Winter in Paris // Ted Baker Wool Coat + Celine Box Bag

paris eiffel tower ted baker wool coat extra petite

Ted Baker coat sz 0, Madewell tee xxs, Celine bag (shop preowned)
Sam Edelman boots sz 5 (also sold here), J.Brand Alana jeans sz 24 (also sold here)

Bonjour from Paris! We took the train here for a brief visit before heading home for Christmas. Thank you guys for all the thoughtful and detailed London recommendations in the comments of my recent post! If you’re planning a visit, definitely check them out. I can’t wait to share a few pictures from there soon and more info about our lodging, as a few of you have asked.
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I always love the classic fashion in both Paris and London. This was my first time visiting during winter, and I noticed a lot fewer puffer jackets compared to the US and more tailored and sleek wool coats. Mostly in darker, neutral shades like black and navy, as well as black mixed with navy which inspired this casual look. While in London, Nick wanted to pop into one of the myriad of Ted Baker stores and I was happy to oblige. He likes that their pieces have timeless silhouettes and just a touch of whimsy, like an unexpected print lining or piping. I ended up trying on several pieces as well, and found a coat that I really loved!

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Unfortunately it was one of their pricier coat options (however with current exchange rates, Ted in the UK is about 25% less than in the US, so definitely stop by if you’re a fan of the brand and visiting) but it was also the thickest and warmest in a bouclé-textured 100% wool, plus with a gorgeous floral lining and rose gold metal accents. The collar can also be worn two ways – folded down as a wide lapel like how I’m wearing it, or buttoned up across the chest which lends an elegant, military-inspired look.
ted baker london navy wool wrap coat extra petite
Fit-wise, I have a few other pieces from the brand and always mentioned that their items run narrow but are typically cut for a taller figure. With my two dresses (see here and here) I have a size 0 and had them taken up by the shoulders. For this coat, a size 0 is a little longer on me which I don’t mind, so the only adjustment needed will be shortening the sleeves (I have them folded under 1 inch). I did snap fitting room photos of their other more signature coat styles and will post in a bit.
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As you can see I did a bit of shopping already in Paris – no surprises there! I’ve been taking lots of notes about my experiences (and the price differences) and can’t wait to share about them soon in a Paris shopping roundup!

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  1. I have to say that coat is just stunning on you. It looks so thick and nice. Great purchase!

    Style by Joules

    Posted 12.23.16 Reply
  2. Jean wrote:

    Hi Jewel! We used my regular blogging camera here which is a Canon 6D and not really a travel camera. I also have a non-DSLR Sony camera that I got for travel, however I don't really use it as I think the latest iPhone takes just as good / sometimes better photos and is more portable.

    Posted 12.22.16 Reply
  3. Jean wrote:

    Yes that's definitely true! Although I feel they also have a higher tolerance for the cold. I was usually in a coat and scarf while some locals were in just a sweater or tee at times!

    Posted 12.22.16 Reply
  4. Jean wrote:

    Hi! I'm about 5 feet tall. If you're 5'5 I think the coat would look so good on you since Ted is typically designed for someone a little taller. Their sizing is only 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 I believe, not like typical sizing. I would suggest the size 1 but I really can't be sure – is there anywhere you can try on their pieces for size?

    Posted 12.22.16 Reply
  5. Jean wrote:

    Thanks for letting me know! Fixed!

    Posted 12.22.16 Reply
  6. Jean wrote:

    Definitely a thick and warm coat, flat booties or boots, and warm scarves! It's pretty chilly and a little damp.

    Posted 12.22.16 Reply
  7. Jean wrote:

    Nothing beats Chanel shopping in Europe!

    Posted 12.22.16 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    Thank you! To be honest we didn't have a good itinerary – we mostly just wandered since we've visited both cities a few times before, and just wanted to stroll around different neighborhoods this time!

    Posted 12.22.16 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    It's the box bag in the smaller size!

    Posted 12.22.16 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    I understand the limited storage space struggle and am definitely working on a post about that! : )

    Posted 12.22.16 Reply
  11. In love with your coat babe!

    Posted 12.22.16 Reply
  12. The lining adds such a special touch to the coat. I've been in the market for the perfect staple coat.

    Posted 12.22.16 Reply
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    Korean Fashion

    Posted 12.22.16 Reply
  14. Bonjour! I love Paris!!! and I love these pictures and, of course, the coat!

    Ted Baker is worth visiting it! They have stunning things!

    Have a lovely Christmas time!

    Be Petite

    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  15. The coat is so beautiful 🙂
    I'm dying to see what's in your Chanel and Céline shopping bags, I hope you show us soon!

    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  16. You're so lucky to be in Paris! Love the classic peacoat and rose printed lining.


