Look! I found fall in SoCal! Never mind that it was in the 70′s earlier today.
This leather jacket is a Nordstrom Rack find from about a month ago, but thanks to the stubborn SoCal weather refusing to dip below 70, my dress form has been wearing it instead of me. The evenings have been cool, so I thought I’d finally pull her out for her first photo shoot, which was sadly cut short by the prying eyes of nosy neighbors. I freak when people catch me taking photos with a tripod and remote…so I high-tailed it outta there quickly, and without many good photos. *sigh*
This jacket was one of those things that I wasn’t looking for, but when I stumbled upon it, I couldn’t put it down. The leather is soft, the sleeves are nice and slim, and when zipped up, it fits snuggly over a thin sweater…perfect for SoCal falls and winters. Plus, it was a total steal at about 80% off retail. Gotta love The Rack!
I didn’t think I was a leather jacket person, and was fully expecting to get it home, mull it over, and decide it wasn’t me. Oddly enough, I’m really liking it! Especially since it seems to be the only garment in my closet that Clinton’s blond fur doesn’t stick to (The lint brushes in my house are multiplying like crazy).
Fun Fact: the pearl necklace I’m wearing is 80 inches! That’s over a foot and a half longer than I am tall!
So…let’s talk leather! Given the expense and difficulty of altering leather, it can be difficult to find petite friendly versions that don’t need extensive surgery. This brand (June) is one I had never heard of before, but given it’s petite-friendly fit, is worth mentioning. Especially since there’s a chance you could run across it at discount stores like Nordstrom Rack! The other leather jacket brand of note is Danier, which I’ve never tried on, but Jessy looks amazing in their super tiny size xxxs. I’ve also been told Mackage runs small, but have never seen one in real life to try on.