While perusing the sales, I came across some new offerings from Nanette Lepore for Spring 2009. I always gravitate towards coats and jackets, even though I live in sunny Los Angeles and can only wear them for about 2 months out of the year. Despite this fact, I was instantly attracted to this little number:
This coat in size XS gets a big thumbs up! Cut very small in the chest, torso and shoulder, this coat fit fantastically. It hit me a little higher than mid thigh, which is a great length to wear with jeans, or over a cute springtime dress. The only alteration it might need would be to get the sleeves shortened. If not for the fact I already own several red coats, this baby would be hanging in my closet right now. I’m keeping my fingers crossed I’ll come across it in a different color!
Next, I turned my attention to this cutie:
This coat in XS was TOO BIG! The shoulders were too broad, the torso was too big, and the flare at the bottom was too bulky for my small frame. Too bad because it was pretty cute and I’m a sucker for anything belted.
So, the moral of the story is…snatch up the tiny Nanette Lepore “Campfire” jacket to wear with all your stylish spring ensembles…just make sure you leave one for me!