first one) still fit well on you? Would you recommend it since there is no size 0 online for women of similar size to you?

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    1. Which size (0 or 2) did you prefer in the end, since winter requires layering?

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    2. Hi there - tough call, because I usually advise against buying a size that shows pulling like the 0 did on my chest. But if I were shopping I would probably go with the 0 because I really like fitted shoulders on coats, which is the toughest/costliest part to alter in my opinion. If you have the opportunity for any coats you're debating sizing on, see if you can try on two sizes and determine which shoulders fit best over a blazer or thick jacket. If the shoulders on the 2 were narrower, I'd probably go with that and just have the other aspects slimmed down.

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  16. First of all, I have to tell you I love your blog!

    Just wanted to let you know, the links on your posts only work from Internet Explorer. I always use Firefox, sometimes Google Chrome, and the links don't work from these browsers. At least for me; I'm wondering if I'm the only one with this problem.

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    1. maybe try turning off your ad blocker? I'm using Chrome right now and it works fine

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    2. Thank you so much! And that's so odd - I just tested on all browsers and they worked for me, but perhaps Anon above is right that is has to do with ad blocker.

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  17. I love the fabric of the Daylesmoore, it looks so cozy!

    I haven't tried either of those you mentioned, but I did find a single-breasted style very, very similar to the Daylesmoore, called the Didmoore (also at Nordy's) and found their size 2 fit great everywhere else, but had some slight pulling at the chest since I'm a bit busty.

    Do the wool/cashmere blend coats stretch over time?

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    1. Hi Gia - thanks for the tip on the Didmoore! I have one from a few years ago and it started out roomy on me so I can't speak to whether it'd stretch out if it started out more fitted. Sorry I can't be of more help!

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  18. This might be a repeat, since my Google ID never seems to successfully post. I was wonder, how do you keep your knees warm in snowy weather? Like you, I tend to wear boots, tights, and skirts, and then switch to heels at the office, but my knees are always cold (I take public transit). I don't want to ruin nice OTK boots, nor look like a pumpkin in huge rainboots with liners and and calf-length down coats. How do you do it?

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    1. Hi Angela! In the winter I often commute in my Stuart Weitzman OTK boots for the warmth, but I hear ya on not wanting to ruin nice boots if it's sleeting or especially yucky outside. You can also get over the knee thicker socks (get black if you want to camouflage them against black tights) and wear them with rubber boots like Hunters.

      Also, congrats on your new job! I think turtlenecks are definitely ok as long as it's not so tight that bra lines are showing. I would see what your colleagues wear on casual Friday to see if denim is acceptable. I'm not sure what industry you're in, but for a more professional setting like law or finance, I wouldn't do knee high boots or ponte pants with tunic even on casual Fridays. In more casual environments those would totally be OK though, so just take some time to observe what management wears!

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  19. Also, I'm starting a job where it's much more senior than I actually am, and want to look older, and taken seriously, but also true to my style. The style is business casual. Is something like the following too form fitting (turtlenecks are my fave in the winter)? I know I can throw on a blazer, but I don't want to look TOO serious on a daily basis and like I'm trying to hard. http://bit.ly/1ts1jmU

    What about skinny jeans on casual fridays (nice, dark, and not jeggings, obv). Are black knee high boots ok? What about black ponte-like pants with a long sweater on casual days? Thanks!

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  20. Ahhhh, I am totally in love with the Daylesmoore! I was obsessed with finding it last fall but by the time it went on sale my size was out (of course). Plus now that I'm more of a stay at home mom, a super nice coat just isn't practical for my lifestyle (I barely wear my J.Crew Lady Day coat because it's "too nice" for 99% of the places I go). It looks really good on you, Jean!

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  21. I've always thought of getting one but never had the courage to just splurge on one! If you could just pick one burberry trench, which one would you pick? There are so many styles online, brit, london and heritage line.

    Thanks!
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    1. Hi Grace - that's too tough of a question! Like you said there are so many lines, and they range pretty dramatically in price point from hundreds to several thousand. If budget were not an issue, I would probably be most interested in trying the Heritage line, but for everyday wear and more realistic budgets I'd be happy with a classic Brit trench.

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  22. Jean, you are so skinny! How do you stay in shape? Good genes or do you exercise? Do you mind sharing your routine?

