J Crew: Double Cloth Belted Trench, Fair Isle Leggings

I stopped by the retail store over the weekend to return a few items and found a few other items to try on.

~ Double-Cloth Belted Trench, Heather Cloud, size 8 ~

This was a return and so I was excited to try it on. I love the Warm Olive and this Heather Cloud color. It’s a very pretty light gray. The size 8 fit well and it’s the size I would buy since this is not offered in Petite. I’d have to get the sleeve length altered since it’s about 2-3 inches too long. I’d probably shorten the belt as well. Though the online description states this “hits above the knee” the length is midi on me. The material is thin and would be a good coat for my climate but it is not thick enough or insulated for anywhere with temps in the 40s daily or snow.


Though no one will see it, the interior is lined in a matching color with burgundy accents and pocket.


~ Cowlneck Sweatshirt, Heather Arctic, Medium ~

I was trying on the Fair Isle Leggings and my VPS created an outfit for me that included this sweatshirt. It fits just fine in my normal Medium and I love the blue color. It’s not something I’m going to wear though and it the coverage isn’t long enough for the leggings.


~ Fair Isle Sweater Legging, Navy Holiday, Small ~

So a few years ago my VPS loved these leggings and insisted that I try them on. I liked them but not enough to buy them. I think the color was called Flame. This year, I saw these and immediately liked them. I like the gray color and prefer it over the Navy. The Small fit well especially since I think these will stretch out during a day of wearing.


I have several Merino Tunic Pocket Sweaters (similar) in various colors that will go great with these leggings. You’ll see these soon on a Friday Que Bella post.


~ Painter Boatneck T-Shirt in Stripe, Ivory Vintage Sea, Medium ~

I’m not in the market for any new tees but I did like the Vintage Sea color of this one. I had this layered under the Cowlneck Sweatshirt, above. The Medium fits well. I always have issues with the neckline getting saggy so I tend to stay away from these.


I really liked the Fair Isle Leggings and was planning on wearing them for Thanksgiving. Stretchy pants are a must! But, we are going to have temps in the 70s that day so I’ll use them another day.