The Long One

Don’t you just love when a piece finally arrives and it fits perfectly? That’s exactly what happened when I got this long plaid coat.

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THE LOOK | sweater c/o, long plaid coat c/o (love this one; want to splurge on this), ponte pants, black heels, bow clutch (on sale for $40!), sunglasses

I’ve talked about how it’s hard to dress as a petite. Luckily, Topshop has come to the rescue as of late. No seriously, I’ve been loving everything they have to offer! I’m kind of loving all of the dresses – I’m trying to decide which ones I want to buy and bring on my London trip!

I’ve been dying for a longer coat for SO long, but never found something that was just “right”. When I was browsing the Topshop site a few weeks ago, I started looking at longer coats. I didn’t get my hopes up, but lately I’ve been really  I ended up finding this long plaid coat (which has since sold out unfortunately, but I love this option), and had to try it out!

The length is perfect for my 5’2 frame and I love the casual brushed pattern, but it’s definitely a dressy overcoat. I thought I still needed to add some length so I paired it with my go-to heels (duh) and this adorable sweater. I am obsessed with this tie sleeve detail! I’ve been seeing it so often, so obviously I wanted it for myself. I love how it’s a little on the shorter side for what I’m used to – I’m wearing a 2P for reference. If I was going for a more oversized look, I’d probably pick up this sweater.

I can’t wait to wear this long plaid coat with over the knee boots and a dress too! I feel like this longline coat is a great way to hit “refresh” on my winter wardrobe. This time of the year is always a drag to get dressed. But not when you can just throw this coat on and look chic! It’s easy enough to wear a ton of different pieces underneath, and something I know will be in my closet for years to come.

What are your thoughts on longer coats, shopping for petites and Topshop in general?


 photos by allie provost

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  1. 1.26.17
    Elle said:

    LOVE the dress!
    xo elle //

    • 1.26.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thanks, girl! Xx

  2. 1.26.17

    Love this long coat!! The colors are perfect for the winter months! Such a cute sweater:)

    Brittany 🙂

    • 1.26.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thank you! I thought so too! Xx

  3. 1.26.17
    Jenn Lake said:

    Such great details! Gimme allllll the bows! ????

    • 1.26.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Right?! Can’t go wrong with a well-placed bow! Xx

  4. 1.26.17
    Lauren Oliver said:

    So obsessed with this entire outfit! The coat, sweater, clutch – everything! That coat is so amazing and looks super cozy! I’m 5’2, as well – and longline coats definitely make me feel taller!


    • 1.26.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Aww, thank you, Lauren! I definitely feel taller and sophisticated in long coats! Xx

  5. 1.26.17

    First off, could you look any more fabulous?! LOVE this look! Second, I almost bought that clutch. Think I need it!

    Xx Taylor

    • 1.26.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Aww, thank you, Taylor! You NEED this clutch, it’s on major, crazy, ridiculous sale!

  6. 1.26.17
    Jackie said:

    That coat looks absolutely fabulous on you! I’m only 5’1″, so I know how hard it can be to find a flattering long coat.

    Something About That

    • 1.26.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Aww, thank you! I know I’m not alone in the struggle 😉

  7. 1.26.17

    I’m obsessed with this coat! I feel like all winter you’ve been killing it with the gorgeous peacoats, but this one might just be my favorite!

    xx Caroline

    • 1.26.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Aww, thank you!!! I’m happy I don’t have anything like it!

  8. 1.26.17
    Kristina said:

    Great outfit, I love your sweater with the sleeve details!

    • 1.26.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thank you, Kristina! Xx

  9. 1.26.17

    I love it!! Long coats are a must as my legs are always so cold!!

  10. 1.26.17
    Chloe said:

    Yes! Long coats are definitely the answer when it’s freezing outside! 🙂 I love how this coat looks like it’s super fuzzy and cozy!

    xo, Chloe //

    • 1.26.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Agreed! This way you still can look cute! Thanks for stopping by, Chloe! Xx

  11. 1.27.17
    Rachel said:

    I totally feel you – finding clothes that fit right when you’re petite is so hard! Love that this jacket makes your legs look long and don’t make you look short!

    Rachel /