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    1. You're very kind, but I don't have much of a routine other than workouts at home and eating frequent but small portioned meals. I've been doing some blogilates (youtube fitness videos) at home and they are incredible for toning the stomach / arm / legs if you do them regularly.

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  23. Jean, would you mind sharing the price range for these jackets? I hear or see "Burberry" and it just screams out $$$$. But if it's a quality piece, I don't the investment.

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    1. I have a trench found on sale for $700 and I also have a winter coat that was about $2,100 before duties. The range is pretty large dependent on what category of Burberry.

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    2. I would agree with Lin that Burberry coats range greatly from around the $700-$1,000 mark for their Brit line and upwards of several thousand for their core and runway lines. Whether or not they're worth it really depends on your personal budget and lifestyle. You can find similar-fitting coats from stores like J.Crew for less than half the price, but I personally don't mind spending more on outerwear because you can wear it on a daily basis in the winter, unlike inner garments. I do think that no other brand does the trench coat quite as well though with all the sharp details and classic styling.

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  24. Are these coats in petite sizing? Because when I clicked on the link it's just regular sizing. I"m scared that the length might be too long.

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    1. Hi Tran - BUrberry U.S. does not offer petite sizing (maybe Japan does?) so all the coats I've shown and the ones I own are in regular sizing. I look for coats that appear shorter on the models, and usually don't have a problem with the actual coat length, only sleeve length.

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  25. Hi Jean! Thanks for sharing these! Do you prefer the fit of the size 0 or 2 for the first coat since it is meant to be worn during winter?

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    1. Copying in an answer from above : )

      Tough call, because I usually advise against buying a size that shows pulling like the 0 did on my chest. But if I were shopping I would probably go with the 0 because I really like fitted shoulders on coats, which is the toughest/costliest part to alter in my opinion. If you have the opportunity for any coats you're debating sizing on, see if you can try on two sizes and determine which shoulders fit best over a blazer or thick jacket. If the shoulders on the 2 were narrower, I'd probably go with that and just have the other aspects slimmed down.

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  26. Oh I hear you on the klutzy part.. I love each of these coats and I cannot wait till it's cold enough to wear them again!
    Hope
    www.hhdesignsblog.com

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  27. are these coats comes in bigger sizes? ...when I see you wearing it im inspired to wear and own one too

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  28. Hi! I have a question that you probably know the answer to since we are both petite! Will Burberry actually alter the coat to lift the belt/waist higher as part of their free alterations for full-price purchases, or is that too complicated for them? What alterations did the Burberry tailors do for your past coats?

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    1. Hi there - it depends on the material of the coat as well as the store itself. I've only been to the Boston Newbury St. store, and for wool coats they were willing to adjust the belt loops and shorten and slim the sleeves. For a trench coat however they refused most of the alterations I asked for because they said their trenches were "dipped" to be waterproofed and the alterations I wanted would break the seal. Not really sure if I believe that. I have had friends who visited Burberry stores in NY and Los Angeles and they were told the only alteration that came with full price purchases were sleeve shortening and not belt loops, which is too bad! Wish there was more consistency from store to store. A reader also mentioned that for Nordstrom cardholders, there's about $100 of free alterations each year which should apply to whatever type of adjustment you want.

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    2. Burberry can be inconsistent with their policies, as I found out recently.

      I had two different SA's at two different Burberry store locations tell me that they would do all the alterations I was thinking of for free (raise belt loops, slim sleeve, shorten sleeve AND take alteration of sleeve from shoulder to avoid ghosting). However, when I went in to have my coat fitted and altered, a third SA told me only the sleeve shortening was free and I'd have to pay for everything else. I was so surprised by this and told her what the other two SA's told me, and she backtracked and gave me all the alterations for free. :/

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  29. I recently purchased a camel color Burberry coat and could not be happier. I'm petite in height, but have bigger hips, but I managed to find the perfect one that felt nice and fitted, but still gave me room. I love this review, especially since you reviewed multiple styles. It's easy to get overwhelmed when shopping Burberry and I found this to be incredibly helpful!

    http://www.lastylenysmile.blogspot.com

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  30. I am absolutely in love with all of your shoes! Would you happen to have any tips on cleaning suede? I've tried buying those suede cleaners from stores, but they usually end up making my shoes have this hard or rough feel to them instead of the nice suede.