    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  17. Cynthia wrote:

    Stunning pics and I hope one day I'll own a Ted Baker wool coat and a Celine Bag as well. I missed out on shopping for a Celine Bag while I was in Rome.


    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  18. nazita wrote:

    I love the coat and the picture in the stairs with the Eiffel Tower. Your looks are always lovely!

    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  19. Jewel wrote:


    I love your photos! What camera do you use to take these? Do you use any special compact camera for travels?

    I love traveling too so suggestions are much appreciated. 🙂


    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  20. Oh my GOSH! These photos are beauuutiful!

    Katie |

    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  21. That Ted Baker coat is gorgeous! I love the fun print lining and I'm glad it won't require too many adjustments. I can't wait to hear more about your shopping adventures in Paris in your shopping roundup. 😀

    Sweet Helen Grace

    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  22. Wow this coat is gorgeous!! I need it right now!! haha 🙂

    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  23. I LOVE PARIS! One of my favorite places to visit!

    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  24. Lou M. wrote:

    That coat is beautiful, the lining is really gorgeous

    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  25. Love this classic look and that celine purse is perfection.


    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  26. You look amazing. Great post. I hope you had great time in Paris.

    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  27. Georgiana wrote:

    Beautiful pictures! I love Paris so much!

    As proud as peacock? Think again! Read my new article about the meaning of peacock as a symbol (link)

    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  28. You are very beautiful! And I like your chic style.


    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  29. The mini Box bag is perfection!

    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  30. These photos are so cute! X

    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  31. Nice pics! I think one reason there are less of the "puff" coats is because generally the winters are milder compared to winters in certain US states where one would not be warm enough in a wool coat. I remember when I used to live in NJ I would definitely have to wear "puff" coats in order to not freeze in sub zero temps (especially with wind chill).

    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  32. Mei wrote:

    Seeing the Eiffel Tower makes me miss Paris so much! Your coat looks so elegant, definitely the perfect Parisian outfit.

    Pieces of Mei

    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  33. squash wrote:

    I second this! It would be so helpful.

    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  34. yutzyjbear wrote:

    Love love love that coat! GREAT find! You mentioned you are a size 0… how tall are you? I'm 5'5, 120lbs, 34C, Size 26/27 in jeans – but don't know what size to order in this coat… 0, 2, 4??? Help! Thank you!

    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  35. Faraloo wrote:

    Beautiful coat! I really need to visit Paris again :-)!
    Best wishes to you and your family!

    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  36. Anonymous wrote:

    HI Jean, I believe you forgot to link your two dresses. Love the cozy look!

    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  37. That coat and bag look so sleek paired together! Love the pop of print and color when you leave the coat open. Hope you're having a wonderful time!

    Jen | affecionada

    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  38. April wrote:

    You lool so lovely in classic Ted Baker style. Perfect for a day in Paris! I am looking forward to hearing about you shopping finds!

    Posted 12.20.16 Reply
  39. Anne wrote:

    Looking forward to that shopping roundup!

    Posted 12.20.16 Reply
  40. Hey Jean! What are you recommendations for packing for Paris right now? I'm a bit worried bc I'm coming from typically mild Cali winters ��

    Posted 12.20.16 Reply
  41. Kathy :) wrote:

    chic and timeless…gotta love their fashion. Thanks for sharing Jean! 🙂

    Posted 12.20.16 Reply
  42. Your photos are so, so, so amazing! I love your coat so much, thanks for the head's up about the sizes!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 12.20.16 Reply
  43. melanie p wrote:

    I cant wait to hear more about your shopping experiences in paris as i will be going in may. Also if there is any restaurants or things to do, please share! Thank you!

    Posted 12.20.16 Reply
  44. Anonymous wrote:

    I was in London right after Brexit and got the Chanel Classic for about $1100 lower than in the states.

    Posted 12.20.16 Reply
  45. Anonymous wrote:

    Beautiful 🙂 Your coat definitely looks like a piece worth investing in. I can't wait for your travel post. Could you post an itinerary?

    Posted 12.20.16 Reply
  46. gorgeous! I love that coat, the lining especially is so pretty!

    Posted 12.20.16 Reply
  47. Jessica H wrote:

    Ah!!!! This post is perfect!!! The Eiffel tower in the back made me a little misty eyed. ALSO, what did you get from Chanel?! Dying to see!!!
    PS. That coat is gorgeous. Out of my price range but one day!!

    xo, jess

    Posted 12.20.16 Reply
  48. Can i ask which bag that is?? It doesnt look like the box bag

    Posted 12.20.16 Reply
  49. Anonymous wrote:

    Dear Jen,

    You have the most amazing style, I wondered if you could do a closet organization post. I live in a small uptown apartment with very limited real estate and could use some of your incredible insights 🙂


    Posted 12.20.16 Reply

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