Wednesday, August 15, 2012

a coat in august! zara coat with appliques on sleeves

the changes to the blog are done - i hope you like the new look! i have also updated my contacts like instagram, twitter, pinterest, facebook, and bloglovin': hope to see you there too!

so, dear readers, i am wearing a wool coat in august. my friend J was considering this zara coat which sold out online once already. i described to her the fit, quality and sizing so she could consider whether to get it. the e-comm site now has them re-stocked. it's hard to see what something looks online (ie. on a super tall skinny model in stylized pictures), so i donned this coat on early in the morn when there was a nice breeze so i could do a sizing review on it.

first things first. this coat is all shades of awesomesauce. it is so jackie O in cut and structure but the sleeves detailing takes it to a unique level. it's a wool mix, so it will be a great fall coat. the coat is lined. that's a big bonus. such a pet peeve of mine when coats aren't lined. importantly, it is also petite friendly - hitting me right above the knees, i can be prim and proper for work with heels or wear it casually as well with flats.  i'm wearing the S here. the XS fit me but i was only wearing a blouse. if i want to layer in the fall, i had to size up. 






outfit - coat: zara, here; pants: zara; clutch, here: zara; shoes: christian louboutin minibout
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  1. Oh I love this one ! Thank you for a good review. The sleeves i think will be way too long for me because I am a lot shorter than you.This is def something to think about, pretty. Also, i like your new blog look.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com


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    1. thank you sam!! i think the jacket sleeves are something that could be hemmed - worth checking out if it is possible? xox P

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  2. Oh my goodness. I died when I saw your coat. It's so lady like with such a cool unexpected edge. It looks so fab on you!
    In your experience, how has the quality been for Zara coats? I was eyeing the red coat online but had to stop myself b/c I have this weird obsessino with wool coats. I told my hubby I'll refrain from buying one this season...but we'll have to see. hee hee.
    I totally know what you mean. It's a pet peeve of mine when my coats and even skirts are not lined. :(

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    1. thank you phoebe!! i have 1 zara coat and about 7 million blazers. my coat is (was) about 5 years old but i held onto it for just about 1 year too long. i just couldn't get rid of it. definitely check the material, though. i picked this one because it has wool. can't wait to see what you get!! xox P

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  3. OMG, I can not stop looking at the amazing outfits, shoes and the clutch.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog

    http://sandysandhu.blogspot.com/2012/08/outfit-details-love-culture-chiffon.html

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    1. aw thank you sandy! and thank you for coming here!! xox P

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  4. I love this coat! Since I don't have a Zara anywhere close I love reviews of their pieces. This is such an awesome statement coat and may have to show up on my doorstep in the near future. ;)

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    1. i hope to see it on you soon!! it is a real statement piece!! xox P

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  5. Thank you so much for the detailed report. Now let's see if I'm quick enough to grab one before it sells out again :)

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  6. AMAZING coat!
    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you amy!! and thank you for visiting! xox P

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  7. LOVE your blog! Following you now! You have great style! :)

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    1. yay! thank you for your support!!! xox P

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  8. I think this coat looks great on you :)

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  9. Seriously...one of the prettiest coats I have seen for fall/winter. I'm adding this to my wishlist :) I might have to pull the plug...gah why i am so cheap on some things yet spend like crazy on others?? :)
    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files

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    1. Blog updates look great BTW!
      :)
      Allison
      A's Fashion Files

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    2. thank you A!!! *you need this coat* cough* xox P

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  10. Hi!
    First time poster, long time lurker!
    I loved this coat and tried it on in store, but was concerned that it didn't have any sort of closure other than at the neck! Living in Canada, I need my coats to do up! Do you foresee any problems, or are you thinking this is more of a fall coat rather than a full on winter coat?
    Thanks!

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    2. Ooops, the one I deleted got published under my daughter's forum handle/google name..I'm just a "little" unseemly...
      What "Lola" would like to say is...
      I meant to add - I LOVE your style and look forward to your outfits. I found you through TPF.

