earlier in the fall, i fell in love with the alexa chung x madewell collection and splurged on a greta coat. sadly, when it arrived i was disappointed in the fit and fabric. after some deliberation, i finally returned it. the solution? i dug out of my closet a 3-year-old banana republic camel coat (purchased on clearance) that i'd designated for 'special occasions'. but that just really meant that the sleeves were too long and i rarely wore it for that reason. i took the coat to my trusty drycleaner/tailor, who shortened the sleeves to a cropped, almost-3/4 length for about $25. the result? what's old is new again, and i'm wearing my 'new' camel coat a lot more :) the coat is still a little big, but the wool blend fabric has great drape and structure, and i love the real shearling collar detail.
j.crew stripe shirt, banana republic coat, mm6 jeans, HOPE ankle boots, dunlin bag