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    1. Unfortunately suede is so tough to clean and maintain! When I have suede heels for the day/night, I almost always have a pair of commuting flats on me to change into. I agree the sprays I've tried usually add a rough feel that's not ideal. I just have a clean toothbrush that I rub dry on the suede to try and brush off any accumulated dirt. I asked fellow ladies for any suggestions in a past post, so check out the comments here for some product suggestions: http://www.extrapetite.com/2014/07/from-desk-to-dinner.html

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  31. the daylesmoore coat is gorgeous. i also love the scarf and both pairs of pumps. could you please let me know the brand/style of your burgundy pumps?

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    1. Sure! They're Manolo Blahnik Lisane Bow pumps.

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  32. I like very much and both coats, but the black one is more me :) The burgundy shoes are gorgeous, so cute.

    End of tenancy cleaners Islington

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  33. Hi Jean,
    I recently discovered your blog and I must say I am so glad I did! I am less than 5ft too and find your blog so inspiring I had to share it with my friends; even though they are taller than me. Your style is so lady like and so put together. I am feeling very inspired with your posts :) Huge hug and thank you so much for sharing your blog with us.

    http://indiangirlinpoland.pl/

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Doreen! I'm so happy to be of any fashion help. Hugs back to you : )

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  34. Hi Jean, how long (in inches ) is that Daylesmore trench and your Harbourne trench ? I know that lengths is also a factor. Both of those trenches (Daylesmore and your Harbourne ) seem to be the right length for you. Where do you think a trench should hit at in term of length to be versatile to pair with both dresses and pants/jeans ? thanks very much Jean

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    1. Hi there - both measure about 31-32" depending on where on the shoulder line you start measuring down from. I like exactly where these hit on me - mid to lower thigh, but it can depend on whether you prefer dresses/skirts to be entirely covered by your coat or if you want your coat to be a little shorter to show what's beneath.

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    2. Thank you for the reply Jeans, you are very nice! I love your style

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  35. I love your reviews of the Burberry Trench coats! I must own one, not now due to college student income but one day when I am settled. At least by then I know which one I want (hopefully). Great post!

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  36. I need this scarf! You looks trés jolie :-)

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    would be nice :-)

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  37. You look stunning! Love the scarf and your smile!
    Kira
    http://kiraiswearing.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  38. You look so beautiful in these coats. The tailoring and cut of the ones you are sporting in these photos is beyond. You really can't beat the cut. Great post :)

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  39. The scarf combo with this coat is too adorable. You look like you're ready for the winter holiday already! x

    Cynthia
    www.pinchofchic.com

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  40. Love that top coat! Was considering the investment until I saw the price tag >_< thank you for sharing nonetheless; I'll remember it for when I have my own practice :)

    Love
    Joyce
    www.teawithmd.com

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  41. Thanks for sharing! I recently bought the daylesmoore in camel (I'm the Nordstrom online reviewer you mentioned) and love it! I read your blog from time to time and I appreciate the helpful tips.

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  42. Love the first one on you! It is a much better fit on you than the other two.

    xx
    Yvonne
    http://tellmeyblog.com

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  43. Hi Jean, can you recommend a down a down jacket for the coldest day in Boston?

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  44. How did you tie your scarf like that? I have one that is almost identical and I love the look of it in your photo!

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  45. Oh the cut and colour on that Rushmore coat is amazing! I probably won't have much chance to wear such a heavy outfit since moving to Sydney but oh that coat slays.

    Tam | http://wanderlistblog.com/

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  46. Your coat and scarf in the first picture is stunning! I'm looking for a soft Burberry trench too that is khaki color. Love how they all fit on you www.kblossoms.etsy.com

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  47. I tried on the Rushworth today at my local Nordie's and was ready to buy it, but the alterations department told me that they could not raise the belt loops -- it would leave a hole. I was so disappointed!

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  48. Hi Jean, thanks to your post, I bought the Daylesmoore coat in size 0 and am so happy with it! Here's a pic of me wearing it :)

    http://littlebrietta.blogspot.com/2014/11/burberry-brit-daylesmoore-coat-review.html

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  49. I love all your burberry coats. One day I would like to own a soft khaki color one www.kblossoms.etsy.com

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  50. i have same kind of coat, but i dont have the belt. i lost some weight so the coat looks a bit oversize. give me some ideas jean :(

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