Sunday, November 16, 2014

A perfect between seasons coat

You already know how much I love coats and capes, but for a long time there's been a gap in my outerwear wardrobe: Every autumn and spring I remember that I have no midweight coats - my options are heavy wool overcoats or cardigans and suit jackets. So I finally decided the time had come to invest in a raincoat or classic trench.

The one I chose - back in August, in preparation for my trip to San Francisco (anyone familiar with San Francisco's infamous fog will understand the urgent need for a coat in high summer!) - was the Dietrich swing trench from Collectif Clothing. It arrived some days later, without a button - not a good start, especially with my flight only a few days away. But I phoned their customer service, and (after first offering an exchange) they sent me some spare buttons straight away, along with a goodwill giftette of a handbag mirror.

Missing buttons aside (I also had to sew on another which fell off a couple of months later), I'm very much in love with this coat. I get compliments on it all the time. And it's certainly fulfilling the brief of midweight coat, perfect for grey autumn days which are too chilly for a light jacket or cardigan but don't warrant a winter overcoat. So, score.

(I call this one "Nancy Drew and the Mystery of the Old Windmill")


  1. Your coat is so lovely!! It really compliments your hair! How sweet of Collectif to quickly supply you with buttons though.

  2. I love it! It's got such a great shape and is a stunning color.


  3. Wow, love your "mill mystery" coat. :)

  4. that coat fits you like a dream...the color is just stunning. love the setting of your pictures.


  5. That is one gorgeous coat - I love Collectif!

  6. That coat looks fabulous on you! So glad they sent you a few buttons, when I first read the post, I thought you meant literally without ANY buttons! Ha ha! :)

  7. It's stunning! And very Nancy Drew! (Here in Sweden she is called Kitty Drew since the publisher thought Nancy was such an old fashioned name, and that Kitty would sound more perky and modern). But I'm adding a red (or teal?) trench to my wishlist (to buy or to sew; now that's a mystery for Nancy-Kitty!)

  8. That coat is outerwear perfection. The tailoring, the punchy hue, the fabulous length, it's all so chic, elegant and covetable! :)

    ♥ Jessica


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