I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post that J.Crew was having a great sale and I can tell by my analytics that you all found some great workwear and cold weather goodies!

Well they just launched a new sale –

Today everyone gets 30% off [code: FRIENDS] and J.Crew credit card holders get 35% off [code: FAMILY]!

What’s even better than yesterday is that many items that weren’t included now are like:

  • my favorite black skinny jeans
    you’ll wear them multiple times a week to the office and on the weekend. They are the perfect stretch/structure combo and are long enough for us tall girls [I’m 5’7″]! Every girl needs a pair of black skinny jeans that she feels chic and confident in. They are my all time favorite skinny jeans and a steal at today’s sale price.

    • SIZE: They run true to size
    • PRICE: Original $110, sale $77, J.Crew card sale $71
  • the world’s best tissue turtleneck that I own in five+ colors since they are the BEST fit – not too tight, not too loose. Another item you’ll wear all the time.. a few ways I wear mien constantly: tucked into skirts for the office, underneath ponchos in the fall, tucked into skinny jeans [like with the leopard one here].
  • SIZE: true to size
    • PRICE: Original $30, sale $21, J.Crew card sale $19.50

jcrew parka winter jacket

Those two items above are staples in my closet and they will be in yours as well!

Now let’s chat through winter wear because with a 30-35% off sale at J.Crew, this is the time to grab an investment  item like a winter jacket since the discount is so steep!

I can’t contain my excitement since the coveted J.Crew Chateau Parka is on sale today! I’m so excited for you to try out my all time favorite parka that I rave about every winter, for yourself. It’s an investment piece, but a practical one that you’ll wear for years and years.

With living in New England, I wear mine basically everyday from November through April. I’ve gotten my money’s worth for sure!

If you live in a cold climate, a super warm parka coat is a life saver. If you’ve been eyeing one, I’ve included a full review of the J.Crew Chateau parka below.




I remember saving and waiting for a sale to invest in my first J.Crew Chateau Parka. I grabbed it in the ‘Bright Magenta’ hue. I wore it all winter long so much so that I took advantage fo this exact sale last year and also invested in the versatile ‘Heather Dusk’ hue. If you live in a cold climate, you will not regret this purchase whatsoever because you will live in it all winter while being super warm and chic.

It’s been J.Crew’s most popular coat since 2006 for a reason!

DETAILS: The faux fur hood is detachable with buttons which is ideal for dry cleaning. I love the fur, but if you don’t you can just take it off from the get-go.

For hardware, my red version has gold hardware and my grey coat has silver so take a peek at this since it varies per parka coat color.


SIZING: Go down one size because it runs large. I’m usually a 6 in jeans, so I grabbed a size ‘4 regular’ and it fits great. I can still fit a sweater underneath too.

J.Crew offers ‘petite’, ‘regular’ and ‘tall’ sizes. I’m 5’7″ and  the ‘regular’ is the ideal length on me as you can see above, it hits me at the upper thigh so those details should help you decide. Note:

Sometimes the J.Crew site defaults to ‘petite’, so double check which you have selected before checking out.

QUALITY: Outstanding, especially compared to the outlet version. The  outlet version is still a wonderful coat just not nearly as warm, is a tad tighter on the shoulders and doesn’t look as cute. I own the outlet version and two J.Crew versions. Both are great coats, just know that you’re getting what you pay for in regards to quality, warmth and looks.

FIT: I love the fit of this jacket because it’s an A-line, meaning it flares out more towards your hips. This is so comfy, especially if you’re layering sweaters underneath. You’re not crammed like  the Michelin Man.

The shoulders on the outlet version are very tight, but on the Chateau Parka, they are comfortable and not snug at all.

COLORS: Shop all seven colors in the widget above!

Like I mentioned, I own it in light grey and red. I’m dying over the emerald and lilac though.

I’d suggest starting with a neutral like a black or grey. I personally didn’t follow my own rule on this because all the neutrals sold out when I purchased my first one, but I don’t regret it because I love wearing red. It’s “my color”!

I know we are all waiting until Cyber Week to purchase things for ourselves and others, but I’m not exaggerating when I say this coat is sold out in popular sizes and neutral colors come end of November.

I also don’t see it being priced that much lower so if you absolutely love it, I really suggest grabbing it now or you may be waiting until this time next year! [which happened to me!]

CARE: Neither of the colors I have get dirty, even the light grey AKA ‘Heather Dusk’ color. I’ve worn it through the streets and subways of Boston and New York city in a blizzards.

I do dry clean them once a year!


  • ORIGINAL: $365
  • SALE: $256
  • CARD MEMBER: $237

In addition to the J.Crew Chateau Parka, there are a lot of other cute jackets on sale this like chic one and this teddy coat!

Let me know in the comments which jackets is your favorite! Xo Mindy

jcrew parka winter jacket




  1. Annaliese says:

    I have a J. Crew Lady Day coat and it’s one of my fav closet items! This one that you have is so cute too.

    xoxo A

  2. Amanda says:

    hi! I just purchased the bright magenta – it looks red online and i am hoping that it will be red. You said that is the color you bought, and you later referred to it as “red.” “Bright Magenta” looks red, correct? I’m hoping for red – I wasn’t trying to order a bright pink coat. Thanks for your help!

    • Mindy says:

      Hi girl!!! So very excited for you to receive your coat. It’s so warm and such great quality! I just looked up my order from 2016 and mine is “ELECTRIC RED”, BUT they easily could have just renamed it. It looks like the same hue online, so fingers crossed t’s more red than magenta. Let me know once it is delivered!

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