The Teddy Coat

This coat isn't mine. Well, it isn't supposed to be mine at least. When my sister was home for Thanksgiving we popped into J.Crew and she tried it on and loved it. Since the Black Friday sale was so good (just $70 before tax) I decided to get it for her. Then my mom mentioned that since moving to California, all of my sister's winter coats remained in Connecticut. However the coat was final sale, so I reasoned I'd just keep it.

When my sister came home for Christmas she saw the coat in my room and was highly offended I'd bought a coat she'd wanted. I explained the situation, and that I'd already purchased her a different gift for Christmas - but if she'd prefer to have the coat, I'd return her other gift.

Not willing to commit and potentially give up her other gift, she said she might want the coat as a birthday gift, but I'm not sure where we landed on that. Needless to say, it did not come to California, so I felt while the coats ownership was still in limbo, I might as well do a blog post with it!

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The Rundown
Black Tee Gap
Girlfriend Jeans Gap
Teddy Coat J.Crew
Silver Regan Mule c/o Vionic
Bucket Bag "Johnny" Danse Lente
Gold Plated Disc Necklace Matteo via TJMaxx
Pave Triangle Earrings TJMaxx similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Gold Herkimer Diamond Ring c/o Lumo
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Penny Talk" Essie

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  1. This post made me laugh. While my brother and I do dress surprisingly similarly, and have occasionally shared a few basic garments, we have never found ourselves in a situation where a coat was loved by one of us, purchased by the other and then left, somewhat unclaimed, as a jointly owned garment. Whoever ends up owning this coat in the end, it truly is a beauty, and how lucky you were able to take photos with it - sometimes, I am sad to say, that is all it takes to satisfy me with a garment. And that's generally when I know I should probably return something... :P

  2. That coat looks so cozy! I love it paired with those cute jeans!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

  3. That is the funniest story! It's a really cute coat, and now she is going to see this too! I love how you styled it, very chic! Keep us posted on the coat's future owner!


  4. I love this tale of confused coat ownership - and I totally get why it would be a contentious issue, as it's such a fun and very cozy looking piece.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  5. Haha, I almost bought a different Teddy coat from J Crew and then didn't get anything at all. Still have gift card money to spend.
    Hopefully the coat figures out it's permanent home soon!

  6. I can't help but laugh a little bc you and your sister conversation abut the coat would be so similar to my sister and I. And I'm with you, if it's limbo and it is more attainable for you, I say wear it! That teddy coat is gorgeous!

  7. You should definitely keep the coat, maybe your sister might forget it ever existed :) I never shared my clothes with my sister (as she is a size 2 and I'm more in the 10 area) but it must be so great :)

  8. That sure looks like a super cozy coat. I bet it would be pretty handy to to have on windy winter days. Plus it is versatile and will go with everything.


  9. That is quite the story! I would have tried it on for a blog post too! It's a gorgeous coat so whether you get to keep it or your sister gets it as a bday gift, I think it is a win-win!

  10. I would wear it for a blog post too! Especially if it's not being used right now. It would come in hand with the colder weather coming this weekend!

  11. You styled this teddy coat perfectly! So chic!

    xo Laura Leigh

  12. Haha that's such a funny story about the coat! Glad you at least get to keep it for a while!

  13. Well it looks cute with your outfit! Maybe you should keep it :-)

    District of Chic

  14. That is too funny. Hey, if it's just going to be sitting around not being worn, you may as well give it some attention, right? It does look really cozy and warm. You're just keeping it company until she needs it ;)

  15. It looks like such a cosy coat, I'd definitely give it a wear if your sister doesn't want it at the moment, haha! Maybe next time she visits you she can borrow it! :)

    Hope that your 2019 is off to a good start and you're having a lovely week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  16. This trend has been in style for several years now, and I STILL have yet to get one for myself. I'm failing as a fashion blogger haha! But really, these coats are soo cute. I need!

  17. Haha! My sister and I used to argue about items quite often. Now we love shopping each others closets!

  18. Haha, or maybe she will want it for Valentine's...

  19. Too funny dear! You just can't go wrong with this classic. So chic and cozy!

    Jessica |

  20. Loving this teddy coat! And also the silver shoes are very cute. You look great. Xoxo

    Dessy Markova |