And The Winner Is.........

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I have been literally jumping out of my skin to announce to you the winner of TrenchGate 2008. The votes were close (55% to 45%) and even as I was handing over my MasterCard I was having my doubts. Did I make the right choice? I wasn't sure. Wasn't sure until picked up my amazing new trench. Did I say amazing? Without further ado the winner is.......drum roll please.

The *IvyBridge*

Like any good story there is, however, a twist. My initial problem with the IvyBridge was that the length seemed a bit to overpowering. I was concerned about wearing the trench with kneee high boots (my favorite.) It all seemed to be a bit too much. That was until the fabulous Lori at the Newbury Burberry explained to me that there was such a thing as (free) custom tailoring. Within minutes I was pinned and tucked and I had the makings of an amazing piece that I know I will be wearing well into the next decade.

I made the following alterations. I had 2 inches taken off the length so the trench hits right above my knee (super cute with skinny jeans.) I went for my exact size rather than going for a size up which they recommend. This made the jacket look much more tailored. I still wanted to wear sweaters under it (this is New England) so I had the buttons moved about an inch over which gave me more room. What this also gave me is perfection. 

I picked up my new baby on Friday and I almost didn't want to open it. The packaging was so pretty that I had to share some pics with you.

HELLO LOVER!  (This was my first wear. Not the best look. I soon found the Trench looks more tailored if fully buttoned. Buy hey, you get the idea.)

Here is how I spent the weekend with my new favorite item.

Friday: I paired the trench with black zippered leggings, my Qi cashmere sweater, and Tory Burch Flats for lunch in the North End.

Friday Night: Trench, J Brand skinny jeans, black sheer ruffled blouse, black patent leather Marc Jacobs round toe platforms for a night of bar hopping with friends. Clink followed by the Mandarin Oriental, followed by Saint (don't ask).

Saturday: Trip to Whole Foods with the fam. Trench, black juicy sweatpants, white hoodie, white Converse.

Sunday: Pilates. Trench with lulu yoga pants and top.

Sunday Night: Wore trench to bed, paired with flannel Pj's. HAHA just kidding. Didn't quite go that far. Almost, but not quite!

As you can see I am one very satisfied customer!!!!


Katee "e-polishblog" said...

Looks fabulous!

Legally Brunette said...

Love the pictures. You are, as always, ready for your appearance on Beyond Boston Chic!

Yummy Mummy said...

oh LB a girl can dream!!!!

that girl? said...

YM...F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S!!!! Love love love the coat and you look tres cool in it!!!! And if I were you I would have worn it to bed!! I love the fact that, just like you me, you even relish the packaging of high end clothing! The amount of posh carrier bags I horde is bordering on sad! What's sadder is that I sometimes go in and sniff my Choo's as they nestle in their pale lilac box!
(Look how many times your new trench has made us the work love in this comment!!)

that girl? said...

...not only that but it made me get my words muddled too! that was meant to read... "made me use the word love....." you get the picture! Anyhoo, Im off to dream of Burberry!

Anonymous said...

Love it! And, who knew you could customize?

Miss Lady Finger said...

How thrilling! I'm almost jumping up and down in excitement for you! This one was my choice. I have this trench too, in the classic neutral bone colour. Although I must admit I'd wear mine more if it were black. Congratulations! You look fabulous (and smug!). Ha! xxx

Julie Q said...

love the jacket! I, too, have a problem with throwing out pretty packaging like neiman marcus gift boxes and burberry paper bags. a friend once gave me an empty tiffany box cos she thought i'd like it.. a little confusing at first, but then i realized it was a sweet gesture ;)

you have a fabulous blog btw!