Cream, Camel, Black + A Timeless Coat

classic business casual style
Coat: Ted Baker coat 0, sleeves shortened. Fits slim like 00.
Jeans: Everlane (old). My favorite black denim in an updated cut are these slim straight jeans in petite
Sweater: Macy’s (old). Quince has nice quality better-than-basic sweaters.
Sock booties: Express 5 (current version). Ann Taylor also has great lower heel booties – just wait for a sale.
Accessories: Edited Pieces belt xxs, $15 sunglasses, Hermes bag

I wanted to share a rare promo on one of the most timeless coats in my closet! See it also styled on me here with a sweater dress and tall boots. I’ve had this style of theirs in navy for over 6 years and it still feels as chic and classic as when I bought it! They only run this steep of a sitewide promo around November of each year.

I also wanted to point out their men’s styles which is what the brand is most known for. This is one of the few brands Nick splurges on as the items are beautiful quality, nicely tailored to fit on the slim cut side, and the coats and jackets instantly elevate a simple outfit. He has a coat very similar to this wool overcoat which is included in the 30% off event!

hermes kelly black 28 sellier ted baker camel coat petite

Ted Baker Wool Coat

I have a navy version of this coat from many years ago (original review here) and it’s one of those pieces that make you feel instantly polished – whether over jeans, a dress, or workwear. Ted Baker offers this style of coat year after year in different lengths (mine is the medium length – they have a shorter and an even longer one), colors, and fabrics, but will always offer it in this light to mid-weight wool blend. It is not a thick middle-of-winter coat, but more so a 30-50 degree coat, depending on if you layer.

The lapel can be worn either flipped up or down (secured with magnets in the coat). The cut runs small in my opinion, and I find their “Ted 0 / US 2” to fit more like a 00 regular in other brands. On me, the Ted 0 has a slim fit at my shoulders, torso, and waist and just needed the sleeves shortened for a petite frame which I found to be worth doing.

I originally planned on getting my first navy coat hemmed but never got around to it, and am SO thankful I didn’t! Back in my 20’s I was all about knee length or above, so a few of my midi-length clothes including some splurge items suffered the fate of shortening. I only wish I could reverse it, now that I see how flattering longer hemlines can be. The Rose style appears knee length on models but hits almost at my lower calves (I’m 5′ tall). It’s about 2 inches longer than my ideal length right now, but I’m not going to hem yet it in case my tastes continue evolving in future years!

Express Boots

Update: These are the current version

These boots continue to be a favorite and surprisingly comfortable given how high they look. They’re currently on sale in both black and cognac! The fitted sock-style shaft works just as well with skinny bottoms as they do straight cut (see in a recent post). I would love a shorter heeled version for prolonged wear though, so please send any recommendations my way!

watches for petite wrists

I’ve been loving this vintage-inspired Anne Klein watch which is currently on major sale. I got the 2-tone one too which is great for pairing with both gold and silver toned jewelry and handbag hardware. I removed a few links with this DIY tool after watching a few youtube tutorials (required a little finagling but not bad, coming from someone who is not very handy), since my local watch repair shops were closed!

ted baker rose camel wool coat petite

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