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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  1. Haiao-Ting wrote:

    Hi Jean – I loved the navy Ted Baker jacket you wore a while back. Do you think Ted Baker will come out with the navy again?

    Posted 11.12.22 Reply
  2. Tanvi wrote:

    Hey there! Love reading your posts, always so refreshing and informative! I’ve been wracking my head over some of the TB coats specially with rose gold hardware – how do you match your bags with it (short of one with rose gold details which I don’t have!), have you ever had this problem?! 🙂

    Posted 5.29.22 Reply
  3. Mary Methena wrote:

    Next month I will buy something

    Posted 2.15.22 Reply
  4. Jenny wrote:

    Hi Jean! EditedPieces fan here 😊 I just ordered the sunglasses and am about to order the Anne Klein watch. So the two-toned you got is the rose-gold and steel, not regular gold and steel, right?

    Just making sure. I’ve always trusted your taste implicitly! xoxo

    Posted 2.4.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Jenny, my two-toned watch is the regular gold version! I also just want to be sure you saw my note about needing to remove a few of the links to ensure a proper fit

      Posted 2.4.22 Reply
      • Anonymous wrote:

        Hi Jean, thank you! Yes, I saw about removing the chains and thankfully, being a lifelong petite girl I’ve become quite adept at removing watch chain links 😄

        Thank goodness I waited on ordering the two-toned watch (ordered the gold with black dial). Since the like takes you directly to the two-toned rosegold/steel version I was about to order that one 😅

        By the way, do you have an idea when EditedPieces will have it’s next drop?? Can’t wait 💗xoxo

        Posted 2.5.22 Reply
        • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

          We are working on a few pieces for March, stay tuned 🙂

          Posted 2.8.22 Reply
  5. Stephanie wrote:

    How tall.are the models in the photos. I am 4″10 and would like to know if the styles are for extra short women. Sometimes when people refer to petite they mean skinny not short.

    Posted 2.4.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Stephanie, I’m a little under 5′! But if you’re referring to the models on the Ted Baker site, I’m afraid I don’t know how tall they are

      Posted 2.4.22 Reply
  6. Ka Yang wrote:

    Hi Jean,
    The coat looks beautiful but is the coat warm? I’m a freeze baby and already in need of a warm coat.

    Posted 2.4.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      I would say the coat is really only medium thickness, so probably wouldn’t keep you warm enough if you prefer something quite thick

      Posted 2.4.22 Reply
      • Ka Yang wrote:

        I thought the lady day coat was warm enough for fall. Would this be similar to that warmth?

        Posted 2.7.22 Reply
        • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

          The Lady Day coat is lined in thinsulate so is a little bit thicker and warmer than this one

          Posted 2.8.22 Reply
  7. April Barnes wrote:

    Hi Jean,

    What a gorgeous coat! Your navy one from your older post is one of my favorite photos… is supremely polished and the little details are stunning. Thanks so much for this post and combining polished neutrals again…..classic!

    Posted 2.4.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Your notes are always such a delight, April! So glad you loved the polished details as well xx

      Posted 2.4.22 Reply
  8. Fiona wrote:

    Hi Jean,

    How would you repair the metal tipping on the belt? One of mine has fallen off! Any help/tips would be awesome, since you’re so handy!

    Posted 2.4.22 Reply
    • Kate wrote:

      What size is your Hermes bag—25 or 28? Also, have you tried the brand Zimmermann? While it’s quite costly, they have the prettiest clothes in size 0P. Highly recommend!

      Posted 2.4.22 Reply
      • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

        Hi Kate, my bag is a size 28 and yes I love that Zimmermann makes 0P! Very beautiful quality.

        Posted 2.4.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Fiona, sorry I haven’t had this issue yet on the Ted Baker coat but I’m sure a tailor or cobbler could help! I actually would prefer the belt without the metal tips, personally, since the little golden tips on the fabric belt can be sharp!

      Posted 2.4.22 Reply

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