4th of July » Cropped Trench Cape

Happy Fourth of July! I hope everyone is having a great time with a mid-week day off. So rare right? Rare like this Stella McCartney Trench Cape that has been on my radar for a while now. I have seen it on Anh from 9to5chic.com and now the lovely Wendy from Wendyslookbook.com.

My search ended on Ebay but not with the Stella McCartney trench cape. It’s a look a like in a different color.


The cropped trench is very cute with a 3/4 sleeve rather than long sleeves. And it is a thin cotton trench not as high quality as the Stella McCartney trench. I do like the color and the sizing is all right. There are some thread snags already. But I get what I paid for. I just love the look of a cropped trench and the pleated back with the curved sides.


I have found a super look a like of the Stella McCartney Trench here at a fraction of the cost. I purchased it but haven’t put together an outfit yet. It’s been too hot to even try to wear it. I rather wear the Ebay Chinese replica trench because it’s just a lot thinner and more appropriate for the Texas weather right now. People already think I’m crazy for wearing a jacket but with the rainy weather lately, my neighbors haven’t been giving me the weird eye look.


Top: J. Crew Camp Shirt (similar here)
Jacket: Cropped Trench Cape from Ebay (here)
Bottoms: Ann Taylor Loft Modern Roll Up Denim (here)
Shoes: Ann Taylor Perfect Patent Leather Pumps (here)
Bag: Coach Madison Op Art Sateen Maggie Shoulder Bag (here)

What are you doing this Fourth of July?


Author: dietingfashion

I'm a mom of 2 girls. I struggled to lose the baby weight the second time around and by blogging my struggles helped me deal with a lot of the stress. During my struggles, I had random strangers ask me "How far along are you?" or "When are you due?" I was embarrassed. Most of the time I told them the truth, that I had given birth X months before. There were a couple of times I lied and said what they wanted to hear. When I was at a normal weight, I then struggled to find what clothes fit me. Everything about fashion went out the door and I had to re-learn what clothes and sizes fit my post pregnancy body the 2nd time around.

3 thoughts on “4th of July » Cropped Trench Cape”

  1. I love that trench on you! I’m thinking about ordering but not sure about the sizing. I am 5’2″ and 105 lbs. do you think this would be too big for me? Any feedback you can provide would be greatly appreciated 🙂

    1. Hey Jenn,

      This type of trench is made to be worn baggy, so I think it would work. I am 5’6, 128lbs and after wearing this trench a couple of times, I noticed that I cannot button the top button because it’s too tight on me. Also shoulder to shoulder measurements are 14.5″ while I normally feel more comfortable at 16″. I think the shoulder to shoulder is small for me and that’s why buttoning up chokes me.

      Some other measurements:
      Length: 22″
      Armpit to Armpit: 27″
      Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 16″
      Armpit to End of Sleeve: 9″

      In my opinion, because the trench is a bit tight around the neck on me, I do believe it would fit you better. You can check the measurements against your body and see. Hope that helps! Thanks for stopping by.

      1. Thank you so very much for your detailed measurements! I just ordered and can’t wait for it to arrive 🙂

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