Today is the last day of the J.Crew MUSTHAVE 30% off promo, so I wanted to get up these two reviews in case you're ordering. I'm heading out the door to brave Toys R' Us, ugh. But better now than after Thanksgiving. I like to have all the main things done before the unseasoned shopper madness descends. :)
Wonderland Puffer -- This coat has been around for several seasons I believe, but I've had a black down coat from Eddie Bauer that served me well for many years. Alas, I took it out of storage, and noticed a glaring tear and the collar looked particularly worn. A utilitarian coat, I didn't really care much to replace it, as I prefer to shop the fun brights and prettier coats. I did think about going for a North Face coat, but they are ubiquitous around me, and that just annoys me a bit. So, upon the price drop of the Wonderland Puffer, combined with the the promo, I went for it in the same basic black. As I tried it on, I said "aha, I get the appeal." For a poofy coat, it's actually still flattering and slim fitting. The material is soft and squishy, and I didn't notice feathers popping out (yet). I love the big ol' removeable hood. My other coat didn't have one, so this is a nice additional luxury, as I dislike hats if I can avoid them. I got a size small, and it's the right fit. Felt just fine with a lighter layer and with a bulky sweater and shirt. The gold buttons give it a nice bit of shine. I like that it has both zipper and covered snaps. Definitely a keeper for me!
Macalister Wedge Boots in navy -- Oh, the elusive navy boot or bootie. There was a navy knee-high boot at Nordstrom I checked out in early fall that didn't work out. Then I saw JC made my fave comfy (for a heel) Macalisters in navy, and they promptly went on the wishlist. So happy they went to sale and I could get them on promo. The navy is definitely a clear navy, not to be confused with the near-black navy. They come in whole sizes and advise sizing up if you're a half size. Worked out ok with a sock, but I'm bummed out, as I'd hoped to wear them with tights as well. Why don't they make them in half sizes? I'm on the fence.
Have a wonderful Sunday!