Convertible Toggle Coat

February 25, 2014

If we were to measure the value of things by the number of pockets they have, the J. Crew Convertible Toggle Coat would be worth its weight in twenty-dollar bills. It has four pockets in all: two patch pockets and two discreet side pockets.

A chronic overpacker like me can never carry enough band-aids, chapsticks, neosporin, and cough drops and this coat fully indulges my, uh, idiosyncrasy.
J. Crew Convertible Toggle Coat | Free People We the Free Solid Peplum Tee | Zipia Scarf | Gap 1969 Legging Jeans | See by Chloe Poya Satchel | Hunter Watling Rain Boots

The coat has a hidden zipper closure concealed by toggles (points for functionality and extra points for fun details) and a removable hood which is convenient. 

The only bone--and it's a pretty substantial one-- I have to pick with the coat is its lightness. It's really not warm enough on its own in below-freezing temperatures (the fabric composition is 80% wool and 20% polyamide; no thinsulate). 

The coat fits true to size for J. Crew outerwear but as it's lightweight, those in cooler areas should size up to allow more layering action.
I wear this coat fairly regularly and am lucky enough to have found the Free People Wooly Toggle Coat earlier in the season on sale to wear interchangeably with the J. Crew version so I can dry clean one without feeling deprived of outerwear choices (how lucky I am to have such inconsequential problems).
Free People Wooly Toggle Coat | XS | Navy
I'll end this post with information about three sales:

Take $75 off purchases of $300+ at Saks with code GIFT96. This code works on beauty products and can be used in conjunction with codes BEAUTYBL and BEAUTYCOS for a sample-filled tote. SFAFEB will remove shipping charges on orders of $150+.

Shopbop's Spend More & Save More sale is back; use code BIGEVENT14 at checkout. I usually buddy up and order with a group to exploit the discount. In my cart are the Lovers + Friends Monica Rose Carina Bodysuit, RED Valentino Pleated Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli in Pollen, Tory Burch Kaley Dress, and Meli Melo Thela Bag. And how perfect would this Reem Acra dress look hanging in my closet?

As this Shopbop sale has no brand restrictions, consider these: Stuart Weitzman 5050 Boot, Stuart Weitzman Reserve Boot, Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Pumps (reviewed here), Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Flats (reviewed here), and 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel.

And get 50% off sale styles at Ann Taylor, no code needed. I like the Jeweled Necklace Dress, Tweed Clutch (which I own and like enough to buy an extra for gifting purposes), Perfect Leather Pump, Flower Leopard Pant, and Silk Blouse.

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  1. Great coat....and I love the colour....hope the weather warms up for you soon!

    1. Thanks Jessica. I hope so too!

  2. Love the navy, green and yellow together!

  3. Such an awesome design! Pairs nicely with the yellow! :)

  4. Wow, I think this is the first time I've seen a coat with 4 pockets like that, which is pretty neat! If there are hidden interior pockets too, I'll be running out to get that coat! :)

    1. Pockets are pretty amazing; I don't understand why some apparel companies manufacture pieces with faux or shallow pockets when real pockets would render those garments significantly more valuable! :)

  5. love the coat - what size are you wearing? thanks!

    1. Hi there,

      Sorry about the delay. I was wearing size 00P. :)


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