Fall in Napa Valley // Flattering Plaid Wrap Coat

chicwish plaid wrap coat review extra petite boston
Chicwish prairie check wrap coat xxs (extra 25% off w/BLK25), J.Brand jeans sz 24

Now that Fall is pretty much over in the northeast, I'm finding comfort in cute coats to help me get through our long winters! This one has been online for a while, and I was convinced to purchase after seeing it look super cute on a friend. It's fully lined with pockets, the material is warm, and the belted wrap style is forgiving and flattering on all body types. With the extra discount this weekend it's around just $60, and is very good quality for a coat at that price point. I packed it recently for Napa and wore it several times over various outfits!
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This jacket just became available this month in size xxs, which I'm so glad I waited for. It's a good fit on me with enough room to layer underneath. If you're in-between sizes, I wouldn't stress too much because the fit is adjustable due to the wrap style. The sleeves on the xxs fit fine on me lengthwise, though are a little wider than what I typically prefer.
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same outfit with my Joie lace-up heels for dinner

My friend Krissy is wearing a size S below - she's self-proclaimed petite and busty, thus with a different set of fit challenges! She recommends this jacket due to the flattering deeper V-neckline, which can be adjusted with the wrap style.
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I've bought several things from Chicwish over the years (sometimes under a friend's name, so I can truly try out the shipping & returns process) and often get questions about shopping there. I find their items can be hit or miss on me, but there are definitely good finds to be had. To avoid having to pay return shipping costs (they do have a US-based return address), my suggestion is to stick with pieces that have at least a few customer reviews or photos. Also be prepared for free shipping to take a few weeks coming from Asia. I usually pay for expedited shipping (which still takes some time) in order to have a tracking number. Note: I usually check out via PayPal, but if you use a credit card, the charges may be flagged as from the U.K. where I believe they have an office based out of.
chicwish prairie check rabato coat review xxs
^ Close-up of the thicker, woven fabric. Despite having a pattern, I find this coat to be very easy to style since it's all neutral shades! Here's a few other items from the same brand that I own and am very happy with:


Classy tweed coat - (will try to post a photo soon) another affordable coat with no alterations needed! I thought the xs ran very slim throughout the torso and arms, with sleeves that don't even need any hemming on me in sz xs. I wear mine open because it's a little snug to button as a double-breasted coat, but I think it looks better that way anyways (I always have a scarf on, which covers the gap). There are also real, functioning pockets on this coat - you just have to snip the stitches with tiny scissors!

- Gray drape trench - You guys have seen this a ton on my blog in both casual and dressier outfits ... here, here, and here just to name a few. I personally really like it, but I know the silhouette is not for everyone. The sleeves are a dolman / batwing style and the overall cut is more over-sized. I have an xs with the sleeves shortened.

Winter floral pleated skirt - fits me in xxs with no alterations needed. See my review.
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Thank you to Chicwish for partnering on this post.

30 comments:

  1. Love your blog and the jacket as well.

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  2. Such a lovely outfit!
    http://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

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  3. this plaid coat is adorable and love this crossbody.

    xo
    Pinksole

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  4. Beautiful photos ;)

    www.evdaily.blogspot.com

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  5. your coat is perfect!! :)

    x tiphaine
    http://www.tiphainemarie.com

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  6. This coat is adorable! And that location is stunning.
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

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  7. Beautiful coat! Love the colors!
    xx

    http://www.mybeautrip.com

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  8. As someone who's skinny (seriously, can't even fit into size 0s) and barely five foot, this is perfect! Something that doesn't swamp me!
    - Charmaine
    http://charmainenyw.com

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  9. Hey Jean! Always love your style! How long would you say this coat would last through the winter? Meaning to say...our winters here in VA are generally around 20-30 degrees - would you say that the lining on the coat would withstand temperatures of that sort?

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    1. Hi Jonalyn! No I wouldn't say this is a coat for 20-30 degrees. It won't replace a parka for cold winter days. Everyone has different winter tolerances and layering preferences, but personally I'd wear this down to the ~40s, maybe high 30s with a thick sweater underneath.

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    2. Ok, thank you for the insight!

