Several weeks ago I posted a Black Friday Wish List that included the Moth Sugar Pine Sweater Coat from Anthropologie. It has been haunting me ever since I saw it in person. The gorgeous long line coat infatuated me because of its shape, green and blue ikat pattern, and textured sweater textile. When I asked my husband to check the price tag on it, he just looked back at me with a blank stare. At the time it was over $400 and even now at its sale price of just over $200, I know it is not a piece that I can justify getting living in a warmer climate, not to mention, the XL size is already sold out (surprise, surprise).
Having a statement coat like this was still not out of the question as it does dip down into the 50’s and rarely the 40’s at night where I live, but I have to consider its wear time vs. how much it costs. As I still had dreams of popping that sweater coat on, I discovered that Old Navy had an eye catching one when I was browsing their site on Cyber Monday. I lamented the entire day and after doing the math with how much it would be with the 40% off discount they were offering, I could not resist. After patiently waiting, my Open-Front Patterned Coat arrived on my doorstep. I very rarely purchase online, so I was a bit nervous about how this would fit. This particular coat comes in petite, tall, and plus sizing, but after looking at several of my Old Navy pieces I already own, I decided on getting the straight size XL. The sleeves are meant to be cropped, but on me they come perfectly to my wrist because of my petite frame. I am sure if I had gotten the petite size, the sleeves would have rested where they were intended and I purposely ordered the regular size to get a little more length.The features I enjoy about this coat are that it is unlined, has a little stretch, and has pockets. The dropped shoulder give a relaxed feel and the overall navy and cream geometric pattern gives me that statement piece I was so desiring. Having a lower price point, this coat has a much higher end look and feel to it. And although it is not a direct match to my Anthro dream coat, it is comparable in style and feel. It is also super soft to the touch.Today I am wearing an ivory crochet top I recently got on Poshmark and dark wash skinny jeans. When I decide to go really neutral with my colors, I like to ramp up the texture and pattern value. Well I would say that the coat covers the pattern arena, while the top, fringe handbag, and simple wood necklace fill in the texture slot. For a bit of contrast to the navy, I slipped on my burgundy flats that have gotten a lot more use than I originally thought they would.Overall, I am ecstatic about this purchase and I feel like this is going to be an outerwear layer that I will have for many years. I am always craving pieces that really speak to my soul and this one really has done that. I said in my Lane Bryant Faux Leather Jacket post that I decided it was high time I revamped my outerwear collection and this one fits in perfectly with my plan. I have one more jacket that I am waiting on that I will be showing soon and that will complete my cold weather layers for a while.Another reason I think I love this coat so much is because it is reminiscent of some navy and cream pillows I have in my living room. Hmm, this gives me some other color and print combinations that would work for an outfit…gray, ice blue, chartreuse, floral!
Do you have a statement coat? If so, what is it that makes it so special?
Linking up with Happiness At Mid-Life.
- Sweater Coat, Plus Size & Straight Size: Old Navy
- Crochet Top: Chico’s via Poshmark (similar)
- Dark Wash Skinny Jeans: Forever 21 Plus
- Wood & Rope Necklace: Forever 21
- Fringe Handbag: Charming Charlie (similar)
- Turquoise Stacked Ring: Charming Charlie (similar)
- Burgundy Flats: Charming Charlie, in store (similar)
Today’s Postivity Note
Be bold or italic, never regular.