a wool overcoat from everlane.

November 9, 2015

erin boyle everlane overcoat reading my tea leavesThis post is in sponsored by Everlane, a transparent clothing company that I’ve come to rely on for simple, classic additions to my wardrobe.

Some of you might recall that last winter I was bemoaning the difficulty of finding a winter jacket and wearing it without feeling cold or frumpy or otherwise less than wonderful. In case you need a refresher, here’s the post.

And in case you’re still on the hunt, here’s an introduction to a brand new and solidly lovely option.

Everlane launched two new wool coats for women this winter and I had the opportunity to take their Wool Overcoat for a test drive. The coat comes in two colors: black and burgundy. Like all of their products, Everlane’s overcoat is responsibly made and entirely traceable. Because the coat is sold direct to consumer, Everlane doesn’t pass along the additional mark-ups that often accompany this kind of luxury product. Speaking of luxury: I’ll use a lofty word to describe just how the jacket feels: Sumptuous. It’s thick and soft to the touch. It’s a coat for a grown up. 

everlane-overcoat-reading-my-tea-leaves5D9A3308-EditHere are a few photos of me wearing it while doing my best Jane Birkin and walking nonchalantly down the street carrying a basket full of crimson mums! Just another day in the life. (Wink.)

I admit that before I tried it on, I wasn’t sure I’d love the straight, untailored cut and I wasn’t positive that I could pull off the extra length, but once I was wearing it, it made me feel…regal. The collar’s long enough to pop for a little extra warmth and…intrigue. The pockets are big and roomy enough to actually use. 
everlane-overcoat-reading-my-tea-leaves5D9A3543-EditIn addition to Everlane’s Wool Overcoat in black, I’m also wearing their Cashmere Crew Sweater in ivory, and their Chelsea Boots in burgundy. All three additions to their catalog get my hearty stamp of approval should you be on the lookout for classic additions to your own thoughtful wardrobe.everlane-overcoat-reading-my-tea-leaves5D9A3430-EditWhile it’s clear that this coat isn’t something to wear down the ski slopes, it definitely fits the bill for wintry walks and it’s versatile enough to be dressed up or down. everlane-overcoat-reading-my-tea-leaves5D9A3472-EditThe extra length means that it’s just right for keeping chilly bums warm as the weather cools down.everlane-overcoat-reading-my-tea-leaves5D9A3614-EditAnd if  you’re feeling like you can’t go another day without it, the Everlane Overcoat is available for 1-hour delivery in New York and San Francisco

Photographs by Stephania Stanley for Reading My Tea Leaves. This post was sponsored by Everlane. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that support Reading My Tea Leaves.

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  • Reply Rebecca November 9, 2015 at 9:32 am

    So lovely. I was just thinking this morning (looking down at my stained sweatshirt from college and not-so-glamorous cotton leggings) that I need to find some casual pieces that make me feel elegant. While I don’t have your height (and I don’t believe Everlane offers petites yet), I’m thinking this coat is a step in the right direction!

    • Reply Mary Kate November 13, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      Seconding the request for Everlane (and all clothes retailers, everywhere) to start making petites! It makes such a difference to us tiny folk

  • Reply Melanie November 9, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Oooo very stylish!! I love that it’s long!

  • Reply Bethany November 9, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Wow, beautiful! And you had to guess that somebody would ask it… Where did you get your jeans?

    • Reply Erin Boyle November 9, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Thanks! They’re the Frame Denim jeans that I talked about in this post!

  • Reply SEM November 9, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Would you mind sharing your height and the size you went with? How is the arm length? My biggest issue with coats is accommodating my small frame but long arms. I always look like I’m hulking out of coats!

    • Reply Erin Boyle November 9, 2015 at 10:56 am

      I’m 5’5″ and I’m in the extra small!

  • Reply kris November 9, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    As Bethany says, “beautiful!” And the coat passes my “weddings and funerals” test. That is, if I were to attend a winter wedding or a funeral, would this coat work? The answer, of course, is yes, absolutely.

    • Reply Erin Boyle November 9, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Good test!

  • Reply Crystal November 9, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    I’ve been working on finding some ethically sourced clothing and have really fallen in love with Everlane. But I wonder, where do you look for jeans?

    • Reply Erin Boyle November 9, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      Hi there: I put together a whole jean post right this way!

  • Reply Sarah November 9, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    So fresh and beautiful! Love each piece separately and they look wonderful together. 🙂 Also your hair is too cute like this. xo

  • Reply secretfragileskies November 9, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    You look so pretty in these photos – excellent coat, boots. Love Everlane.

  • Reply Ris November 9, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Oh if only Everlane offered petites! I’m 5’1″ and if you’re wearing an xs, this coat would absolutely drown me. Tell me you have the kind of sway with Everlane that can singlehandedly convince them to start making petite sizes, asap! 😉

    • Reply Erin Boyle November 9, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      Ha! Here’s hoping!

  • Reply Kate November 9, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Great post! I’ve shied away from Everlane cashmere because they recommend “dry clean only.” Do you hand wash yours or spring for the dry cleaning?

    • Reply Erin Boyle November 9, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      Hand wash (infrequently)! Never had a problem.

