I will now gingerly type my rave about the J Crew Double Cloth Carlin coat. This was a fall-winter 2009 creation but I am still in love with it today! I have it in the wild blackberry color which is hard to capture on film. It is essentially a dark bluey purple, but it looks blue, navy, purple depending on the lighting. It's ok because I know in my head what color it is. The coat's tailoring details are awesomely subtly chic. The shape of the coat from the front view is just right: slimming and crisp, not underdone or overdone. Then on the back, a surprise: a POOF! just perfect. And the big googly buttons add a charming detail.
|Behold, the coat from all views. Note the poof in the back.|
Lastly, I want to reveal something private: the inside of the coat. The inside of garments is the wearer's secret delight. These are the details that make women grow irrationally attached to inanimate objects and care for them tenderly.
I did not get the coat with Thinsulate because that was an extra $20 or so. Though now that I think about it, that doesn't seem to be such a big deal if it would help add extra warmth. For example, that thought crossed my mind during this episode: