Banana Republic Camille Jacket, size ooP :: Ann Taylor Factory shell, size xxsp :: Paige jeans, size 23 (hemmed) :: Christian Louboutin Simple 85 Pumps, size 35 :: Ann Taylor Perfect Patent belt, size xs
This little knit jacket caught my eye early on when fall arrivals started popping up online. It looked cropped, slim and fitted on the model, and my hope was it would be a nice little alternative to a crisp blazer jacket.
Well, this poor little thing arrived in the middle of a SoCal heat wave, and I couldn’t even look at it without giving myself heatstroke. Now that it’s been sitting here for entirely way to long, it’s finally time to give it a proper look-over. Whew!
- A little roomy on someone my size, but not too bad from the front.
- Those lapels are entirely too big on my frame.
- Those lapels look even worse from the back.
- Sleeves are a little too long on me and would need a hem or a roll.
- Not digging the stripe pattern. I hoped it would look more like tweed, but it’s just very…um…stripey.
I would suggest this little knit jacket for someone about one size bigger than me, as they’d be better able to fill out the chest and torso than I am. However, if you have a very thin or slight figure, I’d skip this jacket simply because of that lapel! It’s overwhelming on a small frame, and needs a wearer with a fuller figure that can handle it.
See this jacket on Jean and Ping! It looks much more fitted on them…I didn’t think I was that much smaller than them! Hrm.
Size 00P Product Info (laying flat):
60% Cotton, 40% Wool
Did anyone else try this little knit jacket? What did you think of the lapels & stripe pattern?
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