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    3. hi Lola!! i am so glad you posted!! and hello to a fellow canadian!! it's so great to meet you!

      i am going to use this as a fall/spring coat. i think the fact it doesn't close would be a really bad thing for our blistering winters.. unless of course i am going to an evening event and don't need a parka.

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  11. This coat is very interesting (in a good way). I ordered a coat from Zara last year but didn't have much luck. I will certainly try again this year. BTW, I love the new layout. So simple and fresh!

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    1. thank you so much Sydney - and thank you for visiting my blog! your support means alot to me! xox P

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  12. Those dotted sleeves are TOO COOL! They look textural, are they raised or flat dots? Loving that clutch too! Ah, to live in your closet...

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    1. they`re textural, kinda raised 3-D, which is why i had to get them. they kinda sparkle!! i`m such a sucker for this kind of stuff!!

      i`d love to live in your closet too! xox P

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  13. LOVE this coat!!! I saw it in store and immediately fell in love, however they didn't have my size. I'm definitely heading back soon to try it on. The sleeves are just so fun!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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    1. thank you jenny! i totally see you in this coat too!! xox P

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  14. I love the blog's new look! Very clean, simple, and classy!

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    1. thank you so much!! and thank you for visiting the blog!! xox P

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  15. I adore this coat phiphi! I love wearing big heavy coats (as I am originally from New York) but sadly in Southern California I rarely get a chance to anymore!

    I also love the clutch from Zara. It looks like a Louboutin creation!

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    1. doesn't it look like a perfect complement to the shoes? i really loved the red pop on the sides!

      your southern california weather is so awesome though!! think of the blizzards! freezing rain!! :P

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  16. WOW, I've been dying to get this coat. Fabulously styled by the way!

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  17. I love the look this coat gives! I just bought two Womens Coats from Burlington Coat Factory that were very similar. I only planned to buy one, but I just fell in love with them and when I saw how amazing their deals were, I decided I might as well just buy both of them. The shoes go beautifully with it too. Where are they from?

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    1. the shoes are louboutin and the style is called minibout! thank you so much for coming by! xox

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  18. That looks sooooo good on you. I saw in the store last week. So cute!

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    1. thank you!! and thank you for coming by! xox

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  20. Love this coat!! I'm your newest follower from the hop and would love for you to stop by.

    Great style.

    Kimberly @ mypinterestreality.com

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    1. hi Kimberly! sorry for the delay in responding! i will definitely stop by your blog! xox

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  21. LOVE THIS LOOK! Who makes that gorgeous clutch you're toting? How warm is the coat?

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  22. LOVE this look! How warm is the coat? I've been mulling it over for months, and finally decided to add it to my work collection - is it warm with layers?

    Also, who makes that clutch you're toting? Love it!!!!

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    1. hi Amber! the clutch is from zara as well - i believe i linked it, but it could be that it's no longer available online. i wore it with layers and it was lovely for fall. enjoy the coat! it is so much fun! xox

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  23. Hi,

    I'v been looking to order this coat!! Zara unfortunately does't have reviews on the website, so when I googled reviews on the jacket I came across your blog. It looks great!! I am around the same size (5/4), and have rather broad shoulders. Do you feel like the small is big enough to layer under?? (I was considering a M).. I am worried about ordering the wrong size! So happy to find your post and blog, hope to hear back!!

    Jillian

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    1. hi Jillian! i feel the small can layer a blazer for work, but not a bulky sweater. i don't have broad shoulders though, and the S fits me just right. i hope this helps but don't hesitate to ask more questions! xox P

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  24. Hi,

    Along the same lines as the previous comment, I was wondering if I would be suited for the S as well and thought I'd consult with you. I'm 5'2", 120 lb, and wear a S on top but M on the bottom. I was afraid the M would be too large for my stature. Thoughts?

    ~ tanya

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    1. i agree tanya - it is a long coat and i think the length of the M could be too long for our height. hope this helps! the coat flares out in any event so i think it would work with your figure. hope this helps! xox

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  25. Just wondering if anyone has one of these coats in a S or XS that they would be willing to sell?

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