      • Reply Kate November 10, 2015 at 1:40 pm

        That’s great news! Knew I could count on you…;-)

    • Reply Jessie November 9, 2015 at 2:20 pm

      I machine wash my Everlane cashmere (delicate cycle, cold water, lingerie bags) after every four or five wears and haven’t had any problems. Go for it!

      • Reply Kate November 10, 2015 at 1:38 pm

        Thanks, Jessie!

  • Reply Kathleen November 9, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    But those boots! Where are those from?! Love the whole look.

    • Reply Erin Boyle November 9, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      Also Everlane! Link in the post!

  • Reply Kim November 9, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    You look so beautiful in these pictures! How does the coat hold up chasing Faye around the playground? I sometimes feel like longer coats can be a bit cumbersome with little ones with all the bending down to zip up tiny zippers and such..

    • Reply Erin Boyle November 9, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      Thank you!! Haven’t done a huge amount of playground chasing in this one, but I would say that a long coat is pretty much a requirement for me. I get too chilly if a coat doesn’t at least cover my bum!

  • Reply Kate November 9, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Everything is gorgeous. I’m so curious, though….what’s your sock situation in those boots? 🙂

    • Reply Erin Boyle November 9, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      I wore low socks for these shots, but for longer days of wearing them (yesterday I walked for two miles in them!), I’ve worn longer socks.

      • Reply Kate November 11, 2015 at 11:29 am

        Thank you. I’m just never sure if i’m allowed to show a longer sock with this style of boots!

        • Reply Erin Boyle November 11, 2015 at 11:35 am

          No rules! Do it!

  • Reply Jessie November 9, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    What beautiful photos (and coat!). I have a feeling it would be far too long on me, but I’m tempted to give it a try.

  • Reply Mary November 9, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    This is awesome… When I got everlane’s email about this new line I immediately thought of your post last year! So glad you’ve found a great coat!

  • Reply Kelcey November 9, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    If only I lived somewhere where a wool coat was necessary more than 3 days every year. But those boots…

  • Reply Shivani November 9, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    beautiful! Did you have a chance to try the wool trench as well? I’m a bit too short to wear the longer length of the overcoat, I think, but I have been looking for a good fall/winter coat for a while now!

    • Reply Erin Boyle November 9, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      I haven’t tried the trench, but I hear that it’s lovely!

  • Reply Chloe November 9, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Beautiful! Where is your gorgeous basket from?

    • Reply Erin Boyle November 9, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      I got mine years ago at Brook Farm General Store, but it’s a pretty classic French market basket, available at loads of different online (and offline) shops!

  • Reply Robyn November 9, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Love your hair. How did you do it? Just ordered the burgandy crew. Looking forward to getting it. My daughter has bought Everlane shoes and says they are great.

    • Reply Erin Boyle November 9, 2015 at 10:20 pm

      Thanks! It’s just twisted up and pinned with a barette. A 10-second style!

  • Reply Carlota November 10, 2015 at 5:03 am

    Love the coat! The whole outfit is gorgeous though.. 😉

  • Reply Elizabeth in Paris November 10, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Oh, I adore this entire outfit – the whole feeling of it is simply timeless! You look comfortable, chic and vintage! The overcoat has the look of a coat that could have belonged to a beloved grandfather, and being so well-constructed, has lasted through the generations. Quality, for sure.

    May I also say that your hair looks so lovely and shiny! I am totally envious – suffering from a new and unfortunately, too-short haircut – so your picture makes me sigh!

  • Reply Casandra November 10, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    I’ve been going back and forth with the Chelsea boots in black or burgandy and your post is only making it harder to decide! Thoughts on how the burgandy looks with black jeans? I’m afraid they’ll be too red. And just for emphasis, love everything you’re doing here (and the new simple matters interview series!!!).

  • Reply Bridgit November 11, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Just curious if you have tried the sweater coat. I have been eyeing it but not sure of length or sizing!

    • Reply Erin Boyle November 11, 2015 at 10:38 am

      I have tried it! I’m not sure the exact measurements (you can email [email protected] to learn those!), but it hits me at about my knees. I’m 5’5″ and tried the extra small.

  • Reply Nicole November 15, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Beautiful pictures! The coat looks lovely on you. You have such a classic beauty.

  • Reply Claire November 17, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Erin, I love the pop of the purple shoes with the classic black coat. Can I ask who makes your lipstick? It’s a beautiful shade!

    • Reply Erin Boyle November 17, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      It’s fig from Stowaway!

  • Reply Jane November 23, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    I love Everlane! Lucky you get to test drive their clothes 🙂 I’ve been looking at their wool coats but I’m skeptical about the length. You styled this outfit beautifully (the boots match the tone of your lipstick!) but I’m looking for more ways to wear long coats. Any suggestions? Again, LOVE this outfit!

  • Reply Miriam December 11, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Looks amazing on you! 🙂 I also recently purchased one of the Everlane wool coats. but I’ve noticed a little stretching in fabric by the wrists. Have you noticed any stretching and/or how do you recommend caring for your coat??

    • Reply Erin Boyle December 11, 2015 at 10:37 am

      Hi there: Did you order this same coat? I haven’t noticed any stretching!


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