I live in the Pacific Northwest and have been looking for the perfect transitional jacket for years- only to find it at Target.
This coat is light enough for spring, and great for layering in fall/winter. I should add you may want to size up if you like to layer-the fabric has no stretch. It has oodles of pockets, toggles, and buttons and I've had no trouble at all with the zipper, a problem previously encountered with Target clothes.
The only reason I'm giving 4 stars instead of five is price- it is unlined/quite thin. Although this is what I was looking for, at 40 dollars I feel it could definitely do with at least a simple liner.
Overall I am more than pleased, and know I'll be getting tons of wear out of it.
I love this coat! One problem I've always come across on cinched waist coats is the back sticking out. The hi-lo cut eliminates this and it's very flattering. The hem is just long enough - about mid thigh (Im 5'11") and the sleeves are actually long enough too (that never happens!) I can't wait for fall!