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  10. Oh my gosh I really really really love this jacket! So pretty for this time of the year :)
    XO Janina
    http://janinafran.blogspot.ca

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  11. Hi Jean! I'm glad you posted this again (maybe I saw it bf on your instagram). The first time it didn't strike me as particularly interesting, but when you said you saw it on your friend first and really liked it, I thought this coat must look better in real life than in photos. I think I'll try it now that I've seen both you and your friend Krissy wearing it. 2 questions- when I click the link to "Krissy" it looks like a florist and not the girl standing beside you in the photo. 2ndly- I have a small question about your blog website...if you ever revise or remodel your webpage in the future, do you think you could move your social media buttons/ search feature to the top of your page rather than having to scroll all the way to the bottom of your entries to access those features? Nothing major or that important. Just wondering! Thanks for your expertise!

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    1. Hi! I personally like this coat but I don't want to raise your expectations, because I do think the photos reflect how it looks in real life. And oh my friend Krissy is a florist - she doesn't blog, so I just linked to her Instagram : )

      Regarding your question about the social media buttons, I want to make sure your reading experience is smooth, so I appreciate feedback! Do you read in mobile view or desktop view? On mobile, the social media buttons should be fixed at the bottom of your screen at all times, and on my blog they are currently at the upper right hand sidebar. If you don't see the buttons at these places, please let me know and also what browser / operating system you're viewing it under so I can fix it!

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    2. Hi Jean- well the interesting thing is (I'm usually on my iPad when I read your blog) I have your page bookmarked. When the "bookmark" list is open on the left hand side of my screen, your social media buttons are conveniently fixed right at the bottom of the screen. I like that feature a lot. However, when I swipe the bookmark list closed to enlarge the full page of your blog, the social media buttons then fall to the bottom of your scroll page. I know I can get to your instagram other ways so it's not that big an issue. I like to do "searches" as well on your blog (like I was curious what you thought of the Logan pants at BR the other day as well as Sloan pants and Modern pants at AT and I did a Burberry search bf too among many many other searches). You have so much great research you've done. It's so helpful! But that feature is all the way at the bottom of your blog too.

      It's a wonderful blog you keep!! I would love to hear more about Nick and his fashion photography in general and his photography of you- maybe more out takes or bloopers? I like when the both of you are together in your photos. Who takes pix of you both when he is in the pic?
      Happy holidays!

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    3. Thank you for your feedback! I'll have someone look into the iPad view issue and see if we can resolve that. Nick works in advertising for non-fashion brands, and just takes my photos as a good sport : ) We usually have talented photographer friends take the photos of us together.

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  12. You are beautiful! I love your style. I have yet to order from Chic Wish though I usually have at least 10 things in my cart. Thank you for the helpful information about them.
    xo Debbie | www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

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  13. Love how figure flattering that coat looks!

    Diana | http://www.thechicdiary.com

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  14. Hi Jean, As someone who is also petite and on the bustier side, I'd also love to hear more information in your reviews about whether there is more room for a bust your tops!

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    1. Thanks for your feedback! I'll keep that in mind with future reviews.

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  15. So beautiful! Love your photos. X

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  16. Hi Jean, I placed an order on Chicwish for the first time this morning (i.e. many hours ago) but still have not received an email confirmation from them (though I do have the email receipt from PayPal checkout). Is the delay a common occurrence from your experience? (Or any reader would like to share your experience too.) I also did not sign up for a Chicwish account and I wonder whether that was why.

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    1. Hi there - I asked them and they said guest checkouts do not get an email confirmation, just the one from Paypal. You should be able to email their customer service to get any info on order status in a few days!

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    2. Thanks Jean! I emailed them and they are super fast with their response. So far so good! :)

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  17. Hi Jean, how much attention do you pay to how your clothes complement your skin tone? I've noticed you wear both warm and cool colors so I was wondering how you manage that. Thanks!

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    1. Hi - to be honest I don't look for nor avoid any shades in particular, and just judge colors on a case-by-case basis when trying on items. I usually also want to make sure there's enough contrast with my skin (except with nude pumps). When I was growing up I was always told to avoid yellow due to my skin tone, but that seems silly as there's so many different tones of yellow, and I find some to be quite flattering!

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  18. As always, your honest review is appreciated! I like that coat on you--it's a beautiful print!

    Style by Joules

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  19. I really love this coat Jean! Your style is so chic!

    Kind Regards from France

    https://nadiemelodijoblog.wordpress.com/

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  20. Hi Jean,

    What kind of curling iron are you currently using? I've watched your hair curling tutorials but your curls in recent posts look different and are the exact curl I've been trying to achieve for years.

    (Side note, your topknot bun has been life-changing! No flat head and actually holds my heavy Asian hair! I was in Budapest last week and wore my hair like this every day to the thermal baths. This style has been great for travel days, days I wake up late for work, and any time I'm in a pinch for time!)

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