I know I would! But so would you, just scroll down and see!
I manifested a sea of reticence when repeatedly dealing with Elizabeth and James. A parallel made me think of Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen’s fashion brand like it would be a (hypothetical future) Hannah Montana clothing collection. How was I to take it seriously? But this Convertible Trench Coat made me have a sudden change of heart! (the story continues right after the jump with more images!)
With Miley’s Max Azria line just around the Walmart corner, Elizabeth and James became easier to digest. But I always had a weakness for “transformers” (as in dresses that you can wear as t-shirts too, day dresses that you can also wear at night and so on). Elizabeth and James Convertible Trench Coat thus stroke a very sensitive chord chez moi.
It’s a double-breasted woven trench with a classic fold-over collar, 5-button front closure/detail, buckled waist belt, buckled cuffs straps. Nothing unusual, it looks every inch my butter-beige trench I’ve worn to exhaustion for years. But check this: you can wear this trench coat as a sleeveless dress or as a long sleeved short vest! The sleeves are detachable and so is the lower side of the trench. Hence the “convertible” title!
Available in black and parchment, this Elizabeth and James Convertible Trench Coat would have been in my wardrobe in a blink if it wasn’t for the $416,50 price tag (in sales!). I could save up (for few years), buy a Burberry (like I always dreamed I would) and (if my heart doesn’t fail me in the process) cut the sleeves off and so produce my very own Burberry Convertible. Huh? What say you? (Shopbop via Notcouture)