Quilted Cocoon Coat (Comes in tons of different colors! Here’s the wool version.) / High-Rise Vintage Straight Jeans (Try the Tahoe, Outback and Rinse washes.) / Striped Turtleneck (Also try the Striped Tissue Turtleneck. Other striped staples include the Striped Perfect Long-Sleeved Tee and the Striped Boatneck Tee.) / Sneakers (Tons of sale options from J.Crew, too! This is the specific pair I’m wearing.)
This weekend, J.Crew is giving everyone early access to its Black Friday Sale. (Through Sunday, Oct. 25th, take 50 percent off regular-priced products with code “FRIDAY.” And today only, take 60 percent off sale products with the same code.)
I would highly recommend making your purchases now instead of then! It’s not that the sale isn’t as good in November; it’s just that popular products tend to sell out between now and then. So you’re really getting the pick of the patch right now! (See what I did there? 🎃)
Here are my recommendations:
YES! Okay. This is the new quilted version of the ever-popular wool Cocoon Coat, and it’s fabulous. I’ve own mine for about a month now, and I’ll say that it does run a bit larger than the wool one. It’s meant to be oversized, so keep that in mind. But I’d recommend going down one size. I’m wearing a size XXS in the above photo, which is a size I would never order otherwise. Anyway, the coat is GREAT. It’s not as warm as a true puffer coat, but it’s solid. It also has great exterior pockets to hold all my crap that I need when taking the girls on walks or for play sessions at the park. I also love every color it comes in. I have the yellow and the bright pink, but the olive and navy are obviously a lot more versatile!
This is the wool one. Warmest wool coat I own, and you will never see it more discounted than it is right now. Similarly, this is an oversized coat. Don’t size up! Available in lots of colors. (I normally order a size 2 in coats, and I wear a size 0 in the Cocoon.)
The Lady Day Coat! This is the “fanciest” wool coat I own. It’s not as warm as the Cocoon, in my opinion—if only because of its more fitted design. But it’s made of Thinsulate, which really helps. I wear this coat on date nights and to nicer events, whereas the Cocoon is reserved for more casual day-to-day wear. (Though I do think it can be dressed up, too!) The Lady Day Coat runs smaller than the Cocoon. A size 2 works for me, but I like going up to the size 4 for extra room in the shoulders and the ability to wear thicker sweaters under it.
This is the Chateau Parka. It’s a beautiful coat, and the warmth is similar to that of the Cocoon, as they’re both made out of the same Stadium Cloth Wool. (Though I do think the Cocoon is slightly warmer.) I wear size 2 (my normal size) in the Chateau, and this provides for good shoulder movement.
VOTE! I have this but keep forgetting to get it up on the blog. But seriously; vote. <3
(Not included in the sale but worth it.)
The Perfect Fit Turtleneck in Stripe. It’s thicker and warmer than the Tissue Turtleneck (see below), and it’s my preferred turtleneck for Chicago winters. VERY soft. I would say both cuts are fairly slim, so I typically order a size small. The Perfect Fit Turtleneck also comes in solid. I love the hot pink!
If you don’t already own this, add to cart as quickly as you possibly can, haha. It’s one of my most versatile staples! You get that polished blazer look with the coziness of a sweater. Huge fan. Runs large. I actually go down to a size XXS, whereas in most sweaters I wear a small or XS.
Super-stretchy black skinny jeans! They come in an even higher rise here.
Remember: This weekend, J.Crew is giving everyone early access to its Black Friday Sale. (Through Sunday, Oct. 25th, take 50 percent off regular-priced products with code “FRIDAY.” And today only, take 60 percent off sale products with